Had to share this awesome infographic on why my Bully peeps (or pups) and I really do deserve second chances (also Mom is a graphic designer and gets really excited about infographics)! It doesn’t mention anything about how insanely attractive we Bullies are or our super-stealth, treat-luring Jedi mind tricks, but it does a great job of showing why we’re just as deserving as any other breed of having a second chance at a safe, loving forever home with responsible humans. Try us, you’ll like us!

Had to share this awesome infographic on why my Bully peeps (or pups) and I really do deserve second chances (also Mom is a graphic designer and gets really excited about infographics)! It doesn’t mention anything about how insanely attractive we Bullies are or our super-stealth, treat-luring Jedi mind tricks, but it does a great job of showing why we’re just as deserving as any other breed of having a second chance at a safe, loving forever home with responsible humans. Try us, you’ll like us!

(via thetrueamericanbreed)

Welcome to the neighborhood, Chesty! In a few days the United States Marine Corps will have its next and newest mascot, Chesty — a 9-week-old pedigree English Bulldog from Stephens City, Virginia. Chesty is currently wrapping up “recruit training,” a.k.a. obedience school (stay strong, my friend) and then he becomes a full-fledged U.S. Marine and gets to live in my city’s very own historic Marine Barracks! Oorah!
You’re going to love the District, Chesty — and if you need any help getting settled, don’t be shy (you’re a Marine now!) — holler.  

Welcome to the neighborhood, Chesty! In a few days the United States Marine Corps will have its next and newest mascot, Chesty — a 9-week-old pedigree English Bulldog from Stephens City, Virginia. Chesty is currently wrapping up “recruit training,” a.k.a. obedience school (stay strong, my friend) and then he becomes a full-fledged U.S. Marine and gets to live in my city’s very own historic Marine Barracks! Oorah!

You’re going to love the District, Chesty — and if you need any help getting settled, don’t be shy (you’re a Marine now!) — holler.  

What says Easter more than an ADORBS Pit Bull? An adorable Pittie with chicks AND bunnies. Thanks to Buzzfeed for not only distracting my mama from the piles of work in front of her, but also for sharing what is arguably the cutest Easter Pittie-tastic progression of photos EVER. You rock, Boom!

What says Easter more than an ADORBS Pit Bull? An adorable Pittie with chicks AND bunnies. Thanks to Buzzfeed for not only distracting my mama from the piles of work in front of her, but also for sharing what is arguably the cutest Easter Pittie-tastic progression of photos EVER. You rock, Boom!

modified-k9:

Using Mk9’s youngest member Dylan, to help show some safety techniques for children when they are approached by dogs they may not know or may be excitable. This is printable, so feel free to save it and share it!
www.modifiedk9.org

Looooove this! Just because I’m super handsome and big doesn’t mean I don’t get a little nervous or intimidated now and then — especially around kids, you guys are unpredictable! And as a city Pittie who shares a neighborhood with loads of schools and kiddos, I really appreciate the kids and parents who ask before they try to pet me or give me a little extra space on the sidewalk. Your patience makes me feel muchhhhh more relaxed and comfortable. My past life wasn’t so great, so I’m a little wary of which strangers I can trust — even little strangers! 
And because I’m such a fan of all the kids and parents out there who are extra patient and responsible around dogs, I was so impressed with the awesome job Dylan (above) did showing other kids how to act in a way that doesn’t make us scared or excited. Two paws up and a HUGE thanks to Dylan and the other awesome humans at Modifiedk9!

modified-k9:

Using Mk9’s youngest member Dylan, to help show some safety techniques for children when they are approached by dogs they may not know or may be excitable. This is printable, so feel free to save it and share it!

www.modifiedk9.org

Looooove this! Just because I’m super handsome and big doesn’t mean I don’t get a little nervous or intimidated now and then — especially around kids, you guys are unpredictable! And as a city Pittie who shares a neighborhood with loads of schools and kiddos, I really appreciate the kids and parents who ask before they try to pet me or give me a little extra space on the sidewalk. Your patience makes me feel muchhhhh more relaxed and comfortable. My past life wasn’t so great, so I’m a little wary of which strangers I can trust — even little strangers! 

And because I’m such a fan of all the kids and parents out there who are extra patient and responsible around dogs, I was so impressed with the awesome job Dylan (above) did showing other kids how to act in a way that doesn’t make us scared or excited. Two paws up and a HUGE thanks to Dylan and the other awesome humans at Modifiedk9!

Oh, Peace, Love & Pit Bulls — how do I love thee? Let me the ways.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. If you are ready for full-on adorable overload, than hit play and enjoy, my friends. The rockstars at Peace, Love & Pit Bulls, a nonprofit rescue Pittie advocacy and training organization, has done it again: what better way to let the world know what snuggly, super romantic lil’ loverboys and girls we are? PIT BULL KISSING BOOOOOTTTHHH!! 

