Rags to stitches
February 1, 2008 7:47 PM   Subscribe

One dog's story of her journey from bait dog (a non-fighting dog used as a "training dummy" for fighting dogs) to loved pet. She got by with a a little help from her friends.
posted by freshwater_pr0n (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Holy crap that's bizarre. I have a screenplay that has a dog in it that pretty much matches this dog to a T. Same physical condition (ears bitten off from being a bait dog), color, breed-mix... only difference is age. Viewing those pictures gave me a helluva weird sorta deja vu thing but for something I'd only pictured mentally before.
posted by dobbs at 7:55 PM on February 1, 2008

Somebody needs to bite Michael Vick's ears off.
posted by ryanhealy at 8:02 PM on February 1, 2008 [3 favorites]

Jake didn't like Rob's Porsche so he bought him a Hummer

Squeeze me? dog induced Hummer purchase? wtfbbq?

If I read the story wrong, I apologise. If not, what the fuck is going on in this world?
posted by Frasermoo at 9:12 PM on February 1, 2008

Yay for Noel! Stories like this break my heart (and the happy endings make me happy). Every time I hear/read something like this, I look over at my own rescue pup (who actually sort of reminds me of Noel), snoozing peacefully on the couch, and am so thankful that she'll never be in a situation like that - and completely blown away that anyone could ever do something like that to an innocent animal.
posted by mewithoutyou at 10:42 PM on February 1, 2008

Great story. For some reason I can't link to it but the New York Times has an article today on Michael Vick's dogs and how they are doing in rehab at a no-kill facility in Utah (short answer - pretty damn well). And if I may self promote, this is what I get to spend today doing!
posted by vito90 at 8:38 AM on February 2, 2008

vito90: EEEE! when bassets attack! so much short elongated cuteness.

kinda makes me wish i was still living in bothell.
posted by rmd1023 at 2:24 PM on February 2, 2008

Here's the link to the NYT story.

Whoever was running Vick's operation had empathy way down below insect levels, deep down into the realm of demonic delight in the prolonged agony of other living beings. What in the hell could have gone so wrong with those men?
posted by jamjam at 3:23 PM on February 2, 2008

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