I'm thankful for...
1) My sweet boy Blu
2) A One-Eye Beast
3) Piggie the ambassadog
4) Foster Harriet's safety5) Dr. Miller at The Village Vets for taking care of my babies and indulging my bazillion questions6) A surviving pair of flip flops - thanks Beast!
7) Corner of bed allowed by the SWD crew8) The Buffalo Bills beat Micheal Vick this season9) Friends and Family who accept me as the crazy Dog-Ma lady
10) No BSL in my city11) Dog advocates and rescues everywhere
12) SWD'ers near and far13) 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
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.
Piggie wins the heart of my niece
Piggie and Foster Harriet
Pawtastic top ten list fetched from PitBullLovers.com
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
Amy and Leo
For more information, check out these Facebook pages: The Society of Humane Friends - Jail Dogs
and Jail Dogs in C1