Monthly Archives: February 2012

washington wineries going to the dogs

If you are traveling to Washington state with your pooches, you might want to check out http://www.visityakima.com/wine-doggies/

for info on pet friendly activities and wineries in Yakima valley, Washington’s wine country… do Washington wine country with your four legged friends!

there is a winery walking doggie tour, events, doggie stories, a blog and more…

http://visityakima.com/wine-doggies/pet-friendly-attractions.asp

The wine doggies site does list a few places that offer pet friendly lodging, and if you click on some of the wineries and go to their sites, you may find listings of lodging like this, not all specify whether they are pet friendly or not…

http://www.maryhillwinery.com/lodging.asp

Teepee lodging…

enjoy an evening around the campfire before snuggling into your own private 20-foot tall teepee. Experience the romance of the West in cloud-like beds with fluffy down comforters and turn “roughing it” into a luxurious experience.

Barbeque grills, compact refrigerators, separate super-clean and private water closets, along with an open-air shower round out the amenities.

http://www.cherrywoodbbandb.com/lodging.html

pets welcome… guest house provides comfortable, spacious accommodations for up to six adults.

http://www.tefftcellars.com/GuestHouse.htm

pets allowed

http://www.canyonriver.net/accommodations.html

dog on duty

http://www.cavebinn.com/cuvee.php

Walla Walla Valley, WA
Vineyards in the Walla Walla wine region grow in both Washington and Oregon. More than 100 wineries are in the region, get a listing of close to 40 that are dog-friendly. Be sure to take the pooches to Durham Cellars  … their red and white wines are named for their beloved winery dogs and ‘hospitality committee’, Konnie and Maysy, two border collie mixes.

http://www.winesnw.com/walla.html#Dog-Friendly

http://www.seattleite.com/wine-o%E2%80%99clock-wednesday-barking-wine-tastic/

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celebrate polka dots

 

By Rainbow Heart

Which one is not like the others? Our therapy horse Circus and four rescue Dalmatians.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gentle-Carousel-Miniature-Therapy-Horses/177855218899

 
 
 
 

pit bull rescue woman

Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc. is having their annual MODEL SEARCH for their 2013 Pinups for Pitbulls Calendar!! Get all the details and become a fan at: http://www.facebook.com/Pinupsforpitbulls?sk=wall&filter=2   please spread the word!

st pitties and kitties day, seems like a great event to hold everywhere…this one is in Las Vegas…

 
 

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Channeling your furry friends

Join a variety of eccentric pet personalities as they host shows that offer insight into the secret lives of their four-footed best friends.

Whether your pet is a furry feline or rugged reptile, you can enjoy hilarious pet programming that includes domestic animal advice from a tiger, style tips from a snarky iguana and curated cat videos provided by an internet junkie cat. Petsami also provides viewers with an interactive experience by allowing them to upload their own videos to the channel, create captions for different videos and even vote on whether cats or dogs are cuter.

In addition, renowned pet expert Laura Nativo and celebrity Carrie Ann Inaba are onboard to create fun shows for audiences around the world.

The channel launched with six shows, including:

  • CuteWinTail – Similar to the format of FishBowl’s incredibly successful CuteWinFail, each episode of CuteWinTail presents three clips and lets audiences decide which is the “most epic” as it applies to the world of pet and animals. Each week, an episode ends with “Pet of the Week.”
  • Leash Line – Leash Line is a weekly news magazine show, profiling true stories of amazing animals from around the world. Its host, Monkey, is the proud pet of Emmy Award Winning Reporter Lu Parker, who also serves as executive producer.
  • One Minute Meerkat – This weekly show examines what Meerkats are really saying, translating their thoughts through extremely complex technology. It turns out Meerkats are very similar to humans and each week is just as relatable as the next.
  • Ask a Tiger – A weekly support show hosted by Sabin the Nepalese tiger, who offers domestic pets advice based on his expertise from the wild. Sabin also provides comedic user-generated clips to serve as examples of animal-human interaction.
  • KlipKat – From her Venice apartment, internet junkie KlipKat shares her take on favorite cat clips and invites users to submit LOL speak captions for them. The highest rated user captions are featured in the next episode.
  • How2BCute – Hoshi the Hamster, Ivanna Iguana and Gus the Guppy are the G.H.I. (think Statler and Waldorf). They are too cool for school and spend their time each day, interacting with users and influencers with snarky, yet entertaining comments.

