Monday, October 26, 2009

PAWS Dogs Attend National Pit Bull Awareness Day in New Haven

I was fortunate enough to spend the day with several of the PAWS dogs and some wonderful volunteers at the third annual celebration of National Pit Bull Awareness Day on Saturday, October 24 at Edgerton Park in New Haven, CT.

Bikers Against Animal Cruelty (BAAC) is one of the many sponsors of this yearly event. The purpose is to enlighten the public about Pit Bulls and what wonderful pets they can be. I just love this event because I'm not faced with the usual "I'm interested in adopting anything but a Pit Bull," so it's kind of refreshing to me.

North Shore Animal League lent us one of their units and a very cool driver (Hank) who made the day a piece of cake for us. We loaded the bus with nine of our furry friends - Skipper, Casey and Gizmo, Leo, Max, Bullet, Blue, Vendi, and Ichigo.

I tried, really, really tried to get Slinky on the bus, but he just flat out refused. Sweet Pea jumped on, jumped into her cage, and wouldn't stop jumping, so we decided it was best to leave her at the shelter. Everyone else rode up to New Haven in peace and quiet and had a fun day out!

There were so many gorgeous Pit Bulls from large to small, brindle to pure white. I was in hog heaven. But The best part wasn't that I got to spend the day with a bunch of dog lovers who understand it when you coo over their dogs. The best part was that I got to spend the day with a bunch of fellow Pit Bull lovers, who not only understand it when you coo over their dogs, but they understand why. And they love the fact that you're not afraid of their dog. Pictures of the day.

All in all, Vendi was the queen of the prom, paws down, and Blue was first runner-up. Hey, it was a Pit Bull event!

1 comment:

meowmeowmans said...

Awesome! Too bad Slinky didn't make the trip, but it sounds like a great time was had by those who did!

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