again, hello...new to the forum but have been reading all weekend, eager to post! Something that I just figured out: check your bulk mail folder if you have spam filters on your e-mail. My e-mail notification got caught in there.:roll:
It's just as well, I like the fact that the moderators rigged it so that you have to wait for a bit before posting...gives you a bit of time to get a feel for the board community and it's accepted societal rules and morays.
I've also been searching pit friendly boards and I have to say this one seems to have the largest variety of articulate individuals I've seen. I am impressed with the emphasis on rescue work in many posts and had a great time reading of all the antics, as well as trails and tribulations that makes owning a doggie like this worthwhile.
About me, us actually. My first Pit Bull was a rescue found on the Whitestone Expwy in NY. He was hit by a car and brought in to our animal hospital where I worked, I was 24. He was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen and his stoicism intrigued me...long story short, guy who rescued had unaltered male at home, my Tank (as we came to know him) was also unaltered. You guessed it, took about 2 days,a broken arm and several stitches later, he was mine.
We didn't have much reliable intelligent information back then other than the slowly rising tide of hysteria about Pits, you have to remember that this was before we were as computer savy as you young'uns are these days. From what I've read on the forum over the weekend, I was surprised to learn that we've done very well for ourselves over the last 13 years having had to figure out all the basics you already know and employ.
It's nice to stick my head over the back fence and find 'neighbors' happy to hear I own pits and regard them the way I do...with affection, compassion, respect and a firm hand as to what's acceptable for a dog in a people populated society.
Well, that's my story....I'm off to read more posts to glean as much info as I can, we have a new pup and there's much to learn.