Quite an extensive list — nice work! We, the Medblrs who are about to
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as someone who has worked with dogs for years i want to beg people never to do this PLEASE
first, bully breeds are not a concept, they are an actual distinction of dog that includes boxers, pits, bulldogs, even certain types of terriers. they’re named because the dogs are highly trainable and impressionable, and are easily made aggressive. it’s not just a nickname used to address historically violent dogs, it is a genuine term.
i want everyone to understand that this experiment could have killed one of these dogs.
now, i’m not anti-bully breed. i own a large boxer who came from a life of neglect, and he lives very happily with my two other dogs. they can be affectionate and sweet and perfectly sociable. it’s important to understand, however, that they are used most commonly as guard dogs or fighting dogs, and thus have been trained with some level of pugilism. many bully breeds that come into rescues are animal aggressive. this is because they were raised that way, and don’t know better. my neighbor’s dog was killed by a pitbull who was otherwise extremely friendly (even with certain other breeds of dogs). you have to be very careful when dealing with this breed of animal, especially if their past is vague or unknown (that last part really goes for all animals).
also note, these don’t look like purebred pitbulls. i doubt they were used for fighting either, since they lack the muscle mass and cropping that is most commonly seen of fighting dogs. although it’s true they could have lost weight since they were sent to the rescue, and it’s true that not all dog fighters crop their dogs, it’s still a discrepancy. these two could have very well been runts in their litters, or were simply too small and thus were given up before ever receiving training.
either way, the idea behind these photos are actually kind of atrocious, because it’s clear that the photographer didn’t understand the nature of a dog that was trained to be aggressive. in many cases, if dogs such as these had been raised to fight, they would have attacked as soon as they were close enough and would have continued until one was dead. pulling them apart would have been dangerous for both the humans and dogs involved. the photographer was very fortunate that this was not the case, if she is actually telling the truth about what she did.
i’ve seen this photo around tumblr and i want people to understand that bully breeds, even ones coming from rescues, can make amazing pets. they can also have very sordid pasts, and require a great amount of vigilance and caution until the dog’s personality is more fully known.
be careful and mindful of your dog’s past, and don’t chance hurting it for the sake of a cool picture.
While I agree with the comments above, the original post is misinformed. Lynn Terry did not put two pit bulls who had been rescued from dog fighters together and take these photos. First of all, these two dogs live together and have the same owner. One of the dogs (the licker) was not rescued from a dog fighter but was rescued from off the street (so her past is dubious, but allegedly she actually wouldn’t fight a guy who tried to fight her on the street). And from my understanding after reading this article (which doesn’t articulate the situation very well imo) the other dog’s parents were trained to fight, but he was rescued before he was exposed to it as a puppy.
So neither of these dogs is or ever has been trained to fight. That said, obviously take the advice above and don’t put fighting dogs in such close range with each other, especially if you know they’ve been trained to fight. Thankfully, that is not what this situation was.
Please read this article from one of the foremost experts on pitbulls and bully breeds. It’s not the dogs that are aggressive. It’s the owners.
- Saying “Allons-y!” is perfectly normal and you can geek out when you see it used in the textbook.
- When entertainment is involved, you get to write an essay about Doctor Who or include it in a project somehow
You get to answer questions like “What TV show did…
But what’s timey wimey in French?
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lovelycharts.com – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.
e.ggtimer.com – a simple online timer for your daily needs.
coralcdn.org – if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN.
random.org – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more.
google.com/webfonts – a good collection of open source fonts.
homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
join.me – share you screen with anyone over the web.
wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online.
hundredzeros.com – the site lets you download free Kindle books.
polishmywriting.com – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors.
marker.to – easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.
whichdateworks.com – planning an event? find a date that works for all.
everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones.
gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online.
noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online (review).
imo.im – chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place.
translate.google.com – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents.
kleki.com – create paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes.
similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already.
wordle.net – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds.
bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
kuler.adobe.com – get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs.
ge.tt – qiuckly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading.
tinychat.com – setup a private chat room in micro-seconds.
privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read.
draw.io – create diagrams and flowcharts in the browser, export your drawings to Google Drive and Dropbox.
downforeveryoneorjustme.com – find if your favorite website is offline or not?
urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slangs and informal words.
scribblemaps.com – create custom Google Maps easily.
formspring.me – you can ask or answer personal questions here.
sumopaint.com – an excellent layer-based online image editor.
snopes.com – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam.
typingweb.com – master touch-typing with these practice sessions.
mailvu.com – send video emails to anyone using your web cam.
timerime.com – create timelines with audio, video and images.
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hey, guys (especially college-bound or college-attending kiddos)! have you ever heard of dormco?
it’s an online shopping site aimed to sell carpets, furnishings and other dorm-related accessories for cheaper than you’d get them in a store. the more expensive the furnishings get, the lower the price is. it’s actually pretty neat for people who really want to have a nice dorm and pay less.
plus, your entire order (no matter how much stuff you order in one go) ships for $2.95 (so like you can get sheets, a mini-fridge, a lamp, and a rug shipped to you for under $3), which can be really fucking cheap if you look at some of those shipping costs on ebay and amazon.
the best part is, even if you aren’t living in a dorm, you can probs still use this website to get some neat things for less. i know they have lamps, bookshelves, futons, etc etc.
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