Monday, June 4, 2012

Pitty Post Day!

I'm so excited that today is finally the day!  It's Blogville Pitty Post Day!  I can't wait to get around and visit everyone who joined me in celebrating all that is great about Pit Bulls!
The look of a very grateful Corbin
Now, this whole day started when I did a post a few months ago called "You Call Me a Pit Bull Like it's a Bad Thing" and my pal, Pip the PipBull, had this great idea to do a blogwide pitty awareness day.  I'm so glad everything came together and I can't image a better way to celebrate my birthday than to raise awareness for my breed.  It means the world to me that all of you are joining in and this is honestly the best birthday present a Corbin could ever ask for!
What to write, what to write...?
Go figure, I had a little bit of writers block while thinking about what I'd post about today.  Do I list off all the good things I've done?  Maybe a story about someone who's mind I've changed?  Something about my past pitty foster siblings?  Maybe just something simple... a photo and a sentance about being awesome?  Well, I couldn't decide and I couldn't find the words to say.  I was stuck.
Bring me the computer, I've got it.
Well, my inspiration came to me on Saturday in the form of two stunning Pit Bulls.

Please meet Oakley and Eva... my TWO new foster siblings.
Oakley, Me (Corbin), and Eva
Now, usually I only get one foster sibling at a time, and since my ouchies, the momma has limited my foster siblingness.  But, a few weekends ago I had a visitor and I was so happy to have another pooch around, the momma said I could have a foster sibling.  Well, how about TWO foster siblings just in time for Pitty Post Day?!  Awesomeness.  Let me tell you a bit about each of them.

Face to melt the hardest of hearts!
This is Oakley... although, the momma keeps calling him Brutus because he sure is a Brute!  Oakley came from a high kill shelter in Kentucky and he's about 7 months old.  I must admit, he's super handsome.  The shelter said he was turned in because his family moved into an apartment that didn't allow large dogs, so he and his Great Dane sister had to go.  Of course the momma fell in love with him when she saw his photo, but man did her heart skip a beat when she met him in person on Saturday when he arrived!

Top notch handsome good looks.
Oakley was one of the most well behaved dogs that the momma has ever seen walk into the rescue.  He was friendly with all the other dogs and even ran away from the Chihuahua mix who started biting after him!  He loved people and even sat down to be pet -what a charmer!  The momma watched as many people walked right past this wonderful dog without even giving him a second glance.  This guy is the total package!  But, for the people that did stop to meet him, he won them all over!  He's a big time snuggler and climbed right into laps and gave out all of his love.  What a dude.
Now, usually I don't get dude fosters.  I like my ladies.  But I've gotta say... this dude is A-OK in my books!

Now, onto Miss. Eva.
Eva is a super sweet little girl.  She's only about 45lbs and she's about 4 years old.  Poor Eva... her family lost their jobs and their house and had to move in with family where the pooches couldn't go.  Somehow, their plea email reached the momma's email box and her heart melted.  The momma agreed to help out this family and take in Eva and her brother Duke.  So, Eva came to me a few hours after Oakley.  She's a wonderful girl and you can definitely tell she had a great family and was really well taken care of. 

Her and Oakley hit it off right away!  They had a great time playing in the yard.  She's also a great snuggler and Saturday night when daddy-o was up at the lake, we ALL got to snuggle with the momma... so I was keeping her legs warm and Oakley and Eva had her sandwiched on the couch! BOL!  SnuggleFestSlumberParty! 

So, now... if you can count, that means there are 3 pitties in my house!  And there hasn't been one single scuffle... we eat together, play together, chew on bones together and snuggle together.  3 dogs who before Saturday had never known each other.  We can't wait to show them off and find them the best of best forever homes!  But, until then, I'm so glad to have some great friends to share the day with.

I know a lot of people have reservations about Pit Bulls... but, to those people I say, meet one.  Meet me.  Meet my foster siblings.  Allow yourself an open mind and the chance to make a great, loyal, loving friend.  Forget the breed name.  What's in a name anyway?  We're not bred to fight, we're bred to love.  Even if we're raised in awful conditions, we're still wired to love.  This is why so many successful adoptions have come from abused and rehibilated pitbulls.  We're lovers.  Give us the chance to love you.

Thank you again to everyone who participated.  This means the world to me.  My hope is that all of these Pitty Posts will reach some of those non pitty people.  I hope they read and understand all the great things about us.  Maybe we can change some minds and maybe, just maybe, we can change the world.

