So we went for a nice long hike in the mountains today. It was soooo nice Chevy loved it! I took so many amazing picts.
It's nice because we can go off leash for hours and not run into anyone... Almost. At the end of the walk we saw a retriever ahead of us, Chevy's tail went up wanting to go meet him, I yelled "Chevy Come" in my best man voice I could come up with. After Chevy thought about it for a sec he came to me instead of the dog. My knees were shaking in fear. I'm not scared if the other dog or Chevy but when both dogs are off leash I'm terrified. After breaking up the dog fight the other day and Chevy getting hurt and me getting bit twice. I'm now really nervous in of leash situations... I know Chevy is over it and just want's to pay like a happy puppy. But I'm nervous... What I do? I'm gonna get training for Chevy but will that make me more confortable in these situations?? I don't wanna be the nervous Mommy... Fingers crossed training will help both of us.
I don't know if this is a dinosaur bone or what... But Chevy LOVES IT! I tried giving him bones before and he actually ate pieces of the bone! Needless to say he wasent feeling so good the next day. So I have been hesitant to give him bones. Until I found this! Its massive! I don't think even Chevy can chew through this one... But I'm keeping an eye on him anyway.
So not the best walk ever, we ran into a friends dog... They have meet before but it didn't go well... This was their 3rd meeting and it turned in to a dog fight. Not fun at all. Chevy has a puncture wound under his jaw and lots of scratches. I took him to the vet and they gave me some meds and the good news is he dosen't need stitches! Yippy!
I also have a puncture wound on my leg and I got bit on the back of my arm. But it didn't break the skin on my arm. So note... When dogs are fighting DO NOT STICK SQUISHY LIMBS BETWEEN POWERFUL BITTING TEETH! It hurts!! I couldn't even tell you which dog bit me I put my knee right between the 2 of them... and quickly learned I'm not super woman and my legs are not actually made of steel!
Lucky for me my boss man let me go home so I could take care of Chevy.
Chevy's boo boo & mine.
Not the best way to start the day... Chevy already shook it off... Now it's Momma's turn...
So today I was just threatened by a woman saying she was going to report me because she was scared of my dog. Chevy was harnessed in my car with the windows rolled down and she parked next to me! She said I should roll the windows up so he wouldn't scare people. My response was "yeah that's a great idea on a sunny day in a black car!". Along with some other choice words I had for her. Lady if ignorance is bliss... You must be the happiest twit out there! I know when I got a bully breed people said be prepared for ignorant and stupid people and most days I'm ok with it... Just not today my mouth got the best of me and I'm not gonna lie... IT FELT GREAT!
So my parents came over to my house for the first time on Sat with the tollers. I thought I would show them my little secret beach I take Chevy to. After a short hike and Chevy giving me s small heartattack running down a waterfall and back up. We got to the beach where the tollers jumped in the water and Chevy beans flowed! He freaked out a little at first but quickly got the swing of things. I'm so proud!
I went with Mommy to drive Daddy to work and on the way home the car was making a funny smell and it wasn't me! Mommy had to pull over and call a man with a big truck. It was hot out side so she made a shady spot for me to nap in. The tow truck driver was nice, I could smell his lunch when we got in the truck.
This is where we were stuck...
When we finally got home we went for a nice long walk in the woods. I LOVE SUMMER TIME!! Accept for these stupid fleas! Mom and I keep finding new trails to go on it's so fun!
We went to the lake again today... Someone stole our private beach! Bastards! But we found another spot. Chevy went the furthest that he has ever gone in the water. But still kept his bum dry. I need to start swimming I know he will come with.
Later that night Chevy and I were on a walk and we saw my little brother flying over the lake. I'm so proud of him I couldn't stop smiling for our whole walk.
Take a look.
Another beautiful day here at the lake, so we decided to try swimming again. No luck the water was a little too cold for me again and how can I convince Chevy to go in if I won't? But it will warm up soon. Chevy how ever decided to act like a piggy today rolling around in the sand! It was too funny I have never seen him do this before.
We found out own private beach at Cultus Lake. We also did our first off leash walk in the woods and Chevy stayed nice and close to Mommy.
We are trying to teach him how to swim... It was a little too cold for me but Chevy and Dad made some progress. Tomorrow we should be getting some more sun so we will try again.
Mommy took me on her firefighter practice run today... I had to poop half way... It was funny watching Mom run with my poop in a bag. I'm exhausted now... But I did really well... No barking at other dogs.
I miss visiting my Grandpa, I can't wait for him to be home.
Have you ever had a horrible day so bad you are dehydrated from crying only to get up the next day and have a second horrible day... totally unrelated to the first bad day... but combining the 2 makes you makes you feel incapable of coping with life and not wanting to wake up to see that the third day brings...
Then you puppy curls up to you and makes you want to get up the next day and make everything better.
So it turns out Chevy has little temper tantrums when he is on his leash or can't go see the other dog. From what I'm reading they call it "reactive on a leash" Basically he is frustrated that he can't go check out the other dog so he starts the temper tantrum of barking, pulling and whimpering... Just to make you feel worse.
