Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sonny's Memorial Piece

My friend from PBF, Maryellen, lost her Rottweiler, Sonny, earlier this year. You can read about Maryellen and her pack here.

Some people from PBF got together and commissioned a statue to be created as a memorial. Rachel, a moderator at PBF, created the statue.

It is simply amazing! I just had to share it on my blog. I know the statue moved ME and her husband, Jamie. It also moved many PBF members to tears, as we are all members of Sonny's fan club .

RIP Sonny. You are loved and missed much.

Here is the photo Rachel used
And here is Rachel's AMAZING WORK!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Another Agility Practice Video

Look for the big bully kiss at the end!


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Weekend

A very uneventful weekend.

I was feeling ill all weekend long, and still a little under the weather today. I was nauseous and had horrible lower back pain. I have been struggling with back issues this past month.The pain seems to be worse in the morning, when I get up. Might have something to do with the 12 y/o mattress I sleep on. Guess it's time to see my doctor for suggestions. I have been popping advil and that is just a crutch for the issue. Part of it may have to do with my posture, especially how I sit at my desk.

I did take Zoe to flyball last night. I brought her b/c it's good for her to go different places. One fun thing happened; Zoe ran recalls over the jumps . She had fun, I could tell. She is a barker while waiting to run - who would have guessed LOL; after all she is a lab...

But, bringing her might not be a good thing. She chews when frustrated - and I am sure she gets frustrated in the crate while we are there. She chewed up Jake's cute green crate blanket last night. I can fix it, but still.. At the park before practice , she found a chicken breast and tried to eat it - but I caught her. Thank God she lets me stick my hand down her throat - got most of it out. People that frequent the park are pigs! They leave food lying all around when the trash can is right there. It really pisses me off - then again - I wasn't feeling well, so maybe it got more under my skin than normal.

Friday, September 26, 2008

More agility with Miss Maddie

We went and practiced agility last night. - Videos are at the end of my ramble

First, I have to thank G. for video-taping. It is so valuable. I also want to thank her for giving us her time, and for her patience. She is an excellent teacher and she pulled me back from the brink of snapping myself a few times - lol

We, or should I say "I" am a walking bull in a china shop! This is so hard for me. Funny, I was a dancer in my younger life; ballet, tap, jazz, even disco (and you know how weird some of those moves are). But, for the life of me, I have become so uncoordinated, unable to pull off some of these moves.

To me, and I am a complete novice, agility is a dance with your dog, with you as the lead.

Maddie does great - she watches me like a hawk, and even the slightest body/foot/arm move can pull or push her in the wrong direction. And I have the videos to prove it !

Watching the videos, I see my errors, not Maddie's errors as she is just following my lead. When I mess up, she looks at me like, "what? No reward??? -I am not the one that screwed up MOM!"

One must also note, her wagging tail. I think she enjoys it :)

So, here is one of the sequences we attempted last night. This one had a double front cross (think that is what you call it). I have no shame so I will even post my opps and there are enough of them! I swear, it must of taken me 10 attempts for that one decent run!

So, here are the good, the bad and the down right UGLY!


The good,

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The bad

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The downright UGLY!



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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Animal Communicators

Ever wonder what your dogs are thinking or feeling? I do all the time.

Many people I know have contacted Animal Communicators. There are two people the majority recommend;Danika Nadzan and Marta Williams. I have read reply's for and against their readings

I would love to do this for entertainment; but it is on my list of wants, not needs. As is a DNA test for Jake and Zoe. I would probably do the DNA test first, and then the reading, when money isn't a consideration - lol.

There is a woman on PBF who started to explore this so called Science. She was offering to read our dogs. I asked for Jake, Zoe, Maddie, and our cat Tom to be read. I gave a photo, sex, age and questions. She hasn't done the dogs or cats yet, and I am patiently awaiting a reply. I asked basic questions, mostly about if they are happy - what else can I do to increase their joy. I asked about Jake and his relationship with Maddie. I asked about Zoe's previous life before she was turned into the HS (how could anyone turn that sweet little girl in!) I also added a question or two last week, concerning their health after the rimadyl party at my house. I am anxiously waiting a reply.

