Monday, October 22, 2007

Pit Bull Profile

Here is a brief profile on the American Pit Bull terrier to give you some general insight about the breed:

Breed’s Name- The American Pit Bull Terrier

Description of Breed- Pit Bull’s are known for their intelligence and devotion. American Pit Bull Terriers make outstanding, loving and protective companions, in spite of the unfair, inaccurate press they receive by the media. Some of them are dual-registered as an American Pit Bull Terrier with the UKC and as an American Staffordshire Terrier with the AKC; though, this draws criticism from many who point out that the bloodlines have been separate for too long for these to be considered the same breed. If you are looking into getting a Pit Bull make sure you get one from a responsible breeder and make sure the puppy is going to be properly socialized and handled correctly with specific care. With minimal yet accurate training your puppy will turn out to be a calm, good, and obedient companion.

Common Height Range- 18 - 22 inches

Common Weight Range- 30 - 80 lbs.

Colors- Variety of Colors

Coat- Thick, short, shiny hair

Temperament- Pit Bulls are loyal, courageous and very energetic; They should be initially socialized with children and other animals.

Care and Exercise- Regular brushing with a bristle brush or rubbing down his coat with a chamois will keep the coat shiny and clean, but bath only when necessary. Pit Bulls need a considerable amount of forceful exercise, which needs to be on-leash or in a confined area. Pit bulls commonly enjoy running along side a bicycle.

Health Issues- Mange and heart murmurs. Pit bull breeders should be concerned with doing health testing on the sire or dam such as OFA, PENN HIP

Category- Terrier

Registries- UKC, ADBA, CKC, APBR

Living Environment- Either Outdoor or Indoor

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Top Ten Worst Places for Pits

I hope that this information that I found at will be helpful to all of you who are planning on traveling with your dog or are moving residents here are the top ten least friendly dog places in the US, all with generally worded BSL laws allowing for exclusion, and destruction of dogs by certain breed:

10. Bracken County, Kentucky

9. Muskegon, Michigan

8. Providence, Rhode Island

7. Boston, Massachusetts

6. Prince Georges County, Maryland

5. Denver, Colorado

4. Miami-Dade County, Florida

3. Washingtion- Including: Pasco, Yakima, Enumclaw, Buckley, Toppenish, Winslow, Oak Harbor, Cathlamet, Everett, Kennewick, Kirkland, Moxee City, Neah Bay, Sea-Tac, Pullman, plus other these counties-Spokane, Snohomish, and Whatcom

2. Iowa - Statewide

1. Ohio - Statewide

The absolute worst place to take your dog in North America is Ontario, Canada!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Online Communication...Art vs. Business???

This post is somewhat off track of the main topic of this blog that has to do with the importance of online communication and the fair use of other’s works and ideas.

To me, online communication is one of the most important forms if communication in our society today. Through the internet millions of people are able to communicate their feelings, ideas, emotions and thoughts as well as gather information and knowledge. There are many ways people choose to express themselves through the internet whether it is through email, blogs, communication networks, videos, music...etc. and share or formulate these features it into their own artistic works. This can stir up a bit of confusion between what is being taken and misused and what is ok to create using others works and ideas.

In the article "Changing Copyright" say that people are using elements, fragments, or pieces of what someone else has created and putting it in the creation of a new one for artistic reasons and that the elements may remain identifiable, or they may be transformed to varying degrees as they are incorporated into the new creation, where there may be many other fragments all in a new context, forming a new "whole". This becomes a new "original" I like and am in favor of this idea of a new "original", being able to use bits and pieces of others information or ideas, by transforming it into something completely different adding your own touch to it.

But now, the problem is escalating into something much more than just "borrowing" ideas, it is stealing songs or videos and sharing them across the internet with millions of other users. This controversy is hard to take sides on because I believe that online music is such a great commodity, where I can find new and old music at the click of a button. Also it can be used as a type of advertisement for new, struggling bands who just want to get their music out there. But I understand that music corporations may be losing money from people that over abuse downloading songs, but it seems to me that fighting it is not going to make much of a difference.

After reading the "Negative lands Tenants of Free Appropriation" I agree that no one should be allowed to claim private control over the creative process of the internet itself. The real struggle is the fight between art against business, and ultimately like they said about which one must make way for the other and put the gloves down.

As a writer and creator I will do my best to give credit to other’s works and research through this blog leaning towards more of the artistic argument to share works and ideas of mine and others.