Hello all our furry and not-so-furry friends! Noah the Airedale asked if all our names starting with a "P" was by design or a coincidence. Well, many years ago, our mom & dad had a Miniature Schnauzer named Daisy. When Daisy was about 12 years old, they got another one that was a puppy in hopes of keeping Daisy active. The puppy was black and silver and the black was so dark that they named her Pepper. Right before Daisy went to the bridge, they started doing research on dog breeds. Mom went into an antique shop and a large curly black and tan dog followed her all around and kept putting her face in Mom's hand. She asked the owner of the shop what kind of dog that was. It was an Airedale so they concentrated their research on Airedales. Eventually, they found a breeder that had a one year old with some genetic problems that were keeping her from finding her fur-ever home. She was already named Pockets by the breeder. Her kennel name was Mega-bucks Deep Pockets because the breeder had spent a fortune to keep her alive with all her health problems. Mom and Dad fell, instantly, in love with Pockets and they knew that she would be a good fit with Pepper. Well, as time went on, Pepper started to bite Dad almost every time he came near her. He was very upset and wanted Mom to have Pepper "put down". Mom couldn't do that so she placed her with a new family through small animal rescue. The same day, they went to a breeder to get another Airedale. Mom took a dictionary with her to pick a name that started with a "P". When they met the new dog, she was so red that they chose the name Penny. Fast forward a few years to the day after Pockets went to the bridge. Dad called Pockets' breeder and she didn't have any Airedales ready at that time, but she contacted a breeder in South Carolina that had a one year old female that she was training to be a show dog. When the breeder heard Dad's story, she agreed to sell that dog if Mom and Dad wanted her. This time, they didn't take the dictionary because they were too distraught to even think about it. When they got there, they fell in love with the new dog, but couldn't come up with a name that started with a "P". Mom called Pockets' breeder and told her that she needed a name that starts with "P". The breeder named her Poppy... so that is the story of why our names always start with a "P".
Now, we are turning our blog over to Mom so she can tell you about her outrage!
There is a small town in Georgia called Sugar Hill that is trying to ban Pit Bulls and Pit Bull Mixes from all public places. Although I am not a "Pit Bull person", I do know that not all Pit Bulls are aggressive or dangerous. They are only that way if people have taught them to be! I have met some very sweet Pit Bulls and I have met some very aggressive and dangerous small dogs. If that city is allowed to ban Pit Bulls in public areas, what breed will be next? And where are the people with Pit Bulls and Pit Bull Mixes supposed to walk their dogs? This just has me very upset! ANY dog can be made to be dangerous! I don't know what these people are thinking! There are lots of animal shelters full of dogs already and now, I am afraid there will be even more when Pit Bull owners start turning in their dogs so they don't have to move. I know that not ALL of them will do that, but I hate to see it happen to even one dog. I certainly hope the city of Sugar Hill comes to it's senses before they start banning Any dogs!
Our mom feels better, now that she has "vented".
Poppy & Penny