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…

 

 

 

 

 

This one dog this one time…

We receive a lot of emails about isolated incidents where someone was hurt by a pit bull in attempt to discredit our entire movement. Today we are going to address this issue and set the record back on its toes. So to those who attempt these arguments against us in hopes to do a disservice to our cause, we challenge you to be open-minded and reasonable as you continue reading. We at “Pit Bulls are for Lovers” obviously do not want to see any harm become of any human being, which is precisely why we adamantly struggle to promote positive and responsible ownership of all animals, regardless of breed. In reality there are risks associated with most of the activities that we face in on our daily lives, and it is our own responsibility to assess whether those risks are worth taking or not. The amount of legislation that can be justified by your hyperbolic paranoia is infinite as we consider the things in our lives that can create harm if mistreated or misused. Your fear and ignorance about the dogs we choose to own is not a logical and reasonable way to determine if we should be able to have them or not. What you are doing is clinging to anecdotes about pit bulls without taking into consideration all of the variables that build the entire equation, which is disrespectful to both loving pit bull owners and those who were involved in the incidents you are exploiting. You are presenting misinformation and pseudoscience as factual evidence that pit bulls are an unstable risk to the population that must be countered with the force of law, when in reality the majority of pit bulls will never be involved in any sort of an attack. Instead of assisting a cause that seeks to save lives, increase knowledge, preserve individual liberty and promote love and respect, you are choosing to perpetuate myth, slander good law abiding citizens and erode our heritage of sovereignty. You have failed to decipher the difference between an entire population who love their pit bulls and treat them with the utmost affection and respect, with the scant few who choose to neglect and terrorize animals. We will thank you to re-evaluate your stance, and would appreciate an immediate ceasing of your libelous and unsupported claims against our families.

Sincerely,
Pit Bulls are for Lovers.

Bully of the Week Contest

Hey all, if you’ve been following us on facebook, you know that Pit Bulls are For Lovers will take pics of your bully breeds and use them for inspiring messages or funny posts. In a nutshell, we make your bully famous! Well, maybe not famous, but a lot of people will see the pics!

Here’s how you can win Bully of the Week:

  • Upload a photo of your bully breed to our facebook wall (do not email them)
  • If we chose to use the picture for one of our posts, watch how many “likes” it receives
  • If your bully gets the most likes he/she will win Bully of the Week!
  • Bully of the Week winners will be added to our blog
  • Please include your bully’s name when you post the pic to our wall

All likes will be calculated AFTER they stop showing up in news feeds.

Enjoy and good luck!! 🙂