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Bullies and Babies

Bullies and Babies

March 16, 2011

Perhaps if you’re not Baltimore based, you haven’t heard about this controversy.  This article has now been edited to add that the dogs were mistakenly labeled as pitbulls, but not before 98 Rock’s morning show personalities had a breed-bashing session on air.  The broadcast certainly stirred up an enormous response that I doubt the station was ready for! Facebook has been buzzing for days.  Pit supporters from all over have been posting Facts vs. Myths, personal stories, and just spreading the love while the opposing side seems to think that the dog lovers don’t give a fig about the little girl who was injured.  What?! How could people who are supporting the lives of neglected dogs sweep a child’s tragedy under the rug?!  That root error seriously undermines any point that was attempted to be made.  Like I’ve said before, I never really had much contact with pitbulls before this past year and didn’t have much of an opinion on them either way.  But the more I’ve met from volunteering at the shelter, the more I’ve fallen in love with these dogs- and have yet to be bitten.  That’s not true for beagles, springer spaniels, mutts, chihuahuas, and probably others I’ve forgotten.  Heck, I’ve been beaten up by more cats than dogs!

Anyway! What struck me most was all the pictures that were being posted of people’s kids with their pits.  The love that you can feel between the child and dog is unreal, just in these simple camera phone snapshots!  Which sparked my idea for a “Bullies and Babies” shoot!  I love the idea of doing some sessions with young children and their bully breed best buddies.

Session info: A mini-session can be done at your home, in a park, etc.  Anywhere your dog and child will feel comfortable. They usually lasts between 20-30 mins and yields between 10 and 15 images.  You’ll receive a complimentary print and some web-sized images to tag the heck out of on Facebook to show your Bully pride!  Other images will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to help Baltimore rescues spay and neuter their pits!

If you have a child under 5 and a bully breed, please email me to discuss a complimentary mini-session (in or around Baltimore/Harford County please)!!! If you don’t have a child, borrowing one is fine too! =) Let’s get some Pit-positive imagery out into the world!

4 Responses to “Bullies and Babies”

  1. I am interested and have a 10 year old Pit/chow named Colby Jack Cheese and a 3 year old son who just loves him to death! Please contact me anytime.

  2. This is an amazing idea!! I can’t wait to see some of the pictures!

  3. I live in Reading, PA… originally from Baltimore tho. If you have a date, I can bring my 3 year old and my pitty, Diesel! <3 I also have a 5 year old and 8 year old who equally love our pitty as well! What a fabulous idea! thank you!!!

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