Monthly Archives: October 2011

occupy the bed, school and mall

cici was very vigorously licking herself while occupying the bed …

and then fell asleep growling and woofing and making all sorts of weird noises… one of these days I will figure out how to use the webcam and video and get it online… so you can view and hear the action…

suffice it to say my polka dot princess is hilarious…

she gets 99% of the bed, I get 1%…

she eats 99% of the food in the fridge, I get 1%…

oh well…

we’d love a costume and gig like Lulu’s… pit bulls should occupy schools, libraries, shopping malls and public places everywhere… pit bulls already occupy too many shelters…perhaps if pit bulls were more visible then people would stop banning them when they see firsthand how silly, goofy and sweet they are… oh well, a girl can dream, can’t she?

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video/#!/shows/nonstop/Pit-Bull-Goes-to-School/132802633

and don’t forget when you go shopping for holiday gifts, you can support your local shelter/pit bull rescue at Adoptashelter.com, here’s how:

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pumpkins and costumes and desserts, oh my

who else but Rachael Ray would have a pumpkin carved with her dog’s face on it???

some people are saying that wearing an Occupy Wall Street related costumes are THE cool costumes this Halloween…  people could dress up as a mean cop, banker, a corporation, a 1% greedy pig, clueless GOP politician, a cash cow and/or a protester…

http://theweek.com/article/slideshow/220443

Cici wanted me to let you know about the messages that she is considering to have on her signs for her costume:

I am the 1% of pit bulls that has a good home

walk a few miles in my paws…

humans judge me by my looks

sub-humans abandon, abuse, fight, and neglect me

sub-humans kill me

humans hate me because I’m adorable

humans say mean things about me

humans lie about me

sub-humans use me to pretend they are tough

pit bulls for peace

pit bulls against  fat cats

cici speaks: occupy the bed, gets better food than my mama, occupy the chair, occupy the fridge, hah !

https://pet-a-greeting.com/cardFile=cardData/1319822956501312129_save.xml&sender=CeliaSue+Hecht

please do not dress your dogs up like these people did on Wendy Williams show

http://gawker.com/5853969/its-time-to-stop-dressing-up-your-pets-for-halloween

Beware of these dogs, trick or treat…

a fun treat for any doggie snack time are these meaty cupcakes… for Halloween and other fall/autumn holidays, you could substitute sweet potatoes for the regular taters…

http://doggydessertchef.com/2011/09/23/meatloaf-muffins/

you can also make some Halloween dog cookies with pumpkin and peanut butter… you can substitute rice or other flour if you do not want whole wheat…

http://www.dogguide.net/blog/2011/10/dog-video-of-the-day-halloween-dog-cookie-recipe/

PLUS, you can make pumpkin chocolate recipes for snacks (for humans/kids)…YUM-O…

http://www.rachaelray.com/kids/collections/halloween/index.php?cat=desserts

It is now time for the Pet Blog Hop thanks to Life with Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers, and Confessions of the Plume… this week fleeeeeew by quickly…  grab the code here

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heroes welcome: adopt a Vicktory dog

Today am feeling sad about a neighbor’s sweet puppy Coco, a chi mix, a tiny dog with markings similar to my Cici… the neighbor brought Coco to me last night for help and assistance, and wanted me to keep her… I could not do so, the dog is only six months old, not house trained nor fixed. At the time they visited I was reeling from the violent police attack on Occupy Oakland as well as just found out that the dogs below are up for adoption, so I was a bit scattered. I called my friend and dog rescuer for assistance and she told me that the people would have to surrender the dog to the SPCA and then another rescue group could get the puppy and get her adopted.

looking back, I feel sick to my stomach. The boy David was crying when I told him this. We brought him and Coco to another neighbor to see if they might want the pup to play with their dog. They said no. If I had it all to do over again, I’d still be knocking on doors until someone said yes.

The sweet shy little puppy, I kissed her head several times and she kissed me back… I do NOT want her to go to the SPCA. She could get lost in the system. I called them this morning and was not very assured. They have a lot of chi’s and chi mixes up for adoption. The gal was ok but there are four gals and some kind of evaluation process. IF Coco passes the eval then she goes to adoption. If not, she gets euthanized. The shelter system is BARBARIC.

So I worry about what happened last night to Coco. The mother of David told me that her friend was going to pick up the dog and keep her for the night. Apparently, the father or her boyfriend, is mean and told David that the dog could not stay. And the mother does not have a car to take Coco to the SPCA. Hoping that the friend came by and got Coco and can take care of the puppy.

