Sunday, September 17, 2017

It feels weird: OTRB Precious

Not having Precious around feels really strange.

Saying goodbye to her was tough, but very peaceful as we both acknowledged that her little body could not take the pain that was beginning to take over her existence.

If you have read this blog at all, you know that Precious was my road dog. The one constant in my life (other than my human family) that I could always count on to brighten my day.

I'll admit, at times, I depended on her as much as she depended on me. We were cool like that.

Saying Goodbye to Precious

Thank you all for loving the Precious
While I posted about Precious on Twitter and Facebook, It has taken me this long to post about it on her blog. 

The last gift Precious gave to me was her approval of Rocky. As the last of the Strays in the hood (in our house at least), Rocky has been a precious addition to my heart and Precious approved.

People have told me I need to revise the children's books that I wrote about Precious and I promise that I will after a little more time has passed. 

I am now sharing Rocky's experience on social media. Follow him on Instagram @RockyThePitBull918 and on Twitter @RockyThePit918

Cheers to you all #Precious #OTRB 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

13 years Young: The Adventures Continue

 Still riding along with my Humom.

On September 23, 2015 I celebrated my 13th year... (I think) Yes, 13.

I traveled to Pine Bluff Arkansas with my Humans. This was the backyard of our host. A human Aunt.  It was a little chilly the first day, but day 2 I went out into those weeds, got stuck, and just as humom left to "get help" I found my way out.  It was fun. 

After our night in Pine Bluff (with me sleeping in my crate) I was happy that our next stop was at a pet-friendly Super8 hotel in El Dorado, Arkansas. 

Our next stop was educational about my humans. The Ward part of their family has a great history. 
The owned this portion of a little town called Strong, Arkansas.  The street signs even had their name on them.

We visited the family cemetery, just up the road. I paid my respects to Aunt Janice. I never met her, but humom says she would have loved me. 

I met the newest member of the family. Miss Zoey. She wasn't crazy about me, but I think I started to grow on her.  Wait until she gets my books and realizes that I'm kind of a big deal. hehe

Home for a little bit, then it was off to Thanksgiving we spent at Uncle Mike's in Euless, Tx. He loves me.. of course.

Back home! On my favorite trail. I like smelling new smells, but there's no place like home. (The Wiz Live was pawesome) 

Rocky stayed at a doggie spa while we were gone. He didn't care for it. He was so happy to see me. Don't tell him, but I'm happy to see him too. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Pals!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Victoria Stilwell Helps Launch New, Free Pet Recovery Services into the United Kingdom

Pet owners in the United Kingdom can now add a new tool to their protection kit for their furry family members.  Victoria Stilwell will debut her new digital ID tags tomorrow at the world-famous Crufts Dog Show (Birmingham, England). The tags link to a free online profile at and include a toll-free telephone number in the United Kingdom that links to its 24-hour "Found Pet Hotline" call center. No additional fees are required for the service that supports lost pet recovery in England, North Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

"I'm so excited to help PetHub bring their comprehensive services to the UK," said Victoria Stilwell, one of the world's most recognized and respected dog trainers.  "I chose to work with PetHub due to the combination of their top notch technical features and their robust back-end support systems. Now there is a solution where someone will always be available to help reunite you with your beloved pet."

Featuring Victoria Stilwell's key message of "Kindness is Powerful - Pass it On," on the front and a QR code and toll-free phone number linking directly to a free profile on the back, these ID tags are made in the United States of recycled stainless steel.  The tags will be featured at Crufts by Victoria and her Positively trainers, at the Positively Stand, Hall 3, Stand 45b, March 6 through 9.

"Victoria's pure message of the power of kindness aligns with who we are at PetHub," said Tom Arnold, PetHub's Founder & CEO. "This collaboration elevates our shared goals of protecting animals and keeping them safe."

The Service
PetHub's service provides a free Internet web account for pet owners, unlimited pet profiles, and the ability to link one or more "Kindness is Powerful" digital ID tags to an animal's free profile at  The profile shows important information about the animal, including multiple emergency contacts, veterinary records, medical insurance policies, critical medications, dietary needs, and much more, all safely encrypted, password protected, and visible only when the owner permits. Over the last two years, over 96% of the hundreds of PetHub reunited pets have made it safely home in one day or less.

About Victoria Stilwell
Victoria Stilwell is a world-renowned dog trainer, TV personality, author and public speaker best known as the star of the international hit TV series It's Me or the Dog, through which she reaches audiences in over 80 countries.  The torchbearer for force-free positive reinforcement dog training methods, Stilwell is the Editor-in-Chief of and is the CEO of the Victoria Stilwell Foundation and Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training (VSPDT):  the world's premier global network of positive reinforcement dog trainers. A co-founder of the National Dog Bite Prevention Task Force, Stilwell is also committed to helping the cause of animal rescue and rehabilitation, working closely with organizations around the world to increase awareness about puppy mills, dogfighting, animal abuse, pet overpopulation, dog bite prevention, breed-specific legislation and other animal-related issues.  Appearing frequently in the global media, Stilwell is widely recognized as a leader in the field of animal behavior. More information can be found at

About PetHub
PetHub, Inc., is focused on getting lost pets home faster and safer than any other solution available by utilizing current and new technologies, including QR code pet ID tags, NFC wireless technology, GPS mapping, and real-time notifications. The company has multiple software and hardware patents pending on its ID tags and Internet services. Success stories at can be found at PetHub is available in English, German, French, Dutch and Italian languages, with users throughout the world. See also 

Use Discount code: IMAJACKRUSSELL25 to save 25% off at 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

10 Seconds - 3 Clicks - Save an Animal!


Rescue Me! has helped 143,737 dogs, cats and other animals find homes, and it is only through people like you sharing our site that we save more.  I may remind you every couple months to do this.  Just share our link again and again to spread the word!  There are thousands of purebred dogs and cats — of over 200 breeds — commonly listed on Rescue Me!, and thousands more mixed animals.

Each time someone rescues instead of buying a pet, they save many lives, not just one.  In addition to saving the rescued animal, there is more room at shelters and rescue groups for others. If someone buys from a pet store or breeder, somewhere else an animal will likely be euthanized due to overpopulation, and the purchase will encourage breeders to breed even more.

Every year, 10 to 15 million animals end up euthanized.  Share-Tweet-post to Facebook and help our friends at save more lives. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Rocky Gets Extra Belly Rubs

Our boy Rocky lost his best furend in Nala.

He is enjoying a few extra belly rubs.

He and Precious are back together after our time in CA.   

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Nala #OTRB

A tribute to our Nala, who suddenly started having seizures on Wednesday night.  A trip to the emergency vet revealed nothing.  She spent all day Thursday at the Vet getting attention and IV fluids.  The vets sent her home Thursday night.   Unfortunately, she had a very severe seizure Friday morning and did not recover.

We are blessed to have met Nala.  She was one of the sweetest dogs ever.  No one will ever be able to tell us that Pit Bulls are "bad dogs."

Rest in Peace our sweet girl.