The Crazy Suburban Mom: Ginger wasn't my first dog...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ginger wasn't my first dog...

I was watching a television show over the week end that left me sobbing for hours. Pit bulls and parolees is a show on Animal Planet about TheVillalobos Resucue Center in California. It's wonderful place that gives people and dogs a second chance.

It reminded my of my Skye.


We got Skye in about 1986 at a pound in North Carolina. She was covered with ticks, filled with worms and a lot of people thought she was the ugliest dog they had ever seen. I never got that; I thought she was adorable.

She was the easiest dog I ever had too; kind, smart and never aggressive. She would have made a great therapy dog. I didn't know she was a pit bull until I saw a horrific expose on pit bulls sometime after I got her. Until than I thought she was just the most lovable mutt in the world.

When she was about six months old we got Maggie. And she was a whole other story. I got her from someones back yard. The father, a German Shepard, was chained to one dog house and the mother, a Doberman was chained to another. The puppies ran wild with some hunting dogs in a fenced yard.

They were entirely unsocialized. Maggie grew up to be a very big, aggressive, never quite socialized dog.

The only things Maggie liked were her family, babies, puppies and kittens.


I adored her.

It makes me sad that pit bulls are so maligned. Skye was the kindest dog I ever met.


She even put up with Maggie's moodiness, fears, and baby hogging...


There are no pictures of Skye with my son ...


Because Maggie was always at his side making sure he was safe...

They were both good girls. I miss them and think of them often. Skye lived a little longer than Maggie but both lived well into their teens.

I miss you, girls...


Linda @ My Trendy Tykes 12/14/09, 11:28 AM  

Awww that is a sweet pic of doggie and baby by the bassinet!

Diane - DB Impressions 12/14/09, 11:38 AM  

Good on you. We have a pit as well and she's the most patient, adoring, pesty pup ever. LOL! She thinks she's a lap dog....and just doesn't fit so well. HA!

The Crazy Suburban Mom 12/14/09, 12:20 PM  

Linda, Maggie just loved that boy :)

Diane, They do love people don't they? Skye was good with animals too. I know not all of them are but she really was a sweetie.

@eloh 12/14/09, 1:48 PM  

There are no bad dogs, only bad or stupid people who never should be allowed near any animal. Don't get me started.

Lynne 12/14/09, 2:24 PM  

Those were both beautiful dogs and sound like very good friends.

Ann 12/14/09, 4:39 PM  

I can't remember a time when I didn't have a dog in the house and each one had their own special way. Those both look like beautiful dogs and I can relate to how sadly missed they are.

Maureen 12/14/09, 8:16 PM  

Eloh knows. All dogs start out good and then people happen to them.

Lin 12/14/09, 9:08 PM  

Ah, friends forever. Sweet post, Tracy, and a nice tribute to your friends. Animals are like humans--it's way to easy to put labels on them and judge them before you get to know them. Sad, for pit bulls are fabulous dogs--if we treat them right, like any animal.

Veronica Lee 12/14/09, 10:11 PM  

WOW! Such cute pics! They would be perfect for this week's "I heart faces - Pets' only" theme.

mama-face 12/15/09, 12:53 AM  

I love your description of your dog watching over your son. awww. so sweet.

Your love for your dogs just leaps from the page. I'd say they were lucky to have you; and also that you were lucky to have them. :)

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom 12/15/09, 1:48 AM  

A furry fitting post since my mom let her eldest Sibe khross Monday morning...

She was 15y1m16d

Not bad at all!

I hope your pups are looking fur Kyrye and wooing howloh!


DogsDeserveFreedom 12/16/09, 9:40 AM  

Thank you for sharing. Just dropping by but stopped to read this.


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