Now am thinking of all the things I should have done… I should have taken a photo of Coco, I should have gotten their phone number and address and last name, we talked about it but it did not happen, I should have let David sleep in the living room with the dog last night and so on and on…I pray Coco and David are ok.

Cici, who used to cuddle with me ALL THE TIME, every day for five years, has not been lately, all of a sudden, for about the last month, has come up to me today and is snuggling right beside me… what a comfort she is to me !

Currently, at Best Friends Animal Society, there are FIVE Vicktory Dogs who are up for adoption. Don’t you think it is time they go home??? It HAS been 3 1/2 years. Ellen, Squeaker, Georgia, Ray and Oscar♥. please share.

Little Red

10-26-11 I’ve been thinking about the Vicktory dogs Georgia, Oscar and Squeeker. They have been in sanctuary for over 3 1/2 years and every year that goes by is one year less they will live in a home. (Little came home at 8 1/2 years old). These dogs are ready or nearly ready to find their forever homes. I hope people will reach out and adopt them as soon as possible so they have a chance at a happy home. I can’t tell you how close I came to NOT applying to adopt Little. I had been watching her progress & sponsoring her for over 3 years. I day-dreamed about adopting her but I thought there would be many, many other people with pitbull experience who wanted he. I didn’t think I would be considered since I had 4 other dogs. I met Little twice & spent a week volunteering in her unit. The last day I was at BF — the last hour before I was leaving for home — I got up the nerve to go to the adoptions office and ask about her. I expected to be told that she already had a home — as soon as she passed her CGC. I was floored when I found out no one else had completed an application. Kristi told me there were people interested, but no applications. That was all I needed, I started the process that day and 6 months later she was home. The moral of this story — if you think you are interested in adopting these dogs – go for it. Don’t wait and expect someone else to do it. They need homes now and they are getting on in years. It would be a tragedy if these dogs pass away without ever knowing the joy of living in a home. Little’s Mom

Ellen

http://adoptions.bestfriends.org/Default.aspx?dbid=1013629

Oscar

http://adoptions.bestfriends.org/Default.aspx?dbid=1013621

Ray

http://adoptions.bestfriends.org/Default.aspx?dbid=1013639

Georgia

http://adoptions.bestfriends.org/Default.aspx?dbid=1013627

Squeaker

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Victory-for-Squeaker/134215559967930

How to Adopt

One of the most awesome dogs that have already been adopted (they are ALL awesome), Cherry Garcia was adopted by a family in New England who have another pibble and have two cats. One of the cats, Walker, really helped Cherry settle into his new home.  They are best buddies, still regularly snuggle together and groom each other. Cherry (a Very Important Dog) and  family go to lots of events to show how fabulous Pitbulls are. Even after the horrible situation from his past, Cherry shows no aggression toward anyone. Like all dogs, he just wants to be loved.  Check out the progress of Cherry, Ginger Girl, Little Red, Handsome Dan, Hector the Pitbull and others on Facebook.

These dogs are shy and need the confidence that comes from being loved every day by a family. You can follow Cherry’s progress at Vicktory 4 Cherry. If you think you’re ready to bring one of these special dogs into your life, contact Best Friends Animal Society at dogadoptions@bestfriends.org.

http://adoptions.bestfriends.org/HowToAdopt.aspx

Tours and volunteer opportunities at Best Friends

Call (435) 644-2001 ext 4537. Full tours take approximately an hour and a half and wind through the magnificent red-rock landscape of Angel Canyon.

If a tour just isn’t enough, and you have time to interact more closely with the sanctuary animals, please contact us about volunteer opportunities at (435) 644-2001 ext 4119.

love the new badrap website

http://www.badrap.org/

find the former vick dogs under blogs

http://badrapor.www65.a2hosting.com/vick-dogs

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/686298/occupy_updates:_oakland_protesters_tear_down_fence_to_reclaim_space,_nypd_gets_violent_during_solidarity_march/

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trick or treat?

most dogs would probably have a hard time choosing between tricks and treats… since they like to do both, EAT and do naughty tricks… Cici decided instead of taking a walk with me yesterday morning as she normally does, that it was better to run away and hide… what gets into that dog’s brain is beyond me… so she did not get her morning walk, nor did she bug me all day for a walk… maybe it’s because I am fixing up the garden??? nothing discernible yet… but I did give her a bone to gnaw on at some point and she seemed happy. She had taken my roommate for a walk for three hours the night before so I figured she was still worn out.