  If you would like to learn more about Petsami, please visit www.petsami.com and

https://www.facebook.com/petsami

 

 

Tune into Access Hollywood Live today at 8 am ET / 11 am PT to watch Carrie Ann Inaba talk about her new show Crib Cat on Petsami and she’ll help adopt some pets today!

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pit bull bans going bye bye

No more pit bull discrimination in Ohio…

Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) signed on the dotted line, making Ohio House Bill 14an official law. HB 14 is a piece of legislation that will create a new and more refined system for defining a dog as potentially dangerous, removing the American Pit Bull Terrier and other “Bully breeds” from the list of automatically “vicious” dogs.

http://dogtime.com/pit-bull-discrimination-ends-in-ohio.html

Michigan and Ontario Canada are in the works, too…

http://www.clickondetroit.com/community/Pit-bulls-removed-from-Mount-Clemens-dangerous-animal-ordinance/-/2207168/8864914/-/ym11q8/-/index.html

IN A VOTE TO BRING BACK THE PIT BULLS TO ONTARIO, THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO VOTED IN FAVOUR 51 TO 26 ON HERSHEY’S BILL!!!

‎”Ontario is now one step closer to repealing this egregious law; just this week the state of Ohio became the fiftieth and final state in America to overturn breed specific legislation. While BSL was a common perceived solution to the media hysteria surrounding dog attacks around the world, jurisdiction after jurisdiction have repealed this legislation because studies showed it was an ineffective solution.”

Miami-Dade is next

http://www.change.org/petitions/help-slater-buehrle-save-pets-in-miami-end-the-pit-bull-ban

Florida pit bull friends… This morning House Bill 997, which would repeal the breed ban in Miami-Dade County, passed out of the State Affairs Committee! There’s still a long way to go, but this is a tremendous leap forward.NEXT STEP: The Florida Senate Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations will hear their version of the bill (SB 1322) on February 28, so please email the following legislators and politely ask them to support it: bogdanoff.ellyn.web@flsenate.gov joyner.arthenia.web@flsenate.gov bennett.mike.web@flsenate.gov evers.greg.web@flsenate.gov
smith.chris.web@flsenate.gov storms.ronda.web@flsenate.gov
thrasher.john.web@flsenate.gov
By: BSL News: What You Can Do to Fight Bully Breedism

Miami-Dade County is the only county in the entire state permitted to engage in canine profiling. Florida state legislators Representative Carlos Trujillo and Senator Jim Norman are leading an effort, with the help of Best Friends Animal Society, to right this injustice and to repeal the portion of the Florida statute that allows Miami-Dade to kill dogs simply because of their appearance.

No other county in Florida is allowed such unmitigated power over people’s pets. It is time that Miamians again enjoy the same right that citizens in Florida’s 66 other counties have.

Despite being over 20 years old, Miami’s canine profiling still causes the needless, senseless and unjustified confiscation and killing of hundreds of innocent dogs every year, proving that breed discrimination does not make communities safer, and is impossible to enforce. It’s also a waste of tax dollars. Nowhere else in Florida can certain breeds of dogs be summarily killed simply because of their appearance.

It is time to put an end, once and for all, to canine discrimination in Florida and make the Sunshine State a model of humane public policy.

Denver

We opened Mariah’s Promise as a refuge to take these family pets. Puppies and dogs were abandoned in parks and on the streets of Denver. There were posters placed around Denver to contact Mariah’s Promise. One thing that came to our attention was that people would have friends call because they thought we were a sting operation to locate pit bull dogs in Denver and turn them in. How sad!

Neighbors turned neighbors in, and friends turned against friends. People watched as dogs were carried to animal control trucks. Children cried and screamed as their dogs were being carried off. It was frightening.