Ahhh patience.....

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Thanksgiving

Yes, I know it's too soon to be talking holiday. But, my family is coming into town. I blogged about it here

When I spoke with my niece Hadley, the first thing that came out of her mouth was, "I wanna sleep with Zoe!". They really bonded while she was in town last year with my sister, who is not able to come in for the holiday :(


I am starting to make a list of food I need to gather. I also neet to start putting money on the side to pay for all the food. I want to make home made lasagna - our Mother's recipe - with my own twist. I like to make homemade meatballs prior to making lasagna. I then crush up the meatballs and use them as part of the meat sauce for the lasagna. Meat sauce must also have salsiccia (italian sausage).

When making Italian dishes, I believe, quality ingredients are the key. You might pay more, but the dish tastes so much better. Most ricotta from grocery stores is very grainy. I do not like grainy ricotta. So, I go to the source for the majority of my ingredients - Granato's. I also need to get some green Italian Olive Salad from there - my fathers favorite snack. I will get my salsiccia from - Colosimo's.

Sure wish we had an Italian bakery in Utah like we have at the Hill, in St Louis...Maybe I can talk my brother into bringing me some Italian cookies. YUMMMM!

Hopefully, too, Hadley will be enthusiastic about helping me decorate the house for Christmas. I love decorating the house, both outside and inside.
Here is what our home looked like last year. Each year we try to purchase a new outdoor figure. Last year it was the Ferris wheel - it spins!

No matter what we end up doing, I know we will have a blast!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Maddie and Zoe walk together


First - nothing bad happened...

I never walk Maddie with another dog - maybe 2x in the whole time she has lived with us. I just worry about stray dogs and her re-direction onto another dog; one in her pack. She is extremely DA. We have worked on it and she isn't as hot as she use to be. I can get her attention sooner than I could in the past - but she still is pretty reactive. Plus, I use our walks as training sessions for Maddie.

Well, yesterday I walked Zoe and Maddie together - why?? I don't know - it was early and I thought it would be good to give Zoe a nice long walk too. I also wanted some one on one time with Jake.

We ran into three other dogs, leashed, with their owners. But the strange thing happened when Maddie saw them - she was calmer than she had ever been. No reaction really...

I thought about it when we returned home. Was it just some "weird day" for Maddie? Or could have Zoe's presence calmed her just a little more - removed her fear - gave her just a little more trust? Trust in Zoe, trust in me, trust in her "pack".

Most people suggest that you never own two females close in age, especially if one of those is an APBT. But, Maddie. almost 3, and Zoe, 4 y/o , have nothing but love for each other and play together all the time. Side note; to see their play click here or here. I don't know much about pack hierarchy but to me it almost seems as if Zoe is Maddie's alpha - if that is possible. She respects Zoe in a way - if that makes sense...You have to see them together I guess to understand.

Again, this was a one time event and could of just been one of those day for Miss Maddie. She was also wearing her back pack - which I hear can help calm a dog. We really never walk without it now.

Either way, the situation made me smile and believe for just a short moment, Maddie and I are headed in a good direction.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Zoe's weight loss

A little surprise with Zoe. Thursday night she weighed 55 lbs!!!!!!!! She doesn't look like she lost weight - even the tech said it did not look like it. Maybe she has lost some muscle tone? Anyway, the vet did not seem concerned...She thinks maybe last weigh in, 3/12/08, she sat weird...

She has been on Innova low fat, 1 1/2 cups a day for the past maybe 9 months. Maybe it is working for her.

