Friday, February 25, 2011

On da box again....and my furiends!

Brace yourselves- this is a loooong one :)
So I am  up on da soap box again to air my anger...and mom's.  We decided I needed a spa day- every real man needs some pampering now and then to keep up da good looks.  Now I don't like the bath part too much, but they brush you REAL nice.  But anyway...I am off topic...
So mom started looking up dog bathers spa's and naturally the first ones that came to mind were Petsmart and Petco cause my furiends go there.  So she started with Petsmart.  My mom loves that they do pet adoptions and clinics and loves their toys and stuff for shopping.  Me...I'll take whatever she buys :) 
So we are looking up the info and she noticed that they have a daycare school, and mom knows I LOVE school.  You get to PLAY almost all day long.  So she started to take a look and discovered that Petsmart has a BREED RESTRICTION!  They don't allow Pit Bull, Bully breed types, or even Bully look a-likes- it says:
Who may attend?
  • Dogs at least four months of age
  • Dogs who have been socialized with
    other dogs but are not of the “bully
    breed” classification† or wolves/wolf
  • Dogs who are in good health (no fleas, ticks, or contagious illnesses)
  • No intact (unneutered) male dogs, pregnant females or females in heat
  • Dogs who have the following vaccinations: Bordetella, Rabies, Distemper, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus
and of course you notice the asterisk so they go on to clarify:
Dogs in the "bully breed" classification (e.g. American Pit Bull Terriers, Miniature Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Bull Dogs, Bull Terriers or mixed breeds that have the appearance or characteristics of one of these breeds). For the safety of all animals and associates, and at the discretion of PetSmart, some pets may not be permitted.

Can you believe this dog poo (insert HBO word).  Mom was fuming mad and made many HBO words.  You see I am a Rotti Mix and while we don't know what my "mix" is, it is highly suspected that it is pitty.  AND even if it's not....I have MANY furiends- in da furs and on da blogs- that are Pitties, some of my bestest furiends, and I LOVE THEM, and they are the nicest, most funest dogs ever.  Even at daycare school, there are many other breeds that are aggressive and the pits are not!  It's just shocking.  "Bully" breeds are allowed in their stores, and are at their Pet Adoptions, and can be groomed there, and can even go to classes there- but they can't go to daycare or be boarded?!?!?!  What BS is that!  I can't believe this and mom is totally boycotting Petsmart from now on.  She has cut up her Pet Perks card- taken herself off their mailing/emailing list and we are letting everyone we know what we think!  Hopefully some of my furiends are in agreeance and won't shop there anymore either.  But hey...I am just one blog, and one dog so who knows what difference I can make.
Would you listen to me?

This whole thing is just the Pits!  (pun intended)
(putting the soap box away...... for now)

Now that's done...on to my other FURIENDS :)
Last weekend I went over to my cousin Dillon's house for the first time EVER!  See Dillon was badly abused before becoming my cousin and then once he was in a super duper spoiling home...he got attacked on his lease- by a Golden Retriever, not a pitbull I'll have you know!  But anyway....
dey weren't sure just how he would be with me coming over, but he was super excited to see me and we played at his house and in his yard.  It was PAWSOME!!!

 We did lots of zoomies!

Dude!  You tired already?

Um...Dillon? You ok?, is he dead?

Aww...he was just kidding, BOL!

Thanks Aunt Jen Jen for inviting me over!

Then, this weekend- there was a photo shoot at my house.  Yes, Hollywood has finally decided to acknowledge my star quality and takes endless photos of me....ok, ok- there was my furiends too- but I know it was really just an excuse to get me behind the camera!
Sooo....Corbin, Emmett, Maggie Mae, and a cute little weenie dog named Rockete came to my house to play AND to have pictures and video taken by Ms. Peggy.  She has written a book about dieting with her dog and needed dogs to help do some four legs work and advertise :)  Be sure to check out her blog and her post all about it!  And be sure to get her book when it comes out! 
It's us and our moms.

Here are some pics of our play time....

Lets me explains somethin...I don't get taken down...I pretty much roll over onto my back ALL the time.  You see I have super duper strong legs and as soon as you come to me I roll onto my back and kick at you with my legs.  I am a little sneaky- hehe.  This was the moment right before I kicked off Corbin and you should have seen the funniest shocked look on his face.  He couldn't figure out how he got off me and on da udder side of da room!  BOL!!

