Sex: Male Weight: 51-100 lbs
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August 12th 1998
His last owner
Anything that arrives near his head
Hates them because he doesn't understand them despite our efforts since adopting him.
Eating a 40# bag of food in under 5 minutes
Buford, along with 4 other dogs (3 other pits and 1 brittany spaniel mix), were kept in a basement for the better part of 5 years by their previous owner. Buford lived on a 4 foot chain to a workbench; the same chain that was so deeply embedded in his neck it looked like a part of his body. Another dog lived on a 1.5 foot chain, one dog lived in a tiny kennel and two others each lived in their own closets. The dogs never went outside, never had attention and were only fed when the owner could afford to buy an 8# bag of food - which often was once every 2-3 weeks. They lived in their own waste most of the time. When the owner would clean, it consisted of scooping up the stool, pouring undiluted bleach onto the cement floor that was soaked in urine, then sprinkling baking soda on top to cover the smell. The dogs were surrendered to rescue after the owner decided they were just too much work, but he said his love for them made him hold onto them so long. They were all in horrible condition, quite under weight and malnourished and starved for attention. They didn't know what a loving touch was and would duck and drop when someone would go to pet them. One of the dogs had so many huge mammory tumors it was hard to tell one from the next and she also had a very deep, untreated wound on a rear leg that prevented her from even using it. She, unfortunately, only lived a few short weeks after being taken in by rescue, but died in the arms of a dedicated volunteer that showed her more love in those few weeks we knew the dogs than she had probably ever seen in her life.
Buford is the last of the three of the above mentioned five that came to my house as fosters. One was adopted quickly and is doing great while the other physically and mentally deterioriated from the time she arrived here until the time I took her to the vet and let her go. Buford made many swift adjustments to our house; he began to love being touched, petted, hugged and overall cuddling. He gained weight and muscle, going from a skeleton to a healthy 70# boy. He has learned to sit on command, and that in doing so he gets treats and love! He learned was toys were - and how to watch the humans throw a ball and chase it down themselves if you just sit and stare at it. He has learned what comfortable beds and squishy blankets feel like, what it's like to have potty accidents cleaned up immediately after they happen, what it is like to lay outside in the grass basking in the sun, what it is like to sit on the deck stairs and watch a sunset; basically, what it is to be a loved member of a family. In June 2006 we noticed Buford was just not acting right. He seemed lethargic, not interested in playing, going outside or even attention. We also noticed that he was leaking urine with each step he took, when he laid down/got up and when he sat. I took him in the next day for a complete workup and the only thing that was unusual was abnormal cells in his urinalysis...cells that point towards cancer. I took Buford home and sat with him that night watching the sunset from the deck. I held him close and as he leaned in, I knew. He may have only been here for a few months, but I knew we would be his last home. We talked with the others from the rescue and it was decided that we would keep the boy happy and comfortable - letting him be loved as he deserved; and that is exactly what we did. We only had Buford in our lives for 1 year, but in that year we saw him change so much, become such a wonderful dog and saw him change other peoples' opinions on pit bulls. His time wasn't long enough in our opinion, but in his time with us, we were able to provide him with the life he should have always had.
*Please note, all the pictures of Buford were taken at least 2 months after he came into rescue. We are NOT posting pictures from prior to that as they may be too graphic for some people and definitely for children*
Buford; The more food, the better!
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****Staffies & Bullie breeds forever****, Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue Group, Wisconsin Doggies and Kitties!
In Loving Memory:
On Friday January 26, 2007 our dear Buford lost his battle with cancer. Run free and play Buford. We will always love and miss you.
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|August 23rd 2006
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December 17th 2006 2:12 pm
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Well, this coming week marks the one year anniversary of being a free bully. One full year of food, love, food, people, food, oh yeah, and food. I am so greatful for everything the two leggers have done for me, but even more greatful for all the words of encouragement and support I've gotten from all my Dogster friends.
My life may not have been fair, but I now understand that not all people are like that. So many people love me just because of who I am . Some people have even been so kind as to contact CBBR to ask how to donate for my medical bills! I am just amazed. My foster mom (she has demoted herself back to foster since my kennel pal Susan came along) is in shock. She put me up on Dogster because the rest of my pack is up here. She never realized what an impact I would have on the pooches and people.
I'm not really sure how to say thank you all for your love and support of me (and my rescue humans) other than just to keep on going, wagging, smiling and being a very good, goofy bully. Every single pup here has helped me on my path to being the dog I am now; I cannot say thank you enough!!
Many wags of thanks,
Buford T. Pi'Bull
November 18th 2006 6:40 pm
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I've been spending a lot of time at my foster mom's work lately. She works at the vet clinic that cleaned my teeth for me, took the icky tumor out of my mouth and that has a whole bunch of really nice people always willing to give me treats. I can't stay home during the day 'cause I have a lot of accidents and my people don't want me to be stuck like that.
What is really cool about going to work is that there is a super nice girl in the kennel that I adore (the two leggers call her Susan), and she adores me. She is still in high school and she told my foster mom she isn't allowed to have any dogs, but she has taken a very special shine to me! Every weekend I get to go with her out to a farm to play, and she takes me through the drive through to get french fries (I think they are the yummiest things!), and she loves to take me for nice long walks, and she even lets me pick out my own toys and treats at the store. I get to visit her family and friends at their houses! Susan has taught me how to cuddle on a couch and watch movies even! I try to be the best dog I can be for her 'cause I sure like spending my time with her.
My foster mom has set up an agreement with the other two-leggers at CBBR that Susan gets to be my sponsor mommy! Susan was so happy when she heard the news and so was I! I finally have a human that loves me for just being me. I know my foster mom and dad love me, but this is different. Susan is my very own person. I used to dream of the day I had my very own human; a day where I didn't have to share with lots of other doggies. I'm just so tail-waggin' happy! I may not get to live with my Susan, but she and I spend lots of time together, go for lots of special walks and just enjoy each other....what more could a pit bully ask for??????
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