We'll be doing another blog later today with the emails I received from people without blogs!  Also, check out my pal, Deccy.  He's joining in on Pitty Post Day and what's even better, he's trying to fight the ban of "dangerous dogs" in the UK!  I shared my story on his blog today.  Oh, and one more thing... the momma will be taking over my blog tomorrow to do her Pitty Post Day post, so make sure you check back tomorrow!

Happy Pitty Post Day!


  1. What a great party!
    what great friends you have...
    and I heard it was your birthday... have a very happy birthday Corbin!

    1. Hi, Corbin!

      Mummy and I just popped over to wish you a happy birthday.

      Possum the MagnifiCat and his Mum.

  2. I am with you 100%, Corbin! Even if we open one mind will be worth it! You look very serious and wise in that second to last picture!

    Oh and most importantly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

    Your pal, Pip

  3. Great post, you forster sibligns are adorable. Im very impressed you can h ave bones out together, we cant and it isnt because of Norbert our pit mix its becasue of Bob and Ping our bulldog and pug girl, t hey will try to snatch everyones. So that just goes to show breed doesnt matter

    urban hounds

  4. A very very happy birthday mate! You're a hero and a superstar for hosting this day. I really hope some of the idiots errr I mean members of the government in the UK read some of these posts and we can get rid of BSL. Your foster siblings look beautiful dogs by the way. Deccy x

  5. Happy Happy Happy 3rd barkday to you handsome Corbin!!
    What a wonderful post and what a excellent foster bro you are...puppy love makes the world go 'round.
    Hugs from your new BFFF

  6. Happy Birthday Corbin!!!! What a nice post and your pals are both handsome and beautiful and look like lots of fun to be with. I wish I could be there with all of you playing and running around. You are a very special pal Corbin and I hope today is a really good day for you.

    Loveys Sasha

  7. Happy Birthday Corbin and we hope you have a lovely day.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. What an awesome trio you all make! It is such an honor to be part of your life Corbin. We can never thank you enough for being who you are and taking that chance to reach out to others. Thank you, for reaching us. :)

    Have a great day!

  9. HAPPY BARKday Corbin. And I must say I LOVED all the images you've shared on your special day.

    May you get some special treats and kibbles and bits, and your doggie dreams come true.

  10. a wonderful post and three absolutely beautiful pitties. I don't have pitties, but Jake is part pit and our dog that went to heaven was part pit. i have know many sweeties that are pits and my son has a nasty tempered chihuahua. hope someone adopts your foster pits soon. happy birthday

  11. Happy Birthday to you, Corbin!

    You're one handsome Pitbull and your friends look really great too!

    Hope you've lots of treats and fun today.

  12. Happy Birthday, Corbin! We love your new foster pitties!


  13. Happy birthday Corbin!! What a wonderful idea the Pitty Post Day is :) Oh & your new foster siblings are gorgeous!

  14. Brian told me it was your birthday and I wanted to come over to meet you and leave birthday wishes. Hope you are having a fun filled day. Hope by making all know about the pitt bulls that owners will take responsibility to train so others will not fear them.

  15. what a bunch of cutie pies! so wonderful that everyone is getting along together so nicely. they are all so beautiful but of course corbin you are the most handsome :)

  16. Happy Happy Birthday Corbin. This is such a good thing to do. And we really like the one thing that you said, that if you are against Pitties to please just go meet one. We just think they really get a bad rap. Have a great day.

  17. Your foster siblings are gorgeous! All Pitties are gorgeous! We are all the same...except dat me looks like a sausage!

    Another Hap-Pee Birfday wish comin you way!

  18. is finally time to celebrate your birfday...mine ain't heres yet. We should has gotten some helium balloons to suck da air out of so we could talk funnies...dat would has be fun. But changing da world's views of pit bulls would be way more fun I think. I stand beside you to support you...and not just cuz you is handsome but because you is is a dog just likes me.
    I am so thankful furs da life you has been given and furs da second chance your mom and dad has given you. And what special peoples they is to helps sooooo many udder pitties.
    OMD, dat Oakley is HOT but you has my heart.


  19. I came over from Marg's place to say Happy Birthday and to tell you that I love pit bulls
    I recently posted about laws some ignorant people are trying to pass that discriminate against pit bulls and their humans and I will do so again

    Have a wonderful birthday

  20. Happy Birthday, Corbin. Great post - you and your Mom are an inspiration for all the good you do for less fortunate pups and in particular for the wrongly maligned pitty. We are putting the finishing touches on our post and will have it up soon.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  21. Wow, Corbin, you're a big hit already! I just joined the blog hop with my post. Happy birthday, and thank you for being such a pawsome ambassador for your breed.

