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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Binnie, The Abandoned Pit Bull Now Fights Terrorism

It's remarkable how wrong the saying, " You can't teach an old dog new tricks," is. With a little time, patience, and affection, anything can happen and/or be taught to our wonderful four legged friends. If you don't beleive me, please check out this story about Binnie the Pit Bull, that's now helping fight for the freedom of each an everyone of us by fighting terrorism.

Binnie was found in a warehouse in North Carolina by a dog handler who saw her abandoned and left for dead. Michael Bullock, the N.C based dog handler, had found Binnie extremely emaciated, tied to the wall of the warehouse by some wire.

Being the dog/animal lover he is, Michael Bullock took Binnie in and nursed the pit bull back to health. While caring for Binnie, Bullock soon started to notice what a talented dog he had in his presense. Binnie had an extremely keen sense of smell and after sometime, Bullock thought it would be smart to train Binnie to use his sense of smell for good. With that being said, Michael Bullock soon started training Binnie in the art of bomb sniffing.

It wasn't long before Binnie found what he was good at. After five weeks of training Binnie had surpassed all expectations, even out sniffing dogs that had been in the program for over ten weeks, being able to identify and sniff out over a dozen different explosives. Remarkable for only training five weeks if you ask me.

After hearing about Binnie, the Kenyan Government reached out to Michael Bullock to see if he would be interested as a dog handler trainer. Instead, Bullock thought sending Binnie would be a much better tool.

Binnie is now being used to fight terrorism on a regular basis for the Kenyan Government, sniffing out explosives in airports making it safe for everyone.

If you'd like to learn more about Binnie and or more info on this story please feel free to 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

My Pit Bull Motley is 3

Hey guys!!!! I've really been slacking on posts lately because I really haven't had the time to sit down and get my thoughts together, but I want to give you an update on my boy Motley. He's now three years old which means he's 21(in doggie years)!!! He's legal! Haa

He are a few pictures from over the past couple weeks.

Hope you enjoy the pictures and in the near future Motley and I will be trying to do a puppy drive to help out with the needs at the Norfolk SPCA(no-kill shelter) located near us. Stay tuned for updates on that so we can fill you in with all the info and we'd love for everyone to be a part of it!! 

Thanks from Motley and I here at The Pit Bull Palace!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Lilly the Pit Bull Saves Woman from Train, REAL Hero

I hate that when pit bulls are talked about and brought up, its always about what horrible, aggressive, and unfriendly dogs they are. If people would take the chance to actually meet a pit bull or be around a "pit bull" I feel like their whole perception would change. Take Lilly, the pit bull's story for instance.

Last Wednesday Christine, Lilly the pit bull's owner fell unconsious as she was walking across some train tracks in Shirley, MA. As the train was approching, the train opreator noticed something remarkable while trying to hault the train in time without hitting the woman. Lilly was sacrificing herself to try and pull her long time human companion off the tracks. 

Lilly, the pit bull, you know a horrible killing machine, was risking her life to save someone that cared about her. How could you even say these dogs don't deserve the time of day. I know people that wouldn't have even stepped in to help a person in need, yet this dog was willing to die for her owner, Christine. Truley amazing!!

When rescuers arrived at the scene they saw Lilly standing over her owner as if to say everything is fine, even though it wasn't. Christine, Lilly's owner was not injured at all in the horrific experience but Lilly was.

Photo Credit: Angel Animal Medical Center

Lilly had suffered from severe trauma, multiple pelvis fractures, and had to have her right leg amputated due to the trains wheels roling over it. I hate hearing that Lilly had to suffer to help her owner Christine, but she is a prime example of what a pit bull is about.

Pit bulls portray love in ways no other dog or animal could. Lilly's bravery should show the great compassion and loyalty pit bulls represent.

Lilly is recovering from all her injuries and Christine is so thankful for the dog she saved from death was willing to return the favor. Its a truly remarkable story about the love between a pit bull and its owner and I wish people would take the time to see that this is what pit bulls are truely about.

If you like to read more into Lilly's story please check it out HERE