Mia the Blue-Nose American Bully Pit
A day in the life with Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit) puppy. 1 year 5 months, 61 pounds, 18 1/2 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).
1 1/2 Year Old (17 months old).
Guardians of the galaxy... I mean yard. Left - Leia the shorty Pit Bull, middle Mia the American Bully, right - Bruno the Boxer
Hanging out at work, left to right- Spencer the Pit Bull, Bruno the Boxer, Leia the shorty Pit Bull, and Mia the American Bully.
Stopping at a rest stop while on the road. Never pass up a good photo shoot. Up on the rock guys, up, up... Now sit. Good babies. Stay. Left to right- - Spencer the Pit Bull, Mia the American Bully, and Bruno the Boxer.
Partners in crime, Leia the shorty Pit Bull with Mia the American Bully
Carrying Thinks Around
Mia is still big on carrying things around. Before coming into the house she always grabs something to bring with her, tail wagging, rear end wiggling as she dances around any human that may be there. Every morning she still runs for a bone before greeting each family member as they wake, one by one, wooooing, wagging and wiggling with her head bobbing up and down.
Hey, Leia, get your own banana peal! This find is all mine! I got to bring it to those humans.
Mia, what is that in your mouth (as she wiggles and wooo's all around my legs). It's a piece of stuffing from your bed. You do know that is bad don't you? It's not funny, Mia. Drop it. You act like life is one big joke.
Now what do you have? A log? Really? You mine as well bring that over to the fireplace. Come over here.
Thank you for carrying it over, but don't make a habit of stealing the logs off of the wood pile.
I don't think you should put it in the stove by yourself. Give me that now and be careful not to drop it or you might put a dent in the wood floor.
Mia, you can't just take wood from around the fireplace and take it outside.
Mia was outside playing with Leia. When she came back in I noticed she was developing lumps all over her body. Oh no, an allergic reaction, but to what? Bees was my guess. I dosed her up with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and watched her carefully. She was itchy, rubbing herself all over the floor to relieve her herself. You poor girl.
Notice her swollen eye and the lumps on her head. I gave her more Benadryl. I was ready to race her to the vet if it got any worse, but it started to get better. When Bruno the Boxer had an allergic reaction as a puppy the emergency vet had given him a hefty dose of Benadryl and I was told that was the thing to do ASAP when you notice a reaction such as this in a dog. Luckily with Bruno I had indeed stopped at a drug store and done just that on the way to the ER vet. So I was going to try that first with Mia.
Looking and feeling a little better there Mia. Your eye is still swollen, but it is definitely going down and not getting worse. My best guess is you decided to take on a hive of defensive bees and you lost. But as of right now I still do not know what you got into. Leia, Amie's rescued Pit Bull was with her and she was fine, but Leia is more the type to run away if a bee comes after her, where as Mia would stay and take it on, snapping and jumping at them even as she got stung. Just like the first time she saw the fireplace as a puppy. If a car comes down the driveway and honks its horn Mia will RUN TO the front grill of the car cocking her head at the loud noise so close the driver can't see her anymore, where Leia, and all the other dogs for that matter, would back away from the piercing sound of the horn. Mia does not back down easily.
Mia, from the looks of you, my guess is there is a new hole out there in the yard somewhere.
The retractable leashes come in handy at the beach when the dogs can't run free, yet we want them to be able to run and play.
Leia spots a buoy and tries to fetch it.
When her feet no longer touch the bottom she quickly decides she better swim back. That thing out there is further than she thought!
Mia after a swim in the bay. "How about some dinner? I think it is about that time."
"Spencer I think I smell fish."
"Yeah I smell it too. Fish makes me happy..."
Worn out from along day. Mia that is an odd way to lay.
Bruno the Boxer, Mia the American Bully and Spencer the Pit Bull curled up for the night.
When the van door opens everyone is to wait for a command to get out, for their own safety, it has to be a strict rule. We can't travel with dogs jumping out of the van whenever the door opens. Of course Mia is the one who needs to be reminded with that bully head of hers. "Mia, back, and wait."
Mia! Again??!! Don't look at me like that. Those puppy-dog eyes won't save you. Stay out of my trash can!
Raising a Puppy: Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit)
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- It's a Way of Life
- A Group Effort
- Why Dogs Must be Followers
- What Does it Mean to be Dominant?
- Dogs Only Need Love
- Different Dog Temperaments
- Dog Body Language
- Stopping Fights Among your Pack
- Dog Training vs. Dog Behavior
- Punishment vs. Correction in Dogs
- Are you setting your dog up for failure?
- Lack of Natural Dog Behavior Knowledge
- The Grouchy Dog
- Working with a Fearful Dog
- Old Dog, New Tricks
- Understanding a Dog's Senses
- Listen to the Dogs
- The Human Dog
- Projecting Authority
- My Dog was Abused
- Successfully Adopting a Rescue Dog
- Positive Reinforcement: Is it enough?
- Adult Dog and the New Puppy
- Why Did My Dog Do That?
- Proper Way to Walk a Dog
- The Walk: Passing Other Dogs
- Introducing Dogs
- Dogs and Human Emotions
- Do Dogs Discriminate?
- The Intuition of a Dog
- Speaking Dog
- Dogs: Fear of Storms and Fireworks
- Providing a Job Helps Dog with Issues
- Teaching Dogs to Respect the Kids
- Proper Human to Dog Communication
- Rude Dog Owners
- Canine Feeding Instincts
- Human to Dog No-No's: Your Dog
- Human to Dog No-No's: Other Dogs
- FAQ About Dogs
- Small Dogs vs. Medium and Large Dogs
- Separation Anxiety in Dogs
- Dominant Behaviors in Dogs
- The Submissive Dog
- Bringing Home the New Human Baby
- Approaching a Dog
- Top Dog
- Establishing and Keeping Alpha Position
- Alpha Boot Camp for Dogs
- Guarding Furniture
- Stopping a Jumping Dog
- Using Human Psychology on Jumping Dogs
- Dogs Chasing Cars
- Training Collars. Should they be used?
- Spaying and Neutering your Dog
- Submissive Peeing
- An Alpha Dog
- Who's More Prone to Fight, Male or Female Dogs?
- Whelping: Puppy Nipple Guarding
- The Truth behind the Pit Bull Terrier
- Protecting Your Puppy from Dog Attacks
- Chaining Dogs
- SPCA High-Kill Shelter
- A Senseless Death, a Misunderstood Dog
- Amazing What a Little Leadership Can Do
- Transforming a Rescue Dog
- DNA Canine Breed Identification
- Raising a Puppy
- Raising an Alpha Puppy
- Raising a Middle of the Road Puppy
- Raising a Back of the Line Puppy
- Stages of Puppy Development
- Introducing a New Crate to a Puppy or Dog
- Puppy Temperament Test
- Puppy Temperaments
- A Dog Fight - Understanding your Pack
- Understanding your puppy or dog
- Runaway Dog!
- Socializing your Dog
- Should I Get a Second Dog
- Is your Dog Out of Control?
- Illusion Dog Training Collar
- Top Dog Photos
- Training your Puppy or Dog
- Puppy Biting
- Deaf Dogs
- Are You Ready for a Dog?
- Breeders vs. Rescues
- Find the Perfect Dog
- Caught in the Act
- The Pack of Dogs is Here!
- Recommended Dog Books and DVDs
- Need to find your dog a home?
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