    PeeS: My sissy says Oakley is HOT!

  22. Happy birthday, Corbin! I saw your post on PBU and wanted to come thank you for being a great example for all dogs. I'm not a pittie, but we're all in this together!

  23. Nice to meet you Corbin! Happy Birthday!!

  24. Happy Birthday Corbin! OMD, do it be Pitty Post Day alreddy? Wowser, that snucked up on me FAST butt, as luck would has it, I happen to has a picture on my bloggie today of me doing KISSY FACE with a pibble puppeh! Wot great timing! Hey, I go repost it speshull fur your Pitty Post Day and join it on the bloggie hop.

  25. HAPPY BIRFDAY CORBIN!!! OKAY... NOW FURST.. I Never EVER do blog hops... butt beclaws YOU and this issue are so near and dear to my heart... check out # 16... YEP... fur SURE.

    SECOND... HOLY GWALK A MOLEY... you have TWO fosters.. One with TaTa's and one WITHOUT??? THAT is just FANGtastic and the timing could NOT have been better!!!

    THIRD... I gotta say that Here in BLOGVILLE we do NOT discriminate.. we love EVERYBUDDY and we WELCOME AND WANT THEM. WE, of Blogville, KNOW that EVERYBUDDY is just perfect the way they are!! It is only PEEPS who don't understand that!
    Dear Furend, I am SURE that your Special Birfday Pittie BULL tribute and awarness thingy is GONNA CHANGE SOME MINDS. Probably more than 87 of them and THAT makes ME a very HAPPY Pittie BULL fur the day!!!

  26. Happy birthday, Corbin! Your blog inspired me to start this one:

    I wanted to begin it today, on Pitty Post Day, but I just couldn't wait! So, I began a few days ago. Pardon the layout while I work through this new bloggy blog, doggy dog world!

  27. What a great day! TWO awesome fosters. WEll post ours tonight!

  28. Such a great post, Corbin! We hope your foster siblings get adopted to really great homes soon.
    Happy HAPPY Birthday!!

  29. Bestest Birthday Greetings Corbin! We hope you have an awesome day today.

    Thanks for bringing awareness to the great side of pit bulls.

    Lily Belle

  30. Wishing you the Happiest of Birthdays Corbin.

  31. Corbin,

    Even though we has been absent from Blogville becuz of mom's sickies we couldn't stay away today! Happy Barkday my furiend! You is so very special to me and mom. Max will think so too after him finally meets you! What a great way to celebrate too.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  32. Great post Corbin! I did a Pitty Post to but I need to add my linky!

  33. Hi Corbin ~ this is our first meeting, we think you are a super-dude, handsome 'n all and we're happy we can wish you
    a Purrfect-Pittie-Purrthday (we're cats, you see). And your new housemates seem quite terrific.

  34. Oh, Corbin, isn't this the Most Amazing thing? I am just loving reading everyone's posties. Doesn't it just fill you up with the happiness to see how many other bloggers are pawticipating and getting the TRUTH out there?

    You two new foster siblings are GAWJUSS and WONDERFUL! Just like you and your super sweet momma. I hope they find their furever homes very, very soon.

    Happy, happy birthday, Corbin! I hope it's the best EVER! You deserves it!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  35. Everybody's talkin about you, Corbin and we just had to come see for ourself and WOW, you are a handsum dood! Happy, happy Birthday, big guy from all of us kittehz at Prancer Pie. xoxo

  36. Happy Birthday Corbin, we thinks Oakley and Eva sound terrific. Glad they could come stay with you until they find homes.

  37. Happy Birthday, Corbin!

  38. Happy Corbin Day!!!

    Mom so knows the majikh of Pibbles from her transports...especially the one we did fur WOO!!!

    We are sad we khouldn't pawticipate in this special day but with the laptop at The Vet, our posting is bit limited

    Thanks fur sharing your inkhredibly pawesome Foster SIbs!

    Please make sure woo give your mom some special khysses from ME!


  39. Cowbin
    I'm so happy to be pawt of yoow biwfday celebwation and getting the wowd out about the wondewfulness of Pitties.
    I love you and yoow family fow all you do to help all these sweet doggies Oakley and Eva look like they awe so lovely and I pway some smawt hooman wif woom in theiw heawts and house can give them a wondewful loving fuwwevew home

    Happy Biwfday deew fwiend
    smoochie kisses

  40. I just saw this on Chan's blog and I'm going to try to get a blog post up even thought it's been months since I've looked at my own blog. We adopted a SWEET lab/pit/border collie mix at Christmas and the only thing I don't like is the dirty looks we get from people when we take walks.

