Why do pitbulls get treated differently?

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beloved baby boy CJ

December 28th 2013 8:48 am
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I am posting my son CJ's link. Please give support and uplift for him and his family. It is very unfortunate for everybody involved what happened, and while we do not understand, we still love CJ to death and always will. http://www.dogster.com/dogs/618312

 

over a year now & hapy and healthy, yet sad...

December 21st 2013 10:34 am
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It has been a year and 2 months now since we thought Choppa was going to pass away, and I want to let everybody know that Choppa is happy and healthy and doing great.
What is sad is that Choppa's son CJ has passed on, and I would love if everybody can please visit his page and leave him some supporting comments.

 

Friday 10/19/12 Vet Checkup

October 22nd 2012 7:27 am
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We got an overall good report from the vet about Choppa this past Friday evening!!!! The vet said he was expecting Choppa to look better, but not as good as he does & that he was impressed!!! His left ear is completely clear of infection. The right ear, which was his worst, still has some infection in it so we are going to continue to treat it by washing & medicine for the next 10 days & then bring Choppa back & if it isn't all cleared up by then, then he will be on antibiotics again. He did place him back on steroids & we are going to do a lowering dose to see if we can have Choppa feeling good on 5 mg and the vet said if so then we may just leave him on that permanently to help with the residual nerve damage effects. Choppa's front left leg seems to flare up & he will do a little hobble with it and it is like he has to think about putting that paw to the ground & if he doesn't walk slow he forgets & will fall sometimes. Also, he can chew & eat on his own, but it takes him a long while because he doesn't grab that well. He said his front left leg and how he struggles to grab food may be permanent damage from the nerves that he will have to deal with from now on, but said that time will tell & that sometimes there is nerve recovery, but nerve recovery is age dependent so it varies, but we will see. All in all though, the vet said that Choppa looks so good to him now & is real pleased!

 

NEVER GIVE UP HOPE!!!!!!

October 11th 2012 12:54 pm
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After 3 agonizing weeks of struggling with Choppa today was the 1st day he ate some by himself! He can't open his mouth up to chew things like a bone or a toy BUT I am so very encouraged! I put his kibbles in his bowl, put water for the kibbles to soak up & after it sets up it is stiff & so when he puts his snout in to get his food he is able to grab it easier because it isn't moving around. We also put Pedialyte in there to be sure he was able to drink & he lapped up all of the juice! Today is one of the best days ever for me!!! Here Choppa was 3 weeks ago knocking on heaven's door, looked absolutely horrible with one vet saying if he wasn't better in 3 days to think about putting him down THEN we see the local vet here & he gives us steroid, antibiotic & ear wash and medicine & now after a week of this I am getting my boy back!!!!! Love you so much Choppa & mom and dad wasn't going to give up on you baby!!!

 

Hopeful news today for you my baby boy!!!!!!

October 5th 2012 10:14 am
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Okay so NEVER take your animals to Animal Medical Center in Hattiesburg. I paid $525 over the weekend to take Choppa there for the 24 hour monitoring, fluid, bloodwork and SUPPOSEDLY a complete physical exam under heavy sedation BUT this vet here where I live said that his ears are severely infected real deep & prostate is enlarged from infection & all that can present with stroke-like symptoms. Soooo steroid, antibiotics & ear wash & medicine and said he is hopeful for Choppa & said we should see a big improvement with him regaining to eat & drink within 4 days! Please continue praying for a full and complete recovery for Choppa!!!

 

LIVES WERE CHANGED BECAUSE OF YOU CHOPPA...

October 1st 2012 7:18 am
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Choppa is my first pitbull to ever own & I am sad to say that before him I use to be one of those people who said "I am not ever owning a pitbull" because I fell into the hype of the "bad breed" reputation, but I fell in love with Choppa as a pup & he completely changed my thoughts on this breed and because of him I got a female pitbull named Kadie and I also stopped & rescued Chevy off the side of the road. I am sad to admit, but had I seen Chevy before ever owning a pitbull, I would've just thrown him some food & never attempted to get him, but yet because of Choppa I stopped & was determined to get Chevy and got him. Also because of Choppa and Kadie, we had a beautiful litter of pitbull puppies and 2 of my close friends took a chance on owning their first pitbull and they love their pits dearly as well. Because of Choppa a lot of lives were changed so positively… I love you Choppa with all of my heart!

 

My Beloved Choppa....

October 1st 2012 7:13 am
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Choppa has had a severe stroke. Wobbles when he walks. His left front paw tries to draw up and he will stand and put it down trying to figure out why he is falling. He has lost his ability to bring water in his mouth from his tongue & he just licks. He has lost his ability to grasp and chew his food. Right now we are getting whatever we can get down him, and Choppa is trying his hardest as well. We got a can of Vienna to slide down his throat last night and Choppa picked up 1 all by himself so he is really trying hard. My heart hurts so bad for my baby. I am praying he can regain his function.

