Monday, December 22, 2008

Wishing you animal lovers, animal angels; who foster & rescue abandoned, abused, injured animals; Feliz Navidad & Peace, Love, Health & Joy throught the New Year!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Meaning of Rescue
Now that I'm home,
bathed,settled and fed,
All nicely tucked into
my warm new bed.
I'd like to open my baggage,
Lest I forget,
There is so much to carry -
So much to regret.
Hmmmm ...

Yes, there it is,
right on the top,
Let's unpack
Loneliness, heartache and Loss,
And there by my bed hides
Fear and Shame.
As I look on these things
I tried so hard to leave -
I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.

I loved them,
the others, the ones who left me,
But I wasn't good enough -
for they didn't want me.
Will you add to my baggage?
Or will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things -
And take me right back?

Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage,
And never repack?

I pray that you do -
I'm so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage -
Will you still want me?
~Author Unknown ~

On this Thanksgiving eve ...
I am thankful my Mom, Olga Maria Francisca is still in this Earth, even though she is not who she used to be. She was my idol, she was an amazing woman none could compare.
I am thankful for my three children Sergio, Gina and Bianca, that they are healthy and happy; and they have someone special who loves them and friends who care for them. I love you very much! I was as good as mom as I could be but I know there was so much I could have have done better.
I am thankful for all the friends I have made this year, who share my passion for animals. I love you all.
I am thankful for the doggies and animals that have come into my life, and I have been given the privilege to make their lives better; even the ones who I was not there in time, I will never forget you , moreover my fight for you grows even stronger.
I am thankful I have 8 cold noses to wake up to and warm furry snuggles to sleep by.
On this Thanksgiving eve .... I remember you, Horatio, my sweet bully boy;
I am thankful for the precious time I had with you.

ADOPTED Woof ! I am Milo/Milles, I am 3 years old, I am a very good boy with lots of energy.
I like other dogs and cats, I need a loving home. Won't you come and rescue me?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A HUGE SUCCESS - In Memory of Horatio Pit bull Awareness Day!

Pit Bull Awareness Day 2008
was a HUGE SUCCESS thanks to YOU!!
Thank you to everyone that came to our 1st Pit bull Awareness day In memory of Horatio.
We sure had a positive reaction with so many people that we came across at Old Sac. It was very satisfying to see so many pet owners join us. Many people liked the idea of meeting every month. The bullies looked great! Mom's and dads in their bully shirts sure made the event special.

A dear friend, Suzi Johnston who attended said ," It was a small gathering, but it was sure heart warming. Some wonderful dogs in attendance (& some pretty nice humans too!). I know this will grow year by year!"

A GIANT HUG & THANKS to Candice Anderson, Dawn Capp from & my friend Steve Hall for all their support and help, I could not have done it without you.

Love, Peace & Hugs Dear Friends
Yes on 2! Yipeee It Passed!
GO OBAMA! Vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I also thought you would be interested in just a very small sampling of news articles and blogs related to this year's PBAD events around the country...

Pit Bull Awareness Day 2009 is scheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2009. Hope to see you next year!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pit Bull Awareness Day 2008

Saturday, OCTOBER 25, 2008
Location: Old Sacramento Park
(across from Discovery museum)
1 pm
In Memory of Horatio
The Story of an Unbroken Spirit of a July 4th Bully
HOSTED BY: Ena Silva

Hi Dear Friends and Animal Lovers,
I am inviting you to come, share and enjoy a day to remember Horatio, our sweet angel bully! Also to gather support against the BSL, animal cruelty and animal fighting.
I also look forward to meeting for the fist time so many of you who I have come to love as my dear friends. Hugs, love

