Raising a Puppy: Mia the Blue-Nose American Bully Pit—42 weeks old
A day in the life with Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit) puppy. 42 weeks old, 66 pounds, 18 1/2 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).
42 weeks old (about 9 1/2 months)
It was early in the morning and Stephen was down in the basement moving boxes around. All of the dogs were on the first floor (right above him) sleeping. As he slid one of the many boxes over he spotted a HUGE bug that startled him, making his insides jump. At the exact same moment Mia let out a few barks. She does this often, senses what someone feels. It happens too often to be only coincidence. Sometimes Mia just knows.
How is it even possible that she could feel someone's fear with a floor between them? It is said that dogs can feel kinetic energy, but what does that mean? If you break it down to simple science, the energy a dog detects might simply be a frequency. Light, sound and heat are all frequencies. It is very possible that our bodies let off some type of frequency that a dog can detect. Does your dog ever just seem to know something?
Patiently waiting for their kibble with steak and sweet potatos on top.
The vet called with Mia's results. The antibiotic Clavamox did cover the bacteria spectrum and the lump seems to be gone. It has shrunk to the point where I cannot feel it anymore. I was told the bacteria found in the puss that was extracted from her neck is commonly found in fecal matter, yes poop. Mia either ate something sharp that contained poop or was punctured by something that contained poop. Hmmmmm. Maybe one of the cats clawed her after they had pooped?
The Little Guard Dog
We were inside the house with the stereo playing when all of a sudden Mia started barking. Everyone stopped to listen, turning down the music. Mia barked and growled again, looking at the humans waiting to see what we were going to do. Then we too heard some weird sounds coming from outside. "Hmmmm, what was that?" Mia ran to the door like a guard dog. Her tail and fur on her back were up. Bruno and Spencer followed behind her. Bruno began to bark and Spencer, who rarely ever barks, started to whine. We got out the spot light. Once outside we realized it was odd sounding rumbles of thunder. There was a storm moving in. We let the pack run around and searched the area. It was all clear and we told Mia to hush. Time to go back inside and snuggle up with Bruno.
Amie took Mia to Crossfit West Chester to hang out while she worked out. When they first arrived Amie walked Mia around the box (crossfit slang for gym) on a leash to show her what all the loud bangs were. Mia cannot see well, but if you show her what things are she relaxes.
Like the other CFWC dogs, Mia is kept on a short leash while Amie is working out to keep her safe.
Mia watches the activity going on behind the gym.
After a while she takes a nap, even though there are lots of grunts, groans and loud crashes around her.
Mia relaxed and napping. Good girl Mia!
When Amie moved to another part of the gym she took Mia with her. Mia loved being there with all of the people. When a person works out their body releases endorphins that trigger positive feelings so Mia was picking up on a lot of good energy from everyone. She happily wiggled whenever anyone came to say hello to her.
After everyone was finished lifting Mia was free to roam the gym.
Mia meets another crossfit pup!
Mia! You were busy while I was driving! You paper towel chewer! I hope you did not swallow any of that.
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