Wellll.. about 11 years ago, I was dumb and in college. I had a friend who was a BYB.. and although I didn't know anything, I knew enough NOT to get a dog from her.. although she wanted me to. I had another friend who volunteered at a city run shelter. Around that time a Mom and 13 puppies from a relatively unsavory place in NJ. Mom was a bite case.. anyway my friend volunteering there called me and I came down to see the pups. My landlord was awesome and actually called the shelter and said to give m whatever dog I wanted, pit bull included. HE reaised Danes...
So I got my little bundle of joy and brought her home.
By the time she was 5 she was pretty dog aggeressive. She had IBD (bottled water ONLY because the chlorine in city water upset her tummy), chicken, blew a knee out and had that reconstructed, and then got diagnosed with a thyroid problem. She had degenerative dis diease in her back and battled with some level of horrific pain her last year. We finally got her on steriods, and although I am sure that is what killed her in the end.. she had a year of puppy-dom again. She died last May.. quietly, at home in her bed.
Anyway, we moved, etc and couldn't stand the empty house.. so we found a Catahoula at the NY animal shelter. He too si special needs.. and we love him to death. We always wanted 2 dogs, but with our old girl we couldn't so we recently adopted a puppy (who I think is pit lab maybe jack russel mix)
Anyway, that's us in a nutshell.