I told my brother that this video should be used to create a PSA for pit bulls. What she's laughing at here are the dogs. My brother has a rescued pit, as does her mom (a gift from my brother a few years ago). I know they may sound menacing, but that's just how they play. And, she's ALWAYS smack in the middle of that play.
Actually, the second half of the video really shows that better. The dogs are playing tug-o-war with some rubber rings, and Monkey gets right in there and tries to pull the ring away from the both of them. I've seen her do things to Pootz (her daddy's dog) that would make most dogs snap at her. She steps on his head, takes things out of his mouth, pulls on his tail, etc. And, he could not be more gentle with her.
He's incredibly protective of her, too. My mom likes to play a "game" with her, where my mom gets on her hands and knees and 'chases' Monkey around the table. It's actually really cute to watch, because Monkey is so damn smart, and she constantly stops and reverses, thinking she can out-smart Grandma. Well, the dog always goes ape-shit-crazy when they play, because I guess he thinks my mom is really chasing the baby. It's pretty funny.
Anyway, the point of this long-winded story is, I guess, that pits get a bad rap, which infuriates me. Every pit I've EVER encountered (and there have been MANY) have been the sweetest, friendliest, most loving dogs I've known. That's why I want people to see this video (the unedited version, really) to see how happy these two pits make my Monkey.
Ok, PSA over.