I love watching people open up gifts. The look of excitement that comes with it brings me so much happiness. Every Christmas, when I was younger, we'd get up at the crack of dawn to open presents and the most exciting part was watching my little sister Brooke open up hers. She would always get something really cool that and when she would open it she would get the cutest look on her face.
You may be wondering why I am even talking about any of this but it's because I saw this same look again this year. But this time it was from my Pit Bull. :)
She got this doggy couch!
And this toy that you can put water bottles in! She loves chewing on water bottles.
She was wagging her whole butt because she was so excited.
I won't lie to you. I pay no attention to politics because I simply don't care. I know I should...but I just don't. I had no problems with President Obama until today when I read about how he called up the Eagles' Head owner, Jeffrey Lurie, and congratulated him for giving Michael Vick a second chance in the NFL. Now, I don't know about you, but I kind of thought that being the President of the United States was a busy job, a job where perhaps, you didn't have the time to call up the owner of the Eagles' and thank them for giving some scum bag, dog killing, loser a second chance at making millions of dollars. But I guess I was wrong.
You may read the article for yourself by clicking HERE.
I'd like you to meet Brittany Carmona's Pit Bull Jericho!. He was randomly chosen to be the new face of Don't Be a Pit Bully! Thanks to EVERYONE for submitting pictures. If your Pittie didn't get chosen this time, don't worry! He/she may be next! Now, here is a little about Jericho from Brittany!
"He will be 7 months old January 2. His mom, dad, and past grandparents were all champions in UKC shows. I received him because the lady who owned the parents was going to keep him to show but when she get promoted at work, she had less time for a puppy. So I swooped in and adopted him. He's a character. Quite the airhead, he walks into walls and is scared of his own shadow. He is absolutely in love with his sister Tequila my chocolate pitbull. His favorite toys are anything with a squeaker. He will sit there and squeak it till there's none left! He is very loved at work which he comes with me everyday. He also is very well behaved and a lazy man. the only bad thing about this guy is his snoring. Which he sounds like a caveman lol. He is very excited to be on the banner."
Once again, thanks to everyone who participated! It was really difficult for me to choose and that's why I decided to do it randomly. I hope ALL of you readers had a great holiday season and enjoy the rest of 2010! :)
First of all, I just want to take the time to thank everyone who has read the blog over the past 5 months. When I started this blog I never imagined it would be read all over the U.S. and in 50 other countries in the world. I am honored and excited for it to become even MORE popular. I wish all of you a Merry Christmas.
Second of all, I am changing the banner on Christmas Day. If you want your Pit Bull to be considered please send a photo to email@example.com AND if you have no idea what I am talking about read this post.
Thirdly, don't forget about the Pitties in shelters this Christmas. If you can, go save one. I wish I could.
T'was the night before Christmas And the shelter is dark, The whole place is silent, Not even a bark. The dogs are all locked in their pens for the night, the staff has gone home and turned out the light. As I lay my head down on the cold concrete floor, I fondly recall my home from before. The family I loved, who loved me right back, we'd share everything -- from secret to snack. Things couldn't be better this time last year, but that has all changed and now I am here. I won't see the tree, the lights, or the snow, I'm scared and alone, my spirits are low. The others like me weren't put up for adoption, home for us isn't an option. We've been locked up in cells as if we were crooks, we don't deserve homes because of our looks. Diesel, or Bingo, or the young one named Percy, deserve to be loved but shown no mercy. While families celebrate holiday cheer, I know in my heart that my end is near. The vet will arrive, the lights will go on, by the time you awake, we all will be gone. A stranger will come and take me away, I'll never wake to see another day. As I close my eyes I'll shed you a tear, The fondest of memories I'll always keep near. The only thing I've ever asked of Santa Claus, is to stop all these unfair and ridiculous laws. You said without me, your life was not full, so why does it matter that I'm a "pit bull"? In my dream Santa shouts when he's finished his deed, "MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL...REGARDLESS OF BREED"!'
And lastly don't forget to enjoy your Pitties this Christmas season. Oh, and take pictures of them on Christmas morning and send them to me! :)
If you're anything like me you LOVE shopping. Maybe you aren't and that's fine too. I am hear to announce that one of my favorite stores Forever 21 has teamed up with the Humane Society to produce the greatest shirt EVER!
I think it is WONDERFUL that we have such a popular retail chain on our side. The shirt is only $14.80 and $1.00 goes to The Humane Society!
Lately I have been thinking about changing the banner of the blog. This is where YOU come into play. I have been using my Pit Bull, Addie, in my banners for as long as I've had the blog. As much as I don't want to believe it, there are other Pit Bulls in the world that are just as cute as Addie! ;) I would like to feature one of your Pit Bulls! If you are interested in your Pit Bull being the new face of Don't Be a Pit Bully you can send a picture of them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can go to the Don't Be a Pit Bully Facebook page and upload a picture there. Just make sure you let me know you want it to be considered for the banner! Thanks, and I can't wait to see your Pit Bulls!
I'm sorry that you have such a negative view on Pit Bulls. You should meet one, I'll even let you meet mine. She is the nicest, sweetest dog I've ever known. My cocker spaniel is meaner than my Pit Bull. Hell, my CAT is meaner than my Pit Bull. I know you read all of these horror stories on the internet and hear about them on the news but if you did some more research you'd realize that Pit Bulls deal with a horrible media bias. When you are reading about a Pit Bull attacking keep in mind that another dog somewhere was attacking as well and it wasn't a Pit Bull. And no, you won't hear about it.