Here is her chronological Weight
9/18/08 55
3/12/08 62
10/26/07 59
12/23/06 64.6
10/2/806 66.3
7/1/06 65
11/25/05 65

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Speaking of Costco, I bought a book there today. I am a reader..If it's a good book, I will read cover to cover within a weekend. And with the storm rolling in, nothing better on a rainy day/ night than a good book (well good chocolate comes in pretty close) with tired dogs snuggled up beside you. It is called The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski . Yes, it is Oprah's 2008 Book Club Selection. That isn't why I bought it but that is how I heard about it. I am not a huge fan of Oprah. I read that the book was about a mute boy and the way he communicates with his dogs - the dogs his family breeds and raises. Well, I read DOGS and I was interested. I even read that a few chapters are from the dog's point of view.The more I read about this book, the more I yearned to read it.The book is about SO much more.. . So, that is my plan for this evening once the storm rolls in. I doubt I will finish it this weekend since I have already blown all my reading time taking care of my responsibilities - lol..Yuck responsibility -

Below is a review posted on Amazon. But please don't buy it from there - ;) - see this post
5.0 out of 5 stars Get ready to lose some sleep!, June 21, 2008
By Zechristof "zechristof" (Albuquerque, NM United States) - See all my reviews
There are at least three ways to introduce this wonderful American novel to you. I could say, in summary, that this novel is like a 20th Century American midwestern Hamlet with dogs. That kind of lead would draw me in, but it might leave you cold. But be assured: you don't have to love dogs or dote on Shakespeare to adore this fine novel.
Or I could say, Here is an extraordinarily well-written novel set in mid-20th Century Wisconsin and built around four beautifully crafted characters: Edgar Sawtelle, the mute but very bright son; Gar Sawtelle, the warm persevering father; Trudy Sawtelle, the disciplined but sweetly loving mother; and Claude Sawtelle, Gar's brother who returns from years in the Navy and on the road to turn the world upside down for the Sawtelles. If you are into relational stories, that lead might grab you.
But I think the best way to prepare you for this book is to tell you that once you reach the incredible scene where Edgar is confronted by the ghost of his dead father, you will not be able to set this book down until you finish it. Since this scene occurs approximately in the middle of the story and the book runs to some 576 pages, be prepared to lose some sleep.
One of the claims of Claude Sawtelle is that you can have anything you want if you are patient. That may or may not be true in your case. But if you are patient with the rich, convincing unfolding of this story, you can certainly have a rewarding reading experience.
P.S.: If you do love dogs, you will love the book even more.

Element Thoughts on a Saturday

I love my car! I really really do.. I cleaned it out today and it is so easy to clean. I scrubbed the bugs off my windshield (lot of bugs on the way to/from St George). Car was filled with dog hair and stuff after our flyball tournament. Did you know I averaged about 26.14 mpg on the trip down? I drove mostly 75-80 mph. On the way back I forgot to reset my mileage after getting gas. I keep a log book of mpg since I purchased the E. The lowest I have gotten has been 22.2 (mostly city driving) and the best has been 28.05 (one part of the trip to Bishop, CA). Not too shabby - at least imho . I can pack so much in the vehicle. I need to take some photos. I hardly ever have the back seats in the upright position. They are either completely out or hung up on the sides. It's much easier that way with the dogs. They are in and out of the car all the time. They even have their own bed in the backseat that I purchased from Costco.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Blood test results

Got the results of Jake and Zoe's blood work.

Vet said it looks really good - and doesn't think there is anything to worry about! YEA!!!!!!!!!!

BUT - She did mention Jake's CRE - Creatinine - was high 1.3. Normal is 0.3 - 1.4. She followed that by saying his BUN was only 17 . Normal is 7-25. She isn't too concerned because his BUN wasn't high. Now, in July of this year I did run blood work on Jake at his annual b/c I feed him EVO. At that time, his CRE was 1.2 and his BUN was 19.

