Briar Rabbit Primitives by Folk Artist Starla Myers

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I am a Folk Artist, A Grandmother & an Advocate for Animals, especially Pit Bulls, a breed very close to my heart.

My Blog is a mixture of my Favorite Things. My Family, My Friends, My Work & My Dogs.

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Say NO to Breed Selective Legislation & Help the Underdogs

Say NO to Breed Selective Legislation & Help the Underdogs

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Justice For Boss

KNOXVILLE — The wounds on "Boss" the pit bull hurt Leslie and James Woody, the owners of Break The Chain Pit Bull Rescue. The rescue travels all over the United States to find pit bulls a good home. That is exactly what they thought they did for Boss.

"We have home checks and vet checks," said Leslie Woody.

"We do work history checks and background checks for domestic violence," James Woody said.

All of those checks cleared a McMinn County man to adopt Boss in March.

The red flag didn't show until Boss missed two of his vet visits.

Three and a half weeks later after the adoption the Woody's wanted answers from the owner.

"He told us that Boss had an accident. We demanded to see him on Monday," Leslie Woody said.

"When I saw him I was speechless," James Woody said of his reaction this Monday.

The dog rescue said the owner first told them a tale.

"...that he was driving down the road and Boss did jump out of the window and then he took him to the vet," said Leslie Woody.

Then the rescue said the owner told the truth.

"He was tied to the back bumper of the truck. He was forgot about. He [the owner] got a phone call. He just backed over him and took off down the driveway and down the road," said Leslie Woody.

The Woody's believe Boss was dragged one mile and that the owner never took him to a veterinarian.

It was nearly 18 days later before the rescue learned of Boss' injuries. The Woody's rushed Boss to the Lenoir City Animal Clinic.

"He is on some antibiotics now, and the plan is to let the other small wounds scar in," said Dr. Tom Bradbury, a veterinarian at LCAC.

Bradbury will perform surgery on Boss next week to cover the larger wounds. The veterinarian does believe that Boss was dragged.

The Woody's plan to file a police report on the owner. They said their strict adoption checks will now be more tough.

If you are interested in adopting Boss or would like to help with medical expenses, you can e-mail your information to the Break The Chain Pit Bull Rescue at

(Article Courtesy of WBIR Knoxville)

(Boss Photos Courtesy of Break The Chain Pit Bull Rescue)

Boss has had surgery & is recovering at the vets office. The Woody's could really use our help with Boss' mounting bills. Please give what ever you can. Even a few dollars will be a HUGE Help!

Click on the above Title of this Post...It will take you directly to
Break The Chain Pit Bull Rescue's Web Page. There is a link to make donations. Thanks so much for helping out this Beautiful Boy!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hunting some Eggs...and Swinging

We all got together for a Family Cook Out & Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday. Here are a few pics of the Grandsons in action. They are growing up so fast!

My Son Brad & Grandson Reece.

DIL Cindy with Grandson Wyatt.

After hunting eggs, the boys enjoyed the swings!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring Time in the Mountains!

I have been home so little lately, that I haven't taken the time to stop & notice the changes all around my yard. I just love this time of year, when the Dogwood Trees pop out all over the hill & the Iris' put on their colorful show!

Happy Spring Everyone!

Uncle Sam & Rocket Dog Pull Toy

Uncle Sam & Rocket Dog Pull Toy
This is one of my all time favorite pieces. I used my APBT Phil as the model for Rocket Dog.

~*Rebecca's Thyme Primitives*~

~*Rebecca's Thyme Primitives*~
"Rebecca's Thyme Primitives" in Pigeon Forge, TN is truly a Primitive Lovers Delight! If you are planning a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains area... Be sure to put this on your "To Do" List!

Rebecca offers a wide variety of Fine Hand Crafted Furniture, Lamps, Candles, Stitcheries, Dolls, Folk Art "Needfuls" as well as Offerings from Me!

I am doing One of a Kind pieces for Rebecca, as well as Finished Goods from some of my Favorite Artists/ Designers Patterns.

Thanks to Kentucky Primitives for the Great Cupboard Eagle design, Crows Roost Prims for my Favorite Black Bear design & Jackie Schmidt for her Wonderful Primitive & Prairie Doll designs! Love you ladies! :)

Reece & Polly Dog out for a stroll

Reece & Polly Dog out for a stroll
Apollo has been to obedience school. Can't say the same for Mr. Reece...LOL!

Did I mention I have a Grand-Kitty too?

Did I mention I have a Grand-Kitty too?
Reece gives Mr Kittlesworth a hug....

Wyatt gets luv from Phil

Wyatt gets luv from Phil