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Raising a Puppy: Mia the Blue-Nose American Bully Pit—21 weeks old

A day in the life with Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit) puppy. Mia's fifteenth week—21 weeks old, 41 pounds, 16 1/4 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).

A wide-chested, blue nose American Bully Pit puppy wearing a hot pink collar sitting in grass and looking forward. Her ears are flopped over to the front.

21 weeks old (5 months)

Other Animals

Four chickens are standing near a wire fence and pecking at the grass. In the background, a blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is sitting at a gate and looking at the chickens. There is a cat behind the puppy on the other side of the fence.

I took Mia down to the chicken coop to see what she would do around them. It had been a while since she was down there. She showed no interest in chasing them. She sat down from a distance and watched the hens, rooster and cats. Good girl, Mia.

Close up - A white large pawed cat is standing on a rubber mat on a stone porch next to a blue nose American Bully Pit. The cat is rubbing against the puppy. There is a second cat behind them watching.

Kung Fu Kitty seems to love Mia as much as he loves Bruno.

A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is laying down in grass and looking over at a black guinea pig who is on the ground in front of her.

Sara teaches Mia to leave Bruce, the guinea pig, alone.

A black guinea pig walking up a pink and purple striped towel next to a blue nose American Bully Pit puppy.

Mia does a good job not only being respectful of the guinea pig, but also resisting the urge to eat the loot Bruce left on the towel.

A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is sitting in grass and looking forward in front of a purple and pink towel that has a black guinea pig on it. Her mouth is open and it looks like she is smiling.

Mia and Bruce, the guinea pig

A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy, two cats and a black guinea pig are all outside in grass.

Mia is happy to hang out with Sara, Bruce, and the cats.

A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is sitting in grass and looking down at a black guinea pig on a purple and pink towel. The guinea Pig is laying next to a persons leg.

Mia, leave it.

A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy sitting in grass looking down at a black guinea pig that is laying on a purple and pink towel. The puppy looks happy with her mouth open and tongue out.
A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is sitting in grass and sniffing a black guinea pig that is standing on a pink towel.

Mia gets some guinea pig sniffs in.

A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is sitting on a purple and pink towel looking to the right. Its mouth is open and tongue is out. There is a black guinea pig to the right of the puppy.

Good girl, Mia

A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is sleeping on her right side in grass. There is a pink and purple towel next to her and on the other side of the towel is a black guinea pig who is in the grass.

Mia decides to take a nap as Bruce, the guinea pig, hops all around her.

A black guinea pig is standing in grass directly in front of a pink and purple towel. There is a blue nose American Bully Pit puppy laying across the towel.
A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is sleeping on her back belly-up with her front paws in the air. There is a black Guinea Pig laying in front of a pink and purple towel that the dog is on.

Mia rolls upside down to sleep.

The Horses

A blonde haired girl is holding the reins of a brown horse inside of a round pen out in a field next to a set of rodeo poles. The girl is looking over at a blue nose American Bully Pit puppy that is walking over to her. A brown with black and white Boxer is walking to the puppy. There is a brown and white paint pony in the distance.

I took the dogs into the horse field to visit Amie as she worked with her horse, Scooter. I realize now that I was not paying attention to what Mia was doing.

A brown and white Horse is eating grass and to the right of her is a blue nose American Bully Pit puppy who is standing and looking forward There are two barn red lean-tos across the field.

I remember being happy that she seemed very good around horses.

A blonde haired girl is sitting on the back of a brown with white horse and she is using her phone. A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is walking across the field next to them.

Notice her submissive body posture.

A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is sniffing a pile of poop in a field. There is a brown with white Horse looking to the left and a couple of barn red lean-tos in the distance.

Apparently you were a very busy puppy eating all kinds of horse poop.

A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is sitting on a hardwood floor, her head is down, her ears are lowered and she is looking forward. There is a mess of dry throw up in front of a rug.

Mia was even nice enough to share it with me right on the living room floor. When I walked into the room Mia was working on eating her throw-up, which was mixed in with her dinner. I appreciate you trying to help clean up your mess, but your body got rid of it for a reason. I don't think re-eating it is a good plan.

Close up - A curl of horse poop on a rug.

A few minutes after I cleaned up the mess she puked two more times. I have had dogs eat horse poop before. It's what dogs do, but Mia, you ate a LOT of it.

Close up - Horse poop on a rug.

Funny how horses never come in the house yet I manage to have their poop inside. Mia, no more horse-loot eating. You hear me pup? I hope this means you have learned your lesson, but somehow I doubt it.

Out and About

Three dogs in the back of a mini van that has the middle seats removed with two trees on the floor next to them. A brown with black and white Boxer is standing on a dog bed next to him, is a sitting blue nose American Bully Pit puppy and next to her is a blue nose Pit Bull Terrier laying down. The Boxer and the puppies mouths are open and tongues are out.

Good babies, share the van with the fruit trees.

Curious Pupppy

A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is sticking her nose into a tail pipe.

Mia is so curious that she even walked up to a car in the driveway and put her nose in the tail pipe. "Something smells funny in there." Luckily the vehicle was not running.

Little Miss Goofy

A blue nose Pit Bull Terrier is laying on a blacktop surface and looking forward. A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is laying on her right side looking happy and she has her paws up. Her mouth is open and her tongue is out.

"Mom, I think Mia is just about the goofiest dog I ever met." Mia loves to stick close to both Bruno and Spencer. She licks their faces and inside their ears. If she is not right by Spencer, she is right by Bruno.

Close up - A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is sleeping on her back in grass with her front paws in the air.

Taking a nap

Teeth

Close up - Two baby teeth on a green plate.

I found a couple of Mia's baby teeth outside on the porch dog bed. She's been teething and chewing a lot. Luckily, she seems to understand what she is allowed to chew on and what is off limits inside the home. However, she does chew a lot of sticks, rocks, and garbage outside. I am hoping when her adult teeth are all in her urge to chew will lessen.

Puppy No-No's—The Leash

A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is laying on a dog bed in the back of a mini van looking to the left. The bench seat to the van is in front of her with a gray towel over it.

Mia, don't act all innocent. I just saw you start to chew on your leash. "No, Leave it"

Puppy No-No's—The Sock

A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is sitting on a hardwood floor in front of a green orthopedic dog bed pillow looking down at a sock next to her.

Mia! Drop that sock! Stop pulling the socks out of my boots like that.

Puppy No-No's—The Rug

Close up - A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is laying on her left side at the top corner of a throw rug.

I was sitting at my computer when it dawned on me that there was a gnawing sound coming from the floor.

Close up - A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is biting the corner of a throw rug.

I looked down and saw Mia chewing on the corner of the rug. "Hey! NO!"

Close up - A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is laying on her left side on a rug and she is looking up at the person with the camera.

"What?"

Puppy No-No's—The Tree

A blue nose American Bully Pit puppy is chewing the bark of a tree.

Really Mia? A tree? You’re a tree chewer now?