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apbtmom76
05-20-2010, 12:23 PM
So I wanted to share a story, not sure why, but some of my best pics are of my dogs with kids. So this is a story of my crew and a certain set of kids. Now these kids, I have known their mother since before they were ever concieved, when the oldest one was born, Phoenix was her constant shadow, til the father of the girl wanted to control the mother's life and told the little girl that my dog was mean and he was gonna bite her, 13 months later the second little girl was born, Phoenix never got to meet her til she was over a year old, due to the little girl being premature, anywayz, everytime the mother and little girls would come visit, they sooooo badly wanted to come in and see the doggies but everytime any one of them got near them they screamed bloody murder. This just broke my heart, cause I could tell it was upsetting Phoenix, he LOVES those kids.

So fast forward to present day, the mother and her two daughters are living here with their grandmother/mother, who is our roommate, yes the house is quite full, lol. When the girls first moved in a few months ago, they asked me every day "dogs' not gonna bite me?" I would admantly tell them NO they wouldn't, towards the end I told them if they asked me that again that I would bite them, they finally quit asking :p Yes I did say that to them. Anyway, I also tried to let them help me do as much as possible with the dogs, I am also teaching them respect and manners towards a dog :D The oldest one is my protege (sp), I cannot wait to take her with me to a dog show for Jr. Handler's class ;) SO with out further ado, here is the oldest of the two girls with my three vicious tongue slobbering your face pit bulls :D

Penny & Villayna -
http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/ab168/kaos76420/Dogs%20N%20Kids/RandomDogPics2010002.jpg
Penny, Orion & Villayna -
http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/ab168/kaos76420/Dogs%20N%20Kids/DogsRandomPics2010022.jpg
Phoenix & Villayna -
http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/ab168/kaos76420/Dogs%20N%20Kids/DogsRandomPics007.jpg
http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/ab168/kaos76420/Dogs%20N%20Kids/DogsRandomPics001.jpg

And just for added measure, here are both girls with Demon after they had played fetch with him for more than an hour :D -
http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/ab168/kaos76420/Dogs%20N%20Kids/RandomDogPics2010062.jpg

happylabs
05-20-2010, 12:26 PM
Nice story. Loved the first pic of Villayna. She is a gorgeous dog. :)

FabulouslyFierce
05-20-2010, 12:29 PM
This makes me so mad! People just assume pit bulls are mean and will bite because of their breed. My brother has had numerous pits and they are the sweetest dogs in the world!

I'm very glad your story has a happy ending though! The pics are great!

MonicanHonda
05-20-2010, 12:31 PM
I absolutely love that first picture. It really shows the love pit bulls have for children. I think that picture needs to be on a million posters advocating the goodness of this breed. That picture is just gorgeous. It brings a tear to my eye.

Vette
05-20-2010, 12:53 PM
Wow. you have a lot of patience. im not sure how i would take people acting like that toward my pets :( but glad they came around in the end.

the pictures of them with the dogs are so sweet :D especially the first picture.
the last one made me laugh,, the picture on Villayna shirt is almost perfectly centered between Demons ears. Dobes make for good picture framers ;) LOL

apbtmom76
05-20-2010, 01:14 PM
Nice story. Loved the first pic of Villayna. She is a gorgeous dog. :)

Thank you happylabs, Villayna is the little girl, but Penny says thank you very much :D


This makes me so mad! People just assume pit bulls are mean and will bite because of their breed. My brother has had numerous pits and they are the sweetest dogs in the world!

I'm very glad your story has a happy ending though! The pics are great!

Oh FF, the father of the two little girls and the father to the mother both did this, they did it so the mother would not bring the kids over here due to the fear they had instilled in them. All of my dogs have been raised around other dogs, kids (big & small) and cats as well. My red boy, Phoenix would lay his life down for any one of the kids that come to my house, he loves them all.

Thank you, like I said some of my best pics of my dogs are with kids in them :D


I absolutely love that first picture. It really shows the love pit bulls have for children. I think that picture needs to be on a million posters advocating the goodness of this breed. That picture is just gorgeous. It brings a tear to my eye.

