Monthly Archives: October 2011

***UPDATE***Costumes and pets…, Ya gotta love it! Send me your pics!

Firstly, I would just like to thank everyone that took an interest in the costumes for pets post. There were 3000 views on this one, I do have to announce that there is no official winner, I didn’t receive any pictures to judge or to choose from, which was a bit weird usually the bull owners have the most pride! but anyway, thank you for reading and sharing so many of my posts, you guys are awesome! You have helped me to be able to get stories out there, to bring attention to abuses, and to get dogs saved, I can never express exactly how much that means to me, All I can say is thank you very much for that! and thanks for laughing at some bulls and assorted critters with me!

Maybe next year! Until then please feel free to share your photo’s of you dogs with me, everyone loves a great photo. The more the public sees that pit bulls and bully breeds are just like any other dog, the sooner we can walk them down the street and not have mothers shielding their kids, or people crossing the street. send your photos to: apitomesblog@shaw.ca and I will proudly share them with the world 🙂

Thanks agian!

-Apitome-

I will be the first to admit that I have never dressed up my dogs, no pink coats here please, But Halloween is different. Come on now, I know what you are thinking but it is the one day a year when we can play dress up with them, over the years I have seen pets dressed up for Santa and  Halloween and it goe me thinking that maybe I should invite you all to send me some of your pictures of your dogs in their costumes.

November 1st I will post any that I get so we can all have a little laugh at our furry friends expense. Now don’t judge me, you know as well as I do that they laugh at our expense all the time! Or didn’t you catch yourself on all fours begging the dog to kiss you, or something just as embarrassing if the public saw you do it!

It’s all in good fun, and besides I have seen some pretty cute dog pumpkins on Halloween!

Thanks everyone and remember to keep your pets safe on Halloween, I generally recommend keeping all pets inside on Halloween, don’t forget that the night all the crazies come out, and I don’t mean the kids.

If you do take your pets out with you I urge you to keep them on leash at all times and add a reflector to their collars, or put on a reflective vest.

Statistics show that over 1/4 of pet related accidents happen on such holidays and or special events.

Happy early Halloween all. Send all photos to apitomesblog@shaw.ca, and the winner will become the profile picture for apitomes page for pit bulls on Facebook for the month of November.

PS here’s a little inspiration for you and you’re welcome!

-Apitome-


Well, well, if the *bleep* didn’t just hit the fan!

http://youtu.be/HnAudwjsAUU

I will simply ask this, do you still want your pet eating that garbage? can you imagine you dog eating other dead dogs, some of whom may have died from a sickness or disease? Well let me share this with you, back in the day when I had my rotti moija I bought this “new” food and she immediately turned her nose up and backed away, it’s not like I hadn’t seen her be picky before but this was different, I had no idea then what bothered her but I know now, she smelled it, the smell of sickness and death!


My little h’omage to National Pit Bull Awarness Day 2011

Firstly I would like to thank and congratulate Bless The Bully’s on their fifth anniversary of NPBAD (National Pit Bull Awareness Day)Thank you Jodi for creating an organization that celebrates responsible owners and good dogs. Thanks for making it a place where even people on the fence about Pit Bulls can find truth!

Here are some videos from Jodi’s site Bless The Bully’s:

http://youtu.be/uzehUKUYxFE

http://youtu.be/MuyNNdELsDA

Also please see an online petition I started to make the US government step up in the right way:

http://www.change.org/petitions/the-supreme-court-of-the-united-state-of-america-change-laws-ban-bsl-educate-yourselves-a-fearful-ignorant-public

Lets make our politicians accountable and responsible as well, make them have to come up with better alternatives to BSL and place the abuser or neglectful owner in the hot seat not the dog!

The photo you see here is by my 10-year-old daughter she did it for NPBAD and a special little pit bull named lucky lady, who by the way, was just rescued! Yeah!

 

My hope is by the time we celebrate again next year BSL will be off all the books in the United States and Canada.

Their best chance is for all the responsible owners and the advocates to stand together as one, and to treat our companion animals with the same care as we would our family. Every “pet” I have ever “owned” really owned me, in all aspects! They are our family! be worthy of them, because they would be willing to die for you.

-Apitome-

 

 


Central Texas low cost spay and neuter clinic. Be part of the solution, not the problem!

Now through the end of November,
Residents of central Texas area who otherwise cannot afford to fix their owned (not rescue groups or shelter) dogs 40 lbs and over may contact vouchers@preventalitter.com to qualify.
Please consider taking them up on this wonderful offer, save lives, spay and neuter your pet!
Thank you, prevent a litter (PALS) preventalitter.com!
-Apitome-

What should be on every rescue and shelter answering machine..,

Hello: You have reached… (123) 4556-7890.

Due to the high volume of calls we have been receiving, please listen closely to
the following options and choose the one that best describes you or
your situation:

Press 1 if you have a 10-year-old dog and your 15-year-old son has
suddenly become allergic and you need to find the dog a new home
right away.

