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Apr 30, 2007

And now, a pit bull snarfling baby chicks

You know? Why the heck not. Can't a pit bull lick some chicks if he/she wants to?

I know it's bad for the pit bull image, but...

Tastes like chick-kons, Amy C....

// UPDATE -- and thanks for filming this, TexasGirly1979! //

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oh dear. it shall haunt my nightmares. ;-)

alcarwen
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 06:42 AM

Aww, cuteness! I want a pile of chicks to snorgle!!

Suzi
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 06:43 AM

Awwww! So sweet!

DKN
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 06:43 AM

snuffle snuffle sniff snort snuffle . . .

Rosalynde
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 06:44 AM

I'm skeerd. Hold me.

maymee
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 06:46 AM

Licking or tasting?

Erin
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 06:46 AM

Breeds may have tendencies, but indviduals have personalities - grown fomm many things - environment, genes, and nurturing. However, I'll still cross the street when I see a pit bull coming...

Andrea|Nash
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 06:49 AM

Ummm. Pastels? I was just getting used to the other.

Kar
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 06:49 AM

That Pittie has a very confused look on his face..."Do these nuggets taste funny?"

BunFF
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 06:52 AM

i think those chicks believe big boy there is their momma.

ohnonichole
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 06:54 AM

It's not at all bad for the Pit Bull image. If you look at the big guy's head he has a bunch of old mange scars and probably flea bites. He was most likely a dog bred to fight until he was rescued.

Pit Bulls score higher than Cocker Spaniels and Chihuahua's on behavior tests. They are loveable and wonderful animals. I've never met a pit I didn't love instantly, and I don't own dogs.

Pits are gentle and kind. They get a ridiculous rep.

FortunateFeline
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 06:56 AM

Very cute and the pitty seems very gentle with them... but I held my breath waiting for the "Chomp"...

Laurie
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 06:59 AM

That is officially the cutest thing I have ever seen.

This morning.

I love it.

Fuzzball
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:06 AM

why no "interspecies snorgling"?

girlnextdoortn
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:08 AM

I'm for anything that ruins the pit bull "image." I've never known one to be bad that was owned and raised by reponsible people. They are wonderful dogs, and yes, they can be very cute, too.

Theresa
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:08 AM

Oooh sooo cuuuute!

Good doggie! Lurve and snuffle those chickies, but no eats. =)

SeaBreeze
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:10 AM

Love it love it LOVE IT.

And for GirlNextDoorTN -- oversight corrected. ;)

Theo
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:12 AM

He might be a rescue and that might be mange and flea scars, but if it had been bred for fighting (and/or had actually done any fighting), most responsible rescuers would have put him down.

Still, he's a cute dog. Each lick sends the chick flying about six inches away from its previous position.

AuntieMame
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:12 AM

Years ago I had a pit bull named Rosie. She was my lap dog and the love of my life. Before my daughter was born relatives all said that I HAD to get rid of Rose or she'd eat the baby. But Rosie was my first baby and there was no chance in hell that would happen. Turns out that she was patient and maternal with my daughter and tolerated all kinds of baby poking and prodding. One of the first words my daughter ever said was "gentle" meaning she had to be gentle with Rose. Pit bulls are like any other dog. A great deal of the way they turn out depends on how they are raised and treated. The people who "pit" these dogs should be shot.

pkeli
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:13 AM

meltingmeltingmelting.

M.
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:16 AM

It looks like the pitty is trying to clean the chicks, but they won't stand still. "What kind of puppies are these anyways?"

Suzy's Mom
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:19 AM

Awwww shes being so gentle! This is so cute. I'm jealous though, I want a pile of behbeh chicks

mandykw
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:21 AM

Awwww... this is adorable. Catch the wing ak-shon on the little black and white stripey, about halfway through. He's all like, "Hey, don't do that, Mister, you almost pushed me over!"

jaypo
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:21 AM

I love that PuppyPants licks starting at the Chicks' feets and then up. Like "Ooooh, no! You is not escaping my lickins! I shall keeeeesh jooooz!"

Ms. Pants
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:22 AM

Doctor, are you sure this is my litter? I mean, I love them, but something just doesn't seem right...

Redzilla
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:24 AM

Scarring? Really? I think it appears closer to grey ticking (color pattern)?

The ears look like an aesthetic crop, not a fighting crop, which is a near shear (shiver).

Pkeli, My sis is a Rottie gal, and everyone was screamin doom and gloom when she became
pregnant too. The closest that Rott got to hurting my nephew was when my sis wasn't watching and
he tried to ride her, pulled back on her collar, so she of course sat down, he slid off her back and shattered his elbow.
(when he started crying, Rottie put herself in the kennel....)

BunFF
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:30 AM

Ha, I was waitin for a chicklit to get stuck to his tongue and get accidentally inhaled! "Thir, thith thickin ith thtuck thoo my thung, hep me!"

ebee
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:40 AM

As someone who has chickens and has raised chicks, I agree with ohnonichole - those chicks think the pit bull is their mother - exhibit A - they're not running away from a big scary dog even though it is licking them! In fact they seem determined to stay close by. Anyone know the story behind the vid?

martha
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:41 AM

The chick with stripes is sooo cute. At 0:12, it was like pushing the pit bull's nose saying "Stopppp eeeeet"

yano
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:45 AM

Such a gentle giant. I agree pits do get a bad rap.

luvinmalssomuch
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:54 AM

Bunff:
Ohhh, poor nephew but poor Rottie too, putting herself in the kennel... Guilt. Poor babes. Rosie scaled a 6 ft. fence a couple of times and joined a couple of other dogs in the neighborhood to sniff bottoms. I discovered that if I stood and pretended to cry (loudly), she would come creeping down the sidewalk back to me on her belly. Don't know where that came from but whatever worked to get her back in the house was good with me....

