Hi, I'm Dixie
My name is Dixie, I'm a Pit Bull
I'm making this page about my dog because she was a Pit Bull and there are too many people afraid of her breed. I just want to show the world how great a pet she was.
Dixie would have been 11 years old this year. We don't know exactly when her birthday is, but she was about a year old when we got her in August of 2002.
How We Got Dixie
We got Dixie about 10 years ago. My husband and I had just bought a house, and we wanted a dog to go with it. I was in Veterinary Technician school at the time, and a classmate of mine had a picture of two Pit Bulls that were in the shelter she was working at. The shelter was the type where they euthanize the animals after a certain amount of time. I brought a picture home to my husband, and he immediately fell in love with her. He made the trip to the shelter on her very last day, paid for some vaccinations, and brought her home. She immediately bonded with us, and became a great pet.
I loved Dixie because...
I loved my Dixie because she was a great dog. She was very loving, and she was great with the other dog and my cat. I knew that, if it came down to it, she would have protected me, my son, or my husband if it became necessary.
Even though we got Dixie before my son was born, she was always keeping a watchful eye on him. If he was outside playing, or just walking with my husband, she always kept her eyes on him. She wouldn't move until she knew that my "little man" was safe.
Dixie's GalleryClick thumbnail to view full-size
Famous Pit Bull Owners
Everyone knows that the dog in "The Little Rascals" was a Pit Bull Terrier, but did you know that there are other famous people that owned Pit Bulls? I didn't until I started researching this. Here's a partial list.
Helen Keller, General George Patton, Jan Michael Vincent, Fred Astaire, Woodrow Wilson, John Steinbeck, Mary Tyler Moore, Sinbad, Barbara Eden (I Dream Of Jeannie), Rachael Ray, Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, Madonna, Jack Dempsey, Theodore Roosevelt, Vin Diesel, 50 Cent.
If you want to look at the full list go here: www.trupitbull.com/FamousPeople
Pit Bull Terrier Search
A great way to link to E-bay and any Pit Bull items they might have. Enjoy!
Pit Bull Links
Here's where I'm going to post any interesting Pit Bull links I might find on the web.
- Happy Tail: Sacrificing to save an abused, overlooked pit bull
This was a blog post that I found on one of my favorite animal sites. The site is Petfinder.com and this is a story about one saved Pit Bull.
Pit Bull Videos
Besides all that...
Pit Bulls are one of the greatest breeds of dog to have. They're smart, good with children, and far more gentle than most people give them credit for.
By the way, any purchases you make from this page turn into a donation to the ASPCA.
She Has Followed Carmen
On July 15, 2011, we had no choice but to send Dixie over The Rainbow Bridge. Everything that was Dixie was gone. All she did was sleep and stumble around. We loved her with all our hearts, and we had 9 wonderful years with her, but she will be sorely missed.
Don't forget to drop me a little note right here. I'd love to know you stopped by. Remember, this is a G-rated page though. Thanks!