Raising a Puppy: Mia the Blue-Nose American Bully Pit—25 weeks old
A day in the life with Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit) puppy. Mia's nineteenth week—25 weeks old, 49 pounds, 17 1/2 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).
25 weeks old (About 5 1/2 months)
Amie with the pack: Mia the Bully Pit, Spencer the Pit Bull and Bruno the Boxer
Amie walking Mia
Just like her big brothers Bruno and Spencer, Mia gets very happy when any type of delivery person shows up. She grabs whatever she finds on the ground, be it a piece of dirt, a rock, or a stick and brings it to the person as a gift all the while saying "woooowwww". In this picture she grabbed a stick off of the ground and brought it as a gift for the UPS man. The day before she snatched up a clump of grass that had fallen out of the lawn mower and ran over to give it to the mailman.
Mia has accurately been described as "like a cartoon". She's animated, lively, and full of character. She looks like she over exaggerates her movements. For example, When Mia saw Amie pull up and park her truck at the house Mia bobbed her head up and down as if she was revving up to run. She then let out a "wooooowwww" a second before she took off, pausing at the half way point to scoop up a clump of dirt and bring it to Amie as a gift. If only I had it on video. It reminded me of one of those cartoon scenes where the legs move before the body actually goes anywhere.
While waiting for a command to get out of the van the pack hears people talking in the distance. "Stay" Good babies.
As we walked by a huge horse statue at a restaurant Mia let out a few barks under her breath. "No, leave it." You silly puppy. It's not real. While it seems comical for her to react that way, in reality, if not corrected it could become a big problem. She is an excellent guard dog, but there has to be a limit to what she barks at. While on a walk she has to trust that I can take care of the unknown. I won't let the giant horse get the pack.
Mia seems to really like all of the cats. Especially Kung Fu Kitty, who is always seeking her out and rubbing all over her. I have to remind Mia not to get too rough as the cats need to stay in charge for their relationship to work. Mia needs to respect the cats and the cats make sure she remembers that.
Mia had stopped eating her food. Really? That's all you want? Then I noticed her sniffing the air towards the raw steaks we were about to cook for dinner. Mia was hoping for some of that instead. No worries pup, I'll save you some left overs.
There goes that nose again. Mia was playing in her new pool when she started smelling the air. Pizza! Sara can I have some of that?
"Hey! Leave it! NO!" Mia! No baby-girl! We don't chew the dog bed while riding in the van. Now move over while I shove that stuffing back in the hole you created.