Smooch us for yourself and see! Bonus: you can definitely take us home :)

Happy Mardi Gras, y’all! Since the glorious city of New Orleans is one of my mama’s favorite places on the entire planet, I just wanted to send some good Carnival juju on to all mes amis in the Mystic Krewe of Barkus, who rolled in the Crescent City on January 27th. My mama was there (I’m guessing Bloody Mary in hand) to watch all the four-legged fabulousness — did I forget to mention this year’s theme was “Tails & Tiaras: Here’s Comes Honey Bow Wow” …? Heck. Yes.

And for those of you not in the know, it’s not just fabulous costumes, mad swagger and — some preeeetty decent-looking human escorts (if I do say so myself) that make the Mysitic Krewe of Barkus so awesome: they are also a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness for homeless animals and proceeds from the parade registration go to tons of awesome local animal rescues and other deserving animal-lovin’ organizations. Not to mention, parade krewe registration is open to ALL dogs, regardless of their pasts.

What? You want more Barkus and Mardi Gras dog-related awesomeness? Duh. Of course, you do. So, definitely check out this piece from the Times-Picayune, “Barkus 2013: Dog-lovers Mardi Gras parade," (don’t worry, there’s also plenty of eye candy in the corresponding slideshow) or this from the HuffPo, “New Orleans Dogs Showcase Their Style: Barkus 2013" or this roundup from BuzzFeed, “17 Dogs Who Are Ready for Mardi Gras.”

Swaggering vicariously through you all, mes amis. Laissez les bons chiens rouler! 

Potentially our favorite Pittie blog EVER. Ever ever. Two Pitties in the City totally rocks our socks (and paws!) off. Mom loves it for all the great advice and stylin, fashionable yet uber functional dog gear (from beds to booties, jackets to snoods) and I love it because not only are Ms. M and Mr. B total dog models, but they do an amazing job of showing why Pitties are a perfect addition to your family, apartment and city.
So a HUGE thanks from this DC Pittie family all the way to Chicago for spreading so much awesome Pittie juju!

Potentially our favorite Pittie blog EVER. Ever ever. Two Pitties in the City totally rocks our socks (and paws!) off. Mom loves it for all the great advice and stylin, fashionable yet uber functional dog gear (from beds to booties, jackets to snoods) and I love it because not only are Ms. M and Mr. B total dog models, but they do an amazing job of showing why Pitties are a perfect addition to your family, apartment and city.

So a HUGE thanks from this DC Pittie family all the way to Chicago for spreading so much awesome Pittie juju!

Huuuuuuge shout out to the folks at Animal Planet for including so many adorable Pitties and Pit mixes (Hello?! Just look at those faces!) in this year’s Puppy Bowl IX! See — we’re just another adorable addition to the pack! Next year, let’s put the Pit in MVP! P-I-T-T-I-E-S!

Okay, so since I’ve been totally slacking on posts (my mom blames the holidays, inauguration, fully functioning opposable thumbs …), I thought I’d come back with a bang. If you haven’t seen this ADORBS video from the rock stars at Peace, Love & Pit Bulls, a Las Vegas-based 501(c)(3) pit bull rescue and education organization, let me just begin with a preemptive, “you’re welcome.” I mean, what’s not to love? It’s got it all — a ridiculously cute pit bull puppy (that my mama thinks look exactly how I would have looked as a pup), Eye of the Tiger, and more Pitties. Btw, brace yourself for the one-paw action — CUTE OVERLOAD. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. 

Spoiler Alert: Shameless Self-Promotion Ahead! In the interest of all-things shameless self promotion — and, of course, in keeping with my quest of promoting all-things Pittie-tastic — you’ll never guess who this week’s Washington Humane Society “Alumni Friday” profile is about! Why, yes?! It IS meeeeee!
The rock stars at Washington Humane Society asked my mom if she would write a little blurb about me and send some pics for their Alumni Friday WHS blog feature, which profiles success stories of WHS adoptees and their forever families. I’m guessing she probably wrote like a billion words and sent a ton of pics, so a huge thanks to WHS staff for sorting through the memoir — she’s a little over the top, but she means well …
So, read it and weep, and then make sure to spread the word about all the awesome adoptable animals at Washington Humane Society!

Spoiler Alert: Shameless Self-Promotion Ahead! In the interest of all-things shameless self promotion — and, of course, in keeping with my quest of promoting all-things Pittie-tastic — you’ll never guess who this week’s Washington Humane Society “Alumni Friday” profile is about! Why, yes?! It IS meeeeee!

The rock stars at Washington Humane Society asked my mom if she would write a little blurb about me and send some pics for their Alumni Friday WHS blog feature, which profiles success stories of WHS adoptees and their forever families. I’m guessing she probably wrote like a billion words and sent a ton of pics, so a huge thanks to WHS staff for sorting through the memoir — she’s a little over the top, but she means well …

So, read it and weep, and then make sure to spread the word about all the awesome adoptable animals at Washington Humane Society!