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Raising a Puppy: Mia the Blue-Nose American Bully Pit—47 weeks old

A day in the life with Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit) puppy. 47 weeks old, 63 pounds, 18 1/2 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).

A big-headed, wide-chested, thick-bodied, happy-looking blue nose American Bully Pit is sitting in grass looking forward with a black top surface behind her. One of her ears is up and the other is flopped over, her mouth is open and it looks like she is smiling.

47 weeks old (about 10 1/2 months)

You can usually tell the time of the day by Mia's ears. First thing in the morning the ear on the left will be perked straight up, but as the day goes on and she gets tired it drops.

Cat Loot

A person is holding a piece of a dead mole in her hand above the head of a blue nose American Bully Pit dog who is looking up at the dead animal. She is standing on a blacktop surface.

Mia found a dead mole on the porch, courtesy of the cats, and began to play with it. Pounce!! Mia! Give me that. I toss the mole over the fence into the goat field like I do with all the other cat kills I find.

A blue nose American Bully Pit is walking across a wooden and wire fence. There is a red lean-to shelter in the field behind the fence.

If it were one of the other two dogs that would have been the end of it. But Mia is a bully-headed girl. She ran over to the fence and spent a long time trying to figure out how to get past the wire so she could get the mole back. Mia, get away from there!

Power of the Walk

A blue nose American Bully Pit is laying on a rubber mat in a crossfit gym looking to the right with an alert look on her face.

When Mia goes to the crossfit gym with Amie and she has not had a walk, sometimes the excitement overwhelms her and she can't sit calm while everyone works out.

Close up front view head and upper body shot - a blue nose American Bully Pit is laying on a rubber mat in a Crossfit Gym. The dog is wide-eyed and looking alert.

She sees other dogs and cries to be with them.

A blue nose American Bully Pit is being led on a walk on a black-top surface by a girl in a hot pink shirt.

However, if she is taken for a walk before she arrives she is calm and happy to hang out no matter what is going on around her. A pack walk not only drains her physical energy, but calms her mind. Hyperactivity in a dog is a sign of an imbalance.

A blue nose American Bully Pit is laying on her side on a rubber mat at a Crossfit Gym.

Mia hanging while Amie works out

A blue nose American Bully Pit is laying on a rubber mat next to a girl in a hot pink shirt. There are shirts for sale hanging on the wall in the distance

Mia is very affectionate and loves to be up-close touching humans.

Close up - A blue nose American Bully Pit is licking the face of a blonde haired girl who is wearing a hot pink cross fit West Chester shirt.

Sometimes a little too close. Mia, the tongue!

A blue nose American Bully Pit is laying on a tan dog bed in the back of a crossfit gym.

Mia taking a nap while the people at the gym work out.

Pet Store

A blue nose American Bully Pit and a blue nose Pit Bull Terrier are laying on a tiled floor in a Pet Store. There is a brown brindle Boxer dog behind them looking at food on a shelf.

Good babies, waiting patiently for mommy to read dog food labels.