Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Most Incredible Journey: A Pibble's Path

The Most Incredible Journey: A Pibble's Path 

Paperback – July 19, 2014by James S. Martinez (Author), Timothy T. Civick (Illustrator)

My review

Behind us baby-boomers the younger generations' opinions seem to be created and manipulated by mainstream media, more than ever before. Many of today's children's emotions have been emptied of empathy by sensation seeking print media. It is, therefore, with great pleasure that I read such a book. It is intended for the generation whose character, personality, values, and heart has not been crystalized. Yet.

A sweet book like this with real stories put in palatable form for the young'uns makes me smile as it will tens of thousands of children everywhere. Briefly, the book's first half is a first-"person" narrative of a puppy's journey from terror, misery, and deprivation to the forever home (as we call them in rescue) of a "guardian angel." Sprinkled throughout the story are references to the plight of a much maligned breed, namely the Pit Bull (a.k.a. pibble, pit, pittie, bully) . If read slowly and explained to a young child, this is an emotional rags-to-riches moral story. The second half of the book is comprised of real stories of actual dogs, complete with actual pictures and the easy-going rocking rhythm of the poems. The book ends, appropriately, with a Pibble's Prayer. 

I can easily see myself lying down with my son and reading this book to him, while he is looking at those soulful drawings. I love James Martinez' writing style and Timothy T. Civicks art work. 

I work with poor children who are in trouble: mentally, behaviorally, or emotionally. In their world, dog-fighting is culturally acceptable. I am thinking of getting some copies of "The Most Incredible Journey: A Pibble's Path" and spread them around their schools, libraries and community centers. If this book changes just one kid's perception of what's right and what's wrong, it will be all worth it. 

· Paperback: 80 pages
· Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 19, 2014)
· Language: English
· ISBN-10: 1497307023
· ISBN-13: 978-1497307025

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Delaware Gives Abused Pit Bulls The Second Chance They Deserve

 The Huffington Post  | By Arin Greenwood
Posted: 08/04/2014 1:58 pm EDT Updated: 08/04/2014 1:59 pm ED

"Delaware's Governor Jack Markell (D) signed Senate Bill 245 into law late last week.[...]
Under the new law, dogs seized from fighting situations -- most often pit bulls -- may now be individually evaluated to see if they might be adoptable. Previously, the law deemed all dogs seized from fighting situations to be "dangerous," and required them to be euthanized (including pregnant dogs, and puppies, though this part of the requirement seems to have been executed in a somewhat flexible manner)."


10 Celebrities Who Really Love Their Pit Bulls

This post is part of HuffPost's ongoing #PitBullWeek coverage.


10 Celebrities Who Really Love Their Pit Bulls
The Huffington Post  | By Nick Visser
Posted: 08/01/2014 5:31 pm EDT

"Let's face it: Despite all the myths, pit bulls are just about the nicest dogs there are. You know it, we know it and even celebrities know it, including these 10 famous members of the elite who've welcomed these bullied breeds into their families with open arms."


The Truth About Pit Bulls (VIDEO)

Posted: 08/01/2014 2:38 pm EDT
by Amber Genuske

This post is part of HuffPost's ongoing #PitBullWeek coverage.

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Don't forget to look at the slide show of the 75 NY-Area Pit Bulls Looking For Forever Homes

Look at those faces... Brie, Dallas, Dharma, Duchess, Gracie, Marian, Loretta, Isis... how can you resist? Take one (or two) of them home. You will never regret it.

Friday, August 1, 2014



Bama Bully Rescue

EXCITING NEWS! Today is the first day of a brand new fundraiser sponsored by the folks at! If you aren't already familiar with their tees, you're in for a surprise! They have TONS of pitbull-positive designs, and all of them also convey the message of adoption! 
Check out the site, and when you make a purchase, please be sure to type in BAMA BULLY in the customer notes section of their order form. When you do, we get 10% of proceeds donated to us from any shirt purchases, ALL MONTH LONG!