  41. Happy Birthday Corbin!
    We are so happy to meet your new house guests. We thinks Oakley and Eva sound like super fun friends we would like to meet. We hope they both find great forever homes.

  42. Happy Birthday Corbin! My birthday was yesterday but I think your celebration is much better than mine. It's too bad your mom couldn't take a picture of all three of you snuggling with her. She must have felt so cozy.


  43. Happy Birthday Corbin.

    You prove all the ignorant people wrong, that Pit Bulls aren't the monsters they're portrayed out to be.

  44. Happy Birthday Corbin! I hope you are having a fantastic day!

    I feel horrible that I forgot about the Blogville Pitty Post Party! You now Pitties have a special place in out heart and I planned on particpating, but I forgot!

    Please tell your Mom how sorry I am!

  45. Woof! Woof! Sending u Lots of Golden Wishes. Happy Birthday! Lots of Golden Aloha n Woofs, Sugar

  46. Happy Birthday Corbin!
    Hope you have the best birthday ever with your two new sisters. They are beauties, hope they find a wonderful home.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  47. Oh Corbin, I think you are so very handsome!! Happy happy happy Birthday dear friend!!! I love Pit Bulls one saved my life once!!!
    If I was younger I would have some foster dogs too!! PIT BULLS!!!

  48. Happy birthday! Thank you for taking this very special day to celebrate all of the misunderstood dogs given the pit bull name. I know you and your humans have made a huge difference in the lives of many dogs. I am so glad for a small chance to join in on the fun.

  49. Hey Corbin!
    Wow, I am so happy and honored to be your furiend and I wish you a very happy barkday! I'm waggin' and wigglin' at all of the posts all over Blogville today. The bark is out BIG TIME! Your post is wonderful and shows just how fabo pit bulls really are and I'm sure some lucky packs will adopt your fosters. Great pix of all three of you. Enjoy your special day today!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Pitty Wanna Be

  50. Happy Shmappy Burfday, Corbin...Mwahhhhhhh!

  51. Happy Birthday Corbin!! What a great Birthday gift, educating people about PitBulls!! Yea for you!

  52. This was such a great idea! Thank you for continuing to educate and just letting people know pitbull-type dogs are like any other type of dog. And Happy Birthday!

  53. Happy Birthday Corbin and Happy Pitty Post Day. I wrote a blog for you today.
    Love Noodles

  54. Happy Birthday Corbin! Got a post up for ya pal :)
    Wonderful idea you had as a way for us to celebrate with ya! You are gonna get some doggy cake and ice cream too right?! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  55. Corbin, looks like we are a little late, bunch of comments, got our post out early, once again, happy birthday you handsome fella.

    Susie & Bites

  56. Corbin just LOOK at the HOOOOOGE TURNOUT fur your big Birfday Bash!! I am so Proud of Blogville today that I could just... UMMMMM Jump fur JOY!!!

    Congratulations buddy!!!

  57. hey Corbin,

    Happy Birthday! I have been seeing your name all over the blog-o-sphere today and thought I would sniff my way over to your blog and paw you a very Happy Birthday! You are sure a handsome dude! And your two fosters are gorgeous! It has been fun reading about you and learning about Pitbulls. I think you do your Pit breed proud, and I am furry happy to meet you!

    Have a super birthday!


  58. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! This is an awesome post, my friend!

  59. Happy Birthday, Corbin! What a great post! Oakley and Eva are gorgeous pups!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  60. Happy Birthday Corbin - could not think of a better one than to see feeling happy and healthy again

  61. Happy Barkday to you, Corbin! Oakley and Eva are adorable and will keep our paws crossed that they find furever homes soooooon!:)

    Teddy Bear & Sierra

  62. I'm loving your new foster siblings, Corbin!

    Oh, and of course, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May your third year bring you no more ouchies, lots of trips to the lake, and of course, peanut butter and cream cheese!

  63. Happy Birthday Corbin,
    We just love your fosters they are so cute, paws crossed they find forever homes soon. Great Party.

    The silvers and more

  64. Hey buddy - just back from the grill with a world famous, PipBull cheeseburger just for you!

  65. Happy Birthday, Corbin.

    You've got your own party there, just waiting to happen. Love the Snugglefest. We love you.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  66. Happy, Happy Birthday, Corbin!

