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Angel... and her 12... at week 5!!!

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Well, it's been a couple of weeks --

-- and LOOK at THEM now -- !!

Just wrinkly and PRECIOUS!!


Mugshots: Angel and her 12 at 5 weeks

ps - these pictures were taken post-lunch, so they're a little sleepy -- !!

First, the girls -- !!
Babies born: 21 December 2010
Available for adoption: 15 February 2011
Included with adoption: application, home visit, spays, microchipping, vaccines, worming, LOVE!
Next, the BOYS -- !!
Babies born: 21 December 2010
Available for adoption: 15 February 2011
Included with adoption: application, home visit, spays, microchipping, vaccines, worming, LOVE!

Here's our babies upon seeing me --

-- limbs EVERYWHERE -- !!

And here, a peck of PERFECTION!!

The usual suspects -- !!!

Precious and white-pawed princes and princesses -- !!

Hahaha -- Bella is HUGE -- !!

Here's the OTHER side of the story --

-- where they store up energy before hitting the wall again -- !!

Awww -- !!

Here's the ol' butt wrinkles --

-- love 'em -- !!

Snort snort -- !!

"This is me and my sister", says Bella -- !!

And here, Tia, the RUNT gets herself a BIG picture -- !!!

Awww -- King and his toy PIG -- !!

Who's snortin' louder??!!

Hahaha -- right next to the favorite toy --

-- my FOOT!!!

Ohhhh -- they spot mommy's FOOD!!!

Eeks -- caught red-handed -- !!

Hahaha -- that doesn't seem to be stoppin' 'em -- !!

Back to cuddlin' -- !!

Opps -- this cuddle has been interrupted by attempts at PLAY!!

The engagement --

-- and next, the HUG -- !!!

Oooohhh -- momma's WATER BOWL -- !!

Hahah --

-- first PLAY BOWS -- !!

Eeks -- he SAW ME -- !!

Bein' a social boy, he comes over to play instead of bow -- !!

Next, King --

-- all those WRINKLES -- !!

And here --

-- innocence reborn -- !!

Eeks -- not so innocent here, Stripe -- !!

Again, attempts at PLAY -- !!


Awww -- look at that BELLY!!!

Oohhh -- ferocious -- !!

Hahaha -- blanket chewin' --

-- the start of a WUBBIE -- !!

And here, Tia proves she's NOT so INNOCENT -- !!

OOhhh -- wrinkles from the side --

-- or from BELOW --

-- or from STRAIGHT ON --

-- they're ALL beautiful -- !!

Hahaha -- they're BORN with MISCHIEF -- !!

Ooohhh -- so many wrinkles in this play arena -- !!

Hmm -- this doesn't look too imposing -- !!

And now, we PLAY -- !!

Ugh -- the one on the bottom is in a PICKLE -- !!


-- UNCLE -- !!!

Hahaha -- it's more fun to PLAY with YOURSELF sometimes -- !!

ARGGHHH -- I'm the RULER of the WORLD -- !!!

Eeeks -- can someone HELP me get UP??!!

Aww -- Bella -- !!

Safe haven -- !!

Momma enters --

-- babies' radars go off --


It's a trail of WRINKLES -- !!

Ha ha ha --

-- who's funnier, Angel's FACE or the babies' WRINKLES??!!

Nom Nom Nom -- !!

OMG -- they're part of their momma yet AGAIN!!

The ol' stink eye from ANGEL -- !!

Wrinkles galore -- !!


Hahah --

-- Angel asks herself, "Are they MULTIPLYING??!!"

All the while, babies take FULL advantage of the FREE MILK -- !!

Next, back to the pen --

-- time for FEEDIN' -- !!

They say, "Nothing's as good as MOMMA!"

Tia starts --



Who needs EYES when you've got a SNOUT??!!

OMG baby -- you're UNSTOPPABLE!!


Here's her siblings --

-- nothin' pretty about this!!!

Back to Tia --


Angel says, "OMG -- they're MONSTERS!!!"


Momma Angel partakes in the eatins' -- !!

Almost THERE!!


-- FULL!!!

Momma Angel consoles Tia and her BIG belly!!

After eatin' comes SLEEEPIN' -- !!

One by one, they fall like FLIES -- !!


Ohhhh -- muhh BELLY!!!

Lights OUT!!

More lights OUT OUT OUT!!

Momma Angel takes advantage of the moment to get some LOVIN'S -- !!

Hahaha -- it's like a BATTLEFIELD in there -- !!

Angel says,

"Kiss me once, love me FOREVER!"

Mom of the Year --

-- no QUESTION!!

And there we go --

-- 13 loving lives, who have never had a tough moment yet, thanks to their loving fosters -- !!

