Posted by teacherjulie @ 2:06 am

Marcia tagged me to do the Pet Meme. A meme’s rules are important.

-> Start of meme here

For this particular meme, the following are the rules:

  1. Link to the person who tagged you; I was tagged by Marcia
  2. Leave a comment on their blog so that their readers can visit yours;
  3. Post the rules on your blog;
  4. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about your pets on your blog;
  5. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post;
  6. Include links to their blogs;
  7. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

I am tagging the following pet lovers: Rachel, Cheryl, Tina, Kim, Dragonheart and Merlin’s humans, Mitch and my daughter Trixie.

End of this Meme’s rules <-

Our family is partial to a particular breed of dog: big-bone, big-head, short-haired, good temperament and good natured: the American Pit Bull Terrier. Contrary to popular belief that these dogs are hot-tempered, aggressive and not good with children, we tend to disagree. Having had three of this breed, all light brown in color, we can say that we have welcomed the third with open arms and happy smiles.

I always have wanted to share a photo of our third APBT but have not had the chance to do so, until now:

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7 Random/Weird facts about our APBT named Sparky:

  1. He will jump for joy whenever it is time for him to eat.
  2. He has preyed on one two three stray cats and a number of mice.
  3. He loves to warm himself early in the morning.
  4. He barks at the children playing in front of our place.
  5. He usually is peeking underneath the gate even if we haven’t parked the car yet whenever we get home.
  6. He doesn’t drink iced tea but loves cola. 😀
  7. He loves the children and would go near them as if asking to be patted on the head or acknowledged.

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27 Jan, 2008 @ 3:06 am
Mitch said:

Thanks for tagging me but I’m afraid I have to pass, wala kasi akong pet bwehehe!

I owe you one!

  • Ay, sayang! Kala ko meron since you are already here in Pinas. Anyway, thanks Mitch 🙂 Take care!

27 Jan, 2008 @ 7:22 am
marcia v said:

good post julie Your dog sounds sweet they do get a bad reputation i am glad to hear differently

  • Thank you Marcia.We are quite “lucky” with our dogs. They look menacing but are actually wonderful pets. Those who give the breed a bad name were trained to hurt other dogs, and even people too. We have a lot of those APBT VS APBT illegal fights here in the Philippines. We wouldn’t want to do that with our dogs, that inhumane.Err..is my term right 🙂

28 Jan, 2008 @ 9:33 am
chateau said:

Hi Julie! I am surprised to learn that pitbulls are gentle and good natured… I guess I believed the myths I hear about them. I’d love to have a rottweiler in the future, when my kids are more mature to share in the tasks of caring. My FIL has a very gentle rottie. He is so big and strong, he really doesn’t mean it when his lambing becomes a bit painful, hehe.
I will do this meme! Thanks for the tag!

  • I have heard some not-so-nice stories about rotties too, Chateau. I think its NOT the dog breed, its how people treat and train their dogs. Talk about enduring pain, that’s what make these dogs extra special, and that’s what make people have them fight each other. Tsk!

31 Jan, 2008 @ 3:39 pm

Your pit pull sounds like a nice dog, except for the fact that he has preyed on cats!!! Since we are cats, we don’t think that is nice at all, and it scares us.

Thanks for the tag. 🙂 We did this meme this morning for T13. 🙂

  • DH and M, here in the Philippines, there are a lot of cats, stray cats. It is also a belief that if someone wants to get rid of kittens, that person should put a cover on the container where the kittens are and not remove it when the kittens are left for the kittens would still find their way home. Sad, really, but true.

31 Jan, 2008 @ 7:44 pm

Thanks Julie for this tag. I would love to share more about our lab, Bruno. I will let you know when I’m done posting mine.

I guess I was influenced about things I hear about Pit Bulls in general that’s why I’m a little wary of them. I remember watching a documentary about Pit Bulls. The owners wanted viewers to see the gentle side of Pit Bulls and said that the breed have been greatly discriminated because of some people who breed Pit Bulls for dog fights.

Thanks for sharing these things about Sparky. Cola? How interesting. Bruno has never tried it before.

31 Jan, 2008 @ 10:54 pm
KK aka Tina said:

Hi Teacher Julie,

Your Pit Bull Terrier looks so sleepy in the picture. Thanks for the tag and I took no offense for you tagging me. You didn’t know and that we are mourning for our Little C. I’ll do this tag after I wade through my tags. I wasn’t into blogging after what happened last week.

Take care,
tina

  • He is almost always asleep, Tina, except when I am cooking and/or we are eating, in short, matakaw :)  Thanks for considering this tag.

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7 Oct, 2008 @ 9:39 am
feng said:

Hi T.Julie! thanks for this link 🙂 and for the handful information. 🙂

APBT doesn’t look aloof at all. in fact, I think he’s really really cute. tingnan mo naman ang tantalizing eyes nya, sarap i hug diba?

naku, kakatuwa naman. we can’t wait to have our own pet at home. sana makahanap na kami that will suit us.

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