Thanks Monica, I have something up my sleeve for this pic and a few others that I have, when I do I promise to let you all know. Villayna and Penny have some weird communication ging on, she is the only small child besides my 6 year old niece Jillian that Penny will listen to unless they have food, Penny isn't really a cuddler with the kids but Villayna will sit for hours and just pet her, Penny loves that, lol. I want to frame that pic :D Thanks girl :D


Wow. you have a lot of patience. im not sure how i would take people acting like that toward my pets :( but glad they came around in the end.

the pictures of them with the dogs are so sweet :D especially the first picture.
the last one made me laugh,, the picture on Villayna shirt is almost perfectly centered between Demons ears. Dobes make for good picture framers ;) LOL

In all honesty, I soooo very upset when they first came and acted that way, so when they finally moved in I knew it was gonna take some time, but now I know they will have no fear but respect for dogs and that makes me happy. I am not a patient person by any means, but if I can train horses and dogs, I can teach kids to behave around animals and know they won't hurt them ;) It bothered me, I knew it wasn't healthy for them to fear my dogs, but all dogs like that.

lol yes it is, Demon's ears have finally come out of the posts but we are gonna have to keep something in the right ear to keep it posted, thank you for breath rite strips, lol.

chocolatepuppy
05-20-2010, 09:12 PM
It's so sad a person would make their children afraid of dogs. Good to see the little girls are ok with your dogs now.:D

cassiesmom
05-21-2010, 11:41 AM
The first picture -- well, all of them, but especially the first one -- should be in a book or a calendar! And Demon, how fun for you to have not one but TWO people to play fetch with, I hope you three will be playing together every day!

moosmom
05-21-2010, 12:36 PM
What precious pictures!!!! Just goes to show you that pitbulls are TRAINED not BRED.

Vette
05-21-2010, 01:52 PM
I believe you may have more patience than me :D as it would take some serous restrain to keep from smacking someone if they acted like that around my pets.
i think you did really well :D

LOL nothing like a fresh rested ear cuz of a breath rite strips ;)
do they last quite a while?

never woulda thought of using those. thats pretty ingenues :D

neighbor of mine used to use band aids but first wrapped it around some paper so it wouldnt be sticky to his ears. they seemed to work well for him

MoonandBean
05-21-2010, 02:01 PM
Those pics made me laugh and cry at the same time :) Beautiful dogs and gorgeous little girls! :) Good job!!

apbtmom76
05-21-2010, 04:27 PM
It's so sad a person would make their children afraid of dogs. Good to see the little girls are ok with your dogs now.:D

Oh A, it is sad, but it makes me proud when the girls see their grandpa and tell him all about Phoenix and the other two as they call them, lol. The girls love my dogs, and it helps that I have taught them to respect dogs and not be fearful. THanks :D


The first picture -- well, all of them, but especially the first one -- should be in a book or a calendar! And Demon, how fun for you to have not one but TWO people to play fetch with, I hope you three will be playing together every day!

lol I have something in mind cassiesmom, thaks it is one of my FAVE pics of Penny with a kid. Oh and these two girls, well the older one Villayna, he listens to but none of the other kids. He know she will play with him and can throw the ball, lol. And we play fetch for about an hour every evening after dinner. They all enjoy it soooo much :D


What precious pictures!!!! Just goes to show you that pitbulls are TRAINED not BRED.

awww thanks, and yes they can be trained, but I do have one that is highly DA to other male dogs, and Penny can be a bit cranky with females, she is alpha of the pack amongst the dogs, lol. But they are bred to be DA, but never ever HA. And all of my dogs were raised around kids. If any of my dogs, including Penny ever, EVER growled, snapped or lifted a lip at any of the dogs ( there are circumstances that this is not requried) but I would not for one second think to put that dog down. I can NOT have a biter in my household. I crate and rotate due to fights among Phoenix and Orion but my ouse runs very smoothly and we all like it this way. Everyone gets equal mom-lady time :D Oh and tons of equal kid time ;)

apbtmom76
05-21-2010, 04:27 PM
I believe you may have more patience than me :D as it would take some serous restrain to keep from smacking someone if they acted like that around my pets.
i think you did really well :D

LOL nothing like a fresh smelling ear cuz of a breath right strips ;)

lol Vette, trust me it took everything I had not to beat the crap out of the father and grandfather. But they both know that my dogs would hurt them if they laid hands upon these kids, they both have a nice healthy respect for my dogs, all of them. But thank you, I do appreciate the words :D

lol at the breath rite strip, it seems to be working gotta get more tape to keep it in place :D


Those pics made me laugh and cry at the same time :) Beautiful dogs and gorgeous little girls! :) Good job!!

Thank you sooo much MB, my whole crew loves these two girls something fierce :D

Vette
05-21-2010, 06:48 PM
*makes not to self*; read your own post before posting. no matter how much of a hurry you in. LOL i had to come back an fix my post an plus add on to it later cuz i wasnt dont adding stuff in.

yeah i hear ya. theres a lot of people i would like to smack around these days for being disrespectful to animals. as well as people. *sigh* but at least ya mades it through it all an got to show two little girls that your dogs are actually good dogs. :D an have the right dogs so that some people think twice about acting deviously around you or loved ones. i wish Kirby gave that sort of protectiveness impression. but no such luck :rolleyes: LOL


he used port folio type of paper. it be tougher than usual paper. LOL nothing like seeing a green an yellow eared dog.
how long is it till his ear will stand up by itself,, do ya have any idea?

