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Postby Brooke » July 28th, 2010, 2:24 pm

Hi there,

My name is Brooke and I am the owner of a 1 1/2 yr old "pit bull" (not sure of his exact breed)named Socrates who I adopted from the pound about 8 months ago. He's been a hand full, but a joy. After much research, training, and hard work, he is really becoming an amazing companion. Here's his story:

My BF and I were thinking about getting a dog and started researching the breed like crazy. We really wanted to adopt, but thought that maybe we should wait a while longer before actually bringing someone home. Then one day we were in the city and I said "Hey, lets go to animal control and just look at who they have there." It was heartbreaking...30 dogs all labeled "pit". They were at maximum capacity and were taking in multiple dogs a day. As we were walking through every single dog there was going nuts except for this guy:


As soon as we saw him I said, "Hey buddy, how do you feel about the name Socrates?" He was so freakin' happy to see us. He was doing his happy dance and the thought that he might be PTS if nobody claimed him just broke my heart. I mean I felt bad for every dog there, but there was just something about him. We asked about him and the officer at the front desk's face lit up. He started telling us what a great dog he was and how he is so happy someone wants to give him a home. He was a stray and had been there for a while and nobody had claimed him. After a month of dealing with the most difficult people in the world, we finally got him home. The best $10 I ever spent, that's for sure.

8 Months later, we have finally taught him that his cat-brother is not food, our guests are not there for him to jump all over and lick, crates are a good thing, and how to do about 100 tricks. Our relationship has grown so much and we will be starting agility this week which I am SOOO excited about.

Here are some pictures of my boy:
Us getting our cuddle on

his first night home


There is only one good, Knowledge. And one evil, Ignorance. -Socrates
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Postby madremissy » July 28th, 2010, 3:25 pm

Hello and Welcome to PBT. LOVE the pictures of your baby. He is gorgeous.
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Postby ArtGypsy » July 28th, 2010, 4:00 pm

:shock: :shock: ACCCCCCCKKKKKKK!!

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Postby maberi » July 28th, 2010, 4:04 pm

Welcome to the forum (great write up BTW) :wave2:

Socrates is quite the looker. I couldn't help but smile at the picture of him sleeping. I know that look all too well
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Postby mnp13 » July 28th, 2010, 6:45 pm


Inside me is a thin woman trying to get out. I usually shut the bitch up with a martini.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 28th, 2010, 8:07 pm

"Remember - every time your dog gets somewhere on a tight leash *a fairy dies and it's all your fault.* Think of the fairies." http://www.positivepetzine.com"

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Postby LMM » July 28th, 2010, 8:23 pm

Welcome! He is gee ee eeeeee orgeous!!!
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Postby TheRedQueen » July 28th, 2010, 11:09 pm

Oh man...he's super cute! I love his facial expression...so content now!
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Postby BullyLady » July 29th, 2010, 1:56 am

What a HANDSOME boy!!! And that last picture is breathtaking!
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Postby PetieMarie22 » July 29th, 2010, 11:18 am

He is beautiful! Very nice looking dog! Glad to see the happy pictures of him with his new family after the picture of him in a not so good place. (BTW - I spoon my dog too! She loves it!) :)
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Postby Jenn » July 29th, 2010, 10:56 pm

I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure....
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