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Pit Bulls as therapy dogs

The Plan for Arnie, since Day 1, was for him to be a therapy dog. I love volunteering for hospitals/hospice/retirement homes, I live right next to a VA/childrens/regular hospitals, and Arnie is an incredibly happy, social dog. Its a natural fit. But when Arnie was a puppy, it became clear that he wasnt just social.…

Pits on PARADE

PARADE magazine has published a series of articles on pit bulls recently: Michael Vick’s Pit Bulls: Where Are They Now? Can You Teach a Bad Dog New Tricks? Top 5 Myths about Pit Bulls Hehehehe. Amazing how many pit owners have the same “HE/SHE DESTROYED AN ENTIRE SOFA!!!” story. PRO-TIP– Pits that get walkies every…

Star-crossed puppies

The worst part of visiting my parents is driving home. Yes, I will miss Moms cooking/baking. Yes, I will miss having real food (weird how the totally not organic food we get from local farmers is still good). Yes, Focus on the Family and AFA make a long drive longer (today they passive-aggressively ignored the…

Dog Whisperer: Most Aggressive Breeds

Our partners at NatGeo currently have a special episode of ‘The Dog Whisperer’ up on Hulu*– The Most Aggressive Breeds. 45 minutes and 59 seconds of me bawwwing. There are no bad dogs. Just bad owners. Reminded me of the UFC pitbull vs rottie/germie fight I had in my apartment this time last year (weenie…

Arnies long-lost cousin

Since Arnie was a street dog when I found him, his parentage has always been in question. It doesnt help that he is a ‘pit bull’, which could mean any number of things– line up 50 ‘pit bulls’ and you will get short-and-stout to long-and-lean and everything in between. Black, white, red, big spots, small…