Freedom
05-21-2010, 08:39 PM
To make a child fearful of something, your OWN child, is just horrendous! To make them fearful of a pet they see regularly is beyond nuts. Of course this will come back and "bite" them, even if it takes until the child is a teen or adult to see what they did. DUMBER than DUMB!

I am thrilled you have had the chance to correct this so soon!

Great photos. Now, Demon played with those 2 little ones for an hour and . . . NOT ONE of them looks tired! Oh my, the energy of youth, he heee.


(I trust you will teach the girls to always ask before petting other dogs; seems like you will know to do this, but bears stating for other readers, I suppose).

king2005
05-21-2010, 09:20 PM
I believe you may have more patience than me :D as it would take some serous restrain to keep from smacking someone if they acted like that around my pets.


You would go insane with many of the people in my building. I don't know how many times people have screamed because they saw Digi in the elevator & shes not even on the so called "Aggressive Breeds List". Their screams are deafening too :eek:

There are a lot of International People (I don't know their race(s), sorry) in this building & many of them fear Dogs. But there are a lot that are at least a first generation Canadian & they are raising their kids not to fear such things. I've held Digi like a baby many times for the wee ones to come touch her... Most are scared to death of her head, so I stretch out her spotted leg & they like touching it.. I also flop her over oddly so the little ones can touch her tail, as its really long & hairy.. They like that too... After a while of petting her the parents & I encourage them to touch her ear.. thats when she tries to lick them & we turn it into a silly giggling game... Digi loves the kids & the kids love her too.. Just takes time with some as they come from places where dogs are not friendly or clean animals.

My Hindu friend is normally scared of Dogs as she had been chased & nearly attacked by the wild dogs back in India... But as long as I hold Digi like a baby, she'll pet Digi out of respect, as she knows Digi is like a child to me.

When I see people step back from Digi, I know they are scared of her.. Thats when I pick her up like a baby & invite them into the elevator... I find more will come in if I hold her, then they also ask questions about her & pretty much after that, they always come into the elevator with us & say hi to her :) its quite rewarding :love::D

apbtmom76
05-22-2010, 08:49 AM
*makes not to self*; read your own post before posting. no matter how much of a hurry you in. LOL i had to come back an fix my post an plus add on to it later cuz i wasnt dont adding stuff in.

yeah i hear ya. theres a lot of people i would like to smack around these days for being disrespectful to animals. as well as people. *sigh* but at least ya mades it through it all an got to show two little girls that your dogs are actually good dogs. :D an have the right dogs so that some people think twice about acting deviously around you or loved ones. i wish Kirby gave that sort of protectiveness impression. but no such luck :rolleyes: LOL


he used port folio type of paper. it be tougher than usual paper. LOL nothing like seeing a green an yellow eared dog.
how long is it till his ear will stand up by itself,, do ya have any idea?

lol Vette, I love to show kids how to approach dogs, with Penny being a certified therapy dog, I can take her into classrooms to show kids this, she is soo good, next time I go I will make sure to take lots of pics so you all can see. Any child that comes to my house learns the rules and manners to act and approach a dog. And Phoenix just looks big and scary, lol. But he would really hurt someone if they got to close to the kids , person or dog or bear or cat, lol.

lol they make tape of different colors now, I actually have to go buy some new tape today, I'lltake some pics of the different colors ;) And his right ear is still giving me fits, so it is gonna have to be posted for a while or he's just gonna have a floppy right ear, silly dog. But not sure how much longer. :D


To make a child fearful of something, your OWN child, is just horrendous! To make them fearful of a pet they see regularly is beyond nuts. Of course this will come back and "bite" them, even if it takes until the child is a teen or adult to see what they did. DUMBER than DUMB!

I am thrilled you have had the chance to correct this so soon!

Great photos. Now, Demon played with those 2 little ones for an hour and . . . NOT ONE of them looks tired! Oh my, the energy of youth, he heee.


(I trust you will teach the girls to always ask before petting other dogs; seems like you will know to do this, but bears stating for other readers, I suppose).

Oh Freedom you are soo correct, I cannot stand the father to either, the little girls or their mom, both are worthless people, sorry but htey are. And I can't wait to hear what he says when the girls go with me to a fun show and show off their ribbons or trophies they won for showing my scary dogs, lol.

I had to correct it, it was my dogs they wree terrified of and the little one even more so cause she got bit by her aunt's chihuahua. And oh the joys of youth, they weren't tired, they played for another 30 minutes and all came in and crashed for 20 mintues and wanted to go back, lol.

