Meet our new boy, Arthur! Yep, were officially a two bully family and couldn’t be happier. This little man was found under a porch at just 4 weeks old, pretty much left to die with Lyme disease, so swollen he couldn’t lift his head or move his legs. After a month of foster care we he was finally read for adoption, he’s home, happy and healthy now! Jayce is a proud big brother and is showing this little guy the way! Already so many have asked us “is there more from the litter” – “let us know if you ever breed him” – “was he for sale” – “how much are they going for”…sorry fellas, he’s a rescue, there enough of these babies in your local shelter and there is no need to breed them when so many perfect fuzz butts are awaiting a forever home! We hope you think he’s as cute as we do and stay tuned to watch him grow with his brother!
Children need Pit Bulls…a picture book.
“Galunker was hated by all of mankind.
And it bothered Galunk. And I’ll bet that you’d mind.
Because nobody likes to be hated, I deem,
No matter how hateful they happen to seem.
You would hate to be hated if you were a worm
Or a spider or lizard or rodent or germ.
You’d find this forlornsome if you were a snake
Who snuck through the forest and lurked in the lake.
(It is hardly your fault if you sneak and you lurk
If sneaking and lurking are just how you work.)
You’d resent this if you were a freak or a frog
And Galunker was none of these things.
Just a dog.”
Read more at the link below! We think this book is truly amazing!
A perfect Memorial Day Weekend, full of tons of amazing comments from all we met. Well, we learned Jayce can’t swim, which might have been the most scariest feelings I’ve ever experienced. He made it out okay but chooses to walk along the bottom rather than swim. Swimming lessons are a must for this summer! Everyone at the park watched him play, with smiles on their faces. Endless comments of how great a dog he is. We followed up the hike by a nice dinner out in Boston, at one of our favorite outdoor patio restaurant, who allows our boy to join us. I’d say he met around 15 new friends, all who couldn’t get over how good and handsome he is. Days like this remind us how much good there really is around us and to try not let the bullies, bully our bully.
“This is about the most amazing pit ever, but I’m sure you already new pits are amazing. So he’s 8 months old and about 75 lbs, and full of love n energy. We are trying to slowly get him socialized with people and other dogs. So we take him to the Huntington Beach dog beach. We read reviews of people bashing the presents of pits n their family’s but we thought we will go anyway. It was a beautiful day and Ziggy loved it!!! As a momma of two human kids I tend to worry about that wide open ocean. Dad took Ziggy off the leash to run and he headed right into the water, wave cashed cover him and I panicked!! He came right back out to dad and back on the leash he went! So a few dogs came up n sniffed n Ziggy sniffed and got a couple of compliments about how handsome he is, until this snootie “bleep” <~insert curse word walked up with her two little dogs, both ran up to Ziggy to play. This women started to scream out her dogs names to “come” , neither listened. She runs over, grabs them by their scruff , poor dogs yelping as she walks away shaking her head. My daughter says “well that was very nice” I hoped that lady had heard her. As we were leaving we were dusting the sand off our feet sitting by entrance walk way when she yells to a mam walking in with his dog “watch out for that pit bull” we just couldn’t believe our ears! My heart broke! If they only new how precious my Ziggy boy is, if they only gave him a chance!!! Of course my husband had a few choice words to say to her, and we left. As we were walking two young surfer girls said ” don’t worry about them I’ve got two pits I know that was painful “. And my pretty boy sits in front of her n licks her hand! I think he knew she was cool! Well we went back once for a team floppy ears rally which was awesome but haven’t been back since! The pic attached was taken the day of this story.”
Above is a story shared by Pam Nava. Look at this little cutie! I don’t know about you guys, but my first thought of dog owning was always making sure my fur baby loved the beach, I mean where else can you find that many smells and pure happiness? I think owners of other dogs take outings like this for granted. Being a pit owner, any public outing with your pibble is an open opportunity for hate to be thrown your way. Over nothing. What makes you, a lab owner anymore empowered to let your dog off leash? But because our dogs have big goofy heads, a huge smile and silly floppy ears, automatically they’re a threat to all who pass by? At first, we kept our boy on leash to make people feel comfortable, we also used to make sure to mention “He’s friendly” to anyone who would look his way..until it clicked – they don’t deserve anything. I have just as much right to let my dog be a dog than anyone else. if you’re uncomfortable, go on your way. Keep your hate to yourself and get an education. I know Pam and myself aren’t the only ones who have to hear pure hate everywhere we go. Share your story at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post it here! Include a photo of your cutie too! Thanks for sharing Pam, Ziggy seems incredible! But then again, I’ve yet to meet a pit whose anything but..
We recently moved to a brand new beautiful apartment with a HUGE yard. I do what you all do, get home from work, throw my keys on the table and head outside with my dog. Ever take that for granted?
So heres how it played out..
Cue Jayce sniffing around his own yard, watching birds fly by and checking the sidewalk for the small hope someone will pat him on the head or tell him how cute he is. Smiling at his complete cuteness, I take a look down the street where I meet eyes with pure hate. I’ve done nothing wrong and this man is glaring at me as if I’m America’s Most Wanted. The man..we’ll call him Surly, stops dead in his tracks to glare at both me and my dog, who mind you are on our own lawn…Surly then begins an attempt to cross the street, something he’s choosing to do because he does not want to walk past Jayce. Before stepping into the street he turns back and yells in the most ignorant, rude voice I’ve ever heard “NICE DOG!”. Now, I’m not one for quick smart remarks, so I yell back “YEAH, ACTUALLY HE IS!”. With the yelling going on, Jayce (our big mean scary pit bull) darts back to the house, because guess what, he’s scared. Loud voices are too much. With Jayce gone, the man proceeds back along the sidewalk, because now he is clearly safe to walk past our lawn, with no pit bull 20 feet away. As he walks on, he continues staring me down, I start back towards the porch still feeling his eyes on my back. If some man is going to share how he feels, so I am. I turn back around, look straight at him and yell the first profanity I could think of that describes him, it starts with a P, i’ll let you think of which one it was. Thats what he was. You sir, are a grown ass man who is calling out a young woman for the beautiful dog she owns. A grown ass man who is too scared to walk past a dog, simply because of what he looks like. A grown ass man who is uneducated, ignorant and rude. It’s people like this who drive me nuts. You need to get your head out of your asses and realize YOU are 10x more of a monster than my dog will ever be. I hope we ruined your Friday and you spend your weekend alone with your cat. I’ll be spending it outside, in my yard, with my dog.
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