I thought it was because he couldn't see the other dogs walking up and down the street. Our balcony is wood with no spaces to see out for him. (I'm going to change that soon). So today I had to wash my cars so I thought it would be a good idea to bring Chevy outside and check out people passing by. I used a nice long rope as a leash and tied the other end to my banister. (not ever leaving him alone out there). It was pretty good at first he was checking out people as they walked by but stayed close to the house. Later a neighbor ran by with a little dog and Chev took off... Forgetting he had a leash on. Poor Chevy did a back flip when he came to the end rope. He landed on is feet but he got a nice scratch on his chin. After he just got up and came back to me a little scared and unsure of what just happened. When I finished cleaning him up he put his head on my shoulder almost like he was saying sorry.
I contacted some people at hug a bull and I have been doing lots of research online about reactive dogs.
We'll see how things go. But I'm sure we can fix this.
My baby is a ladies man... I wish I could have stayed to see this but I had to go work. Chevy loves playing with the girls. My parents said they video didn't get half of it as soon as Chevy saw Hali they started playing...
Still unpacking... hence boxes everywhere. Just put my pole up... Chevy dosen't know whats going on but I think he is OK with it. He gave me kisses as soon as I was on the ground. I love my puppy! That pop you herd would be my hips... I'm so out of shape.
After a few failed attempts he finally gets it. The first few trys the treat bounced off his nose and he would scramble to get it. Next we will try actually tossing the treat instead of dropping it. He is so smart.
Sean (Chevy's Daddy) cut the video before I did my ridiculous happy dance.
So I just adopted the most amazing dog from K9 North West, originally from California. He is the most well mannered Momma's boy ever. I couldn't ask for a better dog. But while we were out for a walk I realized I don't know if he can swim or if he even likes the water. I live on a lake so I was really hoping he does...
I'm pretty sure he likes it... just too cold right now... Might need a life jacket too.
It makes me sick to think this guy is till walking around free, $5000 bail and here is your hat. According to what I have read he posted bail and skipped town!!
Read this... its on the last link but really read this.
"The first picture, was taken a year ago, when Petey was pulled from a shelter in Nevada. At that time he was on death row. A "Rescue" network contacted a lady in Canada to sponsor/adopt the dog (you know - emails that beg you to help save a dog). The "Rescue" representatives told the lady that they would transport him to California were he would have a greater chance of getting adopted. They told her they knew of a "low cost/rescue friendly" boarding facility run by a trainer named Mark. They needed her to pay the boarding fee and they would help place the dog. This woman has been paying to board this dog for A YEAR! I haven't found out the name of the organization or the person's name who set-up transporting the dog and boarding him at Mark's. The lady in Canada was contacted by SEACCA because her information is on the dog's microchip! She went ballistic when she saw the pictures SEACCA sent her and started trying to find help for "Petey". This is where Lisa Marie comes in - the lady sent a " power of attorney" which allowed for pulling the dog and seeking medical care . The lady is paying all fees and is working with Lisa Marie to get the dog transported when well enough to her."
Story's I have herd... Petey has cuts and lesions all over his face, ears, head, body, legs, and backside. His tail looks like part of it was used to feed another animal; He is oozing and bleeding from all ends, and infected in every crevice. He has no hair except small patches, and he is infected with demodex and mange. There's a tumor on the inside of his mouth and masses in his abdomen. Petey is in pain. But he is alive.
Petey was at Marc de Luna's kennel in South Gate, Southern California kennel. Animal control raided the kennel & impounded 60 plus dogs .
Petey was emaciated at 65 lb, skin was bloody & oozing from all sort of infection including mange, giardia, masses in his abdominal, tumor on right side of face. His ideal weight should be at 84 lbs.
An individual rescuer, LM, steps up to take care of Petey. LM got Petey out of the shelter to the vet. LM is asking Whiskers & Tails to help with Petey's vet bills.
From Lori He was a Marc De Luna dog that was one of about 67 tortured dogs in South Gate, stuffed in crates in a warehouse. He was never convicted and I believe that he left the state. Poor Petey got the worst of it, he was in horrible shape.
We probably should not post the real stories about these horrible situations but we need to let people know that these people are out there telling the public that they rescue pit bulls when in reality, the torture and fight them. I’m so happy that you adopted him and gave him the chance he never had
God Bless you and Chevy
He was in LisaMarie's care for 8 months!! That is a long struggle to get healthy again, but LisaMarie never gave up on him. (I love this woman)
Here are some videos of Chevy's recovery
Chevy is now happily settling in to his new house in Cultus Lake BC. He amazes me every day with how sweet he is. My family was shocked to see his good nature with his history. He is a very happy and grateful puppy, and I will be writing lots and uploading lots of videos about him.
I will be updating his history as I learn more about it. If you have any information about Petey (Chevy) or Marc De Luna please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org