I asked about retesting and she said it wasn't necessary??? I pushed and she said maybe in 3 months if I want. I am thinking 4-6 weeks I will bring them back in. But she feels confident they are ok.

I faxed the results to our holistic vet and am having her take a look at the blood work. We are continuing to give them Milk Thistle and Nux Vomice as suggested by our holistic vet last Friday.

Anyway, last night I was in bed by 8:30 and fell right to sleep. A good nights sleep was just what I needed.

For those interested, here are their results from last night
Zoe -
ALP - 26 normal 20-150
ALT 37 normal 10-118
BUN 10 normal 7-25
CRE 1.1 normal 0.3-1.4
GLU 91 normal 60-110
TP 5.9 normal 5.4 -8.2

Jake
ALP - 23
ALT - 84
BUN - 17
CRE - 1.3
GLU - 91
TP - 5.7


Results from Last Friday
Zoe
ALP 15 low but vet wasn't concerned
ALT 46
BUN 14
CRE 1.1
GLU 83
TP 5.6

Jake - 1st number is from last Thursday evening. Second number is from last Friday morning
ALP - 26 ALP - 21
ALT - 95 ALT - 93
BUN 15 BUN 10
CRE 1.2 CRE .8
GLU 103 GLU 100
TP 6.0 TP 5.6

We are Family!

Here are all of us "sisters" at Kristin and Justin's wedding.
We are all in the same "family". Three generations in this photo, the fourth generation was there in spirit.

We all "clean" up pretty well!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Family and the holidays

On my way back from our flyball tournament, I received a call from my brother.

My father, brother, and niece are coming to Utah for Thanksgiving! I have lived here 10 years, and this is the first time my father and brother will be visiting.

They want to take Hadley, my niece, snowboarding...

There are a few down sides to this trip - some I can post about and some I can't ;). First, I do not cook! But my dad said he doesn't care if we have to go out and eat. He just wants to spend the holiday with me. - Awwww.....Other down side, is my sister isn't coming. I am so sad! I sure miss her and we have SO much fun together.

Now, gotta start cleaning up the house! Yes, this early because it is a mess!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Nothing to say

It's unlike me not to blog during the week. (hmmm is that a double negative?)

But really I have nothing to say today.....Rare but true!

Still trying to recover physically, emotionally, and mentally from this past weekend. I think , too, stress and worry over the J&Z saga , is making me physically tired. I keep thinking if something was wrong, they would show signs by now. But according to two different vets, that is not the case....

I am trying to keep my @ss where my head is - and that is in today - in the moment.....

COME ON THURSDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Put my mind at ease.......Then again, even if the blood work on Thursday looks good, it still doesn't mean jack. It can take weeks or months for damage to show up.

Guess I did have something to say - lol

Monday, September 15, 2008

Flyball Tournament - What a great weekend!

Utah Tail Blazers had a great flyball weekend.

We updated our blog during the day. So to see all the exciting news - click here.

Three of our green dogs made a debut in the racing lanes
Bo ran singles and rocked his first time out. To see videos of his debut run, click here
Blink ran singles, clean, and ran a 4.355! To see his singles run, click here
Blink was also "baptized by fire" into a team run and did such an awesome job. To see his team run click here.
Dezzie has made leaps and bounds in her flyball training. To see her singles run, click here.
Levi, another green dog, ran a clean recall warm up. w00t!


Congrats to everyone for all your hard work. We are really making progress towards our team and personal goals.

IT IS SO COOL!

Happy Birthday to me!

We, here in Utah, call it a birthday. Some parts of the country or world call it an anniversary.

It does not matter what I call it. Today, I count my blessings and give gratitude to God, and those He works thru, for 12 years of sobriety. Tonight, at my home group AA meeting, I will celebrate with those who are near and dear to my heart. Even though those who were there in the beginning of this journey - which started in St Louis, have passed or live out of town, they will always be part of my story; so hence there in spirit

Today, is a day to rejoice and give thanks, but at the same time, there is pain in my heart. Mom was always the first one to call me on my sobriety anniversary; sometimes at 6:00 am - She wanted to be the first to congratulate me. Now, that call does not come and we are not able to celebrate my new life together. But, I will stay in the light and believe her spirit will be in my home group meeting tonight.

