Tag Archives: stereotypes

Why I support the yellow ribbon for reactive dogs campaign.

If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen the post encouraging people with reactive dogs to tie a yellow ribbon or something yellow on the dog’s leash to let it be known that the dog needs space and to keep strange … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Offleash and inconsiderate are not the same thing.

Or, my response to the 5 reasons to obey the leash law post that has been making the rounds of the internet. So, short version of the story: woman and her leashed dog are hiking in the woods. Woman approaches … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

Couldn’t have been a Lab– they don’t bite.

Local news story: Man was attacked by his own Labrador Retriever during a “family altercation”. The dog was tasered by police because it was “out of control” and they couldn’t otherwise contain him. The man was taken to the hospital … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

More than how you raise them.

I love it when I take my pit bulls (usually Luce) out in public and people meet them in a friendly manner. I like it when people can recognize them as pit bulls, and respond to that with enthusiasm. I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

I own a pit bull and I hate doing laundry.

Happy Pit Bull Awareness Day! Luce and I celebrated by hitting the local shelter’s “Pity Party”. I do wish they’d call it something else because there’s nothing to pity here. Happy dogs with big bully smiles. Pit Bull Rescue Central‘s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Yes, my dogs are family.

We’re in the very final stretch of Bad Rap’s My Dog is Family calendar contest, and Luce is holding strong in sixth place. Unbelievable! I have been thinking a lot about the theme lately. On the one hand, I love … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Why I bother and why it matters.

I really do try to stay out of arguments about pit bulls. I tend to shy away from venues where they’re likely to come up, don’t get involved in comments on news articles or anything like that (except to privately … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

The underappreciated snuggliness of pit bulls.

It is really something of a miracle that I make it out of bed and to my job every morning. When I go upstairs to get ready for work (having gotten up, pottied and fed the dogs, and farted around … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

You might be a dog fighter if

I first saw the picture of a young black guy being pulled on his bike by his pit bull when it was posted a few weeks ago on B-More Bulldogs. Now it’s on Pet Connection as well. What do you … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Creeps and imbeciles.

Apparently, though I had no idea, there are two kinds of pit bull owners in this world: creeps and imbeciles. I like to think that I fall into neither category. I’m pretty plain and boring. I have moments of meanness, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments