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New Pit Bull Co-op Thread

babyrocky1
October 20th, 2005, 12:15 PM
Well everyone, I thought I would start fresh with this subject and see whats up with the old gang and also see if anyone new is interested, Heres a bit of an up-date. Months ago, a bunch of us who were struggling to find ideas of coping with this horrible ban, came up with the idea of forming a group of pittie owners who were interested in meeting and socialising our pups. We were all feeling that our dogs were becoming un-socialized and for many of us, especially those of us in Toronto who had no access to fenced yards, we were becoming increasingly isolated. Kayla and Rocky had a great date, but other than that, all though we all had lofty intentions, it never got off the ground. I think one problem is that logistically we are all quite far apart. It seems, as well, that many of the original group have found other accomodation that is better suited to their doggy needs!
The Londoners seem to have gotten their "Bow Wow Pow Wows" going quite regualrly. So this post is to see if us Torontonians can revive our original plans or find other ways of promoting this idea. I am really concerned about Rocky, I took him to Queen West last night and he was barking like crazy at strange dogs! He is losing his social skills and the whole walk was really stressfull! I know its because he doesn't meet new dogs anymore and its gone on for so long now. I would still like to meet up with others, even for on leash walks at first. I do have some good news. I always had the use of the fenced yard by the water, but now the community centre across the street has given me permission to use an old daycare playground that no one uses anymore. Its fenced ofcourse, and has a slide in it that I have taught Rocky to go up and down. He also plays Kong there. I now have the means to exercise him properly but he really needs the socializaiton. I was also thinking it might be fun, once were organized, to chip in and hire trainers to come and work with us the odd time. Maybe we could form our own performing Pit Bull Group LOL .....SOOOOO whats up with everyone else...."Any ideas"????

babyrocky1
October 20th, 2005, 12:17 PM
Im also thinking of making posters and putting them up at the local vets and pet stores.! I think we need lots of small groups so that we all have people near our neighbourhoods but we could stay connected for political lobbys and info sharing.... :) Emotional support as well, ofcourse. :)

seeker
October 20th, 2005, 08:55 PM
Babyrocky I think this is a great idea but if I can make a suggestion keep it "low keyed" You do't want this idea squashed by some uninformed do-gooder conformist . Get the word out but be careful how you spread that word.

Just my thoughts .

LL1
October 20th, 2005, 11:39 PM
Someone could call THS and ask to use their fenced areas,maybe a set time that would work for people?Someone posted and said they had emailed and were ignored,I would call and ask to speak to the president directly to ask.

babyrocky1
October 21st, 2005, 05:54 PM
We will do that but some of us aren't that close to the Humane Society, I know that they have bought some agility equipment etc. I heard Linda, can't remember her last name, on Animal House Calls talking about it, but it seems to me that they would need the yard most of the time. Also since I now have the use of a fenced yard, at least for the forseeable future, I am hoping to make some play dates for that yard. I know there are others looking at alternatives for these same issues. Someone from the DLCC is interested as well as someone I know who runs a commercial enterprise. My idea to start out though is just to get a few people together, just like the people from London have, Once our dogs meet and we can judge on leash how they will get along, we could start to make off-leash play dates. It seems, so far, that there are not enough of us on this bard who live close enough to make alot of meetings feesible. Thats why I am wondering how to do some outreach. Maybe some of the other boards. BTW I also have a possiblility of getting large indoor space. Seeker is right about keeping it somewhat low key, if my neighbours started to see a gathering of ten pit bulls at a time on a regular basis you can bet theyd be making trouble. A few dogs at a time would be no problem though. Since theyre all getting used to there muzzles, maybe just meeting up for leashed walks would be helpful for the dogs. They would at least see other dogs wearing dumb stuff on there faces :yuck:

babyrocky1
October 21st, 2005, 05:58 PM
BTW, Im interested to see if you guys that work with rescues or are trainers have any suggestions on how to do this, socializing new dogs together. I have always found that walking my guy parallell with the new dog has been enough but I don't have the experience to really know.

love my dogs
October 21st, 2005, 10:56 PM
babyrock I really hope you can get something going there. It's great that you have a whole playground....but not so nice that there are no playmates for your baby. So sad to picture the lonely little (or not so little) pit in the playground with no other doggies to play with.....it's enough to make me want to take Duke for a little drive to make a new friend.

I will definately bring Duke next time I visit T.O., and I will let you know in advance when that will be.

I told my bro and his gf about you,.....but I guess where they live is wayyyy at the other end....not near the harbour at all. Still, I will bring Duke and we can plan a play date.

Geez....come on T.O.....you really should listen to babyrock, these play times are so special and important to our poor little muzzeld pups, and you've got the space to do it!!!!!

babyrocky1
October 21st, 2005, 11:14 PM
Hey thanks for the kind words Love My Dogs! It would be great to meet one of the now infamous London Gang LOL!!!!! Well that explains why I couldn't think of the Mexican restaraunt you were talking about. Did you guys have any trouble at all getting your pups socialized with one another? It sure didn't look or sound like you did. Rocky is a somewhat dominant male and hasn't had off leash play with any dogs except for Kayla, of Kayla and me, and his lab friends who he has known for years, for a VERY long time! Mostly due to this media and ban hype, but he loves dog play, he just needs to get in the "swing of things again" He did great with Kayla, but he does :love: the girls LOL. It might take him a bit longer to get used to another male, walking them together would be no problem though. If your guy is not dominant it would be all good. Rocky is almost seven. How old is Duke.?

love my dogs
October 21st, 2005, 11:47 PM
Duke will be one year on Nov. 11, and he is extremely HUGE!

He likes to be in charge, but is quite adaptable to other dogs' play styles, and will usually submit to a more dominant male because he knows that play time will stop if he doesn't.

We are finding it is best to let them play 2 at a time, while the others sit with their moms on a leash, that way it is easier to control them, and they don't get carried away.

Some of them play better with a leash on, (especially as they are just getting to know eachother) so we can quickly remind them of what is acceptable and polite.

If they get too rowdy, the play stops for a minute or two.

The key is to remember this is part of training them how to behave with other dogs. So lots of treats and praise for friendly non-aggressive play, and immediate removal from play if they become aggressive.

Since Duke is still really a pup, he likes the wrestle and tumble type play.

pitbulliest
October 22nd, 2005, 11:35 AM
THS offleash parks are off limits to the public...

I would strongly advise against even thinking of going there. The dogs in the shelter are in a shelter environment...that means that many may have kennel cough...the chances of your dog getting sick are higher..why take the risk?

Also, the dogs at THS need those parks..please be considerate..there are dog walkers on duty at most hours of the day taking the animals out.....which are of course, in desperate need of exercise and socialization....if the public were to start using the parks, the THS animals would have nowhere to go..there are already walkers waiting in line to use the park at certain times of the day, as no more than 1 dog is allowed inside the fenced in area....

pitbulliest
October 22nd, 2005, 11:41 AM
Sorry to double post....

Babyrocky..where would you like a group to meet up at? Would it be in downtown somewhere? I don't personally know of too many parks downtown, but I know tons in Etobicoke....that may be much quieter and not as busy as the ones downtown...the only problem is there aren't that many fenced-in parks...

Anyways, I'm interested in finding out where you guys would be willing to meet up and during what days...maybe if we made a schedule or something? We'd probably be more likely to stick with it...I'm a student, plus I work 30 hours a week...so my time is limited... :(

LL1
October 22nd, 2005, 04:59 PM
The agility equipment is nice,and there are a couple fenced areas.Its nice when it is hot and they have the pools there for the dogs to splash in.I would not really worry about disease if your pets are healthy and vaccinated,they also walk THS dogs around the block and other people walk their dogs there all the time.Rescuers also bring their own dogs to assess shelter dogs all the time.If you do decide to check out that option I would call Tim direct.I have been there many times when the fenced areas are empty,he may consider a set time for one of the enclosures at a set time that works for a group.
We will do that but some of us aren't that close to the Humane Society, I know that they have bought some agility equipment etc. I heard Linda, can't remember her last name, on Animal House Calls talking about it, but it seems to me that they would need the yard most of the time. ck:

babyrocky1
October 22nd, 2005, 09:12 PM
Duke will be one year on Nov. 11, and he is extremely HUGE!

He likes to be in charge, but is quite adaptable to other dogs' play styles, and will usually submit to a more dominant male because he knows that play time will stop if he doesn't.

We are finding it is best to let them play 2 at a time, while the others sit with their moms on a leash, that way it is easier to control them, and they don't get carried away.

Some of them play better with a leash on, (especially as they are just getting to know eachother) so we can quickly remind them of what is acceptable and polite.

If they get too rowdy, the play stops for a minute or two.

The key is to remember this is part of training them how to behave with other dogs. So lots of treats and praise for friendly non-aggressive play, and immediate removal from play if they become aggressive.

Since Duke is still really a pup, he likes the wrestle and tumble type play.
Lovemy Dogs, it sounds like you are comfortable with this kind of thing which is great, a few days ago I met a pit owner in the park and I asked if we could socialize our dogs, at first Rocky was a little roudy, so I pulled him back, put him in a sit, corrected him, and gave him the "friendly command" he was great after that. The thing is, in most cases, if my dog barks, the other owner immediately freaks out and then the experience is negative. I have always left Rockys leash on when he plays, just gives me more peace of mind. Two dogs at a time seems totally reasonable, and I think its good discipline for the other dogs to wait there turn. Sounds like you guys have a really good system!

Pitbulliest, I am at Harbourfront, near Bathurst, I have access to a fenced yard. The community centre has given me permission to use it. I know what your saying schedule wise, itll be tough for sure, I have weird hours, I work alot of evenings and Sundays as well. Im usually opposite to everyone else. I don't drive and Im sure that the scheduling etc. was why we didn't get it off the ground last time. Also some of the folks were going through major moves. So we'll see, I've posted this on one other site, but Im taking it slow as Seeker suggested. We ve all been chatting for quite some time so I feel very comfortable that we are all resposible owners but I guess if I were to just put up posters we might end up with some "undesirables" lol Were do you go to school, is it Downtown?

As far as the Humane Society goes, I don't see any harm in having a conversation with them, if they can't accomodate us Itotally understand, however, it might be good to touch base with them anyways, if these "pit bull" groups catch on, and I know that alot of different people are talking about doing this, then its good for Pitties in general and maybe it will make it easier for people to feel like they can adopt. You all know how it is when you feel alone with this thing, gosh I was just going out to do some errands tonight and I ran into one of the Pit Bull haters that I complain about, because I was caught off guard I did the polite thing and held the elevator open for her to get in it, she just gave me a dirty look and waited for the door to shut, no big deal, shes just passive agressive LOL but got me going again for another hour or so! Shes now walking dogs for money :rolleyes: someone must have hired her that lives in my building....they will be hearing about it from me. Anyway maybe the humane society would have some ideas for hooking people up, maybe New Pittie Parents LOL!

pitbulliest
October 22nd, 2005, 11:10 PM
babyrocky..I go to school at the Erindale campus..in Mississauga..but I work at THS so I go downtown often enough to know my way around....that's not really a concern as the highway is right next to my apartment building..lol...

LL1...I'm going to PM you something about THS...I don't know what organization you work with..but its quite important...

LL1
October 22nd, 2005, 11:49 PM
Thank you,got it and replied.

Spurby
October 23rd, 2005, 01:43 AM
I live close to downtown, and use the Don valley for long walks, it's a ravine setting, and very nice. It doesn't matter that there aren't any fenced in off-lead parks downtown(there are a couple) since come Oct29, we bully owners cannot legally use them. I would suggest first meeting up for the leashed walks, so the dogs can get used to each other gradually, then maybe the ones that do well with each other, can graduate to the off-lead area that Babyrocky is talking about, provided it is a safe/legal place for the bullies :) I asked the THS previously about using their fenced in areas, i was told i could, as long as the shelter dogs were finished with their walks.

Sorry to double post....

Babyrocky..where would you like a group to meet up at? Would it be in downtown somewhere? I don't personally know of too many parks downtown, but I know tons in Etobicoke....that may be much quieter and not as busy as the ones downtown...the only problem is there aren't that many fenced-in parks...

Anyways, I'm interested in finding out where you guys would be willing to meet up and during what days...maybe if we made a schedule or something? We'd probably be more likely to stick with it...I'm a student, plus I work 30 hours a week...so my time is limited... :(

LoNScamp
October 23rd, 2005, 01:05 PM
I attended a community audit last week. Two of my neighbours complained to the constituency assistant and the police that were there of two incidents of pits being off leash one was in the off leash area of the park the other was in an area not designated as off leash.

One complaint had some justification, in that the dog was off leash in an area not designated to be such, and the owener and a couple of his friends were not paying attention to the dog, they were busy smoking up and drinking.

The second one is quite ironic. The owner has a Wheaton/Poodle cross and two young children he was going on about the pit being off leash and his kids being in the park. The irony of his complaint is his medium sized Wheaton cross has attacked other male dogs in the park. The pot calling the kettle black. He was also going on about the dog not being neutered (my personal opinion all dogs should be neutured and spayed). I have had numerous discussions with him about his not wanting to get his dog neutered because it is not "natural". I understand from someone else that he did get the dog neutered. He was also into the "my dog shouldn't be on a leash, it's not natural". Last time I saw him the dog was on a leash.

The cops response was, can you tell if a dog is a pit bull, I can't. One of the bike cops that was there and patrols the park piped up and said that he had a pit bull and that there was nothing wrong with his dog. The gist of the conversation, at least in 14 division is that the pit bull legislation is not a priority for the cops. Why would it be? I would think murders, robberies, assualts would take priority.

The women who was complaining about the pit and guys in the area not designated as off leash said she called the cops a couple of time and was told that they would get there when they could, which meant never.

It may depend on the cops, the area etc. but I got the definite impression that pit bulls defenitely were not a priority.

I don't have a pit, but I do have a GSD (the dog recorded as biting the most) and would be willing to walk with anyone who is interested. I'm centrally located.

Also, Parks and Rec. have 9 week classes, for $60. There is a beautiful 9 month old pit in my class. He was rescued from a dumpster at 6 months. Great owners, he had liesions on his body and was extremly under weight. He now has a beautiful coat, and is healthy. He is the class clown.

I also know a trainer who would most likely be willing to work with the group at a reduced rate.

Me and Kayla
October 24th, 2005, 05:26 AM
Just getting caught up on my reading. Great idea Babyrocky (the fenced community center yard), and of course you know you can count me in. I've been fairly lucky since we last got together, with a local lady who owns a GSD. Her dog is 6, overweight, arthritic and slow, and she was so happy to have someone who would walk with her, that she has embraced Kayla as a companion for her Cleo. They spend as much indoor time together as they do outdoor time. However, as you remember, Kayla is a high energy dog. So occasionally she wears Cleo down until she snaps at Kayla, and then thats the end of the play. Kayla will walk with any dog and not bother at all. She far more interested in Squirrel hunting on walks and doesn't pay them any real attention. But, it's the off-leash, off muzzle time that I am really interested in, because then she gets to burn a little energy. I do agree with introducing them on a leash first though. We did that and it worked out great with Rocky and Kayla.

I'm pretty flexible with hours these days, but setting up a schedule would give us all something to work with. Are there any legal issues with using the community center? Do they want us to sign waivers?

Me and Kayla

Luvmypit
October 24th, 2005, 04:00 PM
Hey ya'll


As I Pm'd babyrocky just letting the rest know that I now live in Ajax but am willing to come down whenever possible. So I would like to be kept in the loop so I can at least have the option of meeting up.

As for capone he is also good at walking paralell and has only had off leash play with a puppy (lab) and my 4 year old yellow lab (at my moms). At that was quite some time ago. So for me getting capone up to socializing standards during this ban would be so beneficial for him. I think if we meet up at a park for the first couple times and walk together that way the dog knows that their parents are friends and feels no tension then that would certianly help.

I must say when I did walk capone with the lab puppy he was so good I couldn't believe it. Due to the fact that the lab every couple steps would jump up to pone's snout and nip him. Capone kept his head straight the whole time and paid no mind.

I think capone is also an alpha but at the same time submits often to older dogs when on walks. it really depends.

Its such a good idea so please keep me informed as Ajax is not that far at all and if Im not busy I would love to come join. Maybe we can get the toronto crew together one day with the London crew. That would be awesome too.

Please don't mind any typos, I am too lazy to fix them...

babyrocky1
October 26th, 2005, 06:24 PM
Are there any legal issues with using the community center? Do they want us to sign waivers?

Me and Kayla[/QUOTE] I assumed you would be interested and Kayla and me and Im really looking forward to seeing you and Kayla again. Spurby is also quite near you from what I can tell. It seems to me that the more people that are interested, the more the word will spread, and eventually we will have a "registry of names" and we will have at least a few people in alot of different areas. After talking with another member about the community centre yard, I now don't know if it is legal... I do have permission from the director to use it, however, someone pointed out that it is public property. They thought that this might meen it is off limits, there is also the yard that I refer to as "secret" which is owned by the city but has no tresspassing signs, and "private property signs. I have permission to use that too so it might be more "legal" to start out with, the safest thing might be to just have a couple of dogs at a time, I have been taking Rocky to both yards every day. He wears his muzzle to and fro sometimes. Does anyone know how we can clarrify whether this is "legal enogh" Since getting permission was so easy I didn't want to make a big issue about it. I just asked if I could they said yes. I said I need to be able to tell an official I have permission to be in the yard, they said no problem. Im thinking the worse that can happen is that my dear neighbours complain and AC tells me I cant be there. I see cops every day that I go. BTW I think Im in 14 division.

babyrocky1
October 26th, 2005, 07:37 PM
Im not very familiar with anything east of Yonge, I got lost looking for the pet store that I bought my muzzle from LOL but from what I can invision, the Humane Society, the one on River Street is kind of close to Kayla and Me and Spurby, but I could be totaly off with that. Pitbulliest works there, So if I can get there, that might be a possibility, also, Small Wonders Pet Store, is near Spurby and I think near Kayla and Me. Maybe another possibility, Pitbulliest, you drive so parking might be the only problem for you. If we cant all meet at once I don't think thats a problem, it might even be easier on the dogs to walk just a few at a time. I am again working under dead line BUT, this is so important to me that I will book a day of work here, to do it if Ihave to. Sundays are totally out for me, I take 2 classes and teach one, Sat. afternoon and eve, are okay but I would prefer after dark, I need the daylight hours to work, but dark will be very early starting this wkend. I have weekday afternoons, and Monday after seven and Tuesday all day, unless I have set up a meeting. If you guys could come down to my end at least for the leashed walk, that would help because I don't know how Rocky will do on a longer bus trip with the muzzle, he is no where near ready to deal with that. Im also wondering if we meet up at the humane society if there is a place, even in the lobby, that we can take the muzzles of, just for a break for them, or do they have to be muzzled in the lobby? BTW I dont think I have any of your phone numbers anymore, except for Kayla and me, I know I have that one somewhere, so if you want to pm me with the numbers that would be good. Pitbulliest, if your driving from the Humane Society, my place is not far at all. LoNscamp, thanks for the info, you and your pup can be an honorary Pit bull Co-op memeber if you like, LOL

pitbulliest
October 27th, 2005, 05:27 PM
babyrocky...how about we start off by posting our availability..since you have already posted yours, here is mine....:

Sat and Sun NO WAY - working at THS 10 hr shift each day!
Mon - Available at any time pretty much
Tues - Have classes AND working after school...so NO WAY.
Wed - Available after 4pm
Thurs - Not available. I have to study SOME time..lol plus I work after 4pm.
Fri - Available at any time pretty much.

If I'm NOT available, I would let everyone know way beforehand that I either can't make it or whatever...but for now that's my sched... :)

pitbulliest
October 27th, 2005, 05:30 PM
Sorry for double posting..but I was wondering if you guys would be interested in me creating some kind of an agenda or posting a schedule on the pitbullproject.ca website for everyone to view..and maybe if we posted our availabilities and contact information..like cell number or email or something..and we can make "meeting dates" that way alot easier...if you guys have some idea or format...or gawd ANYTHING..lol let me know so that we can get this rolling..i'd be more than happy to make a section specifically for that on the site....

babyrocky1
October 27th, 2005, 05:58 PM
Thats really great of you to offer Pitbulliest, but, my opinion is that we should get it started first. We now have you, me, Luvmypit, Kayla and Me, Spurby, LoNscamp, .... maybe Jono sometimes, and we havent heard from Dukie Boy yet. I think we should start hooking up with one another as soon as possible and get a few things ironed out first. We are now unsure of how legal my off leash space is, we have not resolved the humane society issue, and , for me, I at least need a few practice runs with Rocky, cause hes not ready for long ttc. rides yet. Some of our dogs have not socialized much, and not at all with their muzzles on, so it seems to me the best thing to do might be to start small but start soon. After we have had a few meet ups we can then choose to advertise this to a larger audience. so far its here and at Bullies in Need. We probably should discuss how people who no one knows should be invited into the group. Suppose we end up with people who are not responsible owners...I think theres still some stuff to be worked out before we get too big. I also want to get a feel for how the enforcement of the ban is going to go. What do others think? I think its a great idea to have everyones availability posted. BTW do you now if it would be okay for some of the meet ups to start at the humane society, can the dogs be unmuzzled in the lobby?

pitbulliest
October 27th, 2005, 06:19 PM
Unfortunately, the dogs have to be muzzled in the lobby of the building....because its considered a "public" place.... in the offleash areas, they can be unmuzzled..but its only one dog at a time..if the general public wanted to use the offleash parks...then we'd have to organize that somehow...I guess you'd have to contact Tim Trow about that..like LL1 mentioned...or Vijay...he's the shelter supervisor...he would probably just refer anyone to Tim anyways...

I wonder if there is any way we can "rent out" space at a local offleash area that is designated to "pitbulls" at specific times..that would probably be expensive though...

jesse's mommy
October 27th, 2005, 06:30 PM
I just have to comment that I think it's absolutely horrible what is being done to Pit Bulls there and wish that I could be there to help you all fight your battle. I too have a pit bull mix and fortunately live in the states where it hasn't quite reached here yet (but there are areas that it has). I don't know why these people can't understand any dog can be mean just like any dog can be nice. It's all in how you raise them. I've seen poodles that are meaner than my pit bull and I don't see anyone throwing a muzzle on them or banning people from owning them. I do know the humane society the next town over has puppies with pit in them and they refuse to adopt them out to anyone. Basically they will be putting these harmless puppies down. I offered a friend that wants one that I would go with him and start crying in front of them and make them feel bad and see if that helps (that's what I did to the humane society here, and it worked), but he declined -- though I left the offer open. I just don't understand why people are so close-minded on things. In order to move forward, we need to think outside of the box and focus on where the problems start -- with bad owners who aren't willing to take the time or energy to train their dog, whether it is a pit, a poodle, or any other breed. Maybe they should license owners and put microchips of approval in them before they move forward in banning these breeds. Thanks for letting me vent and I'm behind all of you 100%. Good luck and keep me updated!

babyrocky1
October 27th, 2005, 06:39 PM
This "public place" stuff has me really nervouse, I thought I was fine in the old day care playground, now I don't know. I don't even know if im okay in my building, but I cant muzzle him in there. He socializes with all of his people friends in the halls. We are a co-op, so we collectively own the buildiing. We determine our bi-laws in a democratic fashion. We are PRIVATE PROPERTY and since we have pet bi-laws that do not include muzzling, we have, by democratic means, decided to not have pets muzzled, and if such a bi-law were to change it would have to be done in the regular fashion, by our members. To change a bi-law it requires 75% of the membership. That would NEVER happen. So I believe that covers the permission of others in regards to shared enclosures....but hell, I dont know! who does!? Is a Community Centres DAYCARE playground public property? I actually dont think so, but I don't want to draw attention to myself by questioning the wrong person. (this daycare and play ground are no longer in use by anyone.) I know the cops couldn't care less but I think what Seeker was warning against is a bunch of us being together might look as if were training our dogs to fight or something to some DUMB A$$ people. The other property is only a few feet away. it is a large fenced yard and is owned by the city, there are NO TRESPASSING signs all over the place, and I have permission to be there too. It is not visible to the neighbourhood like the day care yard, but the police boats go by.

Me and Kayla
October 27th, 2005, 09:43 PM
BAbyrocky, I would think that a community center is funded by municipal $'s, hence it would be considered public property. I would also think that anyone with private property who was willing to let us use the property would also want us to sign some kind of waiver, absolving them of any responsibility for damages. Just my opinion.

I too am not too thrilled about taking Kayla back into the HS environment even if it means a muzzle free playtime. Each time she has had to be in the HS, she ended up with bad bouts of kennel cough. :sick:

Me and Kayla

love my dogs
October 27th, 2005, 09:59 PM
Doesn't anyone have a fenced yard at their home?

babyrocky1
October 27th, 2005, 10:10 PM
So far, no or not big enough to use. I am really flipped out now! Every day I take him to these yards, I muzzle him, only that far. There is no other option!!! When I talked to the DLCC, I told them I had verbal permission, they said that was okay???? I don't know what to do now. The yards are my life line. :eek:

babyrocky1
October 28th, 2005, 08:46 PM
Okay, so far I have spoken to the cops, the DlCC but earlier, and now the Humane Society, they all think that the yard would be legal HOWEVER and this is a HUGE HOWEVER they say it all depends on how nasty whomever decides to be. This is what the message I got back from the Humane Society was, the guy, I think his name is Jim, thought from his reading of the DOLA was that it would be legal with permission, "in an enclosed area, which it is. But there are no guarantees on any of this cause the law, obviously, has never been tested. SO best thing that the pit bull co-op. in my opinion, can do till we investigate further is to do Leashed and Muzzled Walks :mad: Pitbulliest, your idea of renting space is being explored by a few different people that I know. I dont know if they would want me to put forth their names at this point so I wont and I also dont know how far they are in their plannning. From what I understand people would pay a membership fee and it would be an actual "pit bull co-op' type set up. I dont know where, when, or even if this will actually happen but it is being looked into, insurance is the biggest stumbling block. In the mean time...walking together will definately help our dogs and ourselves through this! so lets do it!

LoNScamp
October 31st, 2005, 09:40 PM
I haven't be on line for a while, I've been crazy busy and am trying to catch up on the posts. Does anyone know if a Halti will pass as a muzzle? Unlike most of the other head collars, it's design allows you to pull a dogs mouth closed if need be.

I know of at least one case where a dog bit, and the owner was allowed to use a Halti instead of a "proper" muzzle. The muzzle restriction was eventually rescinded because the owner had a lot of people write letters and the dog worked with a trainer.

Also, an exception to the ban meaning no requirement for muzzles or leashing in public is dogs who particpate in agility. Perhaps, they are some of you who would be interested in that sport, even if it is low impact, or perhaps you could start your own PB agility group. Part of the irony of this, is that a lot of the dogs I have met that are involved in agility etc. are the most ill mannered dogs around. Obiedience work is much better for teaching a dog to manage it's own behaviour.

Does anyone know if therapy dogs i.e. St. Johns Ambulance are expemt from the ban?

babyrocky1
October 31st, 2005, 09:48 PM
LoNscamp, I don't think that they are exempt from the ban,(the muzzling leashing) they are only exempt while they are actually competing. Thats my understanding of it anyways. Ive thought of starting a pb agility or obedience group but I think they had to have been already competing before the ban and the problems of finding space still remain!

Me and Kayla
November 2nd, 2005, 09:31 AM
BUMP!

So, where are we with the Playtime for Pitties? 'Weather' this Sunday is supposed to be cloudy with some showers, but if it looks good, would anyone like to do a Pittie Walk in the beaches? We could start at my place in the Greenwood and Queen area and walk along Queen to the beaches and along the boardwalk. Kayla loves that walk. Takes about 2 hours in total. We could then come back to my place for some refreshments and some towels to dry off if it showers at all on the walk. :rolleyes: I do have a backyard although it is the size of a postage stamp for the pups to have a bit of free running room, if they are getting along.

BTW...has anyone ever tried clicker training with their pitties? I just got one and I am going to start working with her. At least she will be getting some mental exercise on a regular basis. :)

Me and Kayla

Schwinn
November 2nd, 2005, 10:20 AM
BTW...has anyone ever tried clicker training with their pitties? I just got one and I am going to start working with her. At least she will be getting some mental exercise on a regular basis. :)

Me and Kayla

We tried it with Daisy, it just drove her nuts (mind you, with her, that wouldn't take much gas). Not sure what that's all about, but we gave up on it.

pitbulliest
November 2nd, 2005, 12:07 PM
:D I'm available next wednesday from 4pm onwards..would anyone like to do a pittie meetup? We gotta get this thing started..

Oh, and by the way...my mom came up with a good suggestion..she's saying we should all email the Toronto mayor...or Michael Bryant's office and ask for some answers as to how we can properly exercise our dogs since now they are constantly on leash and muzzle and not allowed in any parks..even offleash...

Be polite and ask......I mean if he came up with the law, he should have answers as to how our animals should still be able to enjoy the same quality of life right?

That should stump the baztard.... (both Mayor and MB)....

Dukieboy
November 2nd, 2005, 01:58 PM
Sorry guys, I am just not ready for a group walk. Please take pix?

babyrocky1
November 2nd, 2005, 05:48 PM
Kayla and Me and Pitbulliest, I just saw your posts. I work Wednesday night and All day Sunday. Every Sunday....Saturdays, later in the day til night are good,Monday night, Tuesday afternoon till night....I can take a Wednesday night off work, but would rather not as Im pretty broke. If you guys can come to harbourfront, I do walk Rocky at four til four thirty anyways, I could stretch it it til five and then leave for work, every day. So if you guys were to come here at some point, we could do a "quicky" LOl Or if you could come earlier than four.... It sounds like a great day that your planning Kayla and me, Id love to do that but "Never on Sunday" LOL Sundays I take a class, teach a class then take another class. I start in the am and go till after ten :eek: I spent a long time yesterday on the phone with the Humane Society, YES we can use the yards! I then called my vet to ask about dangers and precautions, they felt that the benenfit of off leash exercise would outway the disadvantages. They also said that although there are risks of parasites and kennel cough, the risk isn't any higher than any other dog park, and that kennel cough is caught from nose to nose contact and our dogs would only be wilth each other. Tim, is who I talked to and he was very supportive of what were trying to do. I can understand if some people arent comfortable with this but I think I would like to use that option once our dogs are socialized with one another. I mean I would like to use it as one of my options. The more options the better.

babyrocky1
November 2nd, 2005, 06:04 PM
:D
Oh, and by the way...my mom came up with a good suggestion..she's saying we should all email the Toronto mayor...or Michael Bryant's office and ask for some answers as to how we can properly exercise our dogs since now they are constantly on leash and muzzle and not allowed in any parks..even offleash...

Be polite and ask......I mean if he came up with the law, he should have answers as to how our animals should still be able to enjoy the same quality of life right?

That should stump the baztard.... (both Mayor and MB)....I think our best bet is to try and pressure the city, but maybe riding by riding, start associations and pressure local politicans to do something, I know that there is space that would be appropriate in my neighbourhood right now. If I had enough people in my riding to pressure the city councillor Im sure we could get the space! Unfortunately no one from here, that I know of, is from my riding! Bryant couldn't care less and would probably enjoy the fact that our dogs and ourselves are suffering, he has proven this much, asking him for anything now is just humiliating, If we put pressure on the city, they can in turn put pressure on him.

babyrocky1
November 4th, 2005, 06:54 PM
Pitbulliest and I are meeting up on Wednesday in my area for a leashed walk. Anyone else interested?...we are thinking late afternoon. I was going to go in to work late but I have decided not to go at all so Rocky will do all the dating any one would like to provide LOL

pitbulliest
November 4th, 2005, 10:07 PM
What if Rocky and Messina start making out..?! :eek:

I'm gonna be sooo embarressed...you never know...with these rebel kids these days...

:D

babyrocky1
November 4th, 2005, 10:23 PM
That woud definately cheer Rocky up ! LOL He is nuetered ofcourse but still very romantic :love: He loves the girls, just ask Kayla. I wish I knew how to move the old PBull Coop threads pictures to this one. Theres pics there of the first ever date with Rocky and Kayla. I will have my digital camera on WED for sure!

pitbulliest
November 5th, 2005, 10:34 AM
I think our best bet is to try and pressure the city, but maybe riding by riding, start associations and pressure local politicans to do something, I know that there is space that would be appropriate in my neighbourhood right now. If I had enough people in my riding to pressure the city councillor Im sure we could get the space! Unfortunately no one from here, that I know of, is from my riding! Bryant couldn't care less and would probably enjoy the fact that our dogs and ourselves are suffering, he has proven this much, asking him for anything now is just humiliating, If we put pressure on the city, they can in turn put pressure on him.

Who do you mean by "the city"..

councillors?

By the way, still haven't even received a reply from the mayor's office...the ignorance and lack of care makes me sick.

babyrocky1
November 5th, 2005, 11:14 PM
Rocky on his way to meet Kayla on the first Pit Bull Co-op Date last Spring!

babyrocky1
November 5th, 2005, 11:20 PM
All is Well :love:

babyrocky1
November 5th, 2005, 11:23 PM
Kayla wore Rocky Out!

babyrocky1
November 5th, 2005, 11:32 PM
Who do you mean by "the city"..

councillors?

By the way, still haven't even received a reply from the mayor's office...the ignorance and lack of care makes me sick. Yes I do mean coucillors and the Mayor and whomever else we can think of. I think we need to enlist the help of other large breed dog owners though. I havent heard back from my enquiries either
:mad: On a more positive note, Shannon helped me salvage the pics from the old PB co-op thread, I didnt want to update that one because the "troll" took up alot of it, Next week well have more pics to add! So can anyone else make next Wednesday?

pitbulliest
November 6th, 2005, 10:59 AM
I love that picture of Rocky on the TTC...his head looks like a little apple..its so cute...makes me want to kiss his forehead...:) shoooo shoooft.

LoNScamp
November 6th, 2005, 10:04 PM
Hi, Lola and I are still interested in walking with the group. I haven't been on-line all week, my mom was admitted to the hospital at the beginning of the week and I have spent almost all of my time there. Lola could sure use a good outing. She looks at me like why did you adopt me if you aren't going to spend time with me. Poor girl, I'm :sorry: feeling pretty guilty.

Let me know the schedule and I will try and arrange mine around it.

LoNScamp
November 6th, 2005, 10:18 PM
Just a thought. I was thinking about the calls that have been made to the mayor's office, councillors etc. All elected officials have consituency offices, for example Bryant has one on St. Clair west of Bathurst, coucillors have them in the neighbourhoods they represent. I'm not sure if Miller has anything other than city hall.

What do people think of writing letters to thier councillors, MPP's etc. and delivering them to the consituency offices with thier dog(s) in tow. You couldn't take a dog into city hall without being stopped, but you most certainly could take them into the consit. office. The letters could be cc'd to Bryant and delivered to his consti. office, again with dogs in tow.

Doing the above would be worth it just to see the looks on the staff's faces when when people walked in with their dogs. It cetainly would get the councillors, MPP's attention.

babyrocky1
November 6th, 2005, 10:31 PM
Ive thought of going to Bryants office and doing that but he is not in my riding. I think my brother may be in his riding, im checking it out (my brother isnt exactly an activist, he doesnt know who his MPP is:) I think the city councillors offices are all in Metro Hall so NO DOGS ALLOWED, my own MPP is NDP, and is already against BSL, He is also afraid of dogs though LOL! LoNscamp I hope your mom is okay now. Pitbulliest and I are going to walk our dogs down here on Wednesday, All welcome!

LoNScamp
November 6th, 2005, 10:44 PM
Ive thought of going to Bryants office and doing that but he is not in my riding. I think my brother may be in his riding, im checking it out (my brother isnt exactly an activist, he doesnt know who his MPP is:) I think the city councillors offices are all in Metro Hall so NO DOGS ALLOWED, my own MPP is NDP, and is already against BSL, He is also afraid of dogs though LOL! LoNscamp I hope your mom is okay now. Pitbulliest and I are going to walk our dogs down here on Wednesday, All welcome!

I don't think you have to be in Bryant's riding to delivery something to his consit. office. The city councillors offices are at metro hall, but they also have community/consituency offices in their ridings.

Thanks, Mom's dong better, but hopefully will be in hospital for several more days. I don't want them sedning her home to early. I'm not available Wed., my friends mom died yesterday and the funeral is out of the city, so I'll be gone all day.

babyrocky1
November 6th, 2005, 10:51 PM
Gosh LoNscamp, seems liike your having a terrible week! So sorry! We will let you know for the next time, in fact if you want to post your availabiltiy we are trying to acomodate as many people as we can when we do this. Or you could post some suggestions and see if others are available. Do you have a particular area that you like to walk? remember though, the rest of us have muzzzled dogs so a place without too many off leash dogs is best. Pitbulliest and I have our availability posted on the thread.

Luvmypit
November 7th, 2005, 02:21 PM
LonScamp... Hope your mom feels better and my condolences on your moms friend. Back week I see!


As for Wednesday my SD has dance class so I cant make it. I will be looking out for any dates I can join. Have fun!!

babyrocky1
November 10th, 2005, 06:35 PM
Hi everyone, Meeting #2 of the pit bull co-op was officially a success...at least from Pitbulliest, mine, and Rockys point of view. Rocky was definately a "Wild Child" and Im not too sure what kind of impression that he left Messina with. He tried to mount her more than a few times, but, he was also really barky, trying to get her to play with him...I think she thought he was way too forward! Actually we had a great walk by the water, doggys muzzled and leashed ofcourse. They walked really well together and we passed one of my "neighbours from hell" us walking perfectly, she large breed dog off leash. We just kept walking by feeling exceptionally superior... Anyways pictures to follow...I took lots but you know I have that posting trouble...LOL Also we talked alot about the future of Pitty co-op and I have written a draft that I will try and post tonight but I am at work and they may actually expect me to do stuff!!!

babyrocky1
November 10th, 2005, 07:21 PM
Here are some rough notes that I would like everyones input on....We thought it would be good to put something in writing for recruiting new members and also to figure out how to organize this...so here are my initial thoughts and questions...anyone that wants to jump in please do so...except on spelling etc. this is still in the stream of consciousness ..stage :) LOL...like anything I write is anything else lOL anyways... The Pit Bull Co-op

The "Pit Bull" Co-op has been formed by and for responsible "pittie" owners in order to maintain a 'quality of Life" for our dogs in the face of bill 132. To begin, the Co-op members will be meeting with their Pit Bulls as well as supporters and their non- pit bull type dogs for leashed and muzzled dog walks. We will also investigate ways of providing LEGAL, fenced or enclosed areas to more properly socilize and exercise our dogs. While the primary function of the co-op will be to provide socialization for dogs and owners on a not for profit basis, the Co-op recognises that optimally this requires bill 132 to be disposed of in favour of intelligent non-breed specific legislation. To this end, the Co-op recognises the need to support organizations such as "Banned Aid" in their legal struggle to have this bill declared un-constitutional. The Co-op may wish to organize fund-raisers to help in this fight. Although the "pit bull co-op" is Toronto based, we would like to encourage other groups in Ontario to do what London has already done, and form thier own groups. We would then have provincial Liasons, for sharing of information, ideas, emotional support, and ofcourse political actions.

babyrocky1
November 10th, 2005, 07:31 PM
Sorry theres more...
The co-op recognises the difficulty in in arranging meets for large groups of people and dogs, however, smaller groups can meet more often-maintain networking, allowing for all the dogs and people to meet one another, and when we do come together for a large dogwalk or protest march:D all of our dogs will be comfortable with one another. Cause the people already like each other:) Which brings me to some questions....how should we get more members? Do people who do rescue have any ideas as far as "interviewing people"? should we do that once we have become a little bigger? obviously we have to make sure all of our folks are responsible owners...OR should we stick to referels....we could approach trainers, rescuers, vets etc. whom we respect, let them know what we are doing and they could send people to us....AND I still really ant to do a fund-raiser....got the free gallery and performance space with stage, holds 160 people. I know most of us on the BSL post have read that a gazillion times but how about ideas for outreach to a larger group to get more voluteers???SOOOO enough of my babbling what does everyone else thinK??????????????????

jesse's mommy
November 10th, 2005, 07:37 PM
BabyRocky you have my vote and my offer is still open to send up cookies and crackers to put in a basket and auction off! Just give me a few weeks notice (because it has to go through customs and can take up to two weeks) and I will send a package up to you!!! I just sent some today for the other BSL fundraiser in Ontario!

Copper'sMom
November 10th, 2005, 07:49 PM
It sounds great Rocky's Mom!! I guess my only idea for recruiting members would to be make up flyers and post them up in pet stores, vets and any public bulletin boards in stores etc. Also, why not try Speakers Corner????

i kind of have a fundraising idea in mind to help the legal battle, wouldn't make alot of money but every little bit helps right?:o I'll pm you about it.;)

I can't wait to see pics of Rocky and Messina!!!! Sounds like Rocky had a good time anyway!;) Poor Messina:( . I think Copper would be more her type and Zoe and Rocky would be good for each other!! LOL

gdamadg
November 10th, 2005, 07:57 PM
I haven't been following this thread that closely, as I don't live any where near all of you. But how would all of you feel about starting "chapters" in other areas of Ontario?

babyrocky1
November 10th, 2005, 08:32 PM
"Chapters, like the "pitties angels'...LOL sorry I just think of bikers when I think of chapters, but what the heck thats what Bryant thinks of when he thinks of PB owners, Sure thats what I meant by little groups....I really wonder how people cope with this thing if they arent on line and don't have any supportive people in their respective neighbourhoods. If we had lots of "chapters" it would work better for people locally and provincially. The co-op thing is for the dogs state of mind but also a way for us all to stay strong for however long this all takes. Watching Rocky get soooo over-excited to e playing with another dog in his home yesterday really just brought home the point of how important this socialization really is to their stability.

gdamadg
November 10th, 2005, 09:28 PM
LOL, I didn't even clue into the biker relevance in my comment. I guess it would be best for publicity to call them something other than "chapters". Or we might be lumped into the bad group again.

babyrocky1
November 11th, 2005, 05:43 PM
It would be kind of fun to be a chapter though LOL...I guess in our position we cant afford any fun....do you have any people near you that your thinking of rounding up for such a thing, what did you think of the defination for the pit bull co-op that I have posted? If people like it, we could use it to recruit new members, or start new groups, but I need to know what people think of it before going ahead with cross-posting or whatever ways we decide as a group to use to promote it.

LoNScamp
November 11th, 2005, 09:39 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know, Lola and I are still interested in particpating in the walks, but things are still crazy. I spend almost all of my free time at the hospital with my mom and we are now struggling with the decision of placing her in long term care or returning her home. Hopefully, things will settle down soon. :(

wdawson
November 11th, 2005, 09:52 PM
anyone interested in the hamilton area ?

babyrocky1
November 11th, 2005, 10:04 PM
LoNscamp, we will, ofcouse, be very glad to have you along anytime your ready, hope all is well, we just went through something similar with my grandmother, Im sure you will figure out what is best for mom. W Dawson, I will keep my eyes open on other sites as well for people in Hamilton. Did you guys get a chance to read the "blurb' that I came up with to describe the Pittie co-op.? I would love to hear your input on it. Since I put a very political slant to it I would llike to make sure people are comfortable with it.

pitbulliest
November 12th, 2005, 01:37 PM
YAY..Debbie you posted the proposal!

The walk was indeed a success....lots of fun. Messina was a bit on the snobby side and Rocky was happy as hell..lol to say the least. Although they weren't absolutely in love, I'm glad that they socialized and got to meet one another. That's the beauty of it, the socialization and letting the dogs meet...rather then just taking them out and isolating them from the rest of the world in their muzzles...

Can't wait to see the pics up on here too...some of them were ultra cute.

if you guys have any questions or anyone want to meet up one of these days, like babyrocky said, feel free to contact us...AND EACH OTHER..our availabilities are on here...I definately want to keep going with the whole pitbull coop thing..messina was happy and she slept like a baby after we got home from that vigorous walk together!

my contact info:
pitbulliest@yahoo.com
or
info@pitbullproject.ca

Thanx again for posting the writing debbie!:thumbs up

OHHH and by the way, do I have your permission to put the draft up on the pitbullproject website?

pitbulliest
November 12th, 2005, 02:18 PM
Debbie can I please get your email? I formulated a rough draft of potential questions that could be asked for membership?

Just thought I would swing it by you for the heck of it...whats your email?

babyrocky1
November 12th, 2005, 07:29 PM
OHHH and by the way, do I have your permission to put the draft up on the pitbullproject website? Sure Pitbulliest, but it is only a draft, I havent heard from anyone but you, as to what they think about the content of it. Do you want to wait until the rest of the Pit Bull Co-op has had a chance to see it? Maybe give it til the middle of next week or so? Glad to hear Messina had a good sleep, I hope she wants to see Rocky again LOL. I posted about his ummm...extra enthusiasm on the training thread. apparantly thats all it is...LOL phew! I have seen all the pics on the computer but ALL of them have glowey eyes! Shannon says she will post them tomorrow...:fingerscr Its the sizing that I really cant get, she does it in photo shop. I will put all of them on a disk for you and post the cutest ones here:)

pitbulliest
November 12th, 2005, 08:28 PM
Yeah not a problem...I was just hoping to put something up so that when people go to the site, they'll know that there is progress..but yes I can definately wait until there's more feedback..we'd be changing it anyways but hey cool..

:)

babyrocky1
November 13th, 2005, 02:02 PM
More PIcs Rocky and Messina..... Hey if anyone knows how to upload more then one pic in one post please let me know... thanks :)

Copper'sMom
November 16th, 2005, 07:42 PM
YAY pictures!! I'll resize them for ya when I'm at work - if you'd like! My home monitor sucks so I can't see them very well! Messina looks tense and Rocky looks like he's chillin'. LOL

babyrocky1
November 16th, 2005, 07:48 PM
Cool !thanks Coppers Mom, ya better get those doggy buts down here one of these days LOL We cant have a real pittie co-op without Copper and Zoe!!!!!!!!!

babyrocky1
November 16th, 2005, 07:52 PM
You can see the cut On poor Rockys nose from scratching his muzzle off! He gets more upset about wearing it everyday!!! He seeems like hes realising that its a permanent situation. I was surprised at how well he walked with Messina, thats the only time he has ever gone for a muzzled walk and not spent most of the walk pawing at his muzzle. Having a friend in the same situation seemed to give him a sence of security.:pawprint: :angel:

Copper'sMom
November 16th, 2005, 07:55 PM
Cool !thanks Coppers Mom, ya better get those doggy buts down here one of these days LOL We cant have a real pittie co-op without Copper and Zoe!!!!!!!!!

LOL How's next spring or summer?? I hate winter driving.:eek: I swear, I WILL make it there one day!:rolleyes:

Copper'sMom
November 16th, 2005, 08:00 PM
You can see the cut On poor Rockys nose from scratching his muzzle off! He gets more upset about wearing it everyday!!! He seeems like hes realising that its a permanent situation. I was surprised at how well he walked with Messina, thats the only time he has ever gone for a muzzled walk and not spent most of the walk pawing at his muzzle. Having a friend in the same situation seemed to give him a sence of security.:pawprint: :angel:

Oh the poor guy! Copper lays flat on the floor when I put his muzzle on him(he's only worn it twice). He won't move a muscle. Zoe's not too bad. She just does a lot of head butting!

babyrocky1
November 16th, 2005, 08:11 PM
LOL How's next spring or summer?? I hate winter driving.:eek: I swear, I WILL make it there one day!:rolleyes:OR once the Pittie Co-op thing gets bigger we can rent a little bus and fill it with pitties and visit you....we could sing anti-Bryant protest songs all the way LOL Thats what this group really needs an anti- Bryant protest anthum !!!!

Copper'sMom
November 16th, 2005, 08:20 PM
OR once the Pittie Co-op thing gets bigger we can rent a little bus and fill it with pitties and visit you....we could sing anti-Bryant protest songs all the way LOL Thats what this group really needs an anti- Bryant protest anthum !!!!

Oh well that would be perfect!!! I'm living on 23 acres here!! The woods out back have lovely trails and i don't think muzzles would be required!

babyrocky1
November 16th, 2005, 08:28 PM
Simcoe here we come....:party: wait does anyone have a small bus, or know how to drive??? what about the song...??? we gotta have the song LOL... We'll get there one of these days, but we do seem to need to work out a few details LOL Yikes Im a thousand!!!!!!

Copper'sMom
November 16th, 2005, 08:34 PM
Simcoe here we come....:party: wait does anyone have a small bus, or know how to drive??? what about the song...??? we gotta have the song LOL... We'll get there one of these days, but we do seem to need to work out a few details LOL Yikes Im a thousand!!!!!!

LMAO babyrock! You are THAT old and you don't know how to drive??? LOL
I've got a song! "We're not gonna take it" by Twisted Sister

babyrocky1
November 16th, 2005, 08:43 PM
Hey good song...NASTY... "you are "THAT old"...!!!!!!!!!! I never learned, never wanted to, and "I ride my bike, I roller skate, dont drive NO car!!! and you have probably never even heard of that song!!! Melonie? ahh never mind LOL

babyrocky1
November 16th, 2005, 08:49 PM
Speaking of Partys, Happy Birthday to one of our founding Pittie Co-op members!!!! Happy Birthday Me and Kayla or Kayla and me whoever you are these days LOL hope your having a great pittie party tonight:party: :party: :party: :pawprint: :pawprint:

Copper'sMom
November 17th, 2005, 01:00 PM
Here's the pics resized!! I didn't redo the first one, it was ok. Rocky and Messina's date!

Copper'sMom
November 17th, 2005, 01:02 PM
Nice walk with muzzles, but no pics with muzzles. They look to darn sad.

Copper'sMom
November 17th, 2005, 01:03 PM
Last one! Babyrock, maybe you can delete the posts with the too big pics in them!;)

kellyla
November 18th, 2005, 02:19 PM
I would be interested in a Hamilton one.Boston only gets to play with one neighbourhood dog,an 8 year old female Shephard cross occassionally(Boston is just coming up to 2 years old)and she doesnt want to play with him very often so it would be nice if he could meet some other Pitties.Let me know if something is formed here.

babyrocky1
November 18th, 2005, 06:46 PM
anyone interested in the hamilton area ?Here you go you two....Make a date and well call you a "chapter" LOL:highfive:

babyrocky1
November 19th, 2005, 07:58 PM
Just bumping this up for Hamilton!!!:pawprint:

babyrocky1
November 22nd, 2005, 01:09 PM
Hey everyone, Im getting Emails from other people, not on this site, about the PB co-op so can we figure out some organizational stuff? I would really like a consensus on the mandate that I wrote its back a few pages. Also how would next Monday at around seven be for a walk down here, or next Tuesday eve could be earlier. OR next Mon or Tues Afternoon? OR next WED afternoon, I have to go to work at five. Or next Sat, early eve? Any other suggestions? I work nights so I cant do mornings.( please check posts 56 and 57 if you have time:)

Me and Kayla
November 22nd, 2005, 09:54 PM
Hey everyone, Im getting Emails from other people, not on this site, about the PB co-op so can we figure out some organizational stuff? I would really like a consensus on the mandate that I wrote its back a few pages. Also how would next Monday at around seven be for a walk down here, or next Tuesday eve could be earlier. OR next Mon or Tues Afternoon? OR next WED afternoon, I have to go to work at five. Or next Sat, early eve? Any other suggestions? I work nights so I cant do mornings.( please check posts 56 and 57 if you have time:)

I vote for a daytime meet! Kayla is totally black and is too easy to loose in the dark. :p

Any of those daytime meets next week are good for me.

However, Kayla wants to know how many girls she is going to have to fight for Rocky's attentions? lol

Me and Kayla

babyrocky1
November 23rd, 2005, 05:47 PM
Kayla and Me, I just screwed up a portrait that Iv e been working on for six weeks, Im in the throws of a panic attack...but at work so theres nothing I can do, anyways I would prefer to do the date later in the week, cause now I am really behind again and extrememly stressed out. What about this Wednesday, after one? Hopefully Ill have my life back on track by then:fingerscr

pitbulliest
November 24th, 2005, 02:42 PM
Oh crap..its thursday..did you guys meet up yesterday?

If not, would you two be willing to hold a meetup next wednesday? I'd be happy to come if you guys don't mind :) I'd like Messina to meet Kayla too!

babyrocky1
November 25th, 2005, 05:30 PM
Yes Pitbulliest, I did mean this Wednesday, as I posted last Wed night, I think, we could meet at my place again, I would have to go to work after though, not like last time LOL If anyone is coming, let me know, and I might get someone to work my shift for an hour or so, I will also try and book the performance space again, myy apt will be a mess, so dont look LOL! Rocky walked so much better with his muzzle when he was with Messina, so with the three of them theyll feel like they rule the worlD
BTW does anyone have a Santa Suit, we have used our park to do Santa and Dog pics before, I posted them on here somewhere.

pitbulliest
November 26th, 2005, 09:53 AM
lol sorry, no Santa suit...I do have a princess costume though lmao

But I do want to meet on Wednesday!!!
What time would be good? I have school till 2pm...and then it would take me awhile to get downtown in the weather...but I could probably be there by 4?

Anywho, let me know whats best for you, I'm quite flexible on Wednesdays Debbie :) and the rec room sounds like a great idea....I think they did best there with all the extra room...and that way you don't have to worry about your apartment.

If we're going outside, I'm gonna need to bundle up and pull out Messina's booties and sweater..its getting pretty chilly outside. I'md kinda hoping it snows, as that stops the wind and things stay calm that way...plus, it'll be nice and white and clean...not sloppy and brown...ugh.. :yuck:

babyrocky1
November 26th, 2005, 12:54 PM
Four sounds fine Pitbulliest, I may not get back on line so if n ot please give me a call. Kayla and me are you int this? Ill try and call you as well. Or call me:) Ill be next door working away from the comp. you guys have the number. If people can get there a little earlier it would be good too as I have to work that eve.

babyrocky1
November 28th, 2005, 10:27 PM
Do any of you PB co-operators or anyone else for that matter, know how I can link or post the proposed mandate of the Pbull coop on the DLCC chat?

Copper'sMom
November 29th, 2005, 03:14 PM
Do any of you PB co-operators or anyone else for that matter, know how I can link or post the proposed mandate of the Pbull coop on the DLCC chat?

Are you a yahoo group member for the DLCC??

pitbulliest
November 29th, 2005, 05:45 PM
babyrocky...yeah you'd have to become a member..if you want I can post it...just let me know what to copy and paste..lol

babyrocky1
November 29th, 2005, 06:02 PM
I am a member of the DLCC and of the Yahoo group. They asked me to post a bout the fundraiser, so I did but I dont know how to cross post. Or could I just make a link to the draft? Its on this thread on page two. Posts 56 and 57. Pitbulliest we can always talk about this tomorrow, did you get my m essage?

babyrocky1
November 30th, 2005, 07:25 PM
Thanks for a great Play Date, Kayla and me and Pit bullliest! Rocky, Kayla, and Messina had a good date today! Messina and Kayla met for the first time and Rocky was very happy to see them both again. Rocky has a very sore paw so wasn't quite his happy go lucky self, but still all went very well. We walked along the water front, which is very nice but COLD and I booked our performance space for some socialization off muzzle and leash. We are thinking of having Wednsday aft to eve, as one of our regular meeting times and usually at my building because we can get use of the room. If anyone else would like to join us please let me know through pm here. Also if others have other times and places they would like to suggest please do.

Me and Kayla
November 30th, 2005, 09:28 PM
Ditto ladies (and Rocky).....a GREAT day!

I have one very pooped puppy lying on the bed behind me as I'm typing this. Kayla passed out about 1/2 hour after we got home. She's snoring so loudly I had to turn up the volume on the TV to drown her out.

:D

Me and Kayla

babyrocky1
November 30th, 2005, 09:50 PM
. Kayla passed out about 1/2 hour after we got home. She's snoring so loudly I had to turn up the volume on the TV to drown her out.

:D

Me and KaylaLOL, poor Rocky, I had to leve him all by himself to come to work...He looked so sad, BTW we got another member tonight! They live near me. Another boy! Rocky wont be the only handsome fella anymore LOL

Me and Kayla
November 30th, 2005, 10:41 PM
LOL, poor Rocky, I had to leve him all by himself to come to work...He looked so sad, BTW we got another member tonight! They live near me. Another boy! Rocky wont be the only handsome fella anymore LOL

Ut oh! I'll fill up the water bottle in case we need to hose the ladies down...LOL

babyrocky1
December 7th, 2005, 05:55 PM
Hey everyone, if people want to do a meet up I would have to do it a little lateer on Wednesday, this one coming, as my commisions are STILL not done and Im a freaking out, panick attacks, the whole deal. Im thinking about five thirty or six. Im not going to be on-line much at all so you all have my numbers just in case, ofcourse Ill be on from work lOL but not from home til Xmas. Do people want to do pitty co-ops through the holdidays, Oh and Rockys paw is still sore, its getting better though. I hope people are around cause Id love to do lots of pittie meetups without feeling so stressed out! I keep thinking Im going to "ruin Xmas for my client, and the more pressure I put on myself the more I throw them in the garbage, this is the last time Im doing people portraits for Xmas, I could have finished five house portraits by now. From now on they get people portraits when ever Im finished LOL! And I would have been finished weeks ago if I wasnt so stressed out AHHH !

babyrocky1
December 14th, 2005, 05:20 PM
I dropped off my last three portraits today...Im somewhat FREE...lets do some playdates....Who has some time? I also want to go meeet Kangaroo. We can walk to were he lives from my place. Lets try and make a date for whatever day looks like it will be he warmest LOL I still work Wed, Thurs, Fri, eve. but I have weekends for a while and Monday, and Tuesday, Hurray, Im so relieved!

Me and Kayla
December 14th, 2005, 11:47 PM
I dropped off my last three portraits today...Im somewhat FREE...lets do some playdates....Who has some time? I also want to go meeet Kangaroo. We can walk to were he lives from my place. Lets try and make a date for whatever day looks like it will be he warmest LOL I still work Wed, Thurs, Fri, eve. but I have weekends for a while and Monday, and Tuesday, Hurray, Im so relieved!

I'm in.....as you know :)

babyrocky1
December 16th, 2005, 10:39 PM
Does anyone have a suggestion for a day??? How is Monday?? Afternoon? Eve? Other suggestions? Anyone new want to come? Were nice!!

pitbulliest
December 17th, 2005, 09:15 AM
Whoa..whoa..

uhh yeah!
I'm free on Monday....anyone doing Monday?

Kayla...I'd like to meet up..I have some questions on raw..maybe you can give me some tips..its so intimidating!

babyrocky1
December 17th, 2005, 02:28 PM
Great Vi, I will call you or you call me, Anyone else?

pitbulliest
December 18th, 2005, 12:34 PM
ok i'll call you today evening..uhm..Sunday..today..yeah

:D

pitbulliest
December 18th, 2005, 05:06 PM
Kayla..by the way...Debbie and I are meeting up tomorrow at 4pm...are you going to be coming?

We just put down that time because we're both pretty flexible tomorrow.

IS ANYONE ELSE INTERESTED IN MEETING UP FOR THE PITBULL CO OP AT 4PM?!?!!

:D

Me and Kayla
December 19th, 2005, 07:10 PM
Kayla..by the way...Debbie and I are meeting up tomorrow at 4pm...are you going to be coming?

We just put down that time because we're both pretty flexible tomorrow.

IS ANYONE ELSE INTERESTED IN MEETING UP FOR THE PITBULL CO OP AT 4PM?!?!!

:D

Sorry guys! Didn't see your msg until it was too late. :(

Probably just as well, Kayla is in boot camp for the next week. She's starting to think she's the boss around here. I know the problem is that she isn't getting enough exercise to burn up some of the energy, but unfortunately, I just can't walk far enough in this cold to exhaust her. I really need to find some place around here where I can let her have some daily runs (sans muzzle and leash).

babyrocky1
December 20th, 2005, 10:04 PM
Hey Kayla and Me, we missed you two yesterday, we did have a nice time though. Rockys paw is much better so he was back to his mega-energy old self LOL Xmas kisses will be posted later by the Shannon! Messina was much more comfy with Rocky this week too.

Is anyone up for dates betweeen Xmas and New Years???

Me and Kayla
December 20th, 2005, 11:01 PM
Hey Kayla and Me, we missed you two yesterday, we did have a nice time though. Rockys paw is much better so he was back to his mega-energy old self LOL Xmas kisses will be posted later by the Shannon! Messina was much more comfy with Rocky this week too.

Is anyone up for dates betweeen Xmas and New Years???

YES YES YES! :)

If we don't connect before xmas.....HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ONE AND ALL!

Me and Kayla

babyrocky1
December 20th, 2005, 11:11 PM
Fantabulouse!!!!!!! Why dont you post some times and well work from that, I dont have to work at all that wk and Pitbulliest is free as well!!! I have had some telephone conversations as well with some others, so hopefully we can have a larger bullie walk!! Ill wish you all Merry Xmas tommorrow when Im hoping to post the pics! Oh btw no ams!!! OOH I dont do mornings LOL

babyrocky1
December 20th, 2005, 11:16 PM
Vi posted the draft on the DLCC site, so far all positive feedback as well as a few fenced yards sometime down the road. Im thinking now that we have had good feedback on the draft so it may be time to print it out and leave it with "trusted people" like my vets office and a few like minded pet supply stores etc. Something they could keep behind the counter and reccommend us to "normal people" Not too normal cause then we wouldnt be able to relate LOL Okay....Im speaking for myself LOL Anyways responsible pittie owners is what I mean ofcourse!

kangaroo
December 21st, 2005, 02:32 PM
Hey Kayla and Me, we missed you two yesterday, we did have a nice time though. Rockys paw is much better so he was back to his mega-energy old self LOL Xmas kisses will be posted later by the Shannon! Messina was much more comfy with Rocky this week too.

Is anyone up for dates betweeen Xmas and New Years???

babyrocky,

I got your voicemail; sorry for not getting back to you but I've been a little nuts-o at work trying to get ready for the holidays. I'll have most of next week off tho so I'm up for a walk n that time.

-kangaroo/max

babyrocky1
December 21st, 2005, 05:57 PM
No problem Kangaroo, I assumed as much since Im harrassing people at Xmas time....LOL It looks like we have lots of potential for between Xmas and New Years thats good news. If you want to meet up just for a walk first that might be the best, so we can see how the "boys" do. So far Rock is the only boy...Also I spoke to another person who is supposed to be coming on line here at pets, he has just gotten his new puppy and wants to socialize her with the group. One of the last legal puppies til we win the court case so that will be a treat for all of us for sure, a pittie puppy!

pitbulliest
December 22nd, 2005, 04:12 PM
Is anyone doing anything on the 27th? Its a Tuesday. I'd love to meet up if you guys have the time.

Oh by the way Debbie. I will post up the proposal for the co-op on the pitbullproject website too.

I guess we should start thinking about posting flyers like you mentioned...at vet clinics and maybe a few pet stores....petvalu has a board...so does global..

anyways..get in touch guys :) I'll be checking back here too.

babyrocky1
December 22nd, 2005, 05:50 PM
Tuesday sounds good Pitbulliest, it looks like it may get really cold by Wednesday so can we all try for Tuesday???? I dont mind doing more than one day anyhow.
On your other point, I think we should only put flyers at places were we know the people and they can sort of screen who they give the flyers to rather than have it put were the general public can see it. We do need m ore people but Im concerned about dealing with "undersirables" we havent really sat down and talked about that yet, however, if we stick with places were we know the owners of the pet store or our vets, etc. then the info is likely to stay in the hands of responsible people. We have interested people on the DLCC board, the Bullies in Need forum and a few referals who have called me so were not doing too badly but we need to actually meet up with all of these people and see how the dogs do. I hope we can get alot of meet ups in the upcoming week! We have lots to talk about again too! So0 how bout it everyone???????? BTW I havent even seeen Shannon to get those pics posted, we may need to do it Xmas eve LOL

Me and Kayla
December 22nd, 2005, 11:56 PM
Count me in for Tuesday. :)

What time?

Me and Kayla

pitbulliest
December 24th, 2005, 09:44 AM
How about 3pm?

babyrocky1
December 24th, 2005, 08:58 PM
Rockys Santas' Helper

babyrocky1
December 24th, 2005, 09:01 PM
Rocky the Xmas Angel....

babyrocky1
December 24th, 2005, 09:03 PM
Pitties Under the Mistle Toe.....

babyrocky1
December 24th, 2005, 09:05 PM
Xmas Kisses to Pets. ca from the Pit Bull Co-op:pawprint: :pawprint: :pawprint:

pitbulliest
December 25th, 2005, 05:42 PM
AHHHH THose are soooo cute Debbie...You really have to send me the entire pictures though...not cut off or shrunk...they are so sweet

:) Merry Christmas from Messina

http://www.pitbullproject.ca/xmas.gif

babyrocky1
December 26th, 2005, 12:02 PM
OHHH thats beautiful Pitbulliest!!!!

babyrocky1
December 26th, 2005, 07:55 PM
Ive left you phone messages but Im expecting everyone at three tommorrow...cant wait....we may have some new folks joining us, possible a puppy!!!!!!!!!

Me and Kayla
December 27th, 2005, 08:36 AM
Ive left you phone messages but Im expecting everyone at three tommorrow...cant wait....we may have some new folks joining us, possible a puppy!!!!!!!!!

Missed the call, but I'm still coming today. :) Both of us are looking forward to it.

Me and Kayla

Bucketz
December 28th, 2005, 09:36 AM
Hey guys!!
Hi Debbie
Finally I got in!!! I would love to join your meet up but unfortunately I work until 4:30 pm!!
Im work downtown and I live in Scarborough!! so yeah if anyone can meet up at round 7pm that would be great!! and if theres a Scarborough Chapter so it can be easier!!
I have an 8 month old Catahoula Bully cutey!! her name is Kahlua!!
Oh and if u can give me tips on how I can train her that be great!!
lets start with Kennel Crate training !! let me know guys!! email me
earl.leonio@hbc.com!!
here is her picture

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babyrocky1
December 28th, 2005, 12:29 PM
Bucketz! Welcome...this is sthe person and PUPPY I was telling you all about. Unfortunately we m issed you yesterday! We have tentative plans for another meet on Friday but we usually start earlier, Im not sure how the drivers would feel about staying that late on Fri as the traffic might be bad, Ill be here then for sure, we have been meeting by my place, How do you all feel about later on Friday Eve???? If not then what day would we be meeting next week? If we meet on a Wed, Thurs, or Fri, after this I will be working so I wou ld have to leave even earlier, like five or so....Buketz, why don't you post your availability and we will fit you in. If anyone is available that late this Friday though that would be g reat....I cant wait to meet the youngest member!!!! Kalhua is beautiful, Earl!

BTW, we had a great meet yesterday, talked about the fund-raiser, and met Kangaroo and his boy! The dogs seemed very comfy walking four together, it makes a big difference to thier confidence. At that time we talked about Fri. so we need to firm up the plans.

babyrocky1
December 28th, 2005, 12:39 PM
Earl, I can tell that your on-line, so I just wanted to let you know that if you post your questions about the pup seperately , as in start a new thread, more people wll see it and youll get lots more advice, alot of times people that arent in the pb coop dont read this thread, so start a new one asking about how to train your pittie puppy!

Bucketz
December 28th, 2005, 12:39 PM
Here is my availability

Monday afterwork

Wednesday afterwork

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday are questionable coz i might have basketball!

babyrocky1
December 28th, 2005, 12:48 PM
Does afterwork mean after seven, Im available after seven on Monday nights.

Bucketz
December 28th, 2005, 12:53 PM
I just remembered that I have a friend who finished Dog training academy in BC
She's been looking for a job lately and maybe we can help her out!!
Maybe we can invite her in one of our meetings and she can help train our bully's!! And in exchange we can all contribute and pay her for her service!
She owns a boxer his name is Kain and he's very well behaved! she also helped me with my boxer Jade so he'd stop pulling me when we walk!!!

Let me know what you think!! and the rest of the crew!!!