Jake and Zoe update

Just a quick update.

Jake and Zoe have appetites and are acting normal. I will know more on Thursday when we run blood work. I am a little concerned with water intake and urine output - but I am probably being over cautious. But then again, maybe I am not.

I spoke to a holistic vet on Friday who gave me some additional ideas and supplements for them. Also, on Saturday and Sunday they had some acu-pressure done on liver points on their body to help the toxins move out.

I would write more, but I am an over protective, paranoid dog owner. The writing would fill up a book about their behavior the past 3 days. I am very tempted to bring them to work with me so I can watch and analyze their every move! But they need to stay home where it is cool and quite.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Jake and Zoe Saga - Paws and fingers crossed

I came home last night to a chewed up bottle of Rimadyl.

Other half left the hallway closet open. I keep a pet ER bag in there, all zipped up, with all the essentials. Well, he went in the bag and did not close the bag back up or shut the door.

In I walk, to a chewed up bottle of the 100 mg Rimadyl and brown puke spots all over the rug. The bottle was chewed up flat. I don't "think" there were many tabs in the bottle - but I really just don't know. I called the Vet and they told me to bring both of them in.

They took them right in and administered IV fluid, activated charcoal, and some pepcid ac

I know Zoe is the culprit. If anything is left out, she chews it up. I just don't know how many each ate or if one ate more than the other!

I spoke with vet tech last night. She said Jake was an angel They were worried he would be a PITA because he is such a Mama's boy, they expected him to be aggressive? That puzzles me. He has never shown aggression. If anything, he becomes a little baby. They had the most trouble with Zoe. They had to put the needle in three times. I asked them to put a cone on each, because I KNOW Zoe will try and rip it out. And Jake, well left to his own , he just might - especially if it burns. I heard Jake barking in the background - which is a good sign - he is himself. And Zoe, well being the challenge she was with the tech - that is a good sign too. Because that is how she normally is.

They ran blood on Jake to have a baseline to compare to today. They will run blood on both of them this morning. If they are in normal range, I can pick them up. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will then have to have blood ran again in a week or so. And then at three months. Time to get another job!

It's funny - Miss Maddie was so docile last night...Looking all over the house for Jake and Zoe. Don't worry - she did not get into the escapade with the other two. She is kept in a total seperate room with no chance to roam into the party place.

So, if you are reading this, please say a short prayer (if you believe in that) or just send positive healing thoughts and energy to my dogs.

We thank you all very very much....

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Flyball Songs

In keeping with the flyball theme.......

Jake and I have "flyball songs". I play them the morning of the tournament on the way to the site.

The first is Nina Simone "Feeling Good". That song is more for me , than Jake. It's just a good positive song - reminding me today is a new day and anything is possible. And to FEEL GOOD! It's a song with such a beautiful message..I could write a big long paragraph about the song, but I won't ;).

The second is Tina and Ike turner "Proud Mary". In Proud Mary - I make up my own words. When they sing "dododododo", I sing "gogogogogogogo". That really riles up Jake. I also changed the chorus to "Proud Jakie keep on turning, Proud Jakie keep on running, And we're runnin', runnin', runnin' on the rubber" Sometimes Jake sings along (if you call barking singing). I swear this song pumps him up!!!

I always feel bad when we car pool with someone. I gently ask if they mind if we listen to our songs. It is kind of embarrassing !

It's a tradition I just can't break!



As a side note, the photo I posted for WW yesterday, of the heart attack pass, is of Jake passing Chaser at the Showdown at the Hole-In-The-Wall tournament 07 in Laramie, Wyoming. You can see a few more photos here.

