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Sunday, August 23, 2009

You Don't Say...

Well, folks,in the past few months my lust for blogging has taken a back seat to other duties. And I don't see my schedule allowing for more blog-time, so it may be a while before I am back in a regular routine.

I'm not thinking of this as a "so-long post" but rather, a "it may be a while post." So, keep using this blog as a resource to other blogs and dog links.

Until then, take care.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Will Be Back

Sorry for the long delay on getting something up about my absence.

I've been on vacation for some time now and did not prepare a message to indicate that I would not be posting for several weeks. But from looking at the traffic, it seems that many of you are still stopping by - Thank you.

The vacation is over; I am just about re-settled into real life and should be ready with a post by this Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Positive Press

These guys are awesome!

I've mentioned them several times on this blog and it's because the work this family does is unparalleled. Sure, many folks are successful in dog sport with their Pit bulls and many have been highlighted in their local papers for therapy work or rescue effort - all of which is super important as well - but few have been able to attract the level of positive attention as the Yori's.

These folks are a non-stop positive press reel for Pit bulls.

So for one of the BEST news stories on Pit bulls, please watch this video.

For more information on this wonderful crew, visit Wallace's official website, click here.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

On Vacation...

and I wasn't able to prepare a post for today's update. Check back on Wednesday. Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Told You So...

I've been telling folks for some time now that the fight against BSL is gaining traction.

Some see it, some don't. And when asked to give examples of my claim, I often point folks toward the internet.

Namely, I tell'em to look up info pertaining to the many countries, states, counties and towns that have either reversed or rejected Breed Specific Legislation.

In fact, two European nations (The Netherlands and Italy) recently repealed long standing breed bans citing that the laws were not effective in increasing public safety.

And while I really appreciate all the work done by Pit bull, Rottweiler, and German Shepherd owners - not to mention the owner's of the many other breeds whose dogs eventually end-up on the BSL list - I am always tickled when I find those with dogs that are not on the BSL list speaking out against BSL.

So with that said, here's the impetus for this post: Retrieverman's post encouraging folks to reject BSL.

Now, his post isn't worded the way I would have worded it, and many that are uber-involved with BSL issues will take notice of some the phrasing and examples - yes, I did too.

BUT Retrieverman is spot-on when it comes to his stance on BSL: it is not the answer. And at the end of the day, no matter what, it is always good to have folks with dogs not often on the BSL lists putting their foot down on the matter - it is appreciated.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Two of a Kind

After months of speculation on what will become of Micheal Vick upon leaving prison, one thing is clear: he's already got a contract.

The HSUS signed him.

Now, I'm pretty sure there weren't any signing bonuses and the dollar amount is probably scandalous - as I trust this is a volunteer position. But nonetheless, the Vick brand is still in play.

Honestly, I am not surprised or bothered by this move. But here are some words on the matter:
"In Bed with Monsters."

Hopefully, Micheal Vick can use his story to help deter dogfighting.

And hopefully, the HSUS will continue to be exposed as an opportunistic fundraising animal rights group that in-fact does very little good for Pit bulls, and animals in general.

The sad part about the whole mess is that I struggle to give any validity to the HSUS' attempts to battle dogfighting, and the same goes for Mike Vick.


In short, I believe they're both using dogfighting as a vehicle to get what they want:

the HSUS wants animal rights legislation in which they can shape to their agenda, which is to say nothing about the questionable fundraising campaigns based on their anti-dogfighting program;


Mike Vick wants his NFL career back.

It's pretty simple, really.

So here's the irony: will Micheal Vick and the HSUS ultimately share the same trajectory? And for the similar reasons?

Think about.

After years of elitist and deceiving rhetoric, the HSUS has seen better days, and while Vick's fall may have come damn near overnight, Wane & Co. continue to make one blunder after another, which at some point will lead to their downfall.

It's to the point where folks are taking notice, and it's not just Pit bull people and farmers anymore.

No, their core audience is noticing as well.

Again, think about it. The information is out there. Do some reading on the two parties, and the similarities will become apparent.
100% of the profits are used to support RAAP programs

Why Pit bulls?

As I work to provide positive, rational, and balanced information about pit bulls, and the virtues of dogs in general, I am often (read: ALWAYS) asked why I am so taken by this breed of dog. It is a fair question that isn't always asked in a reasonable manner.

In short, I find many pit bulls to posses the qualities that I value in a canine companion: great with friendly people, loyal, goofy, energetic, athletic, intelligent, and willing. To be sure, the run-of-the-mill pit bull is a lot of dog. It is all of these qualities in a medium-sized dog that has me so taken by pit bulls.

Alas, there are many aspects of pit bull ownership that are less enjoyable. Namely, dealing with the many negative stereotypes, and the constant battle to balance the mis-information provided by the breed's detractors.
...thankfully, it only takes is a few minutes of lovin' from my doggies and I am reminded they're worth the effort.

I hope this blog gives others insight into my life with pit bulls, and most of all, provides information on the breed in general; there are a lot of misinformed generalizations about these dogs.

Please contact me with questions or comments pertaining to dogs, pit bulls, BSL, etc..

All the best,

Donovan McBee

And don't forget to visit my other blog, No BSL NM.

The HSUS attempted to fund raise for the care of Micheal Vick's dogs, while at the same time suggesting that the dogs needed to be killed.

And to add insult to injury, they weren't even planning on taking possesion of the dogs.

Contact the HSUS and tell them this is unacceptable!