Sunday, December 16, 2007

Deja Blu

Guess what? Today's call was from the East Bay SPCA - Shelter employee Lenny watched as a parked truck pushed a dog out while trying to close the door quickly. He couldn't get the entire license number while trying to keep an eye on the dog, knowing it could run into traffic. Of course the truck sped off and Lenny grabbed up the dog. At least the driver made it most of the way to the shelter - right?

A twin to Boo Boo Divine, Deja Blu could be a littermate, or more likely, from the last litter of this prolific breeder - she might be six months older. The photo distorts their sizes, they are actually near identical. Same colored amber eyes, same color coat, same long top line, same slightly straight back legs, white feet, wrinkle face, only slightly taller, same temperament. Oh ya, she also had to have her own deformity - a nice, long, 14 inch nasty scar down the middle of her back.

We have seen this in photos so often now that we need to research this phenomenon. We took it for granted that it was meth-lab chemical spills. We're well aware that tweakers are using pits to "guard" their labs, but these spills don't look accidental. They all go down the middle of their backs along the spine. Some are so bad that they need plastic surgery to repair, hers is all healed, but there forever. Is it some kind of branding used to identify their dogs and quicker than a micro-chip? Or is it to "make them mean" like the idiots who still believe that a little gun powder in the diet will do the trick? We can't figure it.

But what we know for sure is that we will now target the West Oakland neighborhood these gals came from, and we know the address since Boo Boo's peeps posted her lost info. We'll do our next shot's fair there and hand out as many free pit spay/neuter vouchers as possible. We'll also track down the breeder and let them know where their dogs are ending up. Can't hurt.

I can't forget to mention that Deja and BooBoo got in a quick play session and mirrored each other beautifully - quite a match. One big blur of blue - raaaaaaaaaaare blue!


Jackelyn said...

These girls are beautiful, just beautiful. They look JUST like my blue gal, Jersey. Since the day I adopted Jers, she introduced me to the plight of the pits. She also taught me about the wonder dogs and wiggle-butted love bugs they are. Miss Jers will always have a special place in my heart. I'm starting to realize that I'm quite fond of the blues because they remind me of her! All pitties, but especially the blue babies, hold a very special place in my heart!

I'm beyond thrilled these girls found their way to you. They deserve a great home, and I know you'll find one for them!

Kari in Alaska said...

You all get the most beautiful dogs. I hope Deja is just as sweet as BooBoo. By the way, I love the picture of Stella on the adoptions page!

Dina said...

Oh please Tim...for an early Christmas, please post a lil movie on the 'blue' girls on YouTube...the rowdier and zoomier the better!



Donna said...

Anything for Aunt Dina! Enjoy the video. I'm sure there will be many more.

Mac`s Gang said...

Ears,no ears,scars no scars.
They`re both beautiful.
So nice to see them playing together.
The ugly part is the human(s) that did this to them.
You have such beautiful dogs on your adoption page.
Ontario resident so it`s a no go for me.
But I do sponsor 2 up here.
Wish I lived nearby.

cow said...

I live in West Oakland and the number of unfixed pitbulls I see everyday is starting to hurt my eyes. I talked to OAS about west Oakland needing some help but OAS is too busy.
I stop people everyday and tell them about the free pit fix, but it would sure help if I had the flyers. If you need help with helping the pits of West O' let me know, I would love to help.

Donna said...

Hi Cow (pinkcow?)

W. Oakland is definitely on our hit list for outreach work in 2008. Stay tuned and please let us know if you'd like to get involved.

cow said...

yes pinkcow here, and I would love to get involved, let me know when the time comes otherwise I will keep checking in. :)

Caveat said...

I'm wondering if there's some Neapolitan Mastiff in the girls' background(s)?

The colour, long back, straight hind legs.


They certainly are beautiful dogs.