WW - Heart Attack Pass - CLEAN! according to the light ;)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

So excited!

According to our flyball blog countdown calculator, tournament racing starts in 3 days, 15 hours, 37 minutes, and 40 seconds.

We received our racing schedule today. It makes it all so real and makes me antsy. It will come up fast....
WOOT!!!!!!!!

Yes, I am one of those nuts. I have no idea why I love flyball so much - maybe the team aspect, maybe the humans and dogs all working together for a common goal, maybe the competition (I am very competitive),maybe the drive for that perfect pass, maybe all the different dogs I see, maybe seeing the "light come on" for a newbie dog that has been struggling, maybe my love of sports, maybe the adrenalin rush...But I really think the reason I love it so much is well.....Look at the below shots. They confirm the #1 reason - and so does his bark before he runs.....

Jake LOVES it!








To see him happy, running, barking and enjoying the game - well yep...that is the #1 reason.

Monday, September 8, 2008

My girls

Look at my girls - all mellow and angelic.

How fast they can go from this.......................................

to this.....
And then - THIS!



And it continued inside.....

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Spectacluar Saturday!

What a Saturday we had. It was a blast!! It was filled with Jake and Zoe's favorite activity -
S-W-I-M -, we have to spell it at our house. Later in the day we attended a picnic.

Early Saturday morning, we attend the Draper Walk, Wag and Swim. Our public pool was opened to 4 legged friends before it was drained. We saw lots of dogs we knew; Zorro and Bear, dogs who are regulars at Course A' Lure. We saw Nebo and his sister. We saw Sandy DP friends - Maverick , Sam, Monster, and Zena the warrior princess . We saw some fellow flyball dogs. We also met some new friends - Tequilla a white boxer and many others.

Look how much fun Jake and Zoe are having!
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The photo below represents normal play with Jake and Zoe while swimming. They play this way in the water about 90% of the time. The love swimming back together, each having an end of the kong. Then, once they can stand, they tug as to whom will return it to me. People were laughing at them.

Another shot of Jake and Zoe in the pool. Zoe won the kong!
The pool floor took care of my worry about getting Jake's nails dremmeled before the tournament. I was wracking my brain trying to figure out when I would squeeze time in to get them done. No need now! The pool floor did the job - almost too well. I was a little worried because they are so short now.


Jake and Zoe were among their kind - LABS LABS EVERYWHERE -but there were many other breeds of dogs enjoying the day!

Then, later in the afternoon, we attended my company summer picnic. Jake and Zoe tagged along, by request of my colleagues. Everyone loves Zoe at my work. My work is where she shines! They don't know Jake as well as Zoe , but they all support him in flyball. Zoe loves to be petted and is very mellow. She is a very low, keyed relaxed dog. Zoe wants to sit with people. She is a dog for the people! Even camping, Zoe is the favorite of my friends. I am happy for her! Feel bad for Jake and Maddie - but what can I do......
Jake, on the other hand, doesn't have an off switch! He isn't one to lay down to be petted or relax. He is a go go go dog and very serious about his tasks...Got a job to do - balls to catch, sprints to run and gotta retrieve something! If you don't have something to throw - Jakes philosophy is - SEE YA!

Zoe was so tired by the end of the evening. Jake on the other hand - well, as I said, he has no off switch.

Here are some shots of the dogs at the picnic. Wish they weren't so dark. Jake and Zoe say "next time use the FLASH, MOM!"

Friday, September 5, 2008

Another Maddie agility

New video
As I watch it - well...It brought tears to my eyes...Why? There are a thousand reasons....


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More agility practice videos

Here are some more Maddie agility practice videos. A friend was kind enough to open up her backyard, let us use her equipment and train us (notice I said US - lol)


Totally screwed this one up for Miss Maddie! I do that a lot. Boy or Boy...I have a new respect for those that do this sport...

