View Full Version : long overdue intro- new dog Alki! PHOTO HEAVY

09-02-2005, 10:36 PM
well Ive been in and out of PT over the last several months, and havent introduced my newest member, Alki (named after a neighborhood/beach in Seattle where the settlers of the city first landed from NY). I adopted her 4 months ago (amazing to think its only been 4 months!!) from a friend of a friend. When I was getting ready to move to a new apt in april I was thinking of adopting another aussie, brock had lived the last year with another dog and it was wonderful for him, so I didnt want him to lose that. there was an aussie in another state I was planning to adopt but the rescue group was really weird and never returned a lot of my emails and never contacted me after I sent my adoption application (the dog is STILL listed on petfinder btw...) so anyway, I guess that turned out to be a good thing because if I had gotten him Id never have been able to save Alki.

So her story is a bit confusing, lol. Okay so, her former owner (not sure why, I think maybe he was moving or something) had surrendered her to a shelter which euthanizes ALL pits no matter what, and even though he knew that he left her anyway. so, his ex-girlfriend is my friend's neighbor, and she found out that alki was going to be killed, and went to save her. she unfortunately already had a full house with 2 puppies and 2 small kids, so she needed to find her a home.

SO, my friend knew she was looking and asked me one day out of the blue if I wanted a pit bull. lol I dont think she thought Id say yes, but asked just in case. but of course I said yes! Ive always wanted a pit and had already asked my new landlord before I moved in if they had any breed restrictions, specifically for pit bulls, and she said no, so I knew itd be okay that way. so I said I just had to meet her and introduce her to brock and see how they got along. so a couple days later I went and picked her up and took her home. I planned to give her a good 2 weeks to a month before I made a decision and if it didnt work out I would contact one of the 5 pit bull only resuce groups in the state.

well, long story short shes turned out to be the most perfect addition to my fur family! I knew after the first week that she wasnt going anywhere. lol shes great with the cats, and is submissive which works well with brocks semi dominant attitude. they love to wrestle and race through the apt together and then crash out on the floor together.

she is amazingly smart and driven, and has been a breeze and a pleasure to train. she had no training when I got her, not even potty training, which came as a shock to me, I assumed she had at least some but GUESS NOT. lol her former owner physically disiplined her and for a long time she was very hand shy and easily "hurt" by too harsh of a tone. she has come a long way and has become extremely confident and is very eager to please. she is still slightly stand offish to new people in an unfamiliar environment, doesnt like them coming at her too fast, but she does love meeting new people, and gets very excited, and warms up quickly. she also had never worn a leash or collar when I got her, and I assume she was kept as an outdoor dog since she wasnt potty trained. she is so gorgeous and gentle and sweet and kind and goofy and playful. she is all pit bull. and its been a joy spreading the good pit bull word around the city with her. :)

now for the photos! (Ill try not to go too crazy! lol):

her first day with me; kinda hard to tell her but her coat was very poor quality (she was being fed kibbles & bits- EW!!! lol)


first photo shoot:









more in next post!

09-02-2005, 10:39 PM

she loves to do frog legs!


pretty boa from High Maintenance Bitch


she LOVE fetch. LOVES.







more in next post!

09-02-2005, 10:42 PM

she looves to roo-roo-roo howl at people when shes sooo happy to see you!! it is THE CUTEST sound on earth!


so tired!


huge tongue!


love those ears


first pedicure!









and one more..

09-02-2005, 10:43 PM
omg she is GORJUSS!!! haha
You are an angel Veegan!
This pup looks so happy with you :D.
congrats on the new addition!!

09-02-2005, 10:45 PM

LOL she was too tired to care!


her 2nd time swimming- she loves it!!







09-02-2005, 10:53 PM
what a beauty!!!
she's too cute!