Press 2 if you are moving today and need to immediately place your
150 pound, 8-year-old dog.

Press 3 if you have three dogs, had a baby and want to get rid of
your dogs because you are the only person in the world to have a
baby and dogs at the same time.

Press 4 if you just got a brand new puppy and your old dog is having
problems adjusting so you want to get rid of the old one right away.

Press 5 if your little puppy has grown up and is no longer small and
cute and you want to trade it in for a new model.

Press 6 if you want an unpaid volunteer to come to your home TODAY
and pick up the dog you no longer want.

Press 7 if you have been feeding and caring for a “stray” for the
last three years, are moving and suddenly determine it’s not your
dog.

Press 8 if your dog is sick and needs a vet but you need the money
for your vacation.

Press 9 if you are elderly and want to adopt a cute puppy who is not
active and is going to outlive you.

Press 10 if your relative has died and you don’t want to care for
their elderly dog because it doesn’t fit your lifestyle.

Press 11 if your cat is biting and not using the litter box because
it is declawed, but you are not willing to accept the responsibility
that the cat’s behavior is altered because of your nice furniture.

Press 12 if your two-year old male dog is marking all over your house
but you just haven’t gotten around to having him neutered.

Press 13 if you previously had an outdoor only dog and are calling
because she is suddenly pregnant.

Press 14 if you are calling at 6 a.m. to make sure you wake me up
before I have to go to work so you can drop a dog off on your way
to work.

Press 15 to leave us an anonymous garbled message, letting us know
you have left a dog in our yard in the middle of January, which is
in fact, better than just leaving the dog with no message.

Press 16 if you are going to get angry because we are not going to
take your dog that you have had for fifteen years, because it is
not our responsibility.

Press 17 if you are going to threaten to take your ten-year old dog
to be euthanized because I won’t take it.

Press 18 if you’re going to get angry because the volunteers had the
audacity to go on vacation and leave the dogs in care of a trusted
volunteer who is not authorized to take your personal pet.

Press 19 if you want one of our PERFECTLY trained, housebroken, kid
and cat friendly purebred dogs that we have an abundance of.

Press 20 if you want us to take your dog that has a slight
aggression problem, i.e. has only bitten a few people and killed your
neighbor’s cats.

Press 21 if you have already called once and been told we don’t take
personal surrenders but thought you would get a different person this
time with a different answer.

Press 22 if you want us to use space that would go to a stray to
board your personal dog while you are on vacation, free of charge,
of course.

Press 23 if it is Christmas Eve or Easter morning and you want me to
deliver an eight week old puppy to your house by 6:30 am before
your kids wake up.

Press 24 if you have bought your children a duckling, chick or baby
bunny for Easter and it is now Christmas and no longer cute.

Press 25 if you want us to take your female dog who has already had
ten litters, but we can’t spay her because she is pregnant again and
it is against your religion.

Press 26 if you’re lying to make one of our younger volunteers feel
bad and take your personal pet off your hands.

Press 27 if you have done “everything” to housebreak your dog and
have had no success but you don’t want to crate the dog because it
is cruel.

Press 28 if you didn’t listen to the message asking for an evening
phone number and you left your work number when all volunteers are
also working and you are angry because no one called you back.

Press 29 if you need a puppy immediately and cannot wait because
today is your daughter’s birthday and you forgot when she was born.

Press 30 if your dog’s coat doesn’t match your new furniture and you
need a different color or breed.

Press 31 if your new love doesn’t like your dog and you are too
stupid to get rid of the new friend (who will dump you in the next
month anyway) instead of the dog.

Press 32 if you went through all these ‘options’ and didn’t hear
enough. This press will connect you to the sounds of tears being
shed by one of our volunteers who is holding a discarded old dog
while the vet mercifully frees him from the grief of missing his
family.

Author Unknown, but much appreciated!

Please remember that if you can not commit to fur-always or at least the next 13-17 years, DON’T BUY A PET! it is not a shelter or rescue’s obligation to take on your commitments, they do so out of fear that you will kill them if they don’t, and dumping them anywhere, even alone on the side of a road is abuse!

-Apitome-


Update on the “Emaciator” otherwise known as the disgusting Kisha Curtis!

I Just found out that Kisha’s grand jury hearing was this afternoon, and there they will decide if there is enough evidence in the case to charge her. They must determine whether she is innocent or guilty, if they find her guilty a felony conviction could be next. The hearing will continue next friday, New Jersey SPCA will be testifying. I certainly hope they will see through her nonsense and take aim at her! It’s time folk’s it’s time for pit bull abusers to face the music. I want to see her behind bars for a very long time, and I would like to see her right to own animals revoked permanently.

While all this goes on Patrick continues to do well here is his updated photo;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isn’t it amazing what a little food and some TLC can do for a dog!  And Kisha, living well is the best revenge, despite all you did to kill him, he still made it! To all of Patrick’s supporters, please note that he still needs you. Please be his voice, stand up and speak out for him. Pit Bull abuse has to stop!

