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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:08 PM
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Rescued PITBULL annihilates rescuers


It's about a year ago, girl. Executed for my mistake. I saved you, then adopted you out to a shitbag group of irresponsible humans. An ironclad contract, yet still, you paid for my error with your life. And no, the Director of Animal Services knocking on my door, delivering a personal apology fixes shit. They lied to us, and you paid for it, after all you'd been through.

My heart is heavy this evening. My disappointment in people is only more energized.

I'm sorry, baby girl. You vicious, evil, diabolical breed filled with hatred and destruction...

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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:10 PM
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1. I'm so sorry baby.
:cry:

Call me if you need to. :hug:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:10 PM
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2. Aww...man...I'm so sorry flvegan.
:hug:
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:14 PM
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3. That's really sad.
:(
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:19 PM
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4. I'm so sorry.
:hug:

:(
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:20 PM
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5. Dude!! my heart goes out!!
Be sad...grieve..But understand.. you do great work!!! and help so many animals!!
Take heart in that.
:hug:
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:22 PM
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6. not good...
:hug:
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:23 PM
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7. I'm so sorry. What a sweet face on that girl.

:hug:

I have no words.
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:23 PM
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8. Damn.
:hug:
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:25 PM
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9. Aw shit.




:cry:


No words, save my heart grieves with yours.






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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:27 PM
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10. I'm sorry
I don't know the details but I am very sorry for whatever happened.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:28 PM
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11. I am so sorry for your loss, flvegan.
The poor girl deserved better.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:37 PM
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13. She did. She had been hit by a car and left under a house for days
because the folks didn't want to deal with vet bills for her. Degloved (don't Google that if you have a sensitive stomach) and broken, we took her in, nursing her back to health.

Even after all that, the mistreatment, the abuse, the noncaring, she was a fabulous dog, regardless of her breed.

Thank you for your thoughts.
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:35 PM
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12. Awww, man.
I'm so sorry.

:hug:

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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:40 PM
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14. My condolences to you
Sometimes you have to wonder which animal is more vicious
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Madrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:49 PM
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15. What happened?
She's beautiful.

:(
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:50 PM
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16. Who could do harm to such a beautiful animal?
Fuckers.

:(
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:01 PM
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17. I hope the people you love were not hurt badly
:hug:

It's an honorable thing to rescue an animal. I'm sure, given your good heart, that you must be very sad right now.

:hug:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:05 PM
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19. You misread the post.
The dog is dead, aside from the subject line I took as sarcasm, I see nothing about people being harmed.

I'm pretty sure flvegan used that just because people on DU love to paint all pit bulls as killers.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:53 PM
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30. Well stated, hk3_2k.
perfect. Nothing more, nothing less.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:33 PM
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20. The only people hurt were the people who love the dog.
She died, though.
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haf216 Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:04 PM
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18. I 'm so sorry!
I'm in a rescue group too, and we have had a few bad adoptions. I know the feelings of helplessness, guilt and anger. Sorry for your loss!
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:59 PM
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21. Flvegan, I'm so sorry.
I know the rescue mission you run and I am in awe of you for it. I'm sorry this happened.

:cry:


:hug:
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:15 PM
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22. Sorry to hear about your loss. But I don't see how you did anything wrong.
The people who adopted the dog lied to you, so it's not your fault, it's theirs. You did the best you could do with the information presented to you. I hope that makes you feel better. I don't see it as your fault. That's one of the best-looking pit bulls I've seen. Most are pretty ugly.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:25 PM
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25. What I did wrong...
1. I let people dictate her fate.

2. I didn't ensure that our animal wouldn't be put to death based upon a lie..

Best I could? She's stil dead. Best I could doesn't matter it seems.

However...you wait...you wait and see what happens.

As I've said, this isn't payback, no, it's not a correction...NO

It's PUNISHMENT...
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:40 PM
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27. But how could you have known?
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:55 PM
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31. Excellent question.
One that will never need to be answered again...
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:42 PM
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28. I know that she knows how you are feeling and she
wouldn't want you to torture yourself. I KNOW this for sure.

I've experienced it with an animal of mine.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:51 PM
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29. She might not
but I will anyway...

Again my response isn't based in anger...it's not based in how I feel. It's backlash on the original people...

It's PUNISHMENT...
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:17 AM
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34. I'm so sorry
I wish there was something that I could say or do to make it better or give you some comfort.

:hug:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:32 AM
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38. There is...
and I hope to God that the next anti-pitbull thread happens when I'm not around.
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Dervill Crow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:16 PM
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23. That breaks my heart, too. She looks like such a sweet girl. n/t
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:20 PM
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24. I'm sorry.
She was lovely and deserved better. :hug:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:57 PM
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32. Thank you, and you're right.
She did. Problem is the prejudice based upon her breed.

Thank you again.
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Blue Diadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:27 PM
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26. She knew you cared flvegan.
Don't blame yourself. When you had her, you treated her with love..that means something.

I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful girl. :hug:
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:01 AM
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33. It's very painful for you now. I know this pain, I've been devastated when
each of my cats died. For me the pain went away fairly soon, within a few days, and I was left with the memories of the time I spent with the cat, which were pleasant memories. Hopefully you will be able to think of it in a positive way, and remember that you did help this dog - she was rescued from a worse situation - and that you did touch her life and she touched yours.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:21 AM
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36. Very true, friend, and thank you.
However, I can't think of this in a positive way. Though we did help her, and we did rescue her form a worse situation, her suffering and subsequent death at the hands of people I know and used to (USED TO) trust are at issue here.

No...it's not so simple (and I know you aren't saying that) as the simple euthanization of just another dog.