pkeli
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:57 AM

This is stupendously cute. It reminds me of my Australian Cattle Dog--she's *always* trying to clean my cats, but they have a little more heft and hence tend to stay in place. :-)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

Yes, pitbulls are amazing dogs, and now, finally, the irresponsible devil-spawns who breed, mistreat, and fight them may get their comeuppance. In case you didn't hear, on April 10th, the Senate passed the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act. According to the Humane Society, "The House of Representatives passed the same bill, H.R. 137, late last month by a vote of 368 to 39. What this means is that after an almost six-year battle, the struggle to enact meaningful federal penalties for animal fighting has passed its final congressional hurdle. The legislation now is headed to the desk of President Bush, who is expected to sign the measure into law. The new law will take effect immediately."

It's not going to completely erase the problem, but should certainly help now that the feds have some weight on their side! Woot woot!

llism
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 07:57 AM

This is so f***ing great!!!!!!! What took sooooo damn long??? Who cares....

pkeli
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 08:03 AM

I wish I could broadcast these wonderful pit bull stories to the world.

My Honey is half pit and half lab. When I moved out of my boyfriend's house and brought her to my parents' as a puppy, my father kept telling me he was going to have her put down. I moved out on my own a year later, and now my father misses her so much he talked my mother into letting him get another dog, and Honey has to go to their house for regular visits.

Her mother was a full pit that we rescued; I don't think she was a fighter, but maybe a breeder raised with fighters. They had kept her on a three foot rope, and the rope had rubbed all the fur off the tops of her feet and the skin was raw. She is one of the most gentle dogs I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Once she realized we were there to love her and not mistreat her, she stopped being afraid and acted more like a cat, sitting in our laps (all 75 pounds of her), leaning on us, always being near us.

Unfortunately, none of this has changed the views of my family - even my extended family. I think they attribute Honey's behaviour to her lab parentage. There are two pits next door to my grandparents, and my mother is terrified that they'll harm them. There's also one next door to my parents, and my father has threatened to shoot it if it ever gets in their yard (they live in the country), but this poor pit is kept in a small building all day and hardly ever let out (I plan to let the Humane Society know this).

Sorry for the long thread, but this is something I feel very strongly about. Meg, you have no idea how much this beautiful post means to me.

brinnann
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 08:05 AM

this is cute. pits have the cutest faces. the chicks are making me melt. fuzzy little cuddly squeaky things, god how adorable. i want to snorgle them too!

jen
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 08:07 AM

I have known several people with pits and they have been the SWEETEST dogs I have ever met- they are strong and I think that is misinterpreted. My aunt's pit is SO gentle with my little cousins. Pits should ONLY be adopted by responsible parents- that being said ALL DOG BREEDS should only be adopted by responsible parents- guess what? Bunnies bite too if they aren't socialized properly- it is ALL up to the owner's training and socializing them when they are little pups. That being said, I WANT TO SNORGLE LITTLE CHICKS WITH A PIT ON THE SIDE!!!

Mags
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 08:12 AM

Mags...
"Bunnies bite too if they aren't socialized properly"

HA! 8 1/2 year old Maximus is very socialized, but he'll still bite me on the arse if i'm in his way =D

True enough though that it's the "owners" at fault, not the dog.

BunFF
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 08:23 AM

I don't think the picture is cute. A dog is a dog with natural instincts and could have attacked those chicks. Nobody should put dogs, cats, and birds together.

Nancy Davidson
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 08:25 AM

Yep. Brinnann, your dad gets it. And I'm sad about Honey's mom. Hopefully she happy now. The problem is, with grown pit bulls, they might be dangerous depending on who raised them. Your relatives might be right about being afraid of the pit bulls living next to them. But they might be wrong. That's the sad part. They are very strong dogs and I would still be wary of them depending on who the owner is. Give Honey a smooch for me...sweet babe....

pkeli
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 08:30 AM

That does it. I'm a vegetarian.

Petal
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 08:35 AM

Nancy: "Nobody should put dogs, cats, and birds together."???

My 7 pound CAT bathes my 60 pound DOG.

brinnann
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 08:45 AM

Oh so cute!
Someone up there wondered about the background of the video as to why they were staying so close to the dog - I could be entirely wrong, but it seemed like there might have been seed or something near the dog's paws that they were nipping at. :)
I'll tell you, I am much more afraid of "little dogs" than I am of pits. Little dogs are, in my experience, much more likely to go nuts and attack because their parents are less willing to discipline and properly train them.

Rachael
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 08:52 AM

Brinnann, how does she get the dog in the tub?

Couldn't Stop Myself
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 08:54 AM

Brinnann? Could we get a picture of that? That would be fun to see! Hee!

Kalli
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 08:55 AM

I think the dog in the video is happily licking up chick-poop. Dogs--you gotta love 'em.

pkeli
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 08:56 AM

And Brinnann, I still want to smooch with Honey--I'll compete with the cats...

pkeli
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 08:58 AM

Couldn't Stop Myself: I'm sure if the cat got in the tub the dog would likely follow.

Kalli: I've got pics, but I took them on my cell phone so they're not really clear.

brinnann
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 09:00 AM

i like how at first it looks like the dog is looking around to make sure no one is spying.

cindy
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 09:05 AM

Kalli & Brinn -- LOL

PKeli -- EWW

Theo
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 09:06 AM

OMG, it's like he's trying to see if they have different flavors!

kmira
 |  Apr 30, 2007 at 09:10 AM

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