We got lots of treats!
And I mean lots :)

This is the little weenie that Corbin's mom brought over.  She is a super duper cute foster dog that mom was trying to convince dad to take.  Isn't she the cutest ever!  We had some alone time upstairs without all the other dogs.  But dad is a firm no- nah, not cuz he's a big meanie, but cuz him and mom are working on a new 2 legger for me to play with.  I guess that's ok...FOR NOW!
Maggie Mae liked her!

And I mean A LOT!

Maggie Mae can be such a flirt!

I mean just look at her kissing Corbin!  And right in front of me!

Yes, I mean you!

Ahhhh...back to playing!

They double teamed poor Emmett

Watch out Emmett!  She's doing the sneak attack!!

The day was SOOO much fun.  We all had so much fun and all had our individual pawtography sessions with Ms. Peggy.  Click on the link above to go to her blog and check out our pics.  They are pretty cool!

Isn't Ms. Peggy the bestest!

Like I said...this was a loooong post!  So I am awful tired and I gotta rest up for the big pawty tomorrow at the banquet for Pip and Bunny!  Be there or be a square :)
PeeS Momma Tea, Ronnii and Richie need our help! 
 Go here to Frankie's blog to read all bout it what we can do to help!
And Frankie's blog will also tell you all about the banquet this Saturday and Sunday for Pip and Bunny!  See you there!


  1. Ugh I hate to hear that about Petsmart :( We love all of the great pictures! Looks like a great time was had by all.

  2. I am very madd (madd weenie on da loose) at Petsmart. Yes...dere are no bad dogs--jus' bad peeples. I is so madd right now da Petsmart would probably lock out weenie dogs too if dey saw me!

  3. WTF??????? Now I think I has heard it all! I has seen some very mean little squirt dogs but they still gets to go to daycare. Could dis be considered breed profilin'? Yea, thought so!

    I has missed seein' you and Dillon playin' togethers.


  4. I think you should write to Petsmart corporate - this may be a "store" thing. If it isn't, you have to ask them why - if they support dog charities, etc., why are they discriminating????

  5. What?!!! Are you serious?! Mommy and I think that is down right discrimination! Anywho, your pics are super cute! Zoomies through the snow look fun :)

  6. You said it best Levi! Petsmart SUCKS. I want to march my big blocky pitty head down there and give them a piece of my mind! Oh well... had SO much fun at the play date! Mom giggled at the picture of Maggie where I'm checkin' out the tunes in the back ground BOL! Gotta make sure we've got something to jam to... right?!

  7. We'll stick with our neighborhood store PetBitch. They aren't the friendliest, or most customer service oriented, but they know about animals! Sheesh. And no. We could never refuse THAT face. Love your snow zoomies, too!!

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

  8. We agree with you about PetSmart! What's UP with that?!

    But it looks like you had quite a play date with your own friends! Who needs PetSmart?! Just get that group together every day :)

    The Road Dogs

  9. Thanks for standing up for us pitties! We weren't really aware of their policy, though we have gone there several times and gotten baths, and many of the customers we see at the store are also pitbull-types. It's unfortunate that they are making these blanket statements. P.S...I like your dog crew!

  10. Oh, Levi Mac! I just luvs you and your momma for getting all upset abouts PetSmart. That makes me really sad cuz I luvs going there and my mom has prolly spent about a gazillion green papers in that place. I think I'll see if mom can write 'em a letter for me.

    Gosh, I luved all your happy-making pictures. You all always look like you're having the bestest time EVER! I wish I could come play.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  11. Levi!!

    Mom and me did not know dat 'bouts PetSmart....grrrr! We had so much fun on our last play date, I can't wait fur da next one. See you tomorrow at da banquet, safe a dance or two fur me...'kay?

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  12. That is total squirrel turds! My cousin Amos is a pittie, and he's nothing compared to his sister Lola, the wonder Corgi! She's the mean one!

    Mom HATES BSL and other breed specific crap. Maybe one day peoples will learn. Sigh.

  13. OMG! I guess we'll have to call it petdumb from now on. I would ask to go and meet the trainer. Once they see how cute you are... And just tell them you are a rottie mix.

    It sure looks like you have a lot of fun. Miss Mabel and I would love to kiss you up!