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Willow & 9: our little bunnies are OUTSIDE & HAPPY!!



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Click here to go to their lives at week 7

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I visited Lorna and crew last week to see how our loves were doing --

-- and as you can see, they're basically FULL OF IT -- !!


Here's little Willie destroys the colorful butterfly that used to look over him as an infant -- !!

Next, momma Willow makes a run for the food --

-- and the babies make a run for HER -- !!


Finally, Lorna asks, "Do you want to take them OUTSIDE??"

-- and little Warren answers FOR ME -- !!!

First off, though, an updated run of their MUGSHOTS -- !!


First, the girls...

born: May 18, 2011 (2010 for momma Willow)
adoptable: July 13, 2011
what comes with them: they're spayed, microchipped, wormed, vaccinated, socialized and LOVED

   
   

Next, the boys...

born: May 18, 2011
adoptable: July 13, 2011
what comes with them: they're neutered, microchipped, wormed, vaccinated, socialized and LOVED

   
   

Next, outdoors --

-- at last -- !!

Here's our pretty miss WHISPER -- !!


Curious as always --

-- beautiful, as ALWAYS -- !!


She seems to see her target ahead of her --

-- and there it IS --

-- Lorna and Richard's niece --

-- and Whisper is HAPPY -- !!


Hahaha --

--- she looks like a wrinkly sack of potatoes here --- !!


Next, she's off to more exploring --


-- and OFF she GOES -- !!

This picture I absolutely love, adore, cherish...

... she's speeding along as fast as she can --

-- with a blade of grass on her NOSE -- !!


Next, we see the other side of this little lady's face --

-- with a slight black accent -- !!


These babies --

-- and this momma --

-- the result of many, many, many hours of hard work, love and compassion --

-- and every second of it, entirely WORTH IT -- !!


Just imagine, momma Willow, at term, deaf, surrendered at the gassing pound --

-- and her "time up" --

-- if she wasn't rescued --

-- it's almost unthinkable.

All these little miracles would never see the light of day --

-- all these smiles wouldn't be shared.

Well, we can DEFINITELY say that wasn't in the CARDS -- !!


Next, a little back-time for Whisper -- !!

And then, she's off again -- !!

Note, her little black poopy-stripe on her butt --

-- LOVE IT -- !!


As we look over to the kennel, now the WHOLE FAMILY is out and about -- !!

Here's a quick view inside the kennel --

-- as you can see, Richard and Martina are breed advocates --

-- as is our Lorna --

-- without such open mindedness and in short, such decency, this story again wouldn't have happened -- !!


Back to outside --

-- and to the FUN -- !!


Miss Wafer --

-- who is pretty as a pea, and whose white "racing stripe" is a little more narrow than Waldo's --

-- that's how we tell "who is who" around here -- !!


Then, our little Widget --

-- pretty -- and pretty stocky -- !!


Here's our Warden --

-- loved and loving --

-- beautiful and beautified --

-- he's absolutely SWEET -- !!


Hahaha --

-- thanks for proving us right, little man -- !!


Next, Wafer again, with the "narrow stripe" -- !!

Then, Waldo, with the "broad stripe" -- !!

We again thank all our Facebook friends for sponsoring Waldo's emergency care, for his upper respiratory issues --

-- and we thank Lorna and pals for their hours and hours of dedication to this one boy alone --

-- and in the end, he's worth it 100-fold -- !!


Our little Waldo AGREES -- !!

Also, look at the little nose-art here on our boy --

-- following his momma's footsteps -- !!


Next, our little Waltz --

-- pretty as a PEA -- !!


And Widgie says, "Don't forget ME -- !!!"

Look again at that NOSE art -- !!


Now, on to Willie --

-- with a nose of his own -- !!


And here, the perfect picture.

Our little man, happily enjoying the summer, while his siblings in the background dance and play --

-- really, they're all celebrating the generosity and kindness shown them by everyone involved in the past months --

-- what a great pay-off -- !!


Here, more Whisper --

-- and the poopy-butt shot -- !!


Wafer...

And uh-oh --

-- SOMEONE has been getting their FILL of the PUPPY FOOD --

-- mister WARREN, what-oh-what have you been UP TO ??!!


Haha --

-- roll to the right --


-- roll to the left --

-- looks like SOMEONE is having a PROBLEM getting UP -- !!


Finally, after he's up, he looks around --

-- and hopes Whisper didn't see him -- !!


He then thinks --

-- "oh well, even if she saw me, it's nothing she hasn't seen BEFORE -- !!"


