Mia the Blue-Nose American Bully Pit
A day in the life with Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit) puppy. 1 year 1 month, 60 pounds, 18 1/2 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).
1 Year Old (13 months old).
The pack gets a chewable joint supplement that they consider a treat. When Mia hears the bag she comes running, which prompts the other dogs to come over. Spencer tends to quietly hang back and Mia is more times than not right up front, which leaves Leia and Bruno somewhere in the middle. Their natural temperaments continue to show itself.
Spencer will step up and stand with the middle of the road dogs, but Mia tends to make sure she is just a tad bit ahead of the rest of them.
"Hey mom, do you see me? I am right here up front waiting for my treat. See how cute I am?" I hand the treat to the dog that is the calmest and in the back first. Sorry Mia. Even if the dog is waiting across the room, I go out of my way to give it to that dog first.
Mia, maybe you should take one step closer, if you can. ;-)
Mia, Liea has you beat by a step. Hey Spencer and Bruno (in the back), you can have your food first.
Mia and Leia wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
Mia in front of the Christmas tree.
The pack helps Leia, Amie's newly rescued dog, learn that just because the gate is open does not mean they have permission to bolt through it. "Stay!"
And just because we all walked through the gate does not mean it is time to go. Wait and watch for commands. Everyone stay until the humans say it is time to leave.
The dogs love to play tug-of-war. The humans watch to make sure none of the dogs get possessive over the toy, something Leia, being a new member of the pack, had to learn. She can play, but she cannot guard.
Leia and Mia playing with a toy as Bruno sleeps in the background.
Spencer and Mia playing tug-of-war with the green squeeky snake toy.
Time for a blue-nose pitty braw!
Check out all of those dog beds.
Mia taking a nap with Spencer the Pit Bull.
Taking a nap
There are lots of dog beds, but the three of them all squeeze into one.
"Winter is not so bad as long as the humans keep lighting this fire."
Is it just me, or are those teeth really cute?
The pack meets Archie, a Labrador Retriever / German Shepherd mix puppy.
Bruno allows Archie to crawl all over him. All of the adult dogs were curious and very good with him.
Can we go outside please?
Mia finds a watermelon rine that someone tossed out the window (that happens when you live on a farm).
She happily carries it around eating bits of it as she goes. What great loot this is!
Blue-nose dish washer, triple action, energy saver. Spencer the blue-nose brindle American Pit Bull, Leia the blue-nose American Pit Bull and Mia the blue-nose American Bully.
Mia and Spencer
Spencer the American Pit Bull and Mia the American Bully bring the humans a gift. Bones for everyone!
A winter walk along the beach. Mia has a blast running around in the sand.
Raising a Puppy: Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit)
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