This could be any dog, a rescue...belonging to a person...doesn't matter...

Never going to happen again. Thank you, though, again. I appreciate your positive words...

It's not so simple, not so passe...it's murder to me.

Check the avatar, baby...
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:19 AM
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35. Oh man, my heart goes out to you.
She is such a beautiful dog...

My Nikita was part Pit, and was the kindest, gentlest, most loving creature I've ever known. She loved and protected my kids, and they loved her back. When I turned my life around after a decade of alcohol, drug abuse and a suicide attempt, Nikita was my gift to myself. I "rescued" her from an inner city puppy mill in a crack house when she was 6 weeks old. She slept with her head on my pillow almost everynight for 13 years. When I got married, she became MrsRetro's best friend too. And when Nikita got too sick to eat or walk, saying goodbye was the hardest thing I've ever done. After 13 years of love, I held her in my arms as she breathed her last, and I cried like a baby and hurt for a long time. I still miss her.

You are a good man my friend, and all I can do is send you a hug. :hug:

RL
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:25 AM
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37. flvegan bows to RL..
again.

Thank you, friend. And thank you for how you treated Nikita, and for your lack of prejudice, sir.

I'll take that hug, sir, and return it in spades.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:44 AM
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39. Thank you, everyone.
As I've come to expect from DU, especially the Lounge, I thank you for your positive posts.

I can only ask you for a couple things...

For one, please, don't judge a dog by his or her breed.

For two, respect animals on a grander scale.

Please.
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B3Nut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 04:07 PM
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51. Amen to that....
I wish more people would heed that advice rather than spout hysterical rhetoric. The existence of breed prejudice doesn't make a rescuer's job any easier. We've had to deny would-be adopters and have had dogs surrendered to us because of the stupidity of which homo sapiens is regrettably capable.

Thanks for your efforts in rescue...the breed needs all the help it can get.

Todd in Beerbratistan
www.chicagopitbulls.org
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 01:21 AM
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40. And lastly...
to those that find fault, hatred for the "pitbull" breeds...

I'm going to be here for them, I'm going to support them. I suggest you have your very, very best ready for it...ready to throw down and defend what's been stated.

Otherwise, I sincerely hope that folks are ready to back their shit up...otherwise...my best to you. Mark.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 05:42 AM
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41. for your baby...
ONE MAN'S SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO A DOG

The one absolutely unselfish friend that
a man can have in this selfish world,
the one that never deserts him,
the one that never proves ungrateful
or treacherous, is his dog.

A man's dog stands by him in prosperity
and in poverty,
in health and in sickness.
He will sleep on the cold ground where
the wintery winds blow,
and the snow drives fiercely,
if only he may be near his master's
side. He will kiss the hand that has no
food to offer, he will lick the sores
and wounds that come in encounter with
the roughness of the world. He guards
the sleep of his Pauper master as if he
were a prince.

When all other friends desert,
he remains.
When riches take wings and reputation
falls to pieces, he is as constant in
his love as the sun in it's journey
through the heavens.
If misfortune drives the master forth
an outcast in the world, friendless
and homeless, the faithful dog asks
no higher privilege than that of
accompanying him to guard against
danger, to fight against his enemies.

And when the last scene of all comes,
and death takes the master in it's
embrace, and his body is laid away in
the cold ground, no matter if all other
friends pursue their way, there by the
graveside will the noble dog be found,
his head between his paws, his eyes sad,
but open in alert watchfulness,
faithful and true, even in death.


-From a speech given by
Former Senator George Graham Vest
of Missouri. Delivered in 1870 when he
was acting as a lawyer in a suit against
a man who had killed the dog of his
client. -- He won the case.


************************************


nothing hurts me more than to see a dog harmed and abused.

you are in my thoughts.
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 07:51 AM
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42. I am so sorry
:hug:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 10:26 AM
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43. I'm very sorry. Poor girl.
:cry:

Damn the brainless haters who kill as a matter of policy. x(
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 10:35 AM
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44. Oh man I'm so sorry
What a beautiful girl. So full of potential. People suck.

:hug:
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KFC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 11:20 AM
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45. The sweetest dog I ever met was a pit bull named Sausage
Pretty much fat and shaped like a tube, so the name fit. Wouldn't harm a flea. Sorry to hear about the douchbag dog killers.
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 11:35 AM
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46. OMG, I am so sorry.
:cry:
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 11:51 AM
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47. Oh, man, I am SO very sorry
What a beautiful girl. I cannot imagine how you feel. :cry: :hug:
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:00 PM
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48. Our Smokey girl sends her love
Edited on Tue Oct-10-06 03:03 PM by DBoon


She was abandoned in our neighborhood when she was about 6 weeks old. She's ours now.

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B3Nut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 04:00 PM
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49. Awwwww, what a gorgeous pittie!
And a great example of how owning a Pit Bull results in the acquisition of or upgrading of one's photographic equipment... :D

Loads of "Kodak moments" with these guys.

Todd in Beerbratistan
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 04:04 PM
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50. flvegan, I'm so sorry for you and for that sweet dog...
:cry: :hug: Humans can be totally cruel and inhumane, and these fuckwads are no exception.

My heart goes out to you and to the sweet pup that those idiots put through unimaginable suffering. :cry: :hug: :pals:
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 12:02 PM
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52. That is horrible.
:cry:
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 12:06 PM
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53. My uncle has a rescued Pitbull, he's a REALLY nice dog
and he helped change my mind about the breed. Rage (the name bestowed on his by his previous handlers :eyes:) is very loyal and protective and loves to play with my kids. I'll see if I can get a pic over the coming holidays. He looks quite a bit like the one in your pics.

I'm sorry for your loss man.
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