When people tried to fight back, law enforcement was called in or had accompanied animal control. If people refused to surrender their dog, animal control would step aside, and law enforcement would step up to offer to arrest them, take them downtown and charge them with harboring a pit bull – a charge that imposed a $999 citation. And animal control would get the dog anyway. Sigh…

As an example of the media slant, in June 2005, CNN sent a film crew out. They spent seven hours filming. The film crew was excited and thrilled to watch the dogs run and play in the yard or laze in the house. They went into each kennel and filmed the dogs. The result: In a five-minute segment, they used about 45 seconds of the film of dogs at Mariah’s Promise playing. In the rest they preferred to use pictures of dogs fighting, the scarred faces of children, dogs terrified in shelters, etc.

http://stubbydog.org/2012/02/mariahs-promise/

New Mexico and New Orleans now have pit bull pioneer Tia Marie Torres and her crew at VillaLobos on their side rescuing dogs and people

http://www.vrcpitbull.net/dog/news/our-first-new-orleans-rescue/

The amazing Vicktory dogs keep on trucking earning their homes and therapy dog stripes/certificates…

http://badrap-blog.blogspot.com/2012/02/canine-celeb-milestones.html

Pit bulls rescuing other dogs and people

http://www.godvine.com/Dog-Thrown-Away-in-a-Landfill-Gets-Rescued-So-Touching-1172.html

What Every Dog Deserves……From A Dog’s View

Here in this house… I will never know the loneliness I hear in the barks of the other dogs ‘out there’. I can sleep soundly, assured that when I wake my world will not have changed. I will never know hunger, or the fear of not knowing if I’ll eat. I will not shiver in the cold, or grow weary from the heat. I will feel the sun’s heat, and the rain’s coolness, and be allowed to smell all that can reach my nose. My fur will shine, and never be dirty or matted.

Here in this house… There will be an effort to communicate with me on my level. I will be talked to and, even if I don’t understand, I can enjoy the warmth of the words. I will be given a name so that I may know who I am among many. My name will be used in joy, and I will love the sound of it!

Here in this house… I will never be a substitute for anything I am not. I will never be used to improve peoples’ images of themselves. I will be loved because I am who I am, not someone’s idea of who I should be. I will never suffer for someone’s anger, impatience, or stupidity. I will be taught all the things I need to know to be loved by all. If I do not learn my lessons well, they will look to my teacher for blame.

Here in this house… I can trust arms that hold, hands that touch…knowing that, no matter what they do, they do it for the good of me. If I am ill, I will be doctored. If scared, I will be calmed. If sad, I will be cheered. No matter what I look like, I will be considered beautiful and known to be of value.

I will never be cast out because I am too old, too ill, too unruly, or not cute enough. My life is a responsibility, and not an afterthought. I will learn that humans can almost, sometimes, be as kind and as fair as dogs.

Here in this house… I will belong. I will be home.

Blog Hop time…  thanks to Life with Dogs,Two Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume…  grab the blog hop code…

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Planet Dog EATS hit the spots

Cici loves her cookies… and I love giving her treats that are good for her, wheat free and eco friendly.  But Cici can be picky about “healthy” snacks and will sometimes sniff her nose and walk away. But NOT the new Planet Dog EATS. Planet Dog EATS hit just the right spots for me and my polka dot girl. Cici loves the crunchy munchy texture and would eat a whole box in one sitting if I let her do so.

Planet Dog EATS is a line of premium and healthy dog treats made by their new local baking partner, Polka Dog Bakery in Boston, MA. The rough, crunchy surface and composition of the new treats supports daily tartar control. Made in the USA with all-natural ingredients, Planet Dog EATS  are playful bone-shaped treats that easily break into smaller pieces for portion control and for placing inside all sizes of Orbee-Tuff toys. 

There are three ways to use Planet Dog EATS: 

Praise good behavior… Good dog!

Play: Insert into interactive toys   

Perform: They can also be used with Planet Dog’s new On the Go Snack Sack® for “ready-to-reward” ease. 

Planet Dog EATS are wheat, corn and soy-free and contain no wheat gluten.  

The new line features two flavors: Chicken & Pumpkin Pot Pie and PB & J.

