Bullying is a big issue among school-aged kids and teenagers. Bullying can cause emotional trauma to the victim. Sadly, some victims of bullying take their lives because they can no longer handle the depression and peer pressure.
One bullying victim finds solace from her dog, whom she considered her best friend.
Brittney Monk, a 17-year-old teenager from Sevier County, Tennessee, is a victim of bullying. She was bullied for 6-7 years.
Brittney loves animals. She also loves to draw. However, her peers would always say harsh comments about her artworks. Later on, her peers resorted to name-calling. It hurt Brittney so much that her mom decided to homeschool her to get away from bullying.
Brittney has a cute Jack Russell dog named Dodge. Dodge became Brittney’s best friend. He would comfort her when she feels depressed.
Jack Russell dogs are smart dogs. Brittney taught Dodge tricks. She later discovered that she is a good dog trainer that she was able to teach him over 200 tricks!
Teaching Dodge dog tricks helped in regaining her confidence and tenacity.
Brittney thought of creating a video about bullying. She featured Dodge on her video. You can see Dodge showing his tricks while conveying a message about bullying.
The anti-bullying video made by Brittney is viewed for 4,000 times on YouTube.
Dodge has been very proactive in helping Brittney spreading the campaign against bullying on social media.
Sadly, Dodge got cancer in 2018. People got sad about his passing because Dodge was able to touch their lives one way or another.
Brittney felt devastated about Dodge’s passing, but she didn’t stop loving dogs. Brittney made a memorial for Dodge so that his message about bullying will continue to spread all over the world.
Brittney, Dodge watches over you at the end of the Rainbow Bridge. He will continue to spread positivity against bullying even if he is no longer around.
Video courtesy of Brittney Monk via YouTube