09-02-2005, 11:16 PM
I usually don't gush over pit bulls, but Alki is drop dead gorgeous!!! I love her story, too. You truly are an angel. Kudos to you for saving Alki from death and giving her a second chance at a wonderful life with a loving family. Plus, she's got a diet to boot! ;) Now how could you possible promote BSL with a face like that?
Congrats Alki, you've got a greyt mommy now :) (P.S. I can tell she's got a greyt gait. She's got a lot of reach!)

09-02-2005, 11:37 PM
soooo adoreable

Does High Maintenance Bitch have a website i have seen t he guys on tv but i am not sure if they have a site to order from or not i would love to get my gracie some goodies from them

09-02-2005, 11:59 PM
she is booootiful!!! :)

09-03-2005, 12:12 AM
:eek: Wow, she is gorgeous!! I'm so glad you saved her!

I love this picture-what a face :D

It's nice to see Brock again, too :)

09-03-2005, 01:14 AM
She is absolutley GORGEOUS! I have not seen many other prettier pitties than that!:eek:

Good job on saving her!-You did a great job. I am very happy that she camed with not too much work for you!;)

Steph, Jesse, and Splinter

09-03-2005, 07:14 AM
Alki is beautiful! Brock is looking as wonderful as always too.

09-03-2005, 08:01 AM
What a gem she is! Thanks for introducing her, and pre-empting the inevitable call for pictures. She's a beauty in every way!

Pssst - Hi Brock!

finn's mom
09-03-2005, 08:28 AM
She is really beautiful, and, the photos capture her spirit and energy...incredible!

09-03-2005, 08:45 AM
What a great person you are to save her and give her a wonderful life, she is gorgeous.

09-03-2005, 09:31 AM
She is a pretty girl!

Ginger's Mom
09-03-2005, 09:47 AM
What a great thread. Two happy and beautiful dogs!!! Congratulations. She is beautiful, and obviously loves her new home and family. Brock is gorgeous, and such a good boy for welcoming helping to make her comfortable in her new home. Thank you for sharing this with us. Give that pretty girl a great big kiss on that precious nose for us.

09-03-2005, 11:33 AM
hehe, now that's out of the way;)

SHE'S A DOLL!!!!!!!!!
Oh man, she seems like the happiest dog on earth (and she has every right to be too!). I'm so glad that you were in a position to take this cutie home to live with you and Brock, and I bet he's pretty darn happy himself:D
Ohhh I'm just so happy to hear from you, Brock and the new girl Alki! You really need to come around more often:D

09-03-2005, 11:50 AM
:eek: I think I am in love!! She's gorgeous and lucky to have you!! :D Congrats!! :)

09-03-2005, 12:56 PM
thanks for all the compliments, I will pass them on to her. ;)

GoldenLuv- youre right its the same store the guy on show dogs moms and dads owns. they used to have a website but it died recently, I havent search for it again since, but you couldnt buy products off the site yet anyway. I live literally 2 blocks from the store. I recently did a search for someone though to find other stores online that sell there products and did find ONE lol:


okay I just did a search and their site is back online now:


09-03-2005, 01:03 PM
Congratulations to the both of you, she is beautiful.
She sounds like a Dream.

09-03-2005, 01:50 PM
Now how could you possible promote BSL with a face like that?

haha my thoughts exactly! :)

and yeah she actually has a funny gait, she kinda hobbles from side to side. ^__^ she is a FAST runner though. we plan to do agility and/or flyball once we finish basic and intermediate obedience. :) she has amazing toy drive

09-03-2005, 01:53 PM
I visit DG often but don't post. I do have to say your dog is BEAUTIFUL and I'm so glad you rescued her. I would love to have a pittie/pittie mix one day..I will never understand the BSL.

Daisy and Delilah
09-03-2005, 02:00 PM
Alki is so beautiful!! We personally looooovvveee Pitties and she certainly is a gorgeous example of her breed. She looks like she could love us all to death. Brock is one good looking sweetheart too!!:D

Love, Terry, Daisy and Delilah:)

09-03-2005, 02:40 PM
Sweet bed sheets ;)

Oh, nice dog.