 

The Chicken & Pumpkin Pot Pie Flavor treats naturally support digestion thanks to the high fiber content found in Pumpkin. It is also a natural remedy for stomach ailments, including constipation and mild diarrhea.  It is packed with beta carotein, high in vitamins C, K and E and an excellent source of potassium, magnesium and iron.  Feeding pumpkin to a dog can help lower their risk of cancer, cataracts and heart disease.  And because it is low in both fat and calories, it is an excellent food substitute for dogs with weight restrictions.

INGREDIENTS: barley flour, rye flour, chicken, pumpkin, canola oil, ginger.

The Chicken & Pumpkin Pot Pie treats also feature Ginger, a perennial herb that has potent anti-inflammatory properties, stimulates digestion and enhances the immune system.  Research has shown that ginger lowers blood cholesterol by reducing cholesterol absorption in the blood and liver.

The PB & J Flavor treats offer powerful antioxidants thanks to real Maine blueberries and peanut butter.  Blueberries can help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and digestive problems and they are also a great source of fiber.  The presence of brain stimulating vitamins in blueberries can help keep senior dogs sharper, while copper, zinc and iron help boost and maintain a healthy immune system.  Peanut butter is also loaded with antioxidants as well as protein and basic carbohydrates.  The peanut oil in peanut butter contains omega fatty-acids which help reduce bad cholesterol that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

INGREDIENTS: barley flour, rye flour, peanut butter, blueberries, cinnamon.

Planet Dog EATS are sold in a recyclable, 12-ounce virgin craft cardboard box. You can buy them online at http://www.planetdog.com, by calling Planet Dog toll-free at 800-381-1516 or at retailers nationwide.

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Happy first Woman for President’s Day

with all of the uproar because of the GOP’s Back to the Past 1950’s agenda, think it is only fitting to talk about having a woman in the White House… from Marlo Thomas about women and power… she asks… “America has never leapt over that final gender barrier by electing a woman to our highest office — and the interesting thing is, so many countries around the world have achieved that equality.

Why not us?”

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marlo-thomas/women-in-power_b_1276510.html

 

I would LOVE to vote for a woman for President… Elisabeth Warren comes to mind…  would love for there to BE a woman for President…

this is way overdue… ERA…

http://www.equalrightsamendment.org/

 

here is the First Lady and Bo … Bo has been showing up a lot more it seems, perhaps to highlight the difference between Romney’s abusive dog car ride and Bo’s having it made… Michelle Obama even said that she’d like to come back as Bo…because he has it so good…

 

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/02/michelle-obama-surprises-some-white-house-visitors-more-others/48800/

 

 

this is crazy funny… First Ladies as Dogs… for a little comic interlude…

 

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I am a pit bull…

hear me lick your face/feet with slobbery kisses…

roses are red

violets are blue

pit bulls are great dogs

what’s wrong with you?

roses are red

violets are purple

pit bulls are divine

McD’s nuggets are bull

roses are red

violets are lavendar

pit bulls are goofy companions

your mind/heart is blinded by a fear blender

roses are red

lilacs are orchid

my pit bull is better than your lst grader

perhaps you could learn from my dog-ed

yeah my ‘vicious’ pit bull mix Cici this morning she ran by me, not supposed to be running, but hey mom, gotta zoom, she was wearing her leash and it lashed my leg and I yelled OW… Cici came back to see if I was ok… awwwww… and of course licked me… I knew she did not hurt me on purpose and let her know that she was a good girl… tail wag…

Jennifer Aniston adopted a pit bull mix puppy…

http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/jennifer-aniston-and-justin-theroux-adopt-puppy-02-17-2012

FYI…

Pit bull is not a breed of dog, there are numerous breeds all lumped together and called pit bull…American Pit Bull Terriers, Miniature Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Bull Dogs, Bull Terriers or mixed breeds that have the appearance or characteristics of one of these breeds…

Many people have never met a pit bull and could not pick one out of a lineup such as this…can you?

http://www.pickthepit.com/

‎*****CONTEST!!!!! Make your own McDonalds sign and post it on the American Dog magazine wall and the winner will get a prize! I’ll pick the winner later this afternoon!!!*** Here is the link to make your own sign: http://says-it.com/fastfood/mcdonalds.php (just fill in the words for the sign)

here’s ours…

 