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Is Zoe part APBT?

I snapped these photos yesterday after we roller bladed.

I am going to have to get her a DNA test. She she looks part pittie to me - especially in the face. Her body is ALL lab. Then again the DNA test doesn't have APBT as a breed to test for. I sometimes wonder if there is Rott floating around in her too.

No matter what she is mixed with, we LOVE her1

Dog Town on National Geographic

Miss Maddie says it's time to set our DVR!


Friday night 7:00 pm , 9/5, Dog Town on NG will continue their series. This show is about Best friends Animal Society.

The first show of the new season will be on - well take a guess....the VICKTORY DOGS! It's called Saving Michael Vick Dogs. As it says on their website; In April 2007, the nation was shocked when dozens of traumatized pit bulls were discovered on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vicks property. Follow the journey of four of the most challenging Vick dogs as DogTown helps rehabilitate them.

A woman from NG joined PBF asking for photos of our dogs - exercising. Well, there was a huge debate about sharing photos of dogs using spring poles, flirt poles, treadmills, carpet mills, etc and if the photos will be displayed in a negative light. Most people see these items and assume that these devises are "connected ONLY with dog fight training". We DID NOT want NG to use our photos as a prelude to that discussion. A lot of responsible PB owners use these as exercise tools. So we will see how they portray that side of the coin. Hopefully, in a healthy light.

Our holistic vet recently took a trip to BF sanctuary to help work with horses. When I was at her office, we got on the subject of Pit Bulls. She said she had a chance to meet and view the Vick dogs. She was moved by what she saw. There are a few that could benefit from some holistic medicine due to some temperament issues (mostly fear). But it seems the Vet down at BF isn't too hip on using those methods. I sure wish he would.

The Vicktory dogs are all over the media - the failure of one - the mismanagement of one - well it could ruin the chances of additional dog fight bust dogs being saved.

And I think that is one of the most important lessons from this whole Vick situation. Dog fight bust dogs deserve just as much chance as others - that most are not HA or dangerous. They deserve the chance to take the temperament test, just like any other breed. They should not be convicted or sentance to death without a chance. They deserve to find a home. PB are forgiving, loving creatures. With all these dogs have been thru, they do not, have not, turned into horrible HA creatures. That says a lot about the temperaments of the American Pit Bull Terrier.

God love the Pitties!

Iced Mocha Espresso

I am hooked on Iced Mocha Espresso. I can't stop drinking them! I am starting to crave them. They give me energy. And I like that - which isn't a good thing. They are pretty expensive too and I really shouldn't be spending the money. Not to mention the calories...

UGGGGGGGGGGGG


I need another addiction like I need another animal - lol

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Song for the Day

Jack's Mannequin - Resolution

You can hear it here
There’s a lot that I don’t know
There’s a lot that I’m still learning
When I think I’m letting go
I find my body it’s still burning

And you hold me down
And you got me living in the past
Come on and pick me up
Somebody clear the wreckage from the blast

I’m alive
And I don’t need a witness
You know that I survived
I’m not looking for forgiveness
Yeah I just need light
I need a light in the dark as I search for the Resolution

And the bars are finally close
So I try living in the moment
Till the moment it just froze
And I felt sick and so alone

I could hear the sound
Of your voice still ringing in my ear
I’m going underground
But you’ll find me anywhere I fear

I’m alive
And I don’t need a witness
You know that I survived
I’m not looking for forgiveness
Yeah I just need light
I need a light in the dark as I search for the Resolution
I need a light in the dark as I search for the Resolution

Resolution
Resolution

And you hold me down
Yeah, you hold me down

I’m alive
And I don’t need a witness
To know that I survived
I’m not looking for forgiveness

I’m alive
And I don’t need a witness
To know that I survived
I’m not looking for forgiveness
Yeah I just need light
I need a light in the dark as I search for the Resolution
I need a light in the dark as I search for the Resolution