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9/9/08 3:53 P

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It's called "Animal Witness: The Michael Vick Case" in case anyone wants to Tivo for a rerun. A friend told us about it, and we were grateful. Ironically, this past weekend we watched "White Fang," the Jack London story. And dog fighting is one of the major subplots (just as in Call of the Wild.) It's a sickness born of ignorance, and I truly believe only education can cure it. I've known several lovely pits, and one plays with my SPs rather regularly; and a pit mix that is a therapy dog and freestyle performer par excellence! Dogs is just dogs. And people are people...unless they're cruel. Then, they're "animals."

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9/9/08 11:56 A

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Earlier in the week, I had an emotional response to a CSI rerun about a pit bull trainer, even though I've known since a long-ago law job that some pit bull "trainers" kill poodles (in particular) as part of their program. Yup, poodles were once used in bear baiting too because of their aggressive barking. So I really did vet the people who got Cleo's pups years ago, screening out the ones giving false info....

Anyway, the narrative talked about how the pit bull would be starved and then "given" a small dog. The image which haunted me for a couple of days showed the "trainer" cradling a white poodle or bichon. It was also the first anniversary of little white Sheba's death (broken neck after an unfortunate encounter with a hubcap). I've met many decent pit bulls, but also many owners of that and other "tough" breeds who really shouldn't own dogs.

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9/7/08 10:18 P

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I saw it OMG. I hated them flashing the fight scenes but I so loved how dogtown does not give up on these dogs and they are great and wonderful beings.

I recommend it to anyone. Pitts get such a bad rep and I owned one years ago and she was the sweetest and gentlest dog O have ever seen.

This show comes on the national geographic channel. Check your local listings.

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9/7/08 2:04 A

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I have not seen that particular show, but many others that show what goes on.


"Be grateful to everyone, as they are all teachers"




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9/6/08 8:20 P

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Did anyone see the documentary on these pitt bulls? I can't believe what these people put these dogs through.

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