Oh yes, of course, they also know not to run around the dogs or chase them or take anything away from them unless they have asked an adult and the adult does it for them. I taught them how to pet them and feed them treats and all that good stuff but yes thank you for saying something :D


You would go insane with many of the people in my building. I don't know how many times people have screamed because they saw Digi in the elevator & shes not even on the so called "Aggressive Breeds List". Their screams are deafening too :eek:

There are a lot of International People (I don't know their race(s), sorry) in this building & many of them fear Dogs. But there are a lot that are at least a first generation Canadian & they are raising their kids not to fear such things. I've held Digi like a baby many times for the wee ones to come touch her... Most are scared to death of her head, so I stretch out her spotted leg & they like touching it.. I also flop her over oddly so the little ones can touch her tail, as its really long & hairy.. They like that too... After a while of petting her the parents & I encourage them to touch her ear.. thats when she tries to lick them & we turn it into a silly giggling game... Digi loves the kids & the kids love her too.. Just takes time with some as they come from places where dogs are not friendly or clean animals.

My Hindu friend is normally scared of Dogs as she had been chased & nearly attacked by the wild dogs back in India... But as long as I hold Digi like a baby, she'll pet Digi out of respect, as she knows Digi is like a child to me.

When I see people step back from Digi, I know they are scared of her.. Thats when I pick her up like a baby & invite them into the elevator... I find more will come in if I hold her, then they also ask questions about her & pretty much after that, they always come into the elevator with us & say hi to her :) its quite rewarding :love::D

lol King, I do understand that some people just don't know, Penny has changed more than one mind about this breed, her being an epileptic I am on this list, I have a friend that has a Border Collie that lives in Canada, she is sooo awesome, anywayz, she told me that my APBT's have completely changed her mind about this breed, where she comes from up there, drug dealers and bad people own them and make them mean, I have shared many pics with her thru e-mail of the kids and dogs and she is always in awe that they are so good, I have never pushed my dogs on anyone but I have educated many with all of them. My red boy Phoenix completely changed my grandmas mind, is actually one of my fave stories to tell.

Should have seen my 70 year old grandmother bent over in the window of my car and my 80lb pit bull licking her whole face and her laughing like a school girl. She told me for years that my dogs were gonna kill me in my sleep and rip my throat out, when I cleared my throat she leaned back out of the car and said "What, how can you resist this face?" she grabbed his cheeks and playfully roughed him up a bit and leaned down for more sugars :p

king2005
05-22-2010, 02:38 PM
Should have seen my 70 year old grandmother bent over in the window of my car and my 80lb pit bull licking her whole face and her laughing like a school girl. She told me for years that my dogs were gonna kill me in my sleep and rip my throat out, when I cleared my throat she leaned back out of the car and said "What, how can you resist this face?" she grabbed his cheeks and playfully roughed him up a bit and leaned down for more sugars :p

hehehe that is a cute story as well hehehe :D

Reminds me of the time my friend & I were taking one of the guard dogs (rottie) out for a walk as he had been on duty all day & needed to stretch his legs with his fav young humans (us). Cezar was about 200lbs & was VERY stocky with a huge block head. He was scary looking all on his own, but he was a softy & loved his rub downs :love:

On that walk, like most, people would flee from him & refused to walk anywhere near him. Their loss... All of a sudden this 4' tall thin old lady(she had to be in her 80's if not older) does some baby talk to him & he starts to get all wiggly. We had stopped to let her pass & she came up to him & grabs his huge droopy lips... Shes squeezing them & giving him kisses on the nose.. He had the rottie butt wiggles the whole time & she was giggling, kissing him, petting his head (it was bigger round then she was) & talking to him like a baby... They were both in heaven that day. :D:love::D

apbtmom76
05-22-2010, 02:41 PM
hehehe that is a cute story as well hehehe :D

Reminds me of the time my friend & I were taking one of the guard dogs (rottie) out for a walk as he had been on duty all day & needed to stretch his legs with his fav young humans (us). Cezar was about 200lbs & was VERY stocky with a huge block head. He was scary looking all on his own, but he was a softy & loved his rub downs :love:

On that walk, like most, people would flee from him & refused to walk anywhere near him. Their loss... All of a sudden this 4' tall thin old lady(she had to be in her 80's if not older) does some baby talk to him & he starts to get all wiggly. We had stopped to let her pass & she came up to him & grabs his huge droopy lips... Shes squeezing them & giving him kisses on the nose.. He had the rottie butt wiggles the whole time & she was giggling, kissing him, petting his head (it was bigger round then she was) & talking to him like a baby... They were both in heaven that day. :D:love::D

awww what a great story, and I love Rotties, such awesome dogs. Is nice to have a dog that looks intimidating, but big ole softies underneath :D But elderly love my Penny though, but yeah my grandma leaned in my car and my big ole mean vicious pit bull licking her face, I died laughing, just glad I had witnesses :p