Anybody else think its awesome that he actually got jail time?? 23 months to be exact. I was sure he'd get out of it somehow, or serve like a month like Paris Hilton or something. He will indeed get out early for good behavior i'm sure but at least he'll be serving a good chunk of time!!
And while we're on the subject of celebrities and dogs and such. I saw on ET tonight that the pet store Britney and Paris and others got their little sickly dogs from has been shut down for investigation. Pets of Bel-Air i think its called, or somethign along those lines. Stores like that make me sick! They showed some under cover footage of an employee saying "don't ever say the dog is sick even if he is" and "if you have to just say they have a little cold, or i use the word sniffles because its cuter".
I think it's great he got jail time, but I just hope something good comes out of the situation. He should be enrolled in one of the programs where prisoners train dogs that come from abusive situations, so they can be adopted. Maybe he could be a real positive influence in the life of a dog that really needs the help. Maybe he'll learn the true error of his ways and get involved in fighting for animals rights or helping shelters and rescue groups. Hopefully Georgia's animal rights laws will be strengthened because of this. I live in Georgia and a lot of people have been discussing strengthening the animal cruelty laws and I'm all for it. I know I'm being too much of an optimist, but I just hope that for all the harm done, we can one day look back and say someone's life was turned around or something good came of it.
I think in our society we look too much at the bad and demonizing people who do wrong. We need to learn from situations and focus on prevention and education.
It's easy for me to say that I hate Michael Vick. It's not as easy to sit back and learn from what he's done. I'd like to believe that he can still stand up and be a man and be that role model that people once believed in. I guess in the end we'll all see what kind of stuff he is really made of. Can he stand up and change or will he just fall back in the cracks?