We love you Patrick, you have changed the face of animal abuse, you made it real and no longer acceptable for so many. I wish you never had to endure what you did, I often think wouldn’t it have been nice for you to have only known a tender touch and a mom that cared!

-Apitome-

 


Does this guy really get paid for this garbage? Does he really believe he’s an authority?

This is probably one of the most irresponsible and failed attempts at journalism I have ever seen. Not only is this damaging to the animals in the shelter system, but to actually say in print that animals are better off euthanized is just disgusting to me! He states that most animals in shelters are in fact not pets, nonsense!  He claims that feral animals are un-adoptable, not so! they simply need patients, time and training. I fear that the public will be turned off shelter animals because they are reading the babblings of an idiot who so obviously has zero experience with animals, and shelters as well.  If we the guardians, the owners, the pet parents of these animals have taken it upon ourselves to domesticate and make animals dependant on us, then we should step up that responsibility and not simply dump it on a shelter or rescues doorstep when we have “lifestyle changes” or get “too busy” or decide that we “have too many pets”.

Like it or not “we” are the reason these animals suffer, and to suggest that gassing, or injecting death into a living thing is our call, or our right is the most disturbing mindset I have ever been exposed to yet! So Mr. Shoaf, as I stated in your comments section, and will repeat here, please quit your day job, it isn’t your forte! You may want to try applying for “cage liner” at a pet store, at least that way you can see first hand where your type of diatribe ends up!

http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20111010/COLUMNISTS/310109994/-1/news?p=3&tc=pg&fb_comment_id=fbc_5007174981286_1455405_5007178667286

Please feel free to leave this (AHEM!) wanna be your thoughts!

-Apitome-

 


So you like fur? Do you read labels? well did you know that it often comes from dogs abused and butchered in China?

***Disclaimer*** THIS VIDEO IS NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN, IT IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. DO NOT OPEN OR VIEW WHILE YOUR CHILDREN ARE PRESENT PLEASE. WHILE THE GRAPHIC IMAGES WERE BLOCKED AUDIO IS STILL RUNNING.
Please remember before you look away or ignore this post, it is our obligation to see the depth of evil and injustice before we can speak against it or how to stop it. Watching the video angered me, it outraged me, but I have always believed that the fur we get is not what we think it is. If it angers you, let that anger be the catalyst for change, use it for a greater good, to stop abuse and injustice, to stop china from having weak product standards and to stop them from continuing to lie to us about what is in a product the sell us, I did!
I have news for the general public, these “Garments” are for sale in Canada, The United States, the Uk, and many other countries around the world! These.., and I use the term loosely.., “People” (Designers and Companies selling fur) are buying from that wonderful little industrial Piss Pot of a country called China! The ONLY way to effect real change there is to boycott and ban the importation of products from China…, and YES, require the analysis of all garments that have animal fur on or in them! No matter which country they come from. Just sit there and imagine for a second millions of dogs being skinned alive because these evil bastards don’t even have the decency to kill them first! “People” like this enjoy what they do, on some level at least, or they disassociate themselves to a point where the intentional infliction of severe pain is ok. How any human can listen to the “SCREAMS” of animals having their flesh ripped off is absolutely beyond me! I’m sorry but that IS China folks! The land where exporting Baby formula laced with melamine is ok, where exporting vitamins tainted with fertilizer is ok, where there are virtually no animal cruelty laws and even fewer punishments. Before anyone messages me and makes this a racial thing, I will just say this, I am no a racist! but I certainly do have prejudices against abuse, prejudices torture, and animal cruelty, against rape and murder, and against any forms of terrorism! This has nothing to do with ethnicity, and everything to do with the ability of this country and some of its people to cast aside right in the favor of a dollar! It has to do with allowing the people to view life as disposable as nothing.., as something to be given and something to be extinguished when another shakes a dollar bill. Until we demand our countries step up the screening of the merchandise they allow through our boarders, until they set up a “standard” of proof of analysis, this disgusting practice will continue and I for one am not ready to buy a jacket for my child that “may contain” dog pelt or hide. I am also not prepared to sit back and do nothing while I am lied to about what is contained in the products exported from China, anymore! Please tell your Senators that enough is enough on free trade without standards and guidelines that protect animals and the consumer.
-Apitome-

Proof of lies at trial in the Lennox case, Demand Lennox’s Immediate release!!!!! it’s the law!

Everything that this “employee of the City council of Belfast” said is a lie and therefore…..,

http://www.northcountrygazette.org/2011/10/02/fraud_on_lennox/

I am placing a call to arms here of all my readers and followers, please share this post immediately with the caption “Demand the immediate release of Lennox!” make sure to tell everyone you share it with they must do the same, this woman purgered herself and was willing to sacrifice this dog to save her job, now maybe there are those out there who could live with that as well, but I am not one of them! Are you?

Get the Lennox the freedom he deserves if they can release a pedophile if a police officer lies at his trial, why not Lennox,? He is after all innocent of ANY wrong doing!

-Apitome-

 

 


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