Pampered Pit Bull
Aren't I Cute?
Hi, my name is Carmen. You know you've seen me before. Mom has written several lenses about me and the rest of the animal family in this house. Mom wanted to make this page special so I can show everyone what I wish every animal could have.
I didn't come from a shelter, but I was rescued from a family that wasn't very nice to me. This lens is to show you how my life has changed since I was adopted by my new family, and how you can do the same for another animal like me.
How I Found My New Family
If you've read mom's lens about me, you know the basics of how I came to be a member of the family, but, I think the story could use some retelling.
I was being raised by a family that mom and dad think were trying to make me mean. In my old family, there were three kids. They threw things at me, and ran their toys into me. My old mom even let people hit me in the face. I was only a puppy, and they shouldn't have been doing that to me. Eventually, I became unmanageable. You would too if you were treated like that. My old family was going to give me to a shelter, but my new family jumped in to save me.
I was 12 weeks old when my new family adopted me. I have a little boy to play with, and he doesn't throw things at me, or run his toys in to me. People don't get to hit me in the face, and I get a walk almost every day. I also have two other animals to play with. I get toys, and food, and I can sleep where ever I want. I don't even want to think about what would have happened if my new family hadn't saved me. I'm a very happy Pit Bull now.
What I Like To Do
I'm more dad's dog than I am mom's. Dad takes me for walks every day unless it's really cold or it's raining. I wouldn't enjoy the walk much then anyways. Mom and Dad both buy me treats, and of course, they both give me lots of love and attention. I like to challenge Dixie sometimes for "Top Dog" spot, but she always puts me in my place. The cat, (I think that's what it's called), and me play together all the time.
I have a boy that likes to lay on me, but I don't mind, I know he loves me, and that's why he does it. He also gives me hugs and kisses all the time. My old family didn't do that. All in all, I have a wonderful life.
My Favorite Toy
Carmen just loves her Nylabones. This is the one that we get for her. It takes her a little while to chew it up, so we don't have to buy them all that often.
Although, she was mostly my husband's dog, she would have protected me, my husband, and even my son, to the best of her ability. To her, we were all members of the pack, and she would have died for us.
Photos of Carmen - Isn't She Beautiful?Click thumbnail to view full-size
Are Pit Bulls Dangerous?
Do you believe the media? Are all Pit Bull dogs dangerous? Let's debate this. Obviously, I don't think they are, or I wouldn't have two.
Is everyone right?
I Have This Book
My husband bought this book after we got our first Pit Bull. It covers everything you need to know if you're going to own a Pit Bull. It helped us become great owners, and it can help you too.
Mom and I thank you for stopping by. I hope my story put a smile on your face. Not all animals are as lucky as I was, but, if you give me a chance, and raise me the right way, give me some direction and training, you'll have one of the best dogs you've ever had.
I Went Over The Rainbow Bridge
On March 21, 2011, I went over the Rainbow Bridge. Mom and Dad found out that I had cancer. I had five good years with my family and I was very happy. In my honor, adopt a pet that needs some love. Okay?
I hope you enjoyed this lens. Carmen liked making it, and I liked translating everything for her. Remember, any money made from this lens goes to the ASPCA, and even a little bit can go a long way to help out another animal like mine.