Here is Kain!!
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Bucketz
December 28th, 2005, 12:55 PM
Yes after 7pm! if ur available I dont mind bringing down Kahlua so she can be socialized and learn not to bite
Maybe rocky can straighten her up!!! She's a handful!!! :evil:

Copper'sMom
December 28th, 2005, 01:21 PM
Xmas Kisses to Pets. ca from the Pit Bull Co-op:pawprint: :pawprint: :pawprint:

OMG I LOVE that picture!!!! That is so cute!!!!:love:

babyrocky1
December 28th, 2005, 01:26 PM
Yes after 7pm! if ur available I dont mind bringing down Kahlua so she can be socialized and learn not to bite
Maybe rocky can straighten her up!!! She's a handful!!! :evil: Do you mean on Fri. or Mon. Either is fine, I just want to know.

babyrocky1
December 28th, 2005, 01:28 PM
OMG I LOVE that picture!!!! That is so cute!!!!:love: Thanks Coppers MOM, we were so happy that they built a "relationship"LOL

Bucketz
December 28th, 2005, 01:45 PM
Do you mean on Fri. or Mon. Either is fine, I just want to know.
Mondays for sure Friday Im not sure because I might have basketball!!
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pitbulliest
December 28th, 2005, 05:14 PM
If you guys want to meet later on Friday, I don't mind doing an evening run...
I'm available on Monday too pretty much any time...
Thurs I work till 9pm for about three more weeks..after that I'm also good to go (buhahahaha, quitting my dumbarse job!)

Let me know guys.

babyrocky1
December 28th, 2005, 08:04 PM
Earl, so far Im only talking about this Friday and this Monday. I can be available for both afternoon on Friday as well as eve, and Monday, this Monday, the same however the four of us have already discussed meeting this Friday but we have not set up a time, so if you want to meet us this Fri. after seven, let us know asap so we can schedule the rest of the people. It looks like both Pitbulliest and I can meet up with you Monday eve as well. I don't know when Ill be back on line, Ill try but if not can somebody calll me? you all have my numbers I think.

Bucketz
December 29th, 2005, 11:30 AM
I just remembered that I have a friend who finished Dog training academy in BC
She's been looking for a job lately and maybe we can help her out!!
Maybe we can invite her in one of our meetings and she can help train our bully's!! And in exchange we can all contribute and pay her for her service!
She owns a boxer his name is Kain and he's very well behaved! she also helped me with my boxer Jade so he'd stop pulling me when we walk!!!

Let me know what you think!! and the rest of the crew!!!

Here is Kain!!
13474

Do u guys still want a trainer to pop by and help you with your dogs?

babyrocky1
December 29th, 2005, 02:14 PM
I think for right now were going to stick with socialization on our own. We are just forming our group and have been approached by at least three trainers, although I think we might be interested eventually, right now we all have alot going on just organizing this and the fund-raiser, also, personally Im broke LOL It is something we will be considering for the future. We still have people joining who we havent met yet and it would be good to see what the individual dogs need before we do something like that. . But if anyone else has other opinions on the matter please jump in.

babyrocky1
December 29th, 2005, 02:58 PM
Are we still on for tommorrrow everyone????? If so what time, I have to arrange for a key, I am expecting you all but we never agreed on a time. Someone let me know please, give me a call, thats the safest way and whoever is on line can post.

pitbulliest
December 29th, 2005, 04:45 PM
I'm available at any time... I thought someone mentioned 7pm? Anyone available earlier? 6pm maybe...?

Doesn't matter..just let me know guys.

pitbulliest
December 29th, 2005, 05:18 PM
Oh Debbie..by the way..I don't want to sound like a pain, but can I get the recent original kissy kissy pictures you have of Messina and Rocky (uncropped/unedited)? I really wannt them sooo badly...lol don't want to sound like a hag..but PLEASE?! lol

babyrocky1
December 29th, 2005, 06:46 PM
I put some of them on a disk but i have to print from the disk first and then give it to you. Some of them are cropped though, I will go back into our photo thing tonight and see what I can do. Unless we are waiting for Bucketz at seven, and I dont know if hes coming, I dont see why we cant meet earlier. How about five ? Im open for anytime as well but we need a decision so call me, Ill ry and get back here again but I cant promise, tonight.

babyrocky1
December 29th, 2005, 07:16 PM
Pitbulliest, I have emailed the pics to your website:fingerscr

babyrocky1
December 30th, 2005, 01:47 PM
Okay this is confusing, Kayla and me is coming at two thirty, if anyone wants to hook up real soon, call me. I will also try and call evryone else, if anyone wants to hook up again later, like fiviish thats g ood too. Pitbulliest where are you?LOL Kangarooo are you here?

babyrocky1
January 4th, 2006, 05:35 PM
Hi all and I hope everyone had great holidays! The pit bull co-0p had a great time, lots of meet ups! We walked at Harbourfront as well as a local Queen West park. Lots of other dogs were there but at times there were four of us so it was lots of fun for people and dogs, although a little chilly LOL!
I am really finding that this is making a great difference in Rockys attitude towards all other dogs, he seems to have rekindled his desire to meet new dogs, even when on his muzzle.

Rocky annd Kalhua have met, Kalhua the puppy! Rocky seemed a little jelous and grumpy but I guess he was feeling left out. No drama though! It looks as though we will be meeting up at the very least once a wk, on Monday night at approximately 7:30. we are also looking for more times but most Mondays there will be at least Pitbulliest and myself, probably Kangaroo. Kalhua is still too young for long walks but we would love to havae more company and more members. Also we think its time to really expand, so that there are more members in more areas, making it easier for people to hook up. We will be printing up the mandate and delvering it to vets etc. whom we know. We will not be mass advertising this, we would rather have people "refered". Either through some of the chat groups or the pt bulll friendly doggy day cares etc. We are really hoping this catches on all over the province, for those of you not in Toronto, if you would like to be added to our "network" just let us know, there seem to be a few people in all sorts of different areas of Ontario that would like to do this so if you want us to pass on you Email or any other info to others in the same area we will be happy to do that. Alot of people from the DLCC chat are really interested that are not from Toronto.

babyrocky1
January 14th, 2006, 12:58 PM
Meeting, this Monday at seven thirty, Anyone interested please pm, me or pitbullliest or email me at rockapuppy@yahoo.com Hope to hear from you the dogs really benefit from these walks and the more the merrier!

babyrocky1
January 25th, 2006, 08:50 PM
Hey everyone, we missed last Monday cause I was volunteering in the election but were back to the same time, we meet at seven thirty on Monday nights at Harbourfront, but if you are sort of close we can come and meet you, were pretty loose and dont need to follow a real close schedule that eve. Sometimes we have stayed at harbourfront and others we have gone to Trinity Bellwoods park, its fun and the dogs are really bonding so anyone interested again, its rockapuppy@yahoo.ca or pm me and Ill give you my phone # Pitbulliest and I have made a flyer with all the info on it, if anyone would like one we will Email it to you. Also if you have alternate dates and times to post please feel free!

babyrocky1
January 30th, 2006, 12:40 PM
Hi all, Im not going to be on as much as Id like to be, I cant use the comp at work anymore:eek: Anyways the pit bull co-op meet ups are still going on Monday eve, starting at around seven thirty, again, anyone interested in meeting up, pls, contact myself or pitbulliest, adresses or pms. If y ou cant make that time dont worry we are trying to set up other meets at other times so give us a m essage or pm and I will send you phone #s etc. We are also planning the fundraiser while we walk the dogs so all are welcome! Sooo tonight there will be a meet up at Harbourfront but we may end up in the Queen West area. Also I see there are some new Toronto members, so hopefully we can hook up with more people!:) BTW I have noticed a great change in Rocky, he hates his muzzle too but walking withthe other muzzled pitties makes him feel more confident!

babyrocky1
February 9th, 2006, 10:16 PM
Violet, are you getting my Emails and pms?

Bucketz
February 13th, 2006, 11:14 AM
Hi all, Im not going to be on as much as Id like to be, I cant use the comp at work anymore:eek: Anyways the pit bull co-op meet ups are still going on Monday eve, starting at around seven thirty, again, anyone interested in meeting up, pls, contact myself or pitbulliest, adresses or pms. If y ou cant make that time dont worry we are trying to set up other meets at other times so give us a m essage or pm and I will send you phone #s etc. We are also planning the fundraiser while we walk the dogs so all are welcome! Sooo tonight there will be a meet up at Harbourfront but we may end up in the Queen West area. Also I see there are some new Toronto members, so hopefully we can hook up with more people!:) BTW I have noticed a great change in Rocky, he hates his muzzle too but walking withthe other muzzled pitties makes him feel more confident!
Jus got back from manila!! how are things?
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DO you know anyone who lives around scarborough?

babyrocky1
February 13th, 2006, 11:52 AM
Welcome back, things are good, were really busy planning the fundraiser and we now have the Pit Bull Co-op flyers with mandate and contact info done. We can Email anyone who would like one. Also we have lots of new people wanting to join. We have just put the flyer up in a few places and have had good responce. We are still meeting on Monday nights, but we have had to cancel for a few sick days LOL. One of the new memebers has suggested trips out to the country every so often, so Im really looking forward to that if we can get it together!

Also we would still like to encourage other groups to form, if anyone is thinking of doing this in thier neighbourhood, or other city we would be happy to email you the mandate etc. All you would need to do is change the contact info. The idea is to build a province wide network of these kinds of groups, it really helps the people and dogs to get through this! So many people are feeling isolated and as we all know face discrimination and harrassment on a daily basis, we find this REALLY helps in dealing with it.

Bucketz
February 13th, 2006, 11:57 AM
Send me a copy!! I think u have my email right?

babyrocky1
February 13th, 2006, 12:03 PM
Ill get Violet to send it to you cause Idont know how to add attachments to Email LOL Ill learn when Im feeling better, Im barely recovered from my tummy flew, right now Im having trouble hitting the keys on the computer oh pooooor me lol Just in case, can you pm me your Email again, Thanks...I have your # for sure.

pitbulliest
February 13th, 2006, 02:21 PM
The co-op flyer can be found here:
http://www.pitbullproject.ca/coop.doc

babyrocky1
February 16th, 2006, 08:12 PM
Hi all, Monday get together is changed to Tuesday this week! I got an offer I couldnt refuse LOL! It would be nice to get a g roup together this week, we have had lots of new contacts so I will try and arrange something with them...anyone from here interested?

babyrocky1
February 23rd, 2006, 03:58 PM
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babyrocky1
March 26th, 2006, 12:39 AM
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