Bliss, pure BLISS --

-- and if you're interested in adopting this LOVING BLISS, fill out an ADOPTION APPLICATION above -- !!

THANK YOU ALL, for making this pipe dream a REALITY for Angel and her 12 -- !!


The video at 5 weeks:

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Things I like in an application:

- Applicants who join our pit bull forum, at There, you'll find a small army of pit bull lovers -- 4,500 at the present -- !! For you, the adopter, you can learn about canine diet, pit bull temperaments, multi-dog households, and you can meet a nice group of people. For us, the rescuers, we can see your baby as they grow with you, hearing your stories about them and seeing pictures you post of them in their news lives -- win-win, right??!!
PLEASE DON'T IGNORE THIS PRE-REQUISITE -- it means a lot to us here -- !!
- Adult adopters, ready to be adults. People aware of the responsibility of a puppy, and aware this puppy will become an a medium-sized dog, with its own temperament and personality. Adult adopters who are ready for a 15 year commitment. This puppy does not have a depreciating "useful life" that is over when it becomes an adult -- instead, this dog's whole life is useful -- !!
- Owners who are aware of and who respect the pit bull temperament. This means people who know you can't "love" dog aggression out of their dogs -- instead, owners who are RESPONSIBLE with their pups -- crating them when unattended, supervising them with children, never leaving them outside unattended, and those who are ready for licks and lovin' in return! For more on dog aggression, click here.
- Adopters who treat their newest addition like a member of the family, realizing that this isn't a "dog in the box" and that its little life must be encouraged to go the right path and that obedience, socialization and training will get her there -- !!

- Financial commitment. Adopters willing to spend money on their new investment, including premium foods (like Candidae, Wellness, Nutro or raw food), plus adopters who will invest in pet insurance or a "dog fund", lest vetting be required, which may get expensive.

The adoption fee is $345 per dog. This is reasonable, considering the premium services that each pup gets. Each dog, before placement, is examined by a licensed veterinarian, spayed or neutered, wormed with premium wormer, given vaccinations on a regular basis (not just a one-shot deal), microchipped with a premium Home Again chip (made by Schering-Plough), fed premium raw food (not 'Ol Roy, or some other filler-laden junk) and has spent it's puppy fosterhood in a wonderful, attentive, CLEAN environment. Also, Sue and Frank live near Cleveland -- 2-1/2 hours away from me, and that is a LOT of logistics, driving, CARE, etc. -- but it's entirely worth it! Also, each puppy is accompanied by a personal home visit to YOUR home at placement, to ensure they're going to have the life of a king or queen -- !! If the home visit doesn't pass, puppy doesn't stay. This isn't some parking-lot-of-a-pet-store adoption scheme, instead, it's the highest-quality service I can provide for these young souls, as they journey off in to their lives. Note, too, we have had a recent increase in adoption fees, due to increased veterinary surgery rates.

- Smart and informed adopters, who research this breed and who realize that these pups are not for everyone. Pit bull temperament can be Googled, and a great start can be found here.


Things I shy away from in an application:

- Youth -- sorry kids -- this is a living being, not an iPod!! Young peoples' lives change a lot, and the first thing to get dumped is usually the dog, whether it be on their parents, a friend, etc., who are oftentimes ill-equipped and disinterested in this four-legged life -- then, the dumping or neglect begins.
- Renters. I get calls all the time saying, "Please take my dog -- I moved in to an apartment that doesn't allow them." Ummm -- did you fall asleep in an apartment that allowed them, and then wake up at a new address, in an apartment that doesn't allow them? This isn't magic here -- it's responsibility, and dogs come first. Please don't lie on the application, either -- this will show up in the home-visit -- !!

- Multi-dog households. While I love having many pit bulls, quite a few people aren't ready for the commitment and responsibility it takes to sometimes crate their dogs, rotate them out of the crates and generally own them responsibly. When that happens, I get calls saying, "I have to get rid of one of my dogs ASAP." I can never understand why these people think their lack of planning is all of the sudden my emergency.

- Busy households. Sure, puppies are cute, and they're cuddly, and after they're bathed, they smell nice. But when they grow up in to dogs, and the busy household moves on to their new obsession, the dog, now needing obedience, love and affection, is dumped in the suburban sense. The dog may even live "out on the porch" -- people mention that to me like it's acceptable -- dogs are social beings, and will not flourish in situations of neglect!
- People that call me sounding like gangsters. It happens a lot -- and they never want a spayed or neutered dog. Sorry folks -- this is rescue, not a puppy mill, nor the "syndicate". Also, please don't bother me with requests for "papers" -- last time I checked, no people I knew had "papers", and that didn't make them any less a "person" -- !!