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Postby alyssa_arden » February 14th, 2011, 11:10 pm

Hey everyone! My name is Alyssa, I'm currently a college student in New York State and am looking for ways to raise awareness about bully breeds and how great they really are.

I've loved dogs for as long as I can remember; before I had a dog I wanted one, and after we got one when I was growing up, I wanted more! Unfortunately my parents were content with a one-dog household, but that didn't stop me from being around as many dogs as possible. In high school I volunteered periodically at the local animal shelter, and that was where I fell in love with the breed. Honestly, I didn't see them as any different or more scary than other dogs. The first one I gravitated towards was a white male pittie named McFly, and I still remember his sweet yellow eyes and how much I wanted to take him home (I was only 16 at the time). I never found out what happened to him, but I like to think he found a nice family to live with...

Anyway, I've never owned a pitbull. The dog I got as a child was a black lab (Brutus, I love him and always will <3). It is my goal to one day adopt a shelter dog, but my current living situation would not be ideal for a dog with lots of energy and needing attention. Basically I'm here to learn all that I can about this breed that I think has been unfairly portrayed by the media and become a victim of sensationalism. I try to talk to people on campus about my concerns with breed discrimination, but most people ignorantly brush me off as an overzealous activist of some sort and ignore me, or come back with an ill-informed opinion. I just want a way to open people's minds to the possibility that most pitbulls are actually loving family pets.

I hope I can learn a lot from everyone here and look forward to some great discussions!

PS- I found this forum after my mom purchased the "Pit Bulls 'n Pretty Girls" calendar for me. I think the idea is so perfect, seeing as pin-ups and the pitbull breed are both American mainstays that tend to be overlooked throughout history. It's my favorite calendar ever!!
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Postby Jenn » February 15th, 2011, 12:06 am

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Postby mnp13 » February 15th, 2011, 12:30 am

Welcome to the forum!! You are the first person to have found us through the calendar!!! VERY cool!

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Postby TinaMartin » February 15th, 2011, 1:17 am

Glad you loved the calendar! This is the most awesome forum ever! Welcome.
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Postby iluvk9 » February 15th, 2011, 6:52 am

Black Lab? You are in, Chickie. :wave2:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 15th, 2011, 8:16 am

Welcome! :wave:
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 15th, 2011, 8:30 am

So glad to meet a Pit Bulls n' Pretty Girls calendar-lover! Welcome to PBT! 8)
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Postby alyssa_arden » February 15th, 2011, 10:25 am

Thanks so much for the warm welcome, everyone! Eventually I will post pictures of my black lab (he's an old man now), but I don't currently have any on my new computer.

That seems strange to me that no one else has found you from the calendar, I think it's beautiful! I would personally love to be involved in it somehow (I would love to model), but I have no idea how. If you're ever looking for girls for next year's calendar I would be very interested. I would also be interested in advertising or editing. I think Hug-A-Hero is a great cause and besides, who doesn't love seeing pretty dogs with pretty ladies? :)
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Postby amalie79 » February 15th, 2011, 10:44 am

iluvk9 wrote:Black Lab? You are in, Chickie. :wave2:

What she said. :mrgreen:

Welcome! You'll learn a lot and be ready for your pup when the time comes!!
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Postby madremissy » February 15th, 2011, 10:50 am

:wave2: Hello and Welcome.
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Postby shady-angel » February 26th, 2011, 9:44 pm

Howdy, Welcome.
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