What?  This is a DOG blog…

I know I know… but see, we’ve been dog-less (for the most part…more on that later) since our Girlfriend left us.  And though we said we’d take a few weeks off… I brought a few things home from BARCS the other day…

Introducing:  Blackie

Dora and Diego (aka Frick and Frack)

And King Tut (aka THE Ham)

Of and of course their wonderful mama… Mama.  Well I think her really name is Becky, but we call her Mama.

She’s such a good Mama.

You know, personal fact about me (I don’t give those out too much).  I love dogs, and I always have.  But growing up, we had cats!  Yes…one at a time.  But I had a wonderful cat name Patrick (of ‘junk yard’ lineage my dad would joke… well, not entirely a joke since he did find him in a junk yard in the Bronx).  This cat was HUGE.  I put my mom on a mission of finding a picture of me from growing up, but no luck yet.  I’m laying on our front porch with Patrick (all black) sprawled out beside me… he’s almost my full length in that picture, from what I can remember.  And I was about 5 or 6 years old.  He was insanely large, long, and fierce.  Every dog in the neighborhood was afraid of him.

He was hit by a car unfortunately when I was about 7, and our neighbors found a litter of kittens not too long after, on a country road in upstate new york.  I think all but 1 had died.  The last little kitten was my Mojo.  He was such a special cat!  He lived about 18 years.  His markings just so happen to be pretty similar to you-know-who.

What can I say, I like my boys dressed up in only the finest… Tuxedos never go out of style.  In my head I like to say those two are cuddling together ‘on the other side’ but who am I kidding, Knox would have probably chased Mojo up a tree, and Mojo would have whacked him good for it.  But, they both LOVED the lake.

Anyway, though I’m a dog person 100% of the way, I figured we give cats a whirl.  Easy peasy right?  Well, I wouldn’t go that far, but yes, much easier than a dog!  They will be available for adoption when they hit 8 weeks, but if you know anyone who’s interested, send them my way!  They are about 5-6 weeks now.  I can’t believe how much their personalities differ….I do have a favorite, but they are all loves and all hilarious.  Any idea who my favorite is?

Oh What a Night

Over the past year there have been some pretty awesome fundraising events for BARCS (some of which I’ve shared with you, like BARCStoberfest and Mother’s Pints for Pits).  Aside from bringing in monetary donations, these events help spotlight some good press on the often unfairly maligned pitbull type dog.

Well the motherload of events was held this past Friday night.  If you are involved in Pitbull Rescue here in Baltimore, you knew about this event and couldn’t wait for November 4th.  And if you are not involved in rescue or dogs at all?  You STILL would love this event.  That’s how awesome it was.  Can’t wait for me to share details?  Me either!  I couldn’t wait to blog about this all weekend!

The awesome Robert McClintock hosted a fundraiser at his Gallery in Fell’s Point.  The event was called Commit to a Pit.

Check out the turn out!  It was a great evening of Art, drinks, snacks and socializing.  Oh and some pibble lovin’ too!

My hot date for the evening was Buhite, who we nicknamed ‘Boo’ since no one (including myself) understood his name.  He was the perfect gentleman all evening, aside from all the cheating he did on me.

Phone picture taken by another pibble lovin' human!

The party went late into the evening and Boo just hung out, curled up on the floor, and people-watched by the bar.

hangin' by the bar- showing off my super cute ears

The Gallery was set up perfectly, with huge canvases of Pit Bulls on the walls, many of which were recent dogs from BARCS, many of which I knew.

*Thanks to Robert McClintock for allowing me to post these pictures*

If you’re from Baltimore, you should visit the Robert McClintock Gallery in Fell’s Point and check out his awesome work.  If you’re not, you should check out his online Gallery.  You could even have him turn your pooch’s mug into a custom piece of art (for a price!)  We keep saying one day… 😉

Thank you, Robert McClintock for an awesome event!  And thank you to the volunteers who work hard every day for the forgotten dogs at BARCS.  You all never cease to amaze and inspire me and I feel so lucky to know each and every one of you.

***Update: Boo is now in foster (wahoo!  He’s out of the joint!  But still looking for his forever home.  Contact BARCS if you’re interested in meeting him!)***