Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Here's to 2009!

I hope that everyone had a great Christmas! Mine was good.. I enjoyed seeing the kids so happy with all of their gifts from Santa!

I'm looking forward to the new year. I'm hoping that 2009 is going to be a good year for us. We have some changes coming up in 2009. I'm hoping to start working in some sort of animal shelter and/or vet's office in the Spring.. it may just be volunteering for experience at first.. but it is the second stepping stone to a good career for myself! The first step being starting school!

In the fall my oldest will start Kindergarten.. and it all begins: homework, girls. teachers, blah! They are in preschool now but preschool is pretty laid back. Thankfully my son is not interested in girls that way yet. I was a bit worried when I remembered that my first crush and first "kiss" was when I was in preschool! I still remember his name.. it was Joey.. but I was too shy to even talk to him, haha! But Joey wasn't the one I kissed.. that was Jason! LOL.. but anyway, I'm off track now!

It's just hard for me to believe that my baby is 5 already and my twins are 4! What happened to these 5 years?? I know these past 5 years have definitely been stressful. There have been a lot of ups and down throughout them. A lot of heartache and a lot of learning experiences. I know that I have grown a lot over the past 5 years.

Oh and we also have a trip planned for next year. We hardly ever go on trips and this will be a road trip which I LOVE! My sister in law moved to Virginia a few years ago. My husband has been there to visit but I have not. I'm constantly being reminded of how beautiful it is down there.. so we are going to plan on going down there in the Spring sometime! yay!

Speaking of my husband.. still not sure where we are headed. We are in marriage counseling now.. it has helped ME a bit.. but my husband really isn't putting much effort into it. Guess he thinks that physically going to counseling is enough?

But anyway, I do hope everyone has a safe New Year's Eve.. and I'm wishing everyone a positive happy new year in 2009!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

While I do some updating...

I'm going to spend some time trying to update our links section.. so in the meantime, I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday spirit, lol! I wanted to share this:
My Wish List .. feel free to send me a xmas gift! :o)

I'm going to post some random videos here and there when I feel like it!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Pit Bulls: vicious or innocent??

When you hear the words Pit Bull what do you think of? Do you think of some big vicious dog that is ready to tear your face off?? WHY does that picture come to your mind about Pit Bulls? Have you had a personal experience with Pit Bulls or are you just going by what the media portrays Pit Bulls as being?

There's a lot of controversy these days regarding Pit Bull dogs. The media portrays them as being this vicious horrible dogs that will eat your face off if given the chance! Do you know that the only reason the media talks about Pit Bulls is because they are strong and powerful.. and in the wrong hands can be TAUGHT to fight and be mean? Have you ever been around any Pit Bull in your life?? If you have ever been around a well trained Pit Bull you will see that the stereotypes are a crock of SHIT!

I have an American Staffordshire which is considered a Pit Bull breed and is on the "vicious" list.. however, if you do research on Staffordshire's you will clearly read that they are defined as being great family dogs and are considered "nanny dogs" because they look after the children in the home! Does that sound vicious to you?? I don't think so. I've had a lot of dogs in my lifetime and my Staffordshire is THE most well behaved dog that I have ever owned. He follows commands, he even follows sign language commands! He stops any bad behavior with a simple stern "no". He is GREAT with our children. You can pick at him, poke him, even sit on him and he will not even growl. All he wants to do is please us and be next to us whenever possible. .. And other Pit Bull breed owners would say the same thing about their dogs, guaranteed!

Why do Pit Bulls have such a bad rap? Because stupid humans breed them and train them for fighting. They are very strong and powerful dogs and can cause damage because of this.

Don't believe me? Did u realize that the American Temperament Testing Society did tests on 122 breeds of dogs and Pit Bulls scored HIGHER than Beagles and Golden Retrievers?? Did you know that a Labrador Retriever will bite faster than a Pit Bull will?

I'm on a mission to educate people on Pit Bull breeds. Stop believing what the media tells you! You should all know by know that the media is full of crap anyway!

I live in the state of Ohio. There is currently a proposed law to ban vicious dogs. The proposed law states that if an officer sees any dog that he suspects to have any TINY bit of Pit Bull in it the dog will be confiscated and Euthanized within 10 days. Are politicians really that ignorant to even contemplate a law like this? Do you know what kind of fight they would have on their hands? Responsible dog owners consider their dogs to be part of their family.. almost like a child! It's like banning a certain race because they are known to cause more violence! Would we do that? NO. Why should innocent dogs be killed because of pure ignorance?? Look at the photo above, does he LOOK vicious?? Give me a break!!!! (and yes, that is mine!)

Please, PLEASE sign this petition against the Pit Bull Ban! These innocent dogs don't have a voice and we have to fight to save their lives! I will fight to the death if anyone ever tried to take my dog away to kill him! Please sign: OHIO PIT BULL BAN PETITION

Myths Of Pit Bulls
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