This is Manson, aka Dancin' Manson. He's a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He looks huge in the pics but he's really a little guy, around 35-40 pounds. He and Missy are getting along great and so far he has been nothing but a pleasure to have around.
Kirbi1234--- What makes you think I bought him from a breeder? Heck, you didn't look at the pics yet took the time to scold me and inform me of rescue... Lots of people need the "you should've rescued a dog" lecture, but you might just want to make sure that you are not referring to a person who in fact did rescue a dog-- the very dog in this post--like myself.I have NEVER purchased a dog. Unless you count adoption fees at shelters.
Here's Manson's story:
I was to receive a rescue dog from Texas, a beautiful pit girl named Jewels. About a week before we were to pick her up, my dog, Missy (she has epilepsy) had a major setback of so many seizures that we thought she would not make it through the night. Thankfully, she did, and is pretty much herself now.
At that point, I decided that it was best not to bring in a new dog that may not work out for Missy, as she is very vulnerable during and after seizures. If I had gotten Jewels and she had not gotten along with Missy, I would have nowhere for her to go.
Manson belonged to my friend. He was not abused or neglected, but he got only his basic needs met. He was either outside in the fence or in a crate in the garage because my friend's favorite 2 dogs do not like him. Manson is very much a people dog and is eating up the attention he gets here. My friend was very happy to give him to me because she did not feel good about the amount of attention he was getting in her household. So where I did not rescue him from an organization, I am giving him the kind of life he deserves and was not getting before. However, with Manson, if he had turned out to hate and bully Missy, I could have taken him back to my friend where, though he would not get the same attention, he would be fed and exercised and not euthanized or fought. Luckily, they do get along very well.
Thanks all for the compliments on our new boy!
***Edited By: shinyblackpit on 12/26/2004 8:25:30 PM*** Reason: dyuikrskya
Kirbi, that was rude, and mean! Shinyblackpit is a rescepted member on the forum, and it wouldn't be wise to treat her like that, people will get angry.
Also, not ALL dogs HAVE to be rescues. My dog herself WAS a rescue, but there is nothing wrong with breeders either. It's a personal choice what they do. Anyways, she has the dog, you want her to return the dog and rescue one after bonding with this cutie? Thats just wrong. Next time ask, okidokie? Not trying to start a fight here.
Shiny- AWWWWW!!! He is so cute! He looks so cute rolled up in a ball! ^_^ Congrates, shiny! =D
***Edited By: ShadowDog on 12/26/2004 8:40:28 PM*** Reason: none
Thank you , Cricket and Shadow. I must say I was taken aback by Kirbi's comment. You guys know I advocate rescue, adoption, and spay/neuter all over the friggin board. Plus Manson being a rescue of sorts himself..Not only that, but who clicks on topics of pics of people's new dog doesn't look at the pics, and makes a comment like that, even if the person HAD paid for him from a breeder? So it was kind of a shocker LOL. Made me think some not- very-christianly things ;-). But he and Missy are both curled on the couch now, and all is right with my little world.
***Edited By: shinyblackpit on 12/26/2004 10:28:56 PM*** Reason: I never did mind the little things.
Mansons a beautiful dog and yes, you did rescue him, even if not from a shelter. I got Layla the same way. Her owner was a busy person who kept her crated 10-12 hours a day, sometimes longer. So I feel I rescued her too.