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Hi, I'm Carmen

Updated on August 31, 2017

This Is Carmen, One Of My Pit Bulls

I'm making this page about my pet Pit Bull, Carmen, because she's a breed that a lot of people are afraid of. I want to maybe get rid of some of the myths about her breed.

Carmen just turned 4 years old this year. She was bred by a reputable breeder of Pit Bulls. We don't have her papers, but we wish we did. She's beautiful, and very much the breed standard. My husband insists that he wants to breed her, because she would probably make some beautiful puppies, but we have to find a male that's just as exceptional as she is to do the job properly.

How we got Carmen

We got Carmen from one of my sister-in-law's friends. She was not raising her in a good way, and was about to get taken to an Animal Shelter. We already had one dog, but we agreed to take on another one. We wanted to save her. To this day, we have never regretted our decision, and we probably never will. I don't think I've ever seen a more loving dog.

I love Carmen because...

She's gorgeous, she has a lot of patience with my son, and she's just an all around great pet. She just loves to give everyone hugs and kisses, and she's as protective of the people in the house, as she is the other animals in the house. She has her mischevious moments, but what pet doesn't.

Famous Pit Bull Owners

We all know that the "Little Rascals" had a Pit Bull in the show. Here's a partial list of some other famous Pit Bull Owners. If you want to see the full list go here: www.trupitbull.com/FamousPeople.html

Helen Keller, Woodrow Wilson, Pink, Ashley Olsen (The Olsen Twins), Linda Blair (The Exorcist), Steve and Terri Irwin (The Crocodile Hunter), Rachael Ray, Orlando Bloom, Shaquille O'Neal, Judd Nelson, Michael J. Fox, Jessica Alba, John Stewart (The Daily Show), Brad Pitt, Theodore Roosevelt, 50 Cent.

Until I researched this, I didn't even know this many famous people had Pit Bull Terriers.

Carmen's Gallery

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My 5 year old took this picture.  Pretty good huh?This was just a cute pose.  I couldn't resist.Here she's sleeping on my bed with the other dog.I don't know what had all her attention here, but it was a good outside photo to take.Here she's sleeping on the blankets that used to be in her kennel.  We wanted the space, so we removed the kennel.This is a special "dog blanket," she likes to sleep on it.
My 5 year old took this picture.  Pretty good huh?
My 5 year old took this picture. Pretty good huh?
This was just a cute pose.  I couldn't resist.
This was just a cute pose. I couldn't resist.
Here she's sleeping on my bed with the other dog.
Here she's sleeping on my bed with the other dog.
I don't know what had all her attention here, but it was a good outside photo to take.
I don't know what had all her attention here, but it was a good outside photo to take.
Here she's sleeping on the blankets that used to be in her kennel.  We wanted the space, so we removed the kennel.
Here she's sleeping on the blankets that used to be in her kennel. We wanted the space, so we removed the kennel.
This is a special "dog blanket," she likes to sleep on it.
This is a special "dog blanket," she likes to sleep on it.

What's Your Opinion?

I think any breed of dog can be mean if it's not raised properly. Yes, Pit Bulls are somewhat dog aggressive, but the were bred specifically not to be people aggressive. They used to be used for fighting, so you didn't want your dog to bite you when you were trying to break up a fight. Besides that, she's great with my son.

Is it the owners or the breed?

Pit Bull Items On E-Bay

A place to look for Pit Bull items on E-bay.

Dog Links From Around The Web

This is where I'm going to post miscellaneous dog links that I find on my travels around the web.

Pit Bull Videos

And another thing...

I wouldn't trade my Pit Bull for anything in the world. She's a great pet, and she's great with my other Pit Bull, and my cat.

By the way, any purchase made from this page turns into a donation to the ASPCA.

She Went Over The Rainbow Bridge

On March 21, 2011, my Carmen went over the rainbow bridge. We had her for five years, and we all wish it would have been longer, but cancer takes over, and it takes over fast.

Thanks for all the love you gave us for five years Carmen, and we will miss you. In honor of her passing, this page is going to stay just the way it was on the day I created it for her. Rest in Peace "Baby Girl."

Don't forget to leave your name and any comments you might have here. Just remember to keep them G-rated.

Names please

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    • marlene3 profile image

      marlene3 6 years ago

      Interesting lens Thanks for sharing. Thumb up!!!

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      starlitparlit 7 years ago

      I love your lens. Carmen looks like a lovely dog. You're lucky to have such a wonderful animal in your life.

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      mistyriver 7 years ago

      Very nice lens! I have three pit bulls and two children, ages 7 and 10. They are wonderful dogs, great with the kids, I wish more people knew this and did not judge them.

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      Wendy Henderson 7 years ago from PA

      Love the Pictures of your dog and your son!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Great pictures of Carmen and I enjoyed meeting her. Lensrolling to Pet Talk and Doggie Birthday Party

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      Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Love the picture at the top of the lens. It looks like she did something wrong, I love that look on a dog. Very nice lens, 5*****

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      Teddi14 LM 8 years ago

      Love the pictures here! We had a Rottweiler but she died about 6 years ago without any real reason. She was only 4. We miss her a lot. Your son will love having his buddy to grow up with. :-)

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      Sojourn 8 years ago

      What cuties (both the dog and son)!

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      Adrienne Jenkins 8 years ago

      Thanks for introducing Carmen.

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      Snozzle 8 years ago

      Pit Bulls do have a reputation but a lot is down to 'owners'. A lot of dogs - of all breeds - can turn, there has been a terrible case in Wales recently where a young child was killed. Interetsing lens.

      Mike.

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      Brian Stephens 8 years ago from France

      This lens is helping raise awareness on how to properly own a dog. Great work and 5*'s

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      KarriLee 8 years ago

      I am bawling my face off as I write this. Really great lens. I will keep it featured in the group for a long time. Praise God there are people like you who will stand up for these innocent creatures. Blessings.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great lens and I lens rolled it to all my animal lens. 5 stars

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great lens and I lens rolled it to all my animal lens. 5 stars