And then, he's happy as a little boy --

-- AGAIN -- !!


Here, a lesson in TONGUE beauty -- !!

I love the little buds on the side of his tongue --

-- ever-increasing the surface area for our little man's smacker -- !!


And here, the pink polka-dottedness of his NOSE -- !!

Warren says,

"I'm a work in PROGRESS, but I'm WORTH the WAIT" -- !!


Next, momma WILLOW comes out --

-- and of course, the little uns' are JUBILANT -- !!

Little Wiggles' day is MADE -- !!


Happy happy girl girl -- !!

And wouldn't you know it --

-- our favorite walrus is on his back AGAIN -- !!


Hey, if I enjoyed rolling around on my back this much, I'd do it TOO -- !!

More prettiness --

-- more absolute joy -- !!


Next, a fun shot of Waldo --

-- I love love love how his black head-spot blends just PERFECTLY in to his ears -- !!


And here, Willie --

-- sort of camouflaged --

-- almost can't tell if he's comin' or goin' --

-- well, sort of -- !!


And here, our Widget --

-- with the absolute PRETTIEST of EYES -- !!


Here, our miss Wiggles --

-- with her trademark SPOT -- !!


Finally, back to pretty-pants WHISPER --

-- demure --

-- sweet --

-- creamy --

-- PERFECT -- !!


Hahaha --

-- Waldo gives the big high-five --

-- time for play play play -- !!


And HAPPY he is --

-- and SPOTTED --

-- EVERYWHERE -- !!


Again, noses and ear-spots GALORE --

-- we could stare at you all day, handsome-cakes -- !!


Ohhh --

-- more spotted beauty of Waldo --

-- and Warren -- !!


Hahaha --

-- our mister land-mass is up and at it --

-- proving indeed he CAN walk, and that he ISN'T all about LOUNGING -- !!


This moment brought to you by hours and hours of selfless love, caring and generosity --


Here, an unadulterated Wiggles, running towards her sister Wafer --

Hahaha --

-- Wafer is greeted by a smile and a two-eared SALUTE -- !!


And back she smiles --

-- with the little black blotch on her nose and her lower lip lined oh-so-perfectly -- !!


Here, a moment of air WILLOW --

-- as you can see, she's fully REVOVERED from her prior maladies -- !!


Happy girl --

-- pretty nose --

-- perfect teeth --

-- and PERFECTLY ADOPTABLE -- !!


Seeing their momma, little Waltz and Willie run to her with GLEE --

-- adorable -- !!


And if ever, a little Willie gave us a grin --

-- here it is --

-- perfect, pretty boy -- !!


Our little bobble-head Willie, up close -- !!

More smiles --

-- more pretty TONGUES -- !!


Next, like her babies, Willow is just about as PERFECT as can BE -- !!

So, there we are -

-- the babies are tired out, and Willow's happy helpers bring the babies inside -- !!


HA HA HA --

-- little Wiggles (center) states what we're ALL THINKING --

-- she says, "Warren, you've become SUPER-SIZED" -- !!!


Next, back at the pen --

-- FROG LEGS galore -- !!


Well, after much discussion, Lorna conceded --

-- and now it's official --

-- WARREN is on a DIET, people -- !!

He'll be slim as a prince in NO TIME -- you just wait and see -- !!


Next, it's sleepy time --

-- with pretty Widget first to get comfy --


-- and BOOM, she's OUT -- !!

Here, you can see, there's NO SHORTAGE of socialization or LOVE given these babies --

-- they're gonna be PERFECT little BREED ambassadors, I tell you -- !!


Hahahaha --

-- Widget is awoken by Waltz for some back-time playin' --

-- you KNOW you're getting TIRED when you LIE DOWN to PLAY -- !!


Little Whisper says her "thank you's" to all --

-- in the only -- and best -- way she can --


Kisses, wrinkles and SWEETNESS -- !!

And with little Warren passed out, our work is done here --

-- we've had a great day with these loves, and it's really such a joy to watch them grow and develop in the absolute best of environments.

What's next, you ask?

Well, in TWO WEEKS, they'll have their spays and neuters --

-- and then they're ADOPTABLE -- !!

If you're INTERESTED in such a 15 year commitment of love, beauty, oooohs and ahhhs, fill out an adoption application ABOVE -- !!!

And again, a big THANK YOU to Lorna and pals for raising and loving these babies like NO OTHER --

-- you've inspired us all -- !!


Click here to go to their lives at week 7

Click here to go to their home page!

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 -- 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, 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" -- !!