I am getting a little sad/frustrated with you saying that we should kill all Pit Bulls. I take it very personally because by saying that EVERY Pit Bull should be killed, you are saying mine should be. This is not acceptable to me. You don't know her. You don't know how extremely happy she makes me and other people. When she meets people she gets so excited that her whole body wiggles. I have taught her to kiss on-demand. She holds me down and licks my neck because she knows it tickles me and makes me laugh hysterically. She makes my life happy, so please don't say you want to kill her.
Some dogs attack and most of the time it can be prevented. Truth is, I think we should be worrying about other things. Like humans. Worldwide there is about 1 murder per minute. Not only is there murder, but rape, theft, and abuse. Humans are dangerous. Just because one person commits murder are you going to kill their whole family?
All I am saying is that you should go out and meet some Pit Bulls.I think that it would change your mind, I really do. You say we are in denial about Pit Bulls, the truth is it is you that is in denial. You that has the closed mind. All we want is for you to give them a CHANCE.
I never get everything I want for Christmas because I want just about everything. I have several different lists of things that I want. A list for music related items, a list for clothes, and this year a list of Pit Bull items that I want. Because this blog is about Pit Bulls I figured I would share my Pit Bull Christmas List. :)
I love this shirt and I want it. :)
It's Pink. It's 5 dollars. And it would look great on my non-existant car.
I would wear this sucker with pride around Chicago. You better believe it.
I haven't gotten the chance buy this book yet, let alone read it! Do you guys like it?
I want every Pit Bull to be adopted so that they don't have to live like this anymore.
Too many Pit Bulls die in shelters. Please, go save one's life if you can.
And lastly, I want BSL to pack up and never come back.
If you are ANYTHING like me you love the internet. I pretty much LOVE social networking sites. I admittedly have a Facebook, Twitter, Daily Booth and (obviously) a blogger account. Now I have found something that combines my love of social networking and Pit Bulls and it is called Pit Bull Positive.
In Pit Bull Positive's words Pit Bull Positive is a social network for owners, rescuers, advocates, and anyone who wishes to see the breed succeed. Sounds like you, right? There are over 1000 people on this network that you can add as friends, chat with, and share pictures and videos with. There are forums that range from fostering to training to health. You can also write blog entries, create a unique look for your page, make events, join groups and add application. In simple terms: Pit Bull Positive is freaking AWESOME.
So I ask you Pit Bull lovers, to join me at Pit Bull Positive and when you do, add me as a friend. http://pitbullpositive.ning.com/profile/YvonneDean
My honest apologies in not posting lately. I truly feel bad about it. It's a very busy time for me at school right now but luckily, I am ALMOST done. For those of you who don't already know, I am currently working on getting my masters degree in Chicago, IL. I play clarinet and that is what I am going to school for. Unfortunately, it does take up a ton of my time. If I am not in class, I am in rehearsals, or practicing as much as I can. Normally, I leave home around 10 a.m. and don't get back until after 10 p.m. Oh, the life of a musician. Anyways, I am sorry for neglecting the blog, hopefully this will not happen as often next semester although I am going to be even more busy than this semester :/
Now, because this is a blog about Pit Bulls and NOT me I thought I would add a picture at least!
Some people I know may think it's stupid to write a blog about Pit Bulls. They may think it's a waste of time or just think I am crazy. I do this because I love these dogs more than anything. Just seeing a Pit Bull makes me light up inside. Hearing people talk badly about them sends a rage through me. Reading about fighting dogs makes me cry. Stories about Pit Bulls being heroes make me proud. You could say that I am pretty darn passionate about these creatures. So, I have made a list of all the reasons I love Pit Bulls, specifically my Pit Bull, Addie. Enjoy.
1. Whenever I come home from being gone she is genuinely happy to see me. Even if it's only been 5 minutes.
2. She knows I am ticklish. If I am laying down she will pin my arms down and lick my neck/face and I can't help but laugh hysterically. She gets so much joy out of this. I honestly think she likes making me laugh.
3. She's funny. She has a great personality.
4. When my feet are cold she will sit on them.
5. She snores..LOUD. Just like me. :)
6. She's smart and she learns so quickly.
7. She watches TV with me.
8. She kisses on command. Make the kissy noise and you're sure to get frenched.
9. She loves everything. Every person, every animal, every thing. You can tell by how excited she gets.
10. When she gets really excited she wags her tail so hard that her body moves with it.
11. She's got a great Pittie smile.
12. She loves being held and loves cuddling. She is definitely a lap dog.
13. When she comes up to me and jumps up it means she wants to be held. She's 50 pounds but I still will pick her up and hold her. Just not as long as I used to. :)
14. She inspires me. As silly as it sounds, I want to be like her. Seeing the way she accepts every single person she meets with no judgment makes me want to be a better person. She's happy all the time and lets nothing get her down. She forgives the people who treat her like crap from time to time. She is always there when you're down.
I was awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by Crystal over at Crystal's Reading Corner! Thank You, Crystal. So NOW I must follow the rules and pass the award on!
1. Thank and link back to the person that gave this award. 2. Write 7 things about yourself. 3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic. 4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.
Seven Things About Me:
1. My love for Pit Bulls came about after I adopted my Pit Bull Addie one year ago.
2. I am masters student in Chicago studying Clarinet.
3. I have a twin sister.
4. I'm very thankful for my boyfriend. He is the greatest, and I love him SO very much.
5. If I could determine everything to happen in my life I would be in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, own a Pit Bull Rescue and be a photographer.
6. Not only do I love Pit Bulls, I love EVERY animal.
7. This blog is becoming more popular everyday and I am so thankful for all my supporters!