Praying to God that if it is time for Choppa to pass on that he take him without me having to put him down and if it isn't his time yet to please please help him regain his function.

 

NO more lawn mowers or 4-wheelers

September 19th 2008 9:34 am
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I just had the life scared out of me this morning.... Choppa HATES the lawn mower & 4-wheeler with a passion. Well my husband was on the 4-wheeler picking up piles of grass & Choppa was barking/crying running along the fence the whole time. My husband quit & ran to town to get his oil changed & I looked outside and Choppa was on the ground belly up and Kadie was barking and pushing at him. At first I thought they were acting silly, but when I saw Kadie nudging him and he rolled over and over again about five times I knew something was wrong. Me and my mom went outside and he tried to stand up and fell down. His eyes rolled back. It felt like we were losing him!!! We quickly got a bucket of water and poured it on him and tried to soothe him. He kept fighting it & trying to stand up and he would fall back down. I looked and noticed that he had thrown up on the porch. His body was just jolting cuz his heart was beating so fast. His tongue was longer than I had ever seen it before. We kept pouring water & finally he calmed down and started looking better. Scared me to death!!! Never ever again will he be outside when the lawn mower or 4-wheeler is going!!!! I shutter to think that I could've lost him this morning. Thank God my baby is okay!

 

Pitbull Prayer

December 22nd 2007 1:18 pm
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Lord please embrace the pitbull breed.
"Vicious dog" is all that one reads.
These dogs are silent victims of abuse.
"It was a pitbull" is always the excuse.
I hold a candle burning bright
for euthanasia, BSL and pits made to fight.
Be there and let them feel your love,
for many feel no love but yours above.
For the suffering please take them home,
where they can be happy and free to roam.
I pray for the people who are naive,
to stop the hatred that they perceive.
These feelings of mine I had to share,
prompting this poem and prayer.

Amen

Author: Choppa, Kadie & Chevy's mom

 

Pittie blessings...

October 27th 2007 5:44 pm
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I am so blessed by my pitbull babies! Just reminiscing back I can remember getting my first pitbull (Choppa) and yea I have to say I was a little bit nervous because we were hearing so many negative things about them, but I was drawn to him and just had to have him. Not long after having him he got sick & vet was almost 100% it was parvo. We didn't know if he would make it or not, but he pulled through and that was a bonding experience for sure. Choppa was and still is amazing and taught us so much, and I knew right then we had found our breed of dog that we just click with. We had owned lots of dogs before, but we had never owned a dog with such a heart of gold and so intelligent it was unbelieveable! I am very thankful that we gave this breed a chance. We will always own pitbulls & they are so not what the media makes them out to be. After Choppa got about a year old we decided on getting him a play mate so we looked around and found Kadie and she was just so sassy yet very sweet. They are best buds now. Raising the two of them was so much fun! Never a dull moment with Kadie and Choppa LOL, they couldn't be anymore like kids than they are LOL! They produced a litter of 10 beautiful pups. Everyone said Kadie would want to be left alone when she gave birth, but that was not the case. When it was time she climbed up in the recliner by my husband to have her pups. He realized she was in labor & took her into a big closet in a spare bedroom & he helped her deliver all 10 pups. They were perfect & all of them did just fine. When it come to finding homes for the pups we didn't know just how hard it was to find good people, but it was awful. You wouldn't believe the people to come up and bluntly tell you that they fight their dogs & also there were the not so obvious idiots, like the ones carrying around huge amounts of cash that you knew something wasn't right about. We didn't sell them to make money though, it wasn't even about that. It was about them finding good homes. So we took our time and screened everybody that got a pup. Two of our pups are on my pup pals on here Zeus and CJ. My friend looked at the pup to pick her one out & he ended up choosing her LOL! My other friend was puppy sitting CJ and I saw how much he loved her and I made the best decision that I could have and I told her that she was his new mommy. We ended up getting Kadie spayed because we realized how hard it was to find good homes and didn't dare want to do that again, instead we had rather just get one from a shelter and help out there. We wanted a pup that would be a part of Kadie and Choppa, but at least there are enough babies out there that they had that who knows we may end up with one a part of them one day. We almost lost Kadie when she got spayed, but luckily baby girl made it through. Going through raising Choppa and Kadie and having pups was such an experience for us. Just when we thought we had finally learned everything there was to learn about pitbulls along came Chevy. We surely wasn't looking for another dog, but there he was on the side of the road looking lost, scared and hungry. Of course no way we could have just left him there. We knew he would hesitate to come to us not knowing us and it took three long hours of disappointment until we finally got him. Our initial plans were to get him healthy and try to find him a good home, but nope it didn't work that way at all LOL! Just seeing him bond to us and knowing he had been through alot but through it all he could still learn to trust and love us was just heartwarming. So no way we could let him go, he had done stolen our hearts. I really wish more good people would take the opportunity to open their hearts and give a home to this wonderful breed. We love Choppa, Kadie and Chevy with all of our heart and they are absolutely amazing! We are blessed to have them in our life!

 
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