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Postby HappyChick » April 28th, 2008, 8:41 pm

Hi! My name is Angie LaFrance and I live in Corn Country (Illinois). I've been involved with Pit Bulls for 2 1/2 years, since the day my son convinced me to let him get Vincenzo Armani D'Paco (Vinny for short). Vinny came from some friends in PA. I was not keen on bringing home a Pit Bull! I had heard the awful stories and didn't know what we might be getting into. However, I also knew Vinny's parents to be good dogs and knew the owners were good people. As soon as we got back to Illinois, I looked up everything I could find online about the breed. What I found eased my mind quite a bit. I already had two other four-legged kids: Guido Leoni LaFrance - cocker/lab mix and Kaiser Markus Von Homer - Mini Dachshund. Vinny has totally changed my mind about Pit Bulls! He is such a wonderful boy! If I ever get more dogs in the future, they MUST be Pit Bulls. I support the breed because Vinny has shown me how wonderful they are. I've also read so much on forums and such that I see that Pit Bulls deserve all the support they can get. As far as BSL goes, there isn't any in my area, thank GOD! There is some prejudice, though. I don't do any sports with Vinny. I found Pit Bull Talk through a contact on another forum. I belong to the "Pit Bull Forum" and "All or Nothing Pit Bull Rescue Forum". I am on these forums to gain more information about the Pit Bull breed.

Here are pictures of my dogs:

Vinny
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Guido
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Kaiser
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My BF lives with us now so we also have Jade, a Cornish Rex.
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I have 2 two-legged kids - Niki is 27 and Shane is 21. I have two two-legged grandkids - Bayne is 3 and Lilyana is 1.

I'm 46 years old and lactose intolerant - Gosh, I feel like a just wrote a book!! :mrgreen:

Ok, let me into the forum now! (PLEEEEAAAAASE)
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My beloved Vincenzo 07/22/05 - 11/16/09 forever in my heart. Cancer sucks.
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Postby madremissy » April 28th, 2008, 8:51 pm

:wave2: Hello and Welcome. Nice looking crew.
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Postby Marinepits » April 28th, 2008, 9:05 pm

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 28th, 2008, 9:05 pm

Welcome! :wave:
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Postby Jenn » April 28th, 2008, 9:43 pm

:wave2: Hello and Welcome!! Precious group, and that cat ~ wow very interesting looking!
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Postby HappyChick » April 29th, 2008, 9:33 am

Thanks everyone for the warm welcomes. Jade (the cat) is a Cornish Rex. The Cornish Rex is a mutation and they don't have the first and second layers of fur that a normal cat does. That makes the fur that he does have the softest you could ever imagine! You can see the ripples in that picture. Here's another picture of him:

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Postby katiek0417 » April 29th, 2008, 9:35 am

Welcome to the forum! What a good looking crew you have. We're very happy to have you here!!! :wave2:
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Postby Scout » April 29th, 2008, 1:13 pm

Hello and welcome to PBT! :wave2: You have a very nice looking crew..Vinny is quite handsome!

And I've never seen a cat like Jade before...she looks very soft!
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Postby Jenn » May 1st, 2008, 4:08 pm

How interesting, that cat reminds me of the hairless cat at my vet's office (well except with hair of course). Do they not "shed"?
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Postby iluvk9 » May 1st, 2008, 5:56 pm

I have never seen a cat like that! :shock:

Welcome to the forum. I have an uncle named Vinny, but he is wacky. :crazy2:
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Postby HappyChick » May 5th, 2008, 10:12 am

Jade does shed quite a bit! However, people with allergies to cats are not supposed to be allergic to Cornish Rexes. I think that only applies, though, if the allergy is to fur and dander. If you are allergic to cat saliva, you will still be allergic to him. I am allergic to cats, usually very badly allergic, but he doesn't cause too much of a reaction in me, thanks Goodness!
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Postby TheRedQueen » May 5th, 2008, 10:30 am

Hello and welcome! That's a great looking crew ya got there! :wave2:
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