Sleeps with Dogs
 
What goes in must come out! That's right y'all, poop happens. But, have no fear of the doodie, I found something to make every dog owner's life a little easier - Dogbag Duffels.
The Dogbag Duffel  from Doggie Walk Bags are fun, festive, lightweight, easy to use dog bag dispensers.
No more plastic grocery bags or bulky, cumbersome dispensers for the SWD poopers. I just attach a Dogbag Duffel to the SWD leash and off a walkin' we go. It works like a charm. Now, if only the pooping pups would at least offer to carry their own baggage. 
 
I'm thankful for...

1) My sweet boy Blu 
2) A One-Eye Beast
3) Piggie the ambassadog
4) Foster Harriet's safety

5) Dr. Miller at The Village Vets for taking care of my babies and indulging my bazillion questions
6) A surviving pair of flip flops - thanks Beast!
7) Corner of bed allowed by the SWD crew

8) The Buffalo Bills beat Micheal Vick this season
9) Friends and Family who accept me as the crazy Dog-Ma lady
10) No BSL in my city

11) Dog advocates and rescues everywhere
12) SWD'ers near and far

13) You
Happy Thanksgiving from Dog-Ma and the SWD Crew!
 
 
10. They will steal your spot on the couch while you are up getting a soda.

9. They will take the treat you give them and bury in the back yard like a paranoid crack head hiding their stash.

8. They will jump on your bed with muddy feet. Making you do the laundry...again!

7. They will lick visitors with an uncontrolled passion only they
understand.

6. They will cause children to smile.

5. They will make you feel horrible for not walking them by looking at you with deep sad eyes.

4. They will look at you like you committed a crime against them if you don't let them lick your ice cream bowl.

3. They will cause wide spread happiness in large group settings.

2. They will crack you up by shaking their butts so hard you think they are going to snap in half.

And the number one reason why you can't trust Pit Bulls...

1. They will steal your heart like a thief in the night, showing you complete and pure love that only a Pit Bull can show. 
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Piggie wins the heart of my niece
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Piggie and Foster Harriet
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Piggie

Pawtastic top ten list fetched from PitBullLovers
.com 
 
A friend showed me these pawsome tattoos on Dog Milk and I just had to share. Are they woofin' cool or what! 

The fido finger art got me thinkin' about SWD crew tattoos.

I was inked in honor of my dearly departed Ellie after she passed. Now, I want to honor my 13-year old boy who is doing pretty well for an old guy. My dilemma -- I can't decide on a design worthy of my Blu. As my first dog, Blu and I've shared the last nine years together. The Ellie tattoo was an easy choice -- the heart and bone design was in her food bowl. I took the bowl with me to Timeless Tattoo  in Atlanta where Ryan did a pawfect job personalizing the tattoo. Now what does Dog-Ma do for Blu.

So my questions to y'all:

1) Do you have a dog tattoo?  (if yes, what does your design look like)
2) Any tattoo suggestions for me and my Blu?
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Blu
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Ellie Mae
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Ellie's grub bowl
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Always on my mind... and in my heart
 
That's right y'all -- Dog-Ma was in jail, the joint, lockup, the big house, the clink -- and the best part -- the dogs made me do it! 
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Deputy Lee and Leo

Gwinnett County, Georgia started a jail dogs program and last month I had the opportunity to check it out first hand. The program is called Operation Second Chance and it saves the lives of dogs in local shelters. Dogs are paired with inmates who are then in charge of care and basic training. To say witnessing the program in action was a humbling experience would be an understatement. The dogs bond with their inmates and in return the inmates learn responsibility and unconditional love.
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Atlas and inmate handler

During the visit, my fellow crazy dog lovin' friend Jen and I met some pawcredible dogs - all available for adoption. Atlas immediately stole my heart along with Bo and Luna. Wish I could've taken the trio of canine crusaders home. Now I'm thinking about baking them a liver cake with a file inside or mapping out a Pawshank Redemption escape plan.
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Atlas
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Bo

Hats off to the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department for taking action to help dogs on death row. The Society of Humane Friends volunteers take care of food, vet services, training and adoptions. The program doesn't even cost tax payers a cent. Can't argue with that. Also, the jail dogs program also gets hefty monthly supplies of treats donated from the pawmazing Big Daddy Biscuits.
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Mila and inmate handler

Big thanks to Amy Jackson of Karmalized Pictures for getting me on the inside and for her dedication to getting the word out about this pawtastic program. She is a filmmaker currently documenting Jail Dogs on video.  Also, thanks to Jen for letting me tag along. And thank you Deputy Lee, for showing us around and for running this pawsome operation! 
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Amy and Leo
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Luna
For more information, check out these Facebook pages: The Society of Humane Friends - Jail Dogs and Jail Dogs in C1
 
I couldn't have said this better myself, So what did I do? Promptly ordered one of these poignant pawsome totes. Check out MyAnimalActivist Righteous Bitch's Collection for a Balls Sack and other products.

Can't wait for my new tote's arrival to help spread the word about spaying and neutering. If y'all haven't seen the numbers yet, prepare yourselves to be blown away by the chart below. Spaying and neutering your pets clearly saves live.
 
Tired of looking at your pup's hiney? Well now you don't have to, thanks to RearGear's No More Mr. Brown Eye bum covers.
 I can think of a couple dogs in the SWD house who could use RearGear's No More Mr. Brown Eye bum covers. I am not saying any names, Blu and Piggie!
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Blu's Bum
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Piggie's Rump
Just when you think you've heard it all... RearGear's creator has already sold hundreds of covers and offers designs including a disco ball, air freshener, heart, flower, biohazard, smiley face, number one ribbon, cupcake, sheriff's badge and dice. You can even have covers custom made. That's right, for five bucks you too can dress-up your pooch's pooper. Oh the possibilities are endless! Check out RearGear's Etsy site if you are interested or need a good laugh.