 

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doggie bakery and ice cream truck

ahhh I have  found a new profession…dog baker

I tried making the treats but did it wrong, no matter, they came out to be a cake with peanut butter and cici still likes them…

all I’d need is a truck with a kitchen… or not… I could do a doggie ice cream truck…

http://blogs.discovery.com/daily_treat/2010/07/doggy-ice-cream-truck-where-every-dog-has-their-sundae.html

http://www.gourmet-dog-treat-recipes.com/dog-bakery-business.html

Lu & Wally’s Sweet Potato & Flax Wheat-Free

http://www.lifewithlulu.com/2011/02/19/lws-wheat-free-sweet-potato-flax-dog-treats/

The ingredients:

1 medium sweet potato (1/2 cup)

1 egg

1/2 cup flaxseed meal

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup rice flour

The directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Microwave sweet potato until soft and mashable.   (About 5 minutes, but maybe more, depending on the size of your potato.)

3. Cut sweet potato in half and scoop 1/2 cup of potato.

4. In a medium bowl, combine sweet potato, egg, flax meal and cinnamon.

5. Stir until well blended and then add the rice flour.

6. Stir until a soft dough forms.

7. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.   With your hands, or a rolling pin, press the dough into a rectangle that is 1/4″ thick.

8. With a pizza cutter or a knife, cut the dough into 1/2″  x 1/2″  squares.  We were able to get 96 squares out of this batch.

9. Transfer the squares to a baking sheet.

10. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Makes approximately 8 dozen 1/2″ dog treats.

ideal:

what mine looks like sort of…

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now these muffins sound ugh/disgusting anyway

carrot bacon muffins for dogs 

ingredients:

3 Cups of Unbleached flour

1 Tbs Baking powder

1/2 Cup of Butter

6 Eggs

1/2 Cup of olive Oil

2 Jars of chicken baby food

2 Cups Shredded or chopped carrots

3 Strips of cooked bacon or ham

Directions:

Combine butter, eggs, oil, baby food and

carrots in a large bowl. Mix well. Slowly add the

flour and baking powder. Pour batter into a well

greased muffin pan. Cut up a few cooked bacon

slices and place on top of the muffins. I used

two to three pieces of bacon on each muffin.

Bake at 350 degrees for sixty minutes. I

suggest checking the muffins at the fifty minute

mark as all ovens are different! After two or

three days store in an airtight container.

http://www.bunnyroobeagle.com/BaconandCarrotMuffinRecipeforDogs.html

none of these really fit but did not know how to make my own…

http://celiasueink.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/what-i-do/

Dog travel writer

what strangers think I do

what friends think I do

what I think I do

what B&B owners/hotel owners think I do

what PR agencies think I do

what my dog thinks I do

will fill in when my computer behaves again…

 

If you enjoyed this post, we’d be very grateful if you’d help get the woof out by emailing it to a friend, or sharing it on Twitter or Facebook. Thank you! Cici the Polka Dot Princess and CS

 

 

Blog Hop time…  thanks to Life with Dogs,Two Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume…  grab the blog hop code…

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choose a shelter dog

Are Mutts Smarter Than Purebred Dogs?
How to Choose Your New Best Friend from an Animal Shelter

Among the biggest victims of the economic recession are the once beloved family pets surrendered to shelters as their owners deal with extended joblessness. The U.S. Humane Society estimates 6 to 8 million dogs and cats enter shelters each year – and 3 to 4 million are euthanized.

“We don’t have firm numbers but we know anecdotally that the communities that have been hardest hit by the economic downturn are seeing that reflected in their shelter intake numbers,” says Inga Fricke, director of sheltering issues for the U.S. Humane Society.

“And, unfortunately, while the majority of the public is in favor of adopting pets from shelters, very few – usually about 20 percent – actually do. That has recently gone up slightly to the mid-20s.”

Fricke and retired police officer Irvin Cannon, a confirmed dog lover whose new book, For the Love of Dog Tales (www.FortheLoveofDogTales.com), gives voice to man’s best friend, hope people getting back on their feet will consider adopting a shelter dog.

