Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Answer: Levi

Question: What do you get when you cross a pit bull with a rooster?

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Seriously?!

Have you seen the new Verizon commercial for the LG Dare phone? The one with the fight cropped pit bulls chained up in the junk yard? Here's a clip in case you've missed it:

http://splendad.com/ads/show/2467-Verizon-Wireless-LG-Dare-Guard-Dogs

As a pit bull lover, hell as a DOG lover, I'm BEYOND pissed about this marketing tactic. I also have a hard time believing that, in light of the relatively recent Michael Vick scandal, ANYONE with one ounce of marketing sense thought this approach would be a good one.

If you're half as appalled as I am, please consider emailing Verizon to let them know that their commercial is offensive. The link below will take you to a list of executive managers' profiles. Each profile will have a link at the bottom that will take you to an email form. I suggest, at the very least, contacting Lowell McAdam (CEO), Jim Gerace (VP of Corporate Communications) and Mike Lanman (Director of Marketing).

http://aboutus.vzw.com/leadership/executive/index.html

Monday, July 14, 2008

Emotionally attached...

to a dog's tail.

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Notice anything different about Ralphie? Here's a hint...

http://herringbones.blogspot.com/2008/04/we-call-this-happy-tail.html

his tail used to be about 7" longer than it is now. Yep, it was docked on Friday after MUCH discussion, research and many tears on my part. The end just wouldn't heal and it was starting to get infected. Ralphie hasn't missed a beat since the surgery...I, on the other hand, my need long term therapy.

I'm so anti docking and cropping that it's hard for me to truly be okay with our decision...even though it was for a medical reason and even though I KNOW it was the best decision for Ralphie. Pit bull docks and crops are generally done to make the dog look more bad ass...and that is generally the result. Ralphie still has half a tail...so I guess that makes him only half a bad ass, right?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Then and Now

Then (April 2008):

Now (July 2008):

I just can't get over the difference. I can't. And every time I pass the spot on the road where I first saw him, I get a huge lump in my throat.
Everyone who's ever said, "Oh God, I'd NEVER have a pit bull!" or my personal favorite, "Oh God, I'd NEVER let my children around a pit bull!" should meet Ralphie. He didn't get the media's memo that pit bulls are supposed to be viscous and eat children. He's the sweetest, most gentle, laid back dog I've EVER been around - and we all know I've been around a LOT of dogs!

Mazie


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New fundraiser!!

Step 1: Choose your blanket color. All blankets are 50" x 60" fleece with matching blanket stitching around the edges. Available colors are ivory, royal blue, gold, orange, red, purple, light gray, dark gray, black, hunter green, maroon and navy.

Step 2: Choose your embroidery color(s). Black and white are standard and are included in the price of the blanket. If you choose colored embroidery, please add $3. Embroidery is available in white, black, red, orange, yellow, green, aqua, purple, and pink.


Step 3: Choose your embroidery design (fish or bone) and your font (script or block).



Step 4: Email your order and your shipping information to me at crazydoglady6 at yahoo.com.
Blankets are $27 (including first class shipping), and $22 for each additional blanket. Please remember to add $3 if you choose colored embroidery. I accept PayPal (crazydoglady6 at yahoo.com) or checks.


Approximately $10 from each blanket will be donated to help homeless, abused, and neglected animals.


**PLEASE NOTE: I have to order these blankets!!! I will be taking orders until Tuesday, July 15th.**

Meet Mercedes


Her family moved away and left her in their yard to fend for herself. It takes a special kind of asshole to do that. Thankfully, the neighbors were kind enough to feed her and contacted several rescue groups about helping her. She's now been vetted (probably the first time in her life) is being spayed today and will return to her foster home tomorrow. She's a SUPER sweet girl!