Monday, February 23, 2009

Found- a Wonderful Dog That Needs a Home

Fellow friends of dogs and/or Baltimore people,

Let anyone who might be interested know that I found an absolutely gorgeous, fantastic dog on the streets this past Saturday and that he will be available at BARCS on 2/25.

He is a pit bull, a blue/grey brindle with hints of light brown (such a beautiful color) and green-grey eyes, and he also still has his full ears and tail. He is very thin but otherwise in great condition. Oh, and he knows "Sit."

He is just SO well-behaved! Totally sweet, playful, docile. Loves ear & butt-scratches, and gives nuzzles and little teeny kisses. I found him in our back alley and he came right in our yard! He was a little nervous at first but played with both me & my brother Pat after only a minute.

He also played with my pit/lab Stella and let her beat him up a while before I called it off because I was worried about him, being so cold & thin.

He was wonderful in the car when I took him to BARCS- rode perfectly and quietly with no fuss. And not a peep the whole time.

If I wasn't moving to a smaller place (with my dog) that already had other dogs this weekend I wouldn't even have let him go. I cried when I left him and I think Pat almost did. This boy deserves a great home.

Anyone can email me if they want to know more about him!

Friday, February 13, 2009

My City Questionnaire

Baltimore is My City

The first place I take a visitor from out of town is Hampden.

When I crave seafood I always go to Fell's Point.

To escape tourists I head to the Waverly Market.

If I want to have a great martini I go to Ixia.

For complete quiet, I can hide away in Sherwood Gardens.

If you come to my city, get your picture taken with an enormous flamingo or a neon, winking, disembodied head.

If you have to order one thing off the menu from Mama's on the Half Shell it has to be Maryland Crab Soup as your appetizer. It's the best I've ever had!

Red Tree
is my one-stop shop for great gifts.

Locals know to skip the Inner Harbor and check out Harbor East (upscale) or Station North (hipster) instead.

When I'm feeling cash-strapped I go to The Dizz.

For a huge splurge I go for Tapas.

Photo ops in my city include Mount Vernon and Hampden and the best vantage point is Federal Hill.

If my city were a celebrity it'd be John Astin. Educated, intelligent, creepy & cooky...

The most random thing about my city is that everyone gets called "Hon" and no one objects!

My city has the most diverse men (from hipsters to hip-hop).

My city has the most interesting women (smart & sassy).

In my city, an active day outdoors involves a long dog walk.

My city's best museum is The Baltimore Museum of Art (close call w/ The Walters Art Museum though!).

My favorite walking route is The Avenue in Hampden!

For a night of dancing, go to The Depot. Or, for live music, check out Ottobar.

Papermoon Diner
is the spot for late-night eats.

To find out what's going on at night and on the weekends, read Baltimore City Paper or Twitter.

You can tell a lot about my city from the way we're willing to laugh at ourselves, but are still proud.

You can tell if someone is from my city if they don't say Bal-TI-more. It's either BAL-timor or Bawlmer.

In the spring you should spend time in our many parks.

In the summer you should hit all the museums- there's so many!

In the fall you should hit all the festivals!

In the winter you should go to 34th street!

A hidden gem in my city is Atomic Books and all associated with it.

For a great breakfast joint try Pete's Grille.

Don't miss the HonFest festival in June.

Just outside my city, you can visit Washington, DC or Shenandoah, West Virginia (in about the same time!

The best way to see my city is from the top of Federal Hill.

If my city were a pet it would be a sweet kissy pit bull mix mutt- it can be tough but is mostly cool and funny.

If I didn't live in a city, I'd live on the ocean.

The best book about my city is not a book, it's the "Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore!" series 1-10.

When I think about my city, the song that comes to mind is "Streets Of Baltimore" by Gram Parsons.

If you have kids, you won't want to miss the Maryland Science Center.

John Waters
could only happen in my city.

My city should be featured on your cover or website because we're odd and a little troubled but we're unique and a lot of fun.

Create your own!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ask Animal Planet to stop airing anti-pit episode

PLEASE help me out on this!

As many of you know, Animal Planet is usually a pit bull-friendly network.

I recently saw an irresponsibly-made episode of Miami Animal Police from years ago where two loose pit bulls attacked & killed a man's rabbits. It was admittedly horrible, but became even moreso when the voiceover talked about pit bulls as "vicious animals". The animal control officer actually said "That's why we have a ban on pit bulls in Miami". As if other dog breeds would behave differently if they were abused, made to fight, and then left to their own devices!

I would like to ask Animal Planet to review these programs to ensure that they do not put out bad info and/or espouse breed bans.

If a lot of us go to this week and make a POLITE Network/Program Related complaint about this daytime Animal Planet program (select "Other"- it's not on the drop-down menu) they WILL flag it and investigate.

Thank you!


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