Cannon was a poor kid growing up in Detroit when his family took in a stray dog. It surprised young Irvin that his father would be willing to share the family’s meager groceries with a dog, but he soon discovered the return on their investment was enormous.

“You won’t find a better companion, whether you bring home a mystery mixed-breed or a purebred Labrador,” he says. “Everyone thinks mutts are smarter and generally healthier, but really, it all depends on their mix of breeds and which breed strain is dominant.”

Border collies and Rottweilers are two of the smartest breeds, Cannon says. But they tend to have other traits, too, which are just as important to consider when choosing what dog best suits your lifestyle. Remember – dogs are as individual as people. A dog’s breed, or breed mix, is no guarantee that it will have certain traits.

That said, border collies tend to need lots of room to run and lots of attention – they’re high-maintenance, Cannon says. If you can’t spend a lot of active time with them, they’ll be unhappy and you’ll have problems.

Rottweilers are fast learners and lovable family animals, but they also tend to have bold personalities associated with pack leaders. If you are not an experienced dog owner, or if you have young or shy children, you might want to consider a different breed.

Dominant dogs that are allowed to bully their family members, dogs that are kept on a chain, dogs that are not neutered, and dogs that are allowed to run loose can become problem dogs that may bite.

Here are some other tidbits regarding breeds:

• Among other dog breeds known for intelligence: Shetland sheepdogs, golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers, poodles, Australian cattle dogs, Papillons and Doberman pinschers.

• Bulldogs, beagles and Basset hounds all start with ‘B’ but get much lower grades for smarts.

• Some breeds have tendencies toward problems such as deafness, blindness or hip dysplasia, remember, these are genetic issues that are inherited. So if you’re mixed-breed includes some German shepherd, it may also have hip dysplasia (a problem with the joint’s bone structure).

• If you’re in the market for a purebred dog, you have a 25 percent chance of finding one – although maybe not the breed you want – at a shelter. If your heart is set on a specific breed, check your area for a rescue group specializing in that breed.

 Be aware of designer dogs and so-called perfect dog breeds and their health issues… 

 http://www.zoenature.org/2012/02/the-perfect-dog/

Right now, the entire Pekingese breed is in crisis. It is so plagued by health issues and inbreeding that many people say the breed may not even survive. The biggest issue is Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome – the upper airway problem that plagues short-nosed, flat-faced dog breeds…

…And speaking about King Charles spaniels, who are also bred with skulls that are too small for their brains, veterinary neurologist Clare Rusbridge said:

“The cavalier’s brain is like a size ten foot that has been shoved into a size six shoe; it doesn’t fit. It is described in humans as one of the most painful conditions you can have, a piston-type headache. Even a light touch – a collar, for example – can induce discomfort.

“If you took a stick and beat a dog to create that pain, you’d be prosecuted. But there’s nothing to stop you breeding a dog with it.”

Is this truly our idea of the perfect dog – the best in show? Is this how we want to judge and recognize the best characteristics for our best friends?

Isn’t it time for people who love pets and care about animals to rise up and bring this sham to an end?

The only thing that’s pure in the “purebred” industry is the lifetime of pure suffering that’s being inflicted on dogs by this morally bankrupt industry.

Adopt a shelter pet… just like your favorite celebrities…

“According to People Pets, (Jennifer)  Aniston confirmed to GQ magazine that she and boyfriend, Justin Theroux, recently adopted a Pit bull/boxer mix named Sophie. Several sources reveal that the adoption took place from the Utah-based animal rescue, Best Friends.”
http://truthaboutpitbulls.blogspot.com/2012/02/jennifer-aniston-adopts-pit-bull-mix.html

http://theshelterpetproject.org/

 

 

If you enjoyed this post, we’d be very grateful if you’d help get the woof out by emailing it to a friend, or sharing it on Twitter or Facebook. Thank you! Cici the Polka Dot Princess and CS 

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update on cici’s leg/home wanted

When Cici can rest, she is doing better, not limping. Unfortunately, am living with a psycho. Had to call an attorney yesterday.

If someone knows a SAFE, QUIET, CLEAN, PRIVATE place for us to live for $250 a month with a yard, Internet, washer/dryer and SANE people (am a senior on a fixed income), please let us know asap.

