As Chea pointed out, I never bothered to introduce myself... so after 3500 posts or so, I'll take care of that now.
My name's Michelle, I found this forum through Demo who has been posting here for a while.
My dog's name is Ruby, she's an American Bulldog/ Pit Bull mix. She was born October 28, 2001. I bought her from a Back Yard Breeder. Bad me. I know better now.
These are her parents:
I have two cats, both adopted from shelters. Merlin, a male Maine Coon and Faye, a female tabby.
I also have a Bearded Dragon (an Austrailan lizard) named Pavarotti.
Connor, Demo's dog, was my foster until Demo adopted him - it was official after the nuts were gone.
My last Pit Bull was Cleo. She was the sweetest dog with people but a psychotic nut case with other dogs. She had serious temperament problems and was euthanised at about 3 years old.
I am VERY anti-irresponsible breeding, very pro rescue and very out spoken about both.
I'm usually honest to the point of rudeness, but rarely post without reading it 50 times, so if it made it to the board, I most likely meant it.
I can spell, my keyboard can't.
My dog is better behaved than most people's children, and I'm darn proud of that fact.
I use a mix of motivation and compulsion for training.
I can't think of anything else at the moment, but there are a few thousand posts authored by me around here so there isn't a shortage of my presence. (a good or a bad thing, depending....)