How often do pit bull survivors from fighting rings get headlines that call them a "A phenomenal dog" with "a huge heart?"
We're saluting the passing of most wonderful Bad Newz Kennels survivor 'Red' today, who made a home in Monterey County after hitching a ride on the famous cross country RV trip that brought 13 Vick dogs to a new beginning in CA. Red did some amazing work changing minds in this part of the country before finally dying of cancer early this week. We'll always be grateful to the SPCA for Monterey County for saying 'Yes' to Vick's dogs, way back before any of us knew what they would be like. Bravo Monterey. And thank you Red. Godspeed, little man.
Phatman Part III
Our happy traveler has made his way to the east coast. Phatman made his patriotic pilgrimage to the White House and various landmarks in D.C. before escaping to the beauty of the coast. Cindy's photos are so beautiful that we had to put them in a slideshow to show them off proper. Take a look-see below. This pup sure is giving us the travel bug.
From Cindy: After beautiful beach weather in Wrightsville Beach, NC we traveled up to Washington DC. It was the beginning of the Cherry Blossom festival. Phatman visited the Lincoln Memorial, the National Monument and the White House. Then after a quick visit to Pennsylvania we were off to Boston where he saw Fenway Park and the Boston Harbor. From there we drove up the coast of Maine (absolutely beautiful) where he had another beach day at York Beach and visited a light house in Portland.
When we were walking around downtown Portland we met Connie - a fan of Badrap. From sea to shining sea!!
Today he went to Lake Champlain in Vermont and next we'll be off to Niagra Falls, New York. Almost everywhere we've been, especially Savannah, Boston, Maine, and DC, people from little kids to grandmas want to meet him. We have people constantly stopping us to ask what kind of dog he is, ("is that a Pit Bull??"), can they pet him, and to tell him what a handsome boy he is. It's been amazing. Occasionally you hear someone saying "did you see the head on that dog?" as they're passing by (and I laugh) but most people just want to love all over him and he's been loving all the attention.