Whatever goes on in that polka dot princess head is beyond me but one thing I do know is that when it comes to treats, she is GUNG HO and all for them, healthy or not, as long as there is meat in the equation/ingredient list.

got healthy snacks for your Fido for Halloween???

you could try something delish from Mother Hubbard…. Cici has already pigged out on doggie cookies/biscuits … she thought that the Chicken and Apple ones were the best cookies she’s had in awhile… I liked the wholesome human grade and wheat free ingredients but Cici enjoyed the taste sensation…

http://www.oldmotherhubbard.com/product.aspx?&cat=1&pid=9

Ground Barley, Ground Brown Rice, Chicken, Apples, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a natural source of Vitamin E), Cane Molasses, Turmeric, Eggs, Carrots, Garlic, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative).

Small bite sized biscuits that a dog does not have to chew up into little pieces.   Comes in eight flavors, BacnCheese, Veggie, and more.

am sure that she would love the peanut butter cookies too… and she enjoyed eating the tiny little bitties soft and chewy snacks, too… supposed to be used for training, but oh well… she was in taste testing dog mode so I went ahead and gave her some mini bits, too. did not want to risk her pulling anymore tricks on me.  One trick a day is enough.

 

 

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happy pit bull awareness day

a very special howdy and happy from the Vicktory dogs, and Nikhi Cormier, who created these wonderful photo tributes to these very fabulous ambassadors for the breed… these former M. Vick dogs started off at the Bad Newz Kennels and were given a second chance … and now they are Loving Their Lives… eight have become therapy dogs, most have been adopted and are living in homes with other dogs, cats and kids… Fifty plus fantastic ambassadors for the breed we love…and of course there is Little Red, Leo, Jonny Justice, Mel, Audie, Squeaker, Georgia and all the others not pictured here…

http://animoto.com/play/j82WcK0obVRrbPxd60UzhQ

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1855815841972

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Patrick & Lennox update 2

http://celiasue.com/2012/07/11/for-brooke-justice-for-lennox/  RIP LENNOX

 

Patrick and Lennox are the perfect representatives of how Breed Discrimination harms dogs and the people who love them.

Latest on Lennox

The latest on Lennox: http://positively.com/?p=7229

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/122000-sign-petition-to-save-death-row-dog-lennox-16099959.html

Patrick

NJ SPCA

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has several boxes of faxes and emails that they have received over the last several months. I remain confident that the Prosecutors Office understands the importance of this case and I am hopeful that the Court proceedings will move forward with a positive outcome, most importantly for Patrick. Right now prayers are best and in the near future if I need an ” ANIMAL ARMY” I will let everyone know. Next appearance is this Friday, January 20th…………….. Capt

Man on Animal Planet, Extreme Phobias, overcomes his fear of pit bulls…

http://animal.discovery.com/videos/my-extreme-animal-phobia-puppy-scares-man-to-tears.html

tears…Patrick in March when he was found in the garbage…

Patrick now, a healthy boy thanks to the GSVS Hospital

And the latest news regarding Lennox…

Keep in mind that nothing has been verified** What has been going around is that no decision has been made today and the Judge may have until Jan 21 to reach a decision.

most of us thought the trial date was 11-11-11. they made a mistake on the date his trial has been held off till 1-21-12. lets hope they lift the pit bull ban for the new year and stop killing all the pits and dogs that look like a pit!

as of October 19, 2011, Lennox has been given another reprieve…A point of law has been submitted which the judge will now consider. This could take up to a month. More to follow.

Lennox is still alive

http://www.northcountrygazette.org/2011/10/20/stay-of-execution-for-lennox-new-appeal-readied/

Caroline Barnes is a former veterinary nurse, owns other dogs in addition to Lennox and has fostered dogs.

The family was given 21 days to find a legal loophole in decision, to find a point of law on which to base one more appeal.

The Belfast Telegraph is reporting that the family has indeed found such a point of law and says that a spokeswoman for the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland has told the newspaper that an appeal will be lodged on behalf of Lennox by Friday.

It has been reported that a source for the Belfast City Council has indicated there will be a stay of execution.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/owners-in-final-bid-to-save-death-row-dog-lennox-16066302.html

(Am no lawyer especially not of Irish law, but could the family sue the Judge, Belfast City Council, people who lied, people who took Lennox away and people who are keeping Lennox away from the girl, etc. for their daughter’s health issues resulting from the inhumane treatment of their dog and threat of his being killed?)

It is once again Blog Hop day, thanks to Life with Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume.  Grab the code right here…

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pooches occupying wall street

there are some big dogs and little dogs who are occupying Wall Street these days, here are a few (20) of them who have a bone to pick with and some choice and meaty things to say to the 1% Fat Cats…  this is what a pawtocracy looks like… no evolution would be complete without a few polka dots :-)  Thanks to Kim Halligan Garrison for tweeting this !!!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/dogs-protesting-against-wall-street?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=buzzfeed

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