the trouble with pitbulls and other happenings
Carol · May 30, 2007
the trouble with pitbulls is they are too freaking happy. they are little powerhouses of enthusiasm. three party hardy's who make their own fun...like 4 entire rolls of paper towels shredded and papering their room, or a stuffed big dalmation dog who is completely missing his head. i found the feet and the legs and the tail, but that poor little toys head in apparently inside a pitbulls gut. or my red futon couch that is slowly getting picked away at or the plywood gate that has become a good chew toy. pitties think they are agile, (they are "the glass is almost full" kind of thinkers, the eternal optimist). but really they are klutz's with very good recovery skills while their non pittie playmates are left choking in the dirt (that would be me). they are lovable and funny and really good natured and as a breed they make good family pets. it is too bad they are misunderstood because of a very few loser owners who's utter stupidity created a media frenzy and the resulting breed ban legislation which is totally unfair to these dogs. george and brie move into their foster homes with Hugabull this weekend, and i will miss the silly, happy morons alot. jolie is staying awhil;e longer til she is little more stable physically and her diarrhea is better controlled.
the vet came out to see swinger. he is to stay on the quadrisol twice a day ( can we say that between him and spritely and that freaking expensive med that they are going to bankrupt us for sure. $600 a month now for both of them to be on it plus the recovery which costs another pretty penny too) we are to ice his feet twice a day, which i am not doing cuz he is a freak and i will get kicked in the head. but we will hose his legs twice a day for him and hopefully see if that helps. the next step is basically orthopedic shoeing with specially constructed shoes with foam pads between the hoof and the shoe. whatever, i just want him to feel good again.
eva is off sick for a week or two, so we could use some help in the bunny room if anyone has any extra time. and our bathing list is growing longer since everyone is on hold because the pitties are keeping our current bath team busy.
i guess i better go and hose swingers legs and then get them all to bed.