Thursday, January 19, 2012

Small Hiatus

Hi! I have taken a small blogging hiatus due to a new addition to the familia! Since the hubby and I are no longer adding human members to our household, and sadly, our Dane is now eight years on and slowing down considerably, we made a somewhat impromptu decision to get a new dog.

Yes, we went to the pound to simply renew our fascist dog licenses before the revenue collectors jack up the price by 100% at the end of the month when the kids asked to look (just look, riiiiiight) at the pound puppies in the back.

Of course, a horribly abused yet super-sweet Pittie caught our eyes and won our hearts. This is Dani:

She was removed from a evil person who delighted in chemically burning her shoulders (probably with batteries) and putting out cigarettes on her ears, which are now permanently scarred. Even so, she wants nothing more than some pats, food, and a warm blankie, but was languishing in the pound due to the stigma surrounding her breed.

So, while hubby and kids and I are instilling proper house manners in our new girl, posting and reading will be a bit light!


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Have fun ...

Keads said...

Good looking pup! Good luck!

Jeffrey L Watts said...

Awesome Brooke!

Chuck said...

I'm not a huge dog person (I'm even worse on cats...) but people that treat an animal like this need their ass bitten off by a great dane.

Sounds like someone was trying to make her mean.

Good luck on getting her settled and kudos for giving her a good home, she seems as if she needs good people after her last owner.

Brooke said...

Odie: We are. Whoof. This girl is super-energetic so we have to repeat ourselves to her quite a bit. Still, she is willing to please, especially for food, so it's just a matter of time.

Unsurprisingly, the asshats who abused her didn't teach her much about living in a house, ect, so she has zero manners. However, like most Pitties, she is a very clean dog and has so far not had a single 'accident.'

Keads: Thanks, brotha'! :)

Jeff: She's an awesome pup. We just could not pass her up!

Chuck: I actually DO have a Great Dane, and she wouldn't dream of bitting someone's ass off... Unless they had it comin'. ;) (Fortune is getting up there in years, so we were considering a pup anyway.)

Here is a video of Kona and Fortune.

As for making her mean, probably. There isn't a mean bone in her body, though. The only snafu we've had is feeding time, which comes as no surprise. Pitts can get territorial over food as asshats that abuse them typically don't care much for feeding them regularly, either. A firm shake of the collar and a NO breaks up that action. Kona, our other Pittie was the same way when we first got her. She wasn't burned, but she was beaten badly, to the point that one of her lower canines is chipped and she had a definite fear of the broom when I would sweep the floor. She couldn't tolerate lord voices at first, either.

She now knows that no one is going to beat her or scream at her.

Brooke said...

LOUD voices. We just got a new OS and the autocorrect on the spelling needs to be trained. :)

Always On Watch said...

Dani is beautiful!

Keep us posted on her progress.

Pitts are typically very smart dogs, so I'm sure that she'll learn the house rules very quickly.

Brooke said...

Dani just had her first bath. She sat in the tub like a perfect lady; no fight about it! :)

cube said...

Good for you. Dani looks remarkably like our dog niece, Pumpkin, who is a brindle pitt. She was a mess when my sister and brother-in-law adopted her, but she is beautiful now. We dogsit her whenever they go out of town and she has always been very sweet tempered. She's accepted our house as her second forever home.

BTW we just recently adopted a two year old Maine coon female cat. She's a sweetheart, too.

Brooke said...

I love to hear that Pitties find loving families and extended families!

Good luck on you MC cat. Those are so very awesome! :)

Mr. AOW said...

Nice looking dog!

Brooke said...


I think Dani knows she is cute. ;)

Alligator said...

"Still, she is willing to please, especially for food,..."

You mean there are dogs that don't? :-O

WomanHonorThyself said...

oh gosh Brooke..I wish I could take care of another doggie but I simply cant..I'm jealous!!!

Z said...

what a great thing you are doing taking that poor sweet dog in!

Brooke said...

Gator: Yep. My Dane, now that she's older.

Angel: We're at our limit. ;)

Z: Thanks. She needed a home. She got a bit rambunctious last night with our other Pitt, and Big Dog (hubby) had to step in and calm her down. She's a sweetie, though! :)

Tuesday, as I was leaving one of my home health care clients, a dog ran up to me on the way to my car. It had broken/ripped free of an embedded collar at a nearby house.

I called the police to come and get it. It was a sweet dog with horrific wounds! I never thought I would see such a thing in person, having seen it on Animal Cops.

midnight rider said...

Nice pup! If they haven't had it beaten and taught out of them Pits are actually a wonderful critter. Very good with kids. I have several friends who raised theirs right. Wonderful dogs.