Welcome to Pit bull New Mexico, updated every Wednesday & Saturday, comments and suggestions are encouraged.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Actions Speak Louder Than Words.

So while the was an EXPLOSION of blogging by BAD RAP, KC DOG BLOG, Pet Connection, Caveat, Lassie, Get Help, and many more, on an issue of Sports Illustrated, which gave the cover-story to the dogs confiscated from Micheal Vick's dog fighting operation, Wayne Pacelle (Pres., HSUS) hasn't said a word about it on his blog. Very telling, indeed.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I must be slackin'....

This is Hector, one of Vick's dog
that has been adopted. This lucky little
fella is living in Minnesota with the
famousWallace (Winner of the 2007
PurinaIncredible Dog Challenge,
Disc Dog Division.)

I just found this nifty little site, the Vick Dog Blog , which is a tongue-in-cheek blog about several of the dogs taken from Micheal Vick's place. This blog looks like a pretty neat insight into what the dogs have gone through since their arrival at BAD RAP, as well as what they are up to these days. And with 55 posts (to date) since February 2008, it appears the blog is updated fairly often.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

B'More Bulls Show Some Love

Should've written this AGES ago. Thankfully, late is said to be better than never. So here goes.

A year ago saw the inception of an advocacy/welfare organization in Maryland by the name of B-More Dog. While their focus is working with pit bull owners, these folks are open to working with any breed of dog.

So for those of you looking to meet other responsible dog owner's in the Baltimore Area, please be sure to touch base with B-More Dog (Baltimore Dog Owner's Guild), I'm sure they'd love to hear from you.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Demo-Dog Holiday Cards!

Jon Bozak and Scott Bruns, the crafty duo that brought us Demo-Dog, have provided the dog fancy with an AWESOME holiday card. I recently had 100 of them printed at the local print shop (full-color and on glossy paper!), and they've been the talk of the town ever since! Click here to make your way to the Demo-Dog Download page for more info.

And while you're at it, get the kids in your life their own copy of Demo-Dog! Holiday Pricing: $12.95 (+sh)
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!