45 Pitbulls in Halloween Costumes (including mine)

45 Pitbulls in Halloween Costumes (including mine)

Halloween is a month away, but I’m already planning! It’s always been one of my favorite holidays! This year, in search of a costume for Raelie, I came across some adorable, to-die-for photos of other pit bulls and pit-mixes in Halloween costumes. I thought I’d round them up for you and put a smile on your face. 😀 So, without further ado, here are 45 pitbulls in Halloween costumes (including mine). 🙂

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Raelie in her test costume – cool cat. 😉

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When pigs fly…

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Madam bumblebee

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Those pearls suit you so well, ma’am!

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Closing time

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King of the jungle

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k-9 on duty!

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C’mon mom… when my tail is wagging?

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Not funnny….

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too funny…

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The cutest trio!

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Little miss sunshine 😀

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The cutest ACDC Fan.

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Madam flutterby

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Squirrel with a nut

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Big pile of grapes.

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Winging it.

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Besties in crime.

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The cutest pumpkin.

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Rocking out!

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The daintiest pit bull.

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Made to be batman.

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Dino-pup.

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The best assistant!

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Super-pup!

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😛

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A little witchy.

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Arrrrrrr

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Just a lamb.

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Should I do the bunny hop?

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Super-pup trio!

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Yo-dog.

Keep Calm & Happy Birthday!

Keep Calm & Happy Birthday!

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It’s my BIRTHDAYYYYY!!

I really really REALLY enjoy my birthday.  Not only does it mark off the first of one of my favorite months of the year, it’s me and Raelie’s 4 year Anniversary of adopting each other!

Her Rescue Story is actually pretty beautiful: Raelie’s Pitbull Dog Mom was pregnant and was abandoned at a Kill Shelter.  After a few weeks, she was scheduled to be put down.

Little Shelter, a no-kill shelter on Long Island ( I recommend them whole-heartedly), was informed that this precious pregnant pitbull was going to be killed, and they swooped in and rescued her.

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The next day (!!) Raelie’s mom gave birth to her and 8 other pit/lab mixes that were put up for adoption after their Mom was fostered out.  Why this is important is that if she had given birth at the Kill Shelter, herself and all of the puppies would have been immediately put down. 🙁  Had they waited another day to rescue, it would have been too late.

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After going to see her and picking her out in August, I was waiting for approval for quite awhile.  Then, Little Shelter called me on August 31st and asked me if I could come pick her up the next day, which just happened to be my birthday!

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😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

Don’t mind if I do!

I can’t believe I brought this little munchkin home 4 years ago today.  She’s changed absolutely every aspect of my life in the best way possible.  I am so grateful to have her.

Raelie, you’re the best dog daughter a human could ask for.

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( ^^ the first night I brought her home 🙂 )

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(first minute of our first day in the house 😀 ^^ )

Time flies when your whole lives together are kisses and cuddles. 😉

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I feel absolutely majestic today. Thank you all so much for your lovely wishes!

I want one thing and one thing only this year: to make my dreams come true.

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Pledges over at my Kickstarter begin at just $1, so if you’re looking for a way to make someone’s big day and put a smile on their face and support some great things, go for it .

And thank you so much in advance.   <3

And thanks for holding September down with me, cherubs. Looking forward to another golden year!

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An Exclusive Look Into … THE WAKE UP EP!

Do What Only a True Artist Can Do [pounce upon the forgotten butterfly of revelation]

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Had a wonderful weekend!

Did a bunch of hiking and some dog park time with Raelie.

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——— We watched a movie together too 🙂 ———

Broke out a some film cameras and shot every lens flare in sight!  The weather in LA has finally gotten warm again (after a dreadful cold spell of mid-40’s that had me gearing up the fireplace every night!), and the cold I had is finally gone.  It’s interesting to be out in shorts in January, but as someone who has literally gotten frostbite in the past, I’m not complaining.  I crossed The Getty Center off my bucket list, and even took a few photos before getting in trouble for it!  My trip to Europe really spoiled me as far as museum etiquette. They practically let you lick the art (and I would)!   The trip was super, super inspiring and productive, and I’m excited to go back.  🙂

I can’t get enough of Southern California in the Winter.

