Monday, March 26, 2012

Thou Shalt NEVER Trust Thy Pit Bull Not To Fight

A couple of weeks ago something tragic happened at our house, Krush & Sasha got into a fight.  Rule number one in the Ten Commandments of Pit Bull ownership “Thou shalt NEVER trust thy Pit Bull not to fight” after all that’s what they were bred to do (not happy about it) but hey truth hurts.  Sasha & Krush have had their sibling growl and Sasha letting Krush know she was here first and she’s the dominant one although Krush is bigger than Sasha. Correction in the dog world is expected and accepted by the dogs and humans.  This however, was different...this was again human error.  Muchd ebate went on in the household as to whether or not we should blog about this incident.  The decision was made that we would.  We don’t want to be hypocrites...if we report others we will report ourselves.  We were getting ready to train Sasha & Krush when a member of our family thought it would be “funny” to put the treat bag around Krushs’ neck (Krush was neglected as a pup and has food aggression, which we had a handle on) the bag was full of treats and of course Krush was trying to get to the treats, Sasha went for the treats and a full fledged fight ensued. It was horrible, we were scared, everyone was scrambling, none of the techniques we saw Cesar do worked, all of the research on how to separate them didn’t work.  Sasha &Krush fought from side of the room to the other, in the hallway and down the stairs.  Finally, they were separated however, tensions were high on both sides.  We were pissed at the family member and Sasha was ready for another round.  Krush didn’t want any parts of Sasha.  We were thankful their injuries weren’t as bad as they could’ve been.

This is what we advocate about ignorance! How could the very thing we advocate for happened in our home? How will anyone listen to us, join forces with us, believe in us? The questions kept running through our heads.  It was a couple of sleepless nights and tensions ran high for a couple of days again on both sides.  Finally we agreed it had to stop and walking with both Sasha & Krush resumes which seemed to make amends, however, we were still on high alert.  It has been a couple of weeks since the incident, the physical scars both Sasha & Krush had have healed. They’re playing and enjoying themselves as if nothing happened.  On the other hand the incident is fresh in our minds and as Cesar stated dogs live in the moment but it’s the humans that keep the incident fresh in our minds.
We learned something about ourselves and the situation.... it’s important to live in the moment and never forget to educate those closest to you as well as the public.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Changing Minds & Careers

We’d never thought we would find ourselves in the middle of the ring in the biggest fight of our lives!  We’re at a crossroads...What are we thinking? Surely you know we have a family, bills and a life? The reaction has been: you’ve gone too far and I’m not sure if I can stand by you on this. This was a conversation had when I decided to change minds which includes changing careers.  After careful thought and many, many, many, many, many and many more conversations it was decided we would make the necessary changes to change the mindset, perception of pit bulls and change careers to do so. For better or for worst we’re in this together (ok sometimes one is in  than the other) however, we’re together and we’re going to change the pittie world for the best!
We’re in training like Floyd Mayweather! Our sparring partner are the lawmakers, abusers and anyone who stands in our way.  Back toschool it is for us as well as Sasha & Krush (they’re such good troopers). Our vision is armed with the proper information and right techniques those that find wonderful furever homes will stay in them! Besides training we’ll offer other resources for those that are unable to keep their furvever family member due to financial hardships.  We’re building a community while strengthening the bond between canine and human kind while/perceptions & careers!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Who saved who?

Who saved who? Many in the world of rescue ask this question.  Those on the outside looking in don’t seem to understand this phrase or question let’s see if we can make it clear.  Often times our companions, pets, furever family members come into our lives when we least expect them.  Meaning we’re looking for something but don’t know what it is. Trying to fill a void but not knowing what’s missing. 
Circumstance(s) have brought us together yet we don’t know why.  We’re thinking it’s a picture, the sad story that goes along with the picture, being on our own fort he first time, needing a companion, needing a new love because the old is gone. Whatever the reasoning there’s a connection between us and I need to save you from your horrific current situation.  Once in my possession feelings that weren’t there before are now here and have me feeling some kind of way. A way that I never felt before! All I seem to do is speak about you and all of the wonderful things you do, even the not so wonderful things you do. Everywhere I go, you’re there or I’m thinking about you and how lonely you must feel without me being there.  You’re my new BESTFRIEND! I tellyou everything and when I’m not feeling so hot you put your paw on me, nuzzle/snuggle up and give me kisses only you can and all is well in my world again.  You make the cloudiest day sunny!

The shopping cart is now filled with only the best food for you, treats, treats and more treats for you.  And while we’re on the topic of shopping; can’t go past the clothing aisle without picking up a cute sweater or t-shirt that fits your personality to a “T.” I’m thinking I’m doing you a favor by taking you out for a walk to do your business but little do I know I’m getting stronger, lungs are opening up and filled with good air, my heart is stronger and my over allhealth is great (doctors love you for what you’re doing for me).  Your silly antics keep me laughing which add years to my life.  Your visits at the vets office provides you with a clean bill of health as well so we’re going to be together for a long time!.  Being the first face I see when I get home from work or running errands brightens the day, snuggling with you calms my fears and walking with you gives me courage to talk to folks that I would otherwise not speak to.  Having you in my life has made me a better person, a better mother, a better father, a better friend, a better companion, a more responsible child.  The list goes on and on and the question comes up again who really saved who? I would have to say YOU saved me!