  67. Happy Birthday, Corbin! And thanks so much for hosting Blogville Pitty Post Day! I think it's a fabulous idea and mom and I had so much fun putting our post together. Your foster siblings look awesome! I'm glad you're able to have foster siblings again.

    You ROCK, Corbin!

    Your pal,

  68. Corbin...I'm sorry it took me so long to come over for a visit, but I can't think of a better day to do it. Happy Birthday and thank you for sponsoring this wonderful event. I've enjoyed reading many of the great posts.

  69. Its a itty extravaganza!!!
    Benny & Lily

  70. they are most beutiful. thank you for your most wonderful post about us pibbles. we kinda fink pibbles are pretty awesome too
    tee hee

    pibble toots
    the pittie pack

  71. Corbin, I just wanted to congratulate you on creating your own, very successful, pit bull awareness day.

    I hope you had a fantastic birthday with your new fosters!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  72. Oh Corbin,
    We are so glad you and Pip came up with this great idea to have a Pitty Post Day. Mommy told people at work today about whaty Blogvlle, ws doing todaym and some folks were awed that so many bogs were involved. This was a fantastic post.


  73. This is a wonderful idea, and one that I hope will raise awareness of the wonderful qualities offered by pitties.

    Critter Alley

  74. Hi Corbin
    You don't know me but blogville is talking about you!
    Happy Birthday!
    You are so sweet and beautiful!

  75. Hello Corbin, this is our first visit to your blog (we found you on our good mate, Oskar's, blog) and we think you are brilliant. Happy Birthday and a big hello to your new foster pitties. Great idea what you are doing!!



  76. Happy Birthday, Cobin! I wish you the best of luck in your campaign to educate people about Pit Bulls and how they are sadly misjudged.

  77. Howdy Corbin, Happy Birthday mate and congratulations on the huge success of your Pitty Post Day. Your two new fosters look wonderful, sound wonderful and we hope they find their forever homes real soon. We did a post for you too but Blogger has been a bum and not sent it to everyone. Hope you can visit and see it. Take care Studly. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  78. Well, we didn't get a post done in time, but we do hope you had a WONDERFUL birthday, Corbin! You seem to have gotten a great present - two new foster pals! And beautiful ones, too!

    Thank you for taking on educating the public this way - I'm having a blast reading everyone's posts and catching up with all of my pit bull friends!

    Woohoooooo for you!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Pitty Wanna Be

  80. Corbin!!! Our mom is the forgetful type and did the whole posty about you and how Pitties are special... and then forgot to come over and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Seriously... what a way for us to make an impression!

    So, a day late, but the feelings are still the same! Happy Birthday, Corbin! We are VERY honored to meet you on your birthday... very honored to tell people how much we loves Pitties but hate bad owners (of any kind of puppy)...

    And thank you for coming to say "howdy" to us! We have added to along to our Google Reader so we can keep up with what you really tall dogs do to have fun (Milo is having leg envy) and clicked on the Google Friend Connect so everyone in Blogville and the world can see we are friends :)

    Hope today you get some extra belly scritches and an extra treat too, cause its still your birthday kinda... :)

    Milo, Dixie and Shelle

  81. Happy Birthday, Corbin! I'm so sorry that I missed doing a Pitty Post... but I am so impressed and proud of what you're doing.

    Your fosters look and sound absolutely wonderful. You have a heart of gold, Corbin, and you are the best possible ambassador for Pitties anywhere.

    BTW, you are incredibly handsome too! (as is Oakley!).

    Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to leave us a few words of encouragement. Yesterday was a low point for us but your kind comment helped a lot.

  82. CORBIN! We apparently share a birthday, so I HAD to come by and say hello! What you are telling the world about Pitties is so awesome! You sure are a cutie and I will be following you now to see what more amazing things you are accomplishing! Stop by sometime, birthday boy!

  83. Corbin! What a FANTASTIC turnout at your birthday party! I am so so so so so so sorry that Desmond and I didn't get our post out, but I was under the weather. I am hoping to post something later in the week. Better late than never, right?

    I wrote the following on Leslie's blog, but I really wanted to repeat it here. I hope you don't mind:

    I love how many folks who don't have pitties are participating in this. ...

    Maybe it's because I've always known someone with a pit mix--or other bully breed--of some sort that I've never had the negative association with these dogs, but not everyone is so lucky.

  84. Corbin..belated birthday wishes! We came over from Deccy's blog.
    Hope you had a great time.
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  85. A awesome burfdee for you my pal and a great Potty Post too. You is an example to us all and we ope our little post did a small bit in elpin the werld to unnerstand you doods a bit better. Woof.