Monday, January 7, 2008

Mute Monday: Year In Review

In 2007, over 3,000 pit bulls and pit bull mixes were euthanized
at the City of Albuquerque municipal shelters.

But not these dogs:

BLUE & SAMSON:


CARMEN:



DIEGO & STEVIE RAE:


JUSTICE:


MADDIE:


MAEVE:


MALIBU:


PETE:


SANDY:


SUGAR:


ZEUS

23 comments:

Gypsy said...

I am so disappointed but none of your pics came up for me cuz I LOVE dogs. I don't know if anyone else has had a problem but just thought I would let you know.

Gypsy said...

That came out all wrong - I'm sure it wasn't because I love dogs that the pics didn't come out....DUH! Go to bed Gypsy, you're delirious!

Kate said...

They didn't come up for me either...but being as I am into rescue, BRAVO!!! oh, and Happy MM!

The Troll said...

Great balanced post. About 75% came up for me but I have high-speed. They're all cute but Justice is the one I want!

Happy MM.

The Troll said...

Actually, now they're ALL visible to me. But I still like Justice bestest.

moi said...

Hmmm . . . don't know what's going on. I'll try reloading, guys, sorry. I've had trouble before with folks viewing with IE or Safari (I use Firefox).

Troll: Oh yes, you'd love Justice. A big ol' floppy frat boy with a heart of gold – he greets you by body slamming you and then sitting on your feet. But he behaves when called upon to do so. He's actually the star of our training program.

Doris Rose said...

kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss,they are bootiful! let's hear it for RAAP! Good pictures, gurl.

Valyna said...

Oh, such pretty furbabies!!! And Justice is GORGEOUS! I also love Carmen's and Maddie's big smiles :) They seem so happy :)

Happy MM!

Anonymous said...

i loved sandy. stevie ray (vaughn?) looks more dogo de argentine to me. my brother has some they are like bigger longer lagged pitties. happy MM and good for these dog...all came up for me.

-she

Anonymous said...

er...that'd be "legged"

PIMF!

moi said...

Doris: Yeah, but too many kisses, you get slicky-faced!

Valyna: Happy just about sums it up. Having a bad day? Spend a couple seconds around a pit bull and it all disappears. Unless, of course, the pit's got your socks or has raided the refrigerator.

She: Yes, very difficult sometimes to tell the difference except that Dogos are jowlier and much larger. Plus, they're rarer than humidity in these parts. Of course, your average back yard bred pound pit is a mix of gah-only-knows what. We most commonly see American bulldog and mastiff thrown into the mix.

Java Junkie said...

Wonderful MM! Lovely pups, every one!

Aunty Belle said...

So, Honey Chile, when ya say yore life is the Pits, you have a whole other meanin'!! The white one is Dogo lookin'...eerie, but I'm wif Troll-Man, Justice fer me!

Happy MM.

Anonymous Boxer said...

Bless you Moi for your devotion to this beautiful breed.

GREAT photos.

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goatman said...

Vet said that the dog which showed up on our doorstep after an ice storm was Lab and part Pitbull "but don't hold that against him" she says. I said that I didn't and we proceeded with shots and worming. That statistic about Albuquerque pit bull deaths is hard to believe. My cousins used to live there and I visited often back when the hot springs was attendable and the city was not vicious as it is now.
But our new pup is a babe in large-dog body and as sweet as can be.
Nice to read of your love of dogs ; have a neat "pack leader" new year.

Wicked Thistle said...

Sugar needs a hug.

SeaRabbit said...

Cute... but I prefer photos to the real thing... ;-) ok.. call me prejudicial... but I'm quite fine with my lazy Schnauzers... even if I eared once that were baddies!!!! Let me tell you... this is impossible!

Not that Type of Raven said...

Awwwwwwww! What a brilliant and up lifting review. Happy MM! ^_^

moi said...

goatman: That's okay, one of my best dogs ever was a Lab; you'll be okay :o). And yes, that looked weird to me, too. I should never be left in charge of reading current statistics. That column's figure is 3,000, not 6,000. Sorry. Unfortunately, still a mind-blowingly unacceptable figure.

Wicked: Don't let her looks deceive you. It's how Sugar got so, well, zaftig.

searabbit: In college, I regularly housesat for a family with a Schnauzer. He was smarter than any dog ought to be . . .

raven: Yes, it's the doggie high life for these critters, for sure, whether permanent home or foster.

JYankee said...

Oh no.... I like pit bulls...and yeah they do get a bad rap dont they? I had a friend who had two..they were really nice dogs.... Good Year in Review!

Vixen said...

Awww..... All SO adorable and pretty. One of my best dogs was a Pit Bull/Black Lab mix. She had the most awesome personality. Loved her to death. HUGE animal person.

Love your photos. :)

Gypsy said...

Ohh good, now I can see them. I like Maeve and yes Sugar looks as though she needs a reassuring hug. Dogs are masters at that soulful look though aren't they? And they can spot a sucker from a mile away, that would be me.