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Eragon, An American Pit Bull Terrier

Updated on May 15, 2014
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Bodylevive is a retired entrepreneur that wishes to share life experiences and manages the online store, Tugarmaes.

I am waiting patiently for my car ride you promised.
I am waiting patiently for my car ride you promised.
I am ready, did you call me, Ma?
I am ready, did you call me, Ma?
I got my ride!
I got my ride!
Mama knows this shirt is for the birds. But to please m Ma, I'll wear it for a minute or two.
Mama knows this shirt is for the birds. But to please m Ma, I'll wear it for a minute or two.
Now this is my mean look, I got my Bama shirt on and I'm ready for the game.
Now this is my mean look, I got my Bama shirt on and I'm ready for the game.
Yes! a ride on the back of the truck.
Yes! a ride on the back of the truck.
This is my close up, aren't I beautiful? My whole face is my good side!
This is my close up, aren't I beautiful? My whole face is my good side!

Our Second Pit Bull

My husband bought Eragon for me when he was six weeks old after the loss of our beloved Conan also an American Pit Bull Terrier. Conan was only with us a short time before he went to bark with the angels.

Eragon was raised and trained by me. Oh, my husband's part in this? He feeds them, take them to their doctor's appointments, have play time and walk them. When I say them, we have a Labrador Retriever, Squeaky. She has her own hub, I Found Love Just In Time.



Provoked - Bad Rap

For as long as I can remember the pit bull has been given a bad rap such as biting, fighting and killing. I have witnessed to a man beating his children was attacked by the family pet, a pit bull. They live right behind me. He had some people with pits to come and fight, I witnessed that and called the police.

I've read that a pit bull attacked a young man when he and the dogs owner got into a heated argument and pushing was involved.

Another incident was a child pulled her pets tail and the dog snapped at her, the mother told the little girl not to pull the dogs tail and according to her she didn't pay any more attention to what was going on after she said not to pull the tail. She stated that the child was digging in the flower bed and she motioned with the stick to hit the dog and the dog pushed her down with his mouth around her neck.The child died at the hospital and the dog (a pit bull) was put down.

These are all terrible incidents with pit bulls involved. The one thing I noticed in all the incidents, the dog was provoked in some manner. You can't beat them, pull their tails, motion at them because they do not know what your intentions are. They go into defensive quick! Almost any dog will defend his owner or a member of his immediate family. I have never witnessed a dog walk up to anyone and out of the clear blue sky bite or kill.

Family Matters

I will defend Eragon until he shows me he is a killer. I will never say what a dog won't do when provoked. Eragon is part of my immediate family, that includes myself, husband and Squeaky. We are responsible pet owners and we take responsibility for their safety and welfare. They are not allowed to roam around unattended.

I have a grand daughter eight years old that spends the summer with us. She is not allowed to enter into the fenced area where the dogs are kept. Well, the gate is locked anyway.

I'm a firm believer that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In other words, prevent it before it happens. Children are mischievous, so are some adults, and will do things to aggravate or provoke a dog.


Protective

Being protective of his family is a characteristic he developed on his own. It is his way of saying I Love U Ma. When he is outside, he alerts us someone is on or crossing on our property and he will bark until he sees one of us come to look.

He has never been trained to attack but he will protect his owners, where he lives and our personal property. When I say personal property, I talking about our vehicles. We take him to the store, whatever vehicle we are in, he will alert us if anyone gets to close. He expects cheetos when we come out of the store. He's been eating them since he was a baby.

Eragon is well mannered and obeys when we speak to him. When speaking to him, I use a firm voice and he adheres to what I say. There are some commands that I may have to say twice to get his attention and that's during play time. He loves to run and he loves to be petted and hugged. He lays his head on my lap for me to scratch his head. Yes, he is spoiled and I'm as guilty as my husband.

He has been neutered, that tones down aggressiveness. I thought my son would have a coronary when I told him. All he was thinking about was how much money I could have made by mating him with other thoroughbred pit bulls. I had no interest in that, all I want is for him to be healthy and that he is.


Birthday Party

Yes, he had a birthday party. He had a cupcake, ice cream and a hot dog. We ate with him, and when he finished, we got face kisses!

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    • bodylevive profile imageAUTHOR

      BODYLEVIVE 

      3 years ago from Alabama, USA

      Thank You Missy for stopping by. Eragon is my baby and he knows it. He is rotten to the bone. For a long time he was the only baby we had.

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Hello bodylevive. I do understand that pits get a bad name. I don't believe all pits are black-hearted. I think any dog has the potential to become harmful; it is the way the owner raises them that determines this.

      I believe Eragon certainly looks like a spoiled puppy. Therefore, he is not likely to hurt anyone unless the person is threatening his owners or himself.

      I think it's beautiful how you love your doggies! I had a very special dog named Lily, that I had for 20 years before she passed away, and I will always consider her my best friend. :) Great Hub!

    • bodylevive profile imageAUTHOR

      BODYLEVIVE 

      4 years ago from Alabama, USA

      That's my motto too, I'd rather be safe. No matter how well trained an animal is, he can change in an instant. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Dr Mark 

      4 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      I like what you said about keeping your grandaughter away from your dogs when she visits. Any dog can bite, so it is always better to be safe than sorry.

      Great photos!

    • bodylevive profile imageAUTHOR

      BODYLEVIVE 

      5 years ago from Alabama, USA

      Thanks Peggy W, it was good for you to stop by, thanks so much and I'll see you at Bubblews

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What great photos you have here. Loved the birthday photos especially. I can see that you certainly do love your pets. My parents preferred German Shepherds although they had other dogs as well. All children need to be taught how to treat pets and not to abuse them. Some dogs can simply do more damage if they are provoked. Enjoy your babies! Gave this a 5 star rating and up votes. Will also pin this.

    • bodylevive profile imageAUTHOR

      BODYLEVIVE 

      5 years ago from Alabama, USA

      I'm glad you enjoyed, I know how much you love dogs and I just wanted to share Eragon with you. As always, thanks for stopping by.

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      wetnosedogs 

      5 years ago from Alabama

      Enjoy the pictures and the love you have for your dog. Any dog has to prove it is a bad dog -until then they are all great!

      gotta love them dogs.

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