In April 2011, owner/roommate let my dog outside without my knowledge. She ran away and was gone all night. She got spooked by a vehicle going over her. He told me that she was dead and laughed about it. I looked for her all night and Cici was found to be at the SPCA in the morning. I had to pay $200 to get her back. He paid nothing.

About a month ago, owner roommate took Cici, my dog, out for a long walk. When they got back, the next day, I saw that she was limping but it went away by the next day. A week or so later, he took her for another walk, she came back limping again. This time, the limping continued for a couple of weeks. Finally, I took her to see an orthopedic specialist vet since I was concerned about her leg. Four years ago, she had had surgeries on it from an accident. The vet took x-rays and examined her and determined that her previous injuries were all healed but that she had torn a ligament in her knee requiring surgery. He gave me info to google to do research and said that we could wait a month or two for the surgery. And when I got back home, I did the research and found out that there was something called Conservative Management, a protocol of confinement and restriction as well as supplements that when followed could eliminate the surgery.

I spoke to the vet about it as well as another vet and people who had gone through this with their dogs and was told to go ahead and do the Conservative Management protocol. This confinement means that she is not allowed to run, jump or play or even walk except to go potty a few times a day. I told owner/roommate and my other roommate about this. I kept my dog tethered for about a week but it was not really working so I got a crate to put her in.

I was surprised that she took so easily to the crate and finally she was resting the way she was supposed to do. And she stopped limping for a couple of days. Then owner/roommate decided to open up her crate whenever he felt like it, let her out, let her jump on furniture, and even took her for a walk for 30 minutes. She started limping again. I repeatedly told him NOT to do all of this to no avail. I explained over and over and over to him that the protocol was important and could save her from having surgery. And that him doing this was HURTING my dog and this was not only unacceptable but sabotaging her progress.

He continued his assault upon my dog so I bought a lock to put on the crate so that he could not open it. At l:30 am Monday night, Feb. 13, owner/roommate somehow managed to get the crate open without the lock and got Cici out, let her run around and jump onto furniture laughing and taunting me. I took the dog away from him and brought her into my room and kept her locked up with me all day Valentine’s Day. He usually is not home but he stayed the entire day. Several times I had to go to the bathroom, he opened my door to let her out. And he kept trying to play with her and let her run around. I did not sleep well as it was and my stress level is through the roof. I have arthritis and am hurting all over. And Cici is limping again.

At midnight, I woke up to hear him tell my other roommate that Cici was dead. That she had been killed. My other roommate was very upset.  I came out and told him that jack-a– is a liar and was just telling him that as a “joke.”  Roommate got mad and told jacka– it was NOT funny. I told him I contacted a lawyer. He said he was on my side and witness to the abuse, not only harming my dog but also me.

Here is what I would say in a letter to jacka–…

Given that I have repeatedly asked you in good faith and you have continually refused to comply with the advice / prescription of the vets to keep my dog Cici confined/restricted for about six weeks to avoid surgery and you have refused my requests that YOU LEAVE MY DOG ALONE, stop teasing her, not let her out or encourage her to jump up on furniture, and have continued to harass me and the dog and by thereby doing so are causing her harm … I am writing to let you know that you cannot continue to sabotage my efforts to restrict / confine my dog in any way including the following

You MUST NOT:

open the door to my room when I am away and let the door run around the house

let the dog run around in the yard, outside, and jump on furniture

let the dog out of the crate or out of the house

walk the dog or run the dog

pick the dog up

tease the dog, call the dog or rouse the dog

encourage the dog to kick her legs  in any way

harm/hurt the dog in any way

Doing the above is in violation to the vet’s instructions and my instructions and YOU WILL BE LIABLE for the cost of any and ALL surgeries, vet appointments/visits and treatments for causing further harm to my dog.

In addition, since all of the stress this has been causing ME has been worsening MY condition, if I should have a heart attack, stroke or need other medical treatment, you are also liable.

What kind of a sick, twisted, sadistic person does this???? I rescued Cici from a domestic violence situation originally because I was afraid that she would be killed. And now here we are… I don’t think he would actually kill her but who knows.

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