Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pit Bull Awareness Day

Today is Pit Bull Awareness Day. On all of the previous years, I have been at a flyball tournament for this particular day. This year, the flyball tournament was last weekend (and I had to miss it due to work). But, that meant I was free to participate in a Pit Bull Awareness event for the first time.

Koira was giving some good pittie kisses

I ended up heading to Portland for the Coast to Coast Bully Walk put on by the Portland Pit Bull Project. I set up Koira with the new GoPro harness I made for her yesterday (which I'll share with you later). I was hoping for some good pictures, since it was raining too hard for me to have my camera out.


Unfortunately we seem to be having some technical problems with the camera. I'm wondering if I messed up some settings somehow, because I would hope that being outside at noon would be enough light to take clear pictures from the speed of a walking dog, even when cloudy. Apparently not.

This is the best picture we got of London, the two legged pit bull, during the walk.

In any case, we had a lot of fun doing the Bully Walk. There were pups of all sizes there, from littler than Koira all the way up to 100+ pounds. A number of people asked what was happening, which was a great opportunity to spread the word about Pit Bull Awareness Day and a great time for our dogs to be breed ambassadors.

A couple of bystanders who were interested in the goings-on

There was also a costume contest after the walk was over. Unfortunately it started to rain pretty hard, so people were already taking off. Koira had her first chance to wear the AWESOME costume I made for her this year. She came in second place in the contest, and won a nice warm coat.

It wasn't a huge deal, but it was a lot of fun. I hope similar events around the country and around the world will help people see pit bulls for what they are: just another breed of dog, and a wonderful companion to share your home and your life with.


  1. 2nd place?, that looks like a first place costume to me. I cant believe you made it. Great job.

  2. I am completely impressed with that costume!!!

  3. Koira's costume looks awesome! Too bad it rained:(

  4. Love the costume, and I'm very impressed by how patiently Koira appears to be tolerating it! :-)

    Susan and Wrigs

  5. What was the first place costume? Cause that is awesome!

  6. What a great post! I super love the doggie cam!! I agree that I hope people all over the world will host things like this walk so people can see what great animals pits are!

    I am here from the Blog Hop and loved it! Thanks for the great post:)

  7. OMG! I can't believe I didn't get to meet you yesterday! And I can't believe that you guys were the pirate costume and I didn't even know it!