Thursday, June 12, 2008

Truths of The Day

And the second best truth of the day comes from a post on Craigslist.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dis 'n dat

WOO HOOO. The Netherlands is lifting its breed-specific legislation because after 15, yes, 15 years....(insert drum roll here)....there was no decrease in the number of dog bites.

I'm reading Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. At first glance, it looks really good
(hehehe, inside joke based on the book's theory).

Terrierman has an interesting take on whether gas prices will affect the dogs people acquire in the future. Thanks to Pet Connection for the tip.

As always, good stuff on KC Dog Blog, including an interesting take on the possible repercussions of delaying Michael Vick's trial on dog fighting charges, repercussions that hadn't occurred to me.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

911 - APBT pup stolen - Tampa, Florida


If you are in the Tampa or surrounding area, please post the pictures of Naila and the contact info. If you work in a FL shelter or pound, please get the word out.


Today one of our adoptive families had their home broken into 2 days after adopting a 12 week old pit bull puppy from us. This happened in broad daylight and we are convinced someone had to see it going on. They went in and out by jumping a 6ft privacy fence.

The home is located off of Nebraska and 122nd street in Tampa.

Naila is a 12 week old spayed tan/white APBT puppy with green eyes. Her Microchip # is 017-804-552.

Any Information leading to her return please Contact Us

Please help us put the word out there. We all know what can happen to this breed in the wrong hands. Her family just put their 12 year old Chow down 2 weeks ago and are completely distraught about Naila. Not to mention that all of their belongings are gone as well. All they care about is Naila.

We are offering a reward for her safe return, NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!!!

I can be reached @ 813-597-1052 OR
Devilyn @ 727-505-2794 or .

Monday, June 9, 2008

Dogs 'n people who think they're not

Update: Caveat has a good post on the goings-on. Read it here.

I spent two days at Woofstock this weekend, watching people with their dogs. Makes me sad for the future of some of these dogs.

First, it was well over 80 degrees (possibly over 100) with full sun and high humidity. For those of you unfamiliar with Toronto in the summer, it's like living in a blast furnace. The breezes that blow are hot, like the Santa Ana winds.

The dogs were showing the effect of the heat. Black asphalt is darned hard on bare feet, I defy the owners to go barefoot on it for several hours. Combine the heat with inappropriate treatment (having their untrained or anxious dogs there in the first place; those haltis that people use fulltime because they're too lazy or stupid to train their dogs; clothes on an animal with a fur coat), dehydration, a heavy coat, flat face, age or infirmity, and these people are just looking to kill their dogs.

Some people had them dressed in outfits or t-shirts which keep the dog's body heat trapped around its body. For heaven's sake, if you want to bring your dog, come and leave early before the worst of the heat. Better, leave your dog at home in the air conditioning.

Next, why the %$#!@!!! would a person carry a dog in a snugli??? Carrying a dog in a snugli means the dog is parked on its rear end with all its internal organs compressing for hours. A dog is constructed to be four on the floor, not upright. What will that do to the dog long term?

I think the rescues will be getting a LOT of small dogs in the next few years. People acquire them on a whim (pet stores and backyard breeders are responsible for this), treat them like accessories, and will probably discard them when they're too much trouble. Here's a buck, buy a clue. THEY'RE DOGS. They should be allowed to be dogs, and owners should have their dog's welfare foremost, not their ego and image.

Meaningless sidenote: I have a sunburn on my right arm, but not the left. I look like a British truckdriver.