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Postby posi » December 12th, 2009, 8:04 am

:wave2: Howdy y'all.

My name is Jamie, I am 23 and currently living in Downtown Houston with my boyfriend. I am the proud owner of a chocolate pit bull whom we adopted from the city pound in September. She is my :dance: first pit bull but definitely will not be the last. I have no personal experience with bully breeds besides pet sitting, my sister owning one, and the ones I have met/taken care of from working at doggie daycares and boarding facilities. I have learned a lot from pitbullforum.com where I am also a member and where I found this forum(holler 8) ) and we are trying to be the best pit bull owners we can with Karma.

I am very involved with dog rescue(my passion) and dedicated to the cause. I rescue and work with German Shepherds, Siberian Huskies, and Dobermans(my other loves). Initially our next dog was going to be a rescued Dobie but that fell through and shortly after I noticed an email with an urgent plea for 90 day dogs at the city pound. My avatar is the picture of Karma that was in the email that captured my heart. We went down to the shelter, met her, bathed her, and adopted her :) Karma and I graduated from basic obedience last Tuesday. She is around a year or so old and didn't even know how to sit. She was also dragging our arms off at the shelter when we walked her, my boyfriend could barely control her. I am excited to say that she has come a long ways and we are turning her into a model canine citizen and working on making her an excellent breed ambassador which I believe is our responsibility. When we move into a house I am going to get her into more obedience classes and either strive toward competitive obedience, rally, or agility.

Aside from Karma, we also share our lives with a 3 year old Siberian Husky named Zelda and a German Shepherd named Master Chief who was a Hurricane Ike rescue. I have already been exposed to ignorance regarding the breeds I own so I was prepared for the wrath of the pit bull haters, but man is it never ending!

A random fact about me: I am straight edge.

A random story about me: Once when I was 9 or so I was vacationing with my family and cousins in Florida. There was a sea turtle conservation lady who put up mesh fencing around sea turtles nests on the beach. Well my cousins, brother, and I got this bright idea to fake her out. We wanted to totally pwn the sea turtle lady. Don't ask me why, we were young and reckless. We woke up one morning before everyone else when it was still dark and ran down to the beach, carved out a mock sea turtle nest with our hands, made eggs out of sand and carefully places them in the nest. We even made a sea turtle trail going from the nest to the water. We high five each other then head back to bed. Sometime later we were rudely awakened from our slumber and in deep doo doo with our parents and sea turtle lady. But it was so worth it.

The goods:


Karmacita
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Master Chief(who in their right mind would throw this handsome devil away?!)
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Zelda
I bought Zelda as a puppy from a BYB before I knew any better or had a clue. She is the most expressive dog I know and is definitely a typical husky. She provides our comic relief.
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The humans:
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and a group shot:
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­­[Jamie]
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Postby Marinepits » December 12th, 2009, 9:04 am

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Postby ArtGypsy » December 12th, 2009, 9:21 am

:wave2: :wave2: :wave2: WELCOME JAMIE AND CREW!!! :D

wHAT A GREAT INTRO......:+)

You have such beautiful animals.....and what wonderful work you do; from what I could guess, it has to be rewarding, but also grueling.

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Courage to make them the way they ought to be.”----Augustine
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Postby iluvk9 » December 12th, 2009, 10:26 am

Welcome! Your dogs are gorgeous. I can't believe how beautiful Master Chief is! Fur looks like onyx.

As for your adventures at 9, that has to be the funniest I have heard in awhile. 8)

Great photo of you and boyfriend. :)
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Postby madremissy » December 12th, 2009, 10:52 am

Hello and Welcome to PBT. Your pictures are great. Beautiful family.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » December 12th, 2009, 11:27 am

Welcome! :wave:
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Postby Miss_Pits » December 12th, 2009, 11:32 am

:wave2:

Beautiful family! Thanks for sharing!
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Postby demolitionic » December 12th, 2009, 11:51 am

Welcome, fellow Houstonian. :dance:

Gorgeous crew.
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Postby TheRedQueen » December 12th, 2009, 2:50 pm

I think you win a prize for one of the best intros ever...:) Joyce, tell her what she's won...:cheer:

Welcome to PBT... :wave2:

Great gang ya got there!
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Postby Jenn » December 12th, 2009, 4:07 pm

Hello and welcome :wave2:
Your all beautiful, humans and dogs alike. :)
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Postby Pit♥bull » December 12th, 2009, 4:55 pm

Great intro - We need more Texas folks :)
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Postby amazincc » December 12th, 2009, 5:45 pm

Welcome to PBT! :)
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Postby hugapitbull » December 13th, 2009, 12:11 am

Welcome to you and the crew from a fellow Texan! Your dogs are gorgeous.
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Postby posi » December 13th, 2009, 1:40 pm

Woweee thanks y'all for the very warm welcome and nice compliments :bigGrin: Great to see other Texas folk too!


I surfed around online checking out other pit bull forums and this one made me want to sit and stay rather than run for the hills so I am happy to be here and look forward to posting with everyone.
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Postby Choncho » December 13th, 2009, 3:56 pm

Welcome. I am new around here too, just few days olds :mrgreen: From Houston aswell :) Beautiful Dogs you have there. :)
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