Saturday, February 5, 2011


My friend got me this t-shirt for Christmas. :)

How can you NOT love a bully?!?- Read this story!

Stray Pit Bull Saves Woman, Child From Attacker

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — The wandering 65-pound Pit Bull mix might have seemed menacing to some passerby, but one woman will always remember him as her “guardian angel.”

The dog, which authorities think is lost and not a stray, successfully thwarted a robbery attack on a mother and her 2-year-old son, who were held at knifepoint Monday afternoon.

The Florida woman, who has been identified by authorities simply as “Angela,” was leaving a playground with her toddler son in Port Charlotte when a man approached her in the parking lot with a knife and told her not to make any noise or sudden movements.

Angela didn’t have to do either to protect herself and her child — a dog mysteriously ran to the scene and charged the man, who quickly fled.

“I don’t think the dog physically attacked the man, but he went at him and was showing signs of aggression, just baring his teeth and growling and barking. It was clear he was trying to defend this woman,” Animal Control Lt. Brian Jones told Pet Pulse.

“I don’t know what this man’s intentions were, but it is very possible this dog saved her life.”
The exceptional part of the story, Jones said, is that the dog had never met or even seen the people it quickly jumped to defend.

“You hear about family dogs protecting their owners, but this dog had nothing to do with this woman or her kid,” Jones said. “He was like her guardian angel.”

After the alleged thief ran away, Angela quickly placed her son, Jordan, in the car and tried to drive off. Before she could, though, the dog jumped into her backseat, waiting with her for the police and animal control officers to arrive at the scene.

The dog was transported to a local shelter and if his owners don’t step forward within five days, Jones said, Angela and her family plan to adopt the savior she named “Angel.”

Animal control officers and shelter workers believe Angel is lost, and not a stray, because of his good health, sturdy weight and mild temperament.

“It’s funny, that someone’s irresponsibility could have saved someone’s life,” Jones said of Angel’s possible owners.

For Angela, it doesn’t matter where the dog came from, just that he was there when she needed him most.

“I don’t know what his [the thief's] intentions were — I don’t know why he did it, but I’m glad that — we call him Angel — I’m glad that Angel showed up because I don’t know what would have happened,” Angela told NBC2 News.

Friday, February 4, 2011


It's been forever. I got away from this because of graduate school and work, taking care of my husband who's in the military, tending to our new house, etc etc etc. I wanted to share that we added two new additions to the family. Along with Gunnar, we adopted Lola in April 2010. She had been in the shelter for over a year and half. The shelter we adopted her from actually took her from another shelter where she was on "death row". She's a great dog, but didn't make a good first impression on families only because she's an 80-pound, jacked beast with a 10-inch vertical. However, Gunnar loved her from the first time they met, so we decided to adopt her.

In this photo, Gunnar is on the left, and Lola is on the right.

In November of 2010, I received a call from an Animal Control Officer in Frederick, Maryland, who is also a good friend of mine, that she had an 8-month old dog that had been involved in a bait situation. Unfortunately, the shelter didn't have the funding to pay to put her back together, so the officer found an emergency veterinarian that did the $2,000 surgery for free. She was tore up from the floor up, people. We named her Haven, because she was finally safe.....

It's alittle blurry, but you can see that she's shaved all around her neck. She had stitches all around her neck, shouders, front and back legs. She also has a tube sewed into her neck to let fluid drain because the dogs punctured her larynx.

It is now February, and my husband and I nursed her back to health. :)

Completely healed, she is looking for her forever home. We've grown so attached to her, that we needed to find the PERFECT home for her. Fortunately, my Mom, who used to be scared to death of dogs, period, now wants to adopt a pit bull. They will be adopted her in mid-February.

This picture was taken only a few days after her surgery. She was still in an immense amount of pain, and Gunnar and Lola were concerned about her like a good brother and sister.