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Day moon is my absolute favorite day time phenomena, happens every day in SoCal, always compels me to pray and always reminds me of beautiful Nabokov poems:

“The sun is a thief: she lures the sea
and robs it. The moon is a thief:
he steals his silvery light from the sun.
The sea is a thief: it dissolves the moon.”

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———— Raelie made some friends this week ————ImageImageImageImageImage

———— J says, ” I have a new respect for strippers.”————Image

———— I faired slightly better (thanks, Yoga!) ————ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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— You see the hearts too, right? 🙂 <3 —

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“I was the shadow of the waxwing slain / By the false azure in the windowpane…”
― Vladimir NabokovPale Fire

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Raelie & Me: Don’t Bully My Breed

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Raelie Sace is my everything: she’s my dog, my daughter, my baby, my service animal, my rescue, my heart, my soul.  She’s literally saved my life over a handful of times and without learning responsibility through adopting her (from this wonderful Little Shelter) and raising her myself, I believe I’d be an entirely different person.

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However, when we go for walks, I become aware.  Not at her or her behavior, but at people’s stares, comments and reactions.  You see, Raelie is a Pitbull mix (half Pit, half Lab, or a Pitador if you will!)  And I’ve seen people cross the street when we’re halfway down the block.  I’ve seen women tug on the arms of their children when we are 15 feet away.  I’ve seen other dog owners snatch up their dogs and straight up rudely leave a dog park when I brought her in.  I’ve had people ask me, ” Don’t you know that they’re vicious?”  or ” Don’t you know that they bite?” like I don’t sleep next to my 65 pound dog every night in spooning position since she was 7 weeks old.

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She has never so much as growled at another human being, never mind bit or snapped at one, and has only reacted badly to other dogs that were already being aggressive.   She is the sweetest, cuddliest, most loyal and amazing dog that I could ask for.

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And when I tried to fly her out here to California from New York, I had to call 6 or 7 airlines just to be told she was on the “Breed Restrictions List” and they wouldn’t fly her!!  I tried to explain to them that she was a mutt, she has no history of violent behavior, I was registering her as my service dog, and that I’d be accompanying her.  No go on ANY of them.  (I finally got Delta to do it! So thank you, Delta!)

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And if I lived in Miami Dade, Cincinatti or Ontario, the government could have come snatched her right from my backyard and euthanized her at any time without my consent.  If she was born in a place other than New York, like Texas, Florida, Alabama, or Canada the chances of her being euthanized as a puppy are 10 times more likely, if not 100% guaranteed. Just because she’s part Pit.

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  •  According to the American Temperament Test Society, temperament evaluations of American Pit Bull Terriers shows that this breed has a very high passing rate of 82.6%.
  • The average passing rate for the other 121 breeds of dogs in the tests: 77%.

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Look at the facts below.  Pit Bulls have gone through so much, yet they’re still less likely to attack you then a Rottweiler, German Shepherd, or a Chow.  Pit Bulls are facing bans across the United States and across the world, yet society is to blame, because they’re the ones tearing the breed apart.   For many people, Pit Bulls are nothing more then an asset, for making money.  These people mass produce Pit Bulls, force them to fight for their lives, and when they lose their fight, they’re killed.  Many situations occur where the Pit Bull will be hung, electrocuted, shot.

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What alarms me is our hunger for drama and tragedy and not being accountable for our own actions and throwing the blame off on someone or something that can’t offer an intelligent defense. As a result of this, there are many individuals groups and governments as well with genocidal goals in mind for our dogs.

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The last thing any breed of dog needs are bands of BSPC’s (Breed Specific Pitty Committees). What they need are legions of informed individuals willing to step up on their behalf and offer intelligent defense.

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Well, here I am.  I encourage you to love, adopt, say hello to your friendly neighborhood Pitbull or Pit-Mix dog!  Overall, they’re an entirely loving, loyal, cuddly, goofy breed in need of lots of love and understanding!

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