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Raising a Puppy: Mia the Blue-Nose American Bully Pit—27 weeks old

A day in the life with Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit) puppy. 27 weeks old, 51 pounds, 18 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).

Front side view - A wide-chested, blue nose American Bully Pit is wearing a hot pink collar sitting in grass and she is looking forward.

27 weeks old (6 months)

The Horses

A blonde haired girl is holding the reins of a brown with white Horse. The Horse is eating clumps of grass on a black top surface. There is a brown and white paint pony behind her and a blue nose American Bully is looking at them.

Amie brought the horse and pony over to the porch. Mia quietly and wisely checked them out from a safe distance.

Walking the Pack

A girl with colorful hair is walking three dogs across a parking lot.

Back Mia, slow down pup. You are trying to go a little too fast. Pace yourself. I know it's a challenge, but its mentally good for you and it's a heck of a lot easier on my arm.

A girl with colorful hair is leading a pack of dogs in a walk across a parking lot.

Good girl, that's more like it.

The Camping Trip

Mia went on her first camping trip in a very remote area in the middle of the woods. She did great, sticking with the humans and not trying to run off.

A man and two girls are standing in a grassy area and setting up a tent. Walking behind the downed tent is a blue nose American Bully Pit

Mia hangs out while the tents are set up.

A blue nose American Bully Pit is walking across grass to a man who is looking in a trash bag. The dog's tail is level with its body.

Check out her body posture as she approaches humans. Look how level her tail, back and head are. She means no harm and is approaching in a very non confrontational way.

The back of a blue nose American Bully Pit that is looking down at a ants coming out of a hole.

Mia! Quit poking your nose at the ants.

A blue nose Pit Bull Terrier is sniffing sand and there is a blue nose American Bully Pit walking behind him.

Spenser! Are you looking for ants too?

A blue nose American Bully Pit is sitting in sand and she has sand all over her mouth and nose.

Mia, have you been nosing around in the sand again?

A blue nose American Bully Pit is standing next to two coolers. She has an empty bottle in her mouth. The cooler to her right has three bones on top of it.

Who needs a bone when I have a water bottle?!

A blue nose American Bully Pit has an empty bottle in her mouth and is following behind two girls.

Woooo wooooo I have a water bottle. Hey, where are you guys going? I said I have a water bottle!

A boy and two girls are sitting at a table and making sandwiches. A blue nose American Bully Pit is walking across a field with an empty bottle in her mouth. There are tents set up in the distance.

Here comes Mia again with the water bottle in her mouth.

A blue nose American Bully Pit is standing in grass and she has an empty water bottle in her mouth. There is a lady making a sandwich at a table behind the dog. Next to her is a girl with her hands on her head sitting in a lawn chair.

Mia loves to carry things around. She always makes the wooo woooo sound as she dances around any human in the vicinity.

A blue nose American Bully Pit is walking up to a girl sitting in a red chair with a large stick. They are under a tent. There is a camper next to them.

Mia brings Sara a stick.

A girl in a black shirt is holding the end of a stick. The stick is also in the mouth of a blue nose American Bully Pit.

Sara tries to teach Mia to take the stick to the fire pit.

A girl in a black shirt is pulling a large stick next to her and a blue nose American Bully Pit is biting the stick. In the background two people are out getting sticks for a fire.

Come on Mia, just a little further.

A blue nose American Bully Pit is sitting in grass and looking at a bundle of sticks that are inside of a fire pit made out of sand stone rocks.

No go. Mia does not understand. She just sits down and watches as the humans gather wood.

A man in a blue lawn chair is rubbing the stomach of a blue nose Pit Bull Terrier. There is a blue nose American Bully Pit walking over to the man in the chair. There is a lady in a red lawn chair next to them. In the background there are people playing frisbee and tents set up.

Spenser knows how to get attention. Talk to the belly!

A blue nose American Bully Pit has a bone in her mouth and she is running across a field with a brown with black and white Boxer. There are people sitting in lawn chairs in the middle of the field. In the background there is a line of cars, tents and 4x4s.

Running with Bruno

Four people are sitting around at tent at a table. Under the table is a blue nose American Bully Pit. She has her mouth open and tongue out. It looks like she is smiling.

Mia cocks her head at the noise Amie is making with a blade of grass.

A girl with colorful hair is sitting in grass and she is hugging a blue nose American Bully Pit. Behind her there is a girl covering herself with a grey hoodie petting a blue nose Pit Bull Terrier that is sleeping on its right side.

Cuddling with the pits

A blue nose American Bully Pit is sitting in grass and behind her is a Polaris 4x4.

Getting shade behind the quad

Not Possessive

Mia is not possessive and she does not guard things. She does not care at all if you touch her bone while she chews it. I believe it is harassment if you constantly test a dog over and over, but once in a while I do test her out to ensure she remains non-possessive.

The Cat

Mia and Kung Fu Kitty are friends. Kung Fu likes to rub on Mia and playfully swat at her. No matter what the cat does Mia is not allowed to chase him and sometimes needs a reminder. Ideally I should have not used Mia's name when correcting her. I should have said "Hey!", but I didn't think about it. I just reacted. I don't think it was enough to associate her name with something negative. She had responded quickly and her concentration was still on the cat, she had just stopped the chase, which was all I wanted.

Curiosity Killed the Cat

Sara was pulling her car out of the driveway. Mia was in her way so she started honking her horn hoping that would alert her to move. Beep, beep, beep, beep... The more Sara honked the closer Mia got, cocking her head as she took another step, then paused to contemplate what was making that noise. Mia walked over to the car's grill where the noise was coming from and pushed her snout into it. Oh my, she's one brave Bully to take on a VW Bug! Reminds me of the time she took on the wood-burning stove. Mia, your bravery is going to get you in trouble one of these days.