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Smoosh, snuggle, snort... here they are -- !!

 

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It's Mid-May, 2007...

and I get a call from Shawna in Ohio at the shelter. One of the shelter employees' pit bull males and females "accidentally" got together and they mated.

Now, the shelter as agreed to help him place the puppies, AS LONG AS he alters both the male and the female.

SO, here's where we come in, and fast-forward to mid-August, 2007.

The following babies will be available starting August 25th, and the criterion for adopters can be found at the bottom of this page -- in short, be real, and we'll consider you -- !!

There are two girls (Dinah and Doris) -- the rest, BOYS!

OKAY, on to the babies -- !!

 
Next, their surrogate moms...

Well, here's our two favorite volunteers, who gave up their Sunday morning to help these babes --

-- and Shawna's a recent mom, so we especially appreciate her help --

-- GREAT WORK -- :D

 

Then, to my family birthday party.... ZZZZZZ..

Shortly thereafter, we're off to my parents house to celebrate my belated birthday.

A real sleeper, the party is...

... that is, until I told the kids the babies were in the truck -- :D


Here, little Dinah and Jelly look at that big world...

... and of course the smallest GIRL is the bravest -- !!

Next, to the victor comes the spoils, and Dinah finds a seat next to my niece, Izzy.

She says, "Eric, we ain't in Ohio any more, and that's OKAY!"

She then proceeds to give Izz a shower -- mini-tongue style -- :D

Then, little Jelly finds his way to Jack...

... and then to poppa Joe...

... and he's such a LITTLE MAN -- !!

So, things are slowing down...

... just a bit --

-- all while the wrinkles are taken in --


-- some YAWNS are had -- :D

-- but then the secret weapon comes out --

-- baby Duke -- :D


Okay, mr. blue-eyes --

-- WHERE DID YOU COME FROM -- !!

:D


This boy could be eaten as a snack, he's so sweet -- :D

Wait to see how many applications I get on Duke --

-- last time, with Malcolm, I had every 11 year old from Westchester calling me --

:|

It was cute, but got kinda tiresome - !!


Anyway, Duke will be up for adoption, too --

-- that is, if my sister and her husband don't get him first -- !!

Umm... don't worry -- that's NOT going to happen - !!


Well, maybe her son would be a good candidate, but at 5, he's a little too young -- :D

So then, Dinah finds my parents' golden, Daisy, who wants NOTHING to do with little D --

-- so then Dinah finds her a surrogate mom -- :D

-- and this interest is more than casual -- !!

In a rash decision, I then decide to unleash the hounds, and then they're ALL OUT -- !!

I love these dogs -- that's all I can say -- there's just something about them -- :D

-- and before long, they find the wooden snoopy -- :D

Of course, Dinah has the keenest of interest in the wooden pup --

-- and before you know it, the other siblings are just plain posing -- :D

Next, my nephew Mike finds some fun in a remote control puppy puller --

-- the 45 year old toy -- !!


Bahahahha - :D

-- and again, Dinah gets her kill -- !!

When you're asking "who's who" amongst these pups, just remember, the BOYS have the BLUE collars on...

... and the GIRLS have the REDS on -- :D

Also, the two girls are fawn-colored pups. Pretty much identical markings, except Dinah's smaller -- :D

That said, they're ALL beauties, and they're ALL healthy as WHIPS -- !!

And this is true love, this Mr. Duke...

-- okay, little man --

-- is that tobaccy you're chewin' -- ??

:D


Pretty little Chet --

-- BELLY -- !!


And then, there were three --

-- precious.


Mr. blue-eyes again -- :D

The puppy-pile moves its way over to izzy, and she obliges -- :D

-- and the wooden snoopy makes a brief resurrection --

-- YUM!


So, with that, we think the pups are tiring out...

-- and they're making some uncomfortable gestures -- can you say THINKING OF POOPING -- ??

:D


But then, they run to a new distraction...

-- and they're so busy I can barely tell what it is...

-- and in this case, size does matter, and the biggest gets his prize -- :D

Run boys, RUN!

After that, they settle down a bit, too --

-- THANK GOD!


One by one, the babies slow themselves down...

... and Izzy's lap proves a worthy refuge...

-- lights out -- !!

So, little by little, pups and camera are loaded up to head home...

-- and these babies are fantastic.

If anything makes one feel like living, it's these loves.

Perfect and pure, they've never seen a bad day in their short lives, and we're going to make sure they go to the best homes possible.


If you're interested in adopting, PLEASE READ the points below, and fill out an adoption application.

THANKS ALL to making this POSSIBLE for these little moos -- !!

Things I like in an application:

- Applicants who join our pit bull forum, at www.pbsmiles.com. There, you'll find a small army of pit bull lovers -- 905, 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 $275 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 puppy food (not 'Ol Roy, or some other filler-laden junk) and has spent it's puppy fosterhood in a wonderful, attentive, CLEAN environment. There are 4-5 homes fostering these babies, 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.

 
- 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" -- !!