Pit Bull Awareness Day 2008

Come one, Come all…Saturday, October 25, 2008
It's the 2nd Annual Nationwide Pit Bull Awareness Day.
Why a Pit Bull Awareness Day? In light of the constant negative publicity and sensationalized hype that surrounds pit bulls, Pit Bull Awareness Day was established as a day to focus on these incredible dogs and their devoted, responsible owners. This event will not only be taking place across the United States, but also internationally in such countries as Russia and Canada. Here in Sacramento a Meet-N-Greet and Bully Walk will be held. With the date being so close to Halloween, we encourage you to dress up your dog in costume, or even bandanna’s as a great alternative. We are asking for all responsible dog owners and well-behaved dogs to please participate. This is open to all breeds, but especially any that fall under BSL (Breed Specific Legislation). Here is the event info:

What: Bully Walk (in costume)& Meet-N-Greet !
In memory of Horatio - The Story of an Unbroken Spirit of a July 4th Bully
WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 2008
Where: In Old Sac at the Park on I Street (across from Discovery Museum)
Time: 1:00pm
Hope to see all of you there, the larger the group the bigger the impact! We have to be the voice for our dogs, so please help get the word out. Let’s make this event a BIG success!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Summer 08 has passed Fall is here!

My sweet bully boy Horatio, as you know you are always in my thoughts. I have gone back to where I found you in the anniversary of your passing. I have you always close to me on my desk and in my heart. I miss you MY BEAUTIFUL BULLY but I am not sad anymore, because I know you are at Peace playing with bullies in heaven surrounded by Angels and Jesus. You came into my life to give me strength and to feel good about what has always been my passion, to rescue dogs. Dogs who have not had a good start in life and to fight for animal rights, especially bullies; like you. I love you my sweet angel bully Horatio.

I am fighting agains the BSL and trying to save many bullies. Along with many caring people, we have saved the life of Forrest, the bully from Denver. People like Rep Morgan Carroll, Delia Easton from Dogster, our friend Maureen ; we wrote, called Denver officials and demanded justice for Forrest. Even though his daddy, Chris had to give him up it was a huge step towards abolishing breed discrimination. I hope Forrest and Chris will be reunited one day.

Because of you my sweet boy, I was contacted by a lady who asked for my advice regarding a bully girl who was abandoned, neglected, abused and treated meanly. Now her name is Lucy, a beautiful red bully girl, only one year old, who was used as a puppy making machine for profit. I decided Lucy deserved better and was worried her life was in jeopardy. Lucy was rescued on august 19. She has been diagnosed with having a heart murmur, horrible infected ears, heartworm disease and had several abscesses in her abdomen.

She has been adjusting to more sociable life with many dogs around her and even a kitty. She has learned to play with toys and not to be scare just because we say no. She loves to roll on the grass and to play, catch me if you can with my catahoula, Osita.

I have also saved a basenji mix girl, Penny from the Delano shelter, she was due to be put down the day I rescued her, August 21. She is a sweetheart, a very gentle and affectionate little girl .
She has learned to walk with a leash, to eat her own food, to cuddle and be part of a pack. She loves to play with my basenji mix boy Zorro like only basenjis know how, rough playing but never mean.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Horatio's Heavenly Skies


It is with a very sad & heavy heart to inform you that our dear, dear boy, Horatio, is now in bully heaven.

July 4, 2008 - July 31, 2008


He will be missed greatly by Mommy Ena and her family. He fought very hard, for himself & for his mama, to stay in his only recently wonderful world. Physically his heart could no longer go on. She would like to thank all of his wonderful friends and supporters that have helped make the last month of his life, despite being so ill, the best month of his life.

doGspeed to you Horatio, we love you, you sweet, sweet courageous 4th of July bully boy. Your spirit will live on in the many lives who you have touched. We miss you. Your mommy will never forget her gentle brindle pit bullyboy, or his big brown eyes that told her that he loved her or his broken tail that would wag everytime he saw her.

If you would like to send condolences or a contribution to Horatio's emergency medical treatment last night, please e-mail for Ena's home address. Thank you & bless you. You've shown Horatio that the people can be kind & loving.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I'm so Luv-a-Bull!