09-03-2005, 03:26 PM
What an amazing story and a beautiful dog. She is a true champion!

09-03-2005, 04:20 PM
Alki is drop dead gorgeous :eek: Congratulations on the new addition, she sounds wonderful!

09-03-2005, 09:32 PM
Aww she's so adorable!! I'm in love with her already, such a great smile!:D

*now runs to look at products on the website*

09-04-2005, 12:37 AM
What a SWEET adorable dog!!! She is so cute!!!

09-04-2005, 12:46 AM
She's gorgeous!!!

09-04-2005, 02:39 PM
I already knew about Alki from LJ but here's another Congratulations! She's an absolutely gorgeous dog, she has such a sweet face. I love the stripe down her nose too. She looks great with Brock, I'm glad they get along so well. I'm glad to see you back at Pet Talk, hope you stay. :)

09-05-2005, 04:48 PM
Omg, Alki is an amazing looking pit bull! Her coloring is beautiful. Brock is a great looking dog also! You have a beautiful fur kid family.:D

09-05-2005, 05:34 PM
Congratulations on your new addition! Alki is gorgeous. Such a beauty. It is so good to hear from you and to be able to see a bit of Brock also. I hope you stay around and share more of Alki and Brock with us.

09-05-2005, 06:42 PM
Those are very wonderful photos of your two furkids. Amazing how quickly they adapted to each other.
Your story about Alki is great. She is beautiful and looks like a happy go-lucky dog. Congrats!

09-05-2005, 06:46 PM
OMG alki is adorable I love the pictures thanks for sharing!

09-05-2005, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by veegan
thanks for all the compliments, I will pass them on to her. ;)

GoldenLuv- youre right its the same store the guy on show dogs moms and dads owns. they used to have a website but it died recently, I havent search for it again since, but you couldnt buy products off the site yet anyway. I live literally 2 blocks from the store. I recently did a search for someone though to find other stores online that sell there products and did find ONE lol:


okay I just did a search and their site is back online now:


thanks now only if it worked i mean when i go to look at the products its says can't finder server but oh well i still have to say your furkid is sooo adoreable

09-05-2005, 08:49 PM
Alki is sooooo pretty! She seriously has one of the sweetest Pittie faces I've EVER seen :)!! She's sooo lucky to have been saved by you, and to have such an awesome big bro now! I remember seeing her on Pethop a long time ago and commenting on how cute she was. She looks so happy and healthy :D Congrats!

Gorgeous pics! We need more, soon! And definitely more of that handsome Brock ^.^

09-05-2005, 10:28 PM
thanks everyone for the compliments and warm welcome back. I do hope to stick around. :) life got crazy for a while and it just got hard to keep up with PT and the other online communities I was in. I really missed PT sometimes though, I always felt it was a great community and seems it hasnt changed. :)

09-05-2005, 11:01 PM
what a sweetie

09-06-2005, 12:49 AM
B E A UUUtiful!!!

I love the nails!!

09-06-2005, 06:38 AM
She is beautiful, I just love the white strip down to the tip of her nose.

new mom to a veiled
09-06-2005, 10:40 AM
You are an angel and so is she ;) and Brock how nice of you to share your mommy :p

09-06-2005, 10:50 AM
What a beautiful dog! It's so sad how many amazing dogs end up with such terrible owners, but I'm glad she's got a good home now. :)

Suki Wingy
09-06-2005, 03:27 PM
oh my goodness what a spoiled little girlie! I love your style!

09-06-2005, 04:08 PM
OMG!!! That pup is SO girgeos...I just love her!! wow...so beautiful :) Especially I love this pic:

and also those water pics...

GREAt photos :)

09-07-2005, 11:59 AM
Oh she is so adorable! :D Congrats on your new girl!!!

This pic is so cute!