Travel theme: animal companions…Janie

Posted: August 27, 2017 in Animals, Personal, Uncategorized
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Alisa’s travel theme this week is animal companions.  You know I love horses from my gravatar photo.  However, some years ago, we fostered several rescue pit bulls, a wonderful experience.  Janie, our first dog, had been rescued from being chained outside a crack house in downtown Cleveland.  Despite her experiences, she was a dog filled with love and fun, capable of amazing feats of athleticism and of creating games.  She also loved her Kong filled with peanut butter bread, chewing on a mini tire, or this “bone.”  Her favorite thing was sitting on your lap.  🙂

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  1. NorCal Zen says:

    She is adorable! I’ve fostered a few rescue pitbulls and they’ve all been wonderful dogs.

  2. renxkyoko says:

    I also have a pitbull that I adopted from the shelter. I want to adopt another pitbull. Pitbulls are the only ones left behind at the shelter. My heart goes out to this sweet breed.

    • Good for you…and for your dog, too. 🙂 Janie showed everyone who met her that pitbulls aren’t necessarily the ferocious dogs that people think they are.


      • renxkyoko says:

        Pitbulls are also called nanny dogs…. and I read their temperament is just a few points higher than Labradors, like, a lab’s is 8.20… a pitbull’s is 8.27.

  3. size never matters, every pup can be a lapd dog :O)

  4. Dan Antion says:

    Aw, who’s a good dog??? Such a sweetheart.

  5. Thanks for the early morning smile!

  6. Aw, what a cutie! #1 Grandson’s other set of Grandparents have a partial pit bull that is so sweet. She changed my way of thinking about the breed.

    • They have a tendency to do that when people meet them in person. Of course, there are pits whose owners haven’t trained them or dogs that have been bred/forced to be aggressive. Those are the ones that ruin the breed’s reputation.


  7. joey says:

    Good dog! I’m glad you and Janie shared that time 🙂

  8. Megha says:

    Dogs are the best pets ever. I love dogs 😊

  9. Sweet baby–we are traveling with our pitmix too! It’s been a little stressful at times—just being given conflicting information about permission to bring her via air in certain locations.

    • I don’t know about traveling by air, but I know many cities aren’t pit-friendly or “bully breed” friendly.


      • Tiffany Mead says:

        Yes…I never realized how seriously it was taken. Airports will deny you. I recently read another traveler who was passing through Germany was told they would euthanize her pitbull if it arrived in the airport in Germany! Very stressful. We have learned to do extensive research…and travel by car when possible!

      • Some years ago, I saw the movie, “Beyond the Myth” (, which talks about this sort of thing. The cities that will euthanize your dog if you don’t move outside their limits are/were Miami, Cincinnati, Denver, and San Francisco. I find it ironic that these are very liberal cities on most issues, but not on pit bulls. Your dog doesn’t even have to have done anything to be killed.

      • Tiffany Mead says:

        Whoa! Surprised by San Francisco and Denver. Actually have considered moving to Denver, so that is upsetting.

      • You could check to see if that’s changed, but I kind of doubt it.

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