I always thought I was luvabull, but now I know I am. I have a mommy, a sister who babysits me, a new bed, TOYS... omg TOYS... I love my toys. I think this one is supposed to be a football... or a pig.. it's a piggie football! :D


and I got a funny lookin' frog. It goes "rib-it." Frogs are funny. And a pretty blue collar. I think I look pretty cute in it.


I am making friends with my canine siblings and Peaches the Cat, too. Well, almost all of my siblings. Momma's spoiled little Basenji Zorro- Babaloo - is bit jealous of me and he ignores me. He does funny things to get Momma's attention. One night Momma gave me a bath like she always does and then fell asleep by me. She woke up in the middle of the night to go to her own bed and couldn't find any of her pillows. All 8 were missing. She found them outside in the mud. (Babaloo did that!)

My favorite things to do now are to watch my canine siblings play outside

Someday, I'm gonna be well enough to go romp around with them outside. I want to play really bad. But the doctors say I have to rest. I still have 102-104 temperatures, whatever that means. It makes me shiver & shake. Oh well, it's a good thing I like sleeping, too.

Sometimes I curl up on my Momma's chair!



My eye looks a little bad in that picture, but the doctor said he thinks it will be fine in a week. YAY! I eat and eat and eat yummy food two times a day but I can't gain any weight. The doctor says it will take time.

Ok, I'm tired now.

Over and Out! Love, Mr. H

Thursday, July 17, 2008

This is a story of my NEW LIFE!

Hi, I'm Horatio, a Pit Bull puppy! I don't like thinking about my old life, because I was abandoned because no one loved me.

But on the 4th of July, this kind lady found me and she brought me to this new place she calls "my home." I tried to tell her about my old life, this happened and then this happened to me, but she said I didn't need to tell her, she could see what happened to me.
She said I was emaciated, I think that just means I am really hungry because I didn't have food for a long time.

I was wondering why I was so itchy all the time and why my skin hurt, and this doctor said I have a very bad case of mange. Some times it is pussy and I sweat blood. I don't like that! I have to get a lot of rest for that, take some medicine with turkey or jelly (yumm!) eat nutritious food and get lots of baths. My mommy says I'm a good boy.

I also have auto-immune problems. That means I just get sick easier than most other dogs, I think.

Mommy puts stuff in my eye too. She says I have real purdy brown eyes, but if one doesn't get better, I might lose an eye. WHAAAT?! I wanna keep my eye! I gots to see what is going on!

THEN the doctor says I got a heart murmur. Huh? The heart is for loving, and I think mine works real good.

The doctor also said me tail was broken... in FOUR places! I was wonderin' .... it hurt before when I was wagging it. I still wag it all the time now, because I am happy to have a mommy and a place to live.

My mommy and I go for walks every morning before it gets too hot. Sometimes, I cry when I think I lost my mommy. Once she was behind a tree and I couldn't see her!

My favorite things to do are to sleep, bark, eat my organix dog food, my yummy bones, and listen to mommy tell me about all my Angels and people who are rooting for me to get better.

My mom's friends set up this account for me at the doctor. They say I am real good when I go to the doctor and get my tests done. Some dogs, they don't like going. But I want to get better, so I don't mind. They tell me that I am going to have to go to the doctor alot until all my fur grows back. :(

If you can help with my bill, I will give you the biggest bully wiggle-butt wag and kiss ever!

Madison Ave Veterinary Clinic
8520 Madison Ave.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Please write that you are contributing for Horatio account #9237.

WOOF! Thank you, everyone. Thank you for all my presents from my wish list. I am so lucky to have so many friends. I ruv u! If you leave me a comment, my mommy says she promises that she will read them to me.
I hope I can meet all of you one day when I am all better.

Sacramento County, CA

Contra Costa County Animal Services

Baldwin Park shelter, CA


Lancaster high kill shelter, CA

San Bernardino County DEVORE