Pit Bull Poetry


(By Brian Richter, Pit Bulls are for Lovers Contributor, Owner of Bully Breed Evolution)

Through opened eyes we clearly see
and answer the animal’s plea.
We must see what others ignore
so we alone unlock secrecy’s door.

We look inside the anguished eyes
and we have the burden to be wise.
When others cover their ears
we are the ones to fight the tears.
All of our strength it takes
to endure when our heart aches.
When the images etch our mind
it’s justice we struggle to find.The screams mark our soul
to end the agony our common goal.
Silencing the wails cannot wait
in our hands we hold their fate.If only others would lend their voice
and for the helpless make the choice.
With each action we destroy or defend
on each decision so many lives depend..~BrianPit Bull T-Shirts

The One Million Pibble March on DC!

Pit Bulls are for Lovers are PROUD sponsors of the One Million Pibble March on DC coming up this May! The event is hosted by activist and comedian Rebecca Corry, who is energetic, intelligent, sarcastic, humorous and highly motivated to fight for what is right. Rebecca is President of the Stand Up for Pits Foundation that she formed in honor of her rescue Pit Bull Angel. Despite all odds, she has risen in opposition to challenge BSL, breed discrimination, dog fighting and animal abuse. While critics have raised their eyebrows about pit bulls, she has dedicated her career to raising awareness and inspiring other activists to resist the onslaught that has been created against them.

The One Million Pibble March on DC will be the first national convergence on the Capitol of its’ kind. The intention of the March is to increase political and social awareness about breed laws and the underground world of dog fighting. This is a much needed effort to help combat the over population, abuse, neglect and senseless killing of pit bulls. While Rescues who protect and re-home pit bulls are fantastic, without changing the laws and creating an environment safe and sane for all dogs, the pressure on these amazing groups will never be alleviated. A peaceful, grassroots approach such as the Million Pibble March will be a huge step in the right direction to gain national attention to the unfairness and injustice pit bulls and their owners have endured for far too long. Lobbying to change the laws is paramount to the progress we seek as pit bull advocates!

If you are interested in attending this March in person, please read more about it HERE. If you are a pit bull owner or animal activist or a sympathizer to the plight for pit bulls, your attendance is highly encouraged. If you cannot be there physically for whatever reason, please consider holding a small rally or vigil locally in unity with the National rally.

Also, events of this magnitude are NOT inexpensive projects. They cost big time! That is why we have chosen to sponsor the march to demonstrate our sincerity. For every garment we sell, a portion will be donated to the march and whatever else we can afford to donate. Pit Bulls are for Lovers merchandise is not only a way to promote the breed, raise awareness, or to look awesome, but also to help with actual efforts to end the madness against pit bulls. We feel that our business combined with our philosophy of social change are powerful ammunition to attack injustice wherever it may roam… and we simply cannot prevail without dedicated groups and individuals who are willing to put everything on the line for what they believe in.

You can also donate directly to the march by clicking HERE. No dollar amount is too small, but keep in mind we have to act and fight back if we want the future for our pit bulls to be a bright and promising one. Nothing will change without resistance. Nobody will do the work for us so it is our responsibility to do what is right and do all that we can. If you are opposed to BSL, opposed to dog fighting, and opposed to discrimination, then this is your chance to embrace real change and real goals. Being angry about the injustices we face is a good start, but it is merely half the battle. So please donate today and plan to attend!

Never underestimate the power of social change.

Baby it’s cold outside!

If you haven’t got your Pit Bulls are for Lovers hoodie yet, now is the time! From now until end of the weekend, use promo code HOODIE at checkout to save 30% off on all of our hoodies! (ends 01/13/14).

These hoodies are really great all year round, but none can deny that they are best for the Winter when we really need to be cozy and warm. These expressive and meaningful hoodies are soft style, high quality, screen printed, and are designed entirely by pit bull advocates for pit bull advocates. Do not spend the rest of this Winter without one! This is the perfect weekend to buy! Every hoodie sold helps benefit the million pibble march on DC.

Coupon Code: HOODIE

Value: 30% Off

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Code HOODIE cannot be combined with any other offer and the coupon code will only affect our hoodies and not any other merchandise. 

RIP Daisy May

Daisy May was a regular on our fanpage. Her mother, Paula Dickenson, would share photos quite frequently of Daisy and her family sitting in front of their fireplace in their rural home in Miller, Missouri. Last week, Daisy got her angel wings. She got out and wandered into the neighbors yard where her neighbor decided to shoot her 6 times. He insisted that his life was in danger, but anybody who knew Daisy knew that she was a gentle and loving dog. No where from the time Daisy entered his property to the time he decided to fire his weapon did she pose any threat to anybody.

This is what loving pit bull owners have to deal with. A world consumed by fear and hatred for innocent animals, and sick people who want retribution against all pit bulls for crimes they did not commit.

We will keep you updated on this story as more information becomes available to us.

For now here is a poem by our friend Brian Richter in honor of Daisy May:

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” R.I.P and RUN FREE Daisy May ”

To my dearest family,
some things I’d like to say.
But first of all, to let you know,
that I arrived okay.

I’m writing this from the Bridge.
Here I dwell with God above.
Here there’s no more tears of sadness.
Here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy
just because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I am with you
every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you
when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me
and He said, “I welcome you.

It’s good to have you back again,
you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family,
They’ll be here later on.”

God gave me a list of things,
that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list,
was to watch and care for you.

And when you lie in bed at night
the day’s chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you…
in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth,
and all those loving years,
because you are only human,
they are bound to bring you tears.

But do not be afraid to cry:
it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers,
unless there were some rain.

I wish that I could tell you
all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you,
you wouldn’t understand.

But one thing is for certain,
though my life on earth is o’er.
I’m closer to you now,
than I ever was before.

There are rocky roads ahead of you
and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it
by taking one day at a time.

It was always my philosophy
and I’d like it for you too;
That as you give unto the world,
the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody
who’s in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night…
“My day was not in vain.”

And now I am contented…
that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along
I made somebody smile.

God says: “If you meet somebody
who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick him up,
as on your way you go.

When you’re walking down the street
with me on your mind;
I’m walking in your footsteps
only half a step behind.”

“And when it’s time for you to go…
from that body to be free.
Remember you’re not going…
you’re coming here to me.”
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Paula we are so very sorry for your loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with you…

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Sale!

Everyone loves a good sale! What could make it better? Pibbles! If you haven’t seen our tshirts, tank tops, hoodies, beer koozies, and bumper stickers, now is the time! These make perfect gifts for you and the pit bull lovers in your life. Our sale is going on now and will continue until December 16th, 2013.

All orders will ship in time for Christmas 🙂

A portion from each sale will benefit the Million Pibble March on DC hosted by our friend Rebecca Corry who is a remarkable woman doing great things to help publicize the efforts to fight Breed Specific Legislation.

Go to our site and check out all of our awesome pit bull gear! These garments are guaranteed to inspire conversation and exhibit our dedication to the cause.

To get the 20% off, simply enter code PITMAS at checkout.

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(Note: Our donations to the Million Pibble March do not change during sales.)