Not really new but...

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Not really new but...

Postby Jazi » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:03 pm

Longtime lurker here!

My name is Jasmine, I tend to go by Jaz or Jazi. I'll be 20 on the 21st and I'm an art student out here in Amish country Pennsylvania. I'm not a huge pit bull fan- I tend to go more for the German protection dogs such as Dobermans and GSDs, but that's not to say I dislike pitties either. My introduction to the breed was nearly 8 years ago now when my sister took in a litter that her neighbors were using as bait. My family managed to successfully rehome all but one (shelter in the area would have euthed for DA) and my sister kept the remaining, a red brindle female. Baby is still dog reactive/selective, but my sister and her family have learned her limitations and continue to work with her every day. I still see her and her housemate (a 2yo rescued chi x named Buster) from time to time to work with and walk them.

I grew up with 3 GSDs and 2 GSD mixes, and for a year I "owned" a chow/lab/golden/??? rescue named Mocha. My parents decided Mocha is really their dog when I moved out for college, so I've been without a dog of my own for about 2 years now. My other sister has a 2yo GSD/GSP rescue named Titan and I have been "voluntold" to train him in the meantime. I call them all "my" dogs but they're not really, I don't live with them and the only thing I'm in charge of is training. I also occasionally work with my grandfather's puppymill rescue JRT named Snap whenever I'm visiting. Forgive me for terrible picture spam!

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Mocha

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Snap

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Titan

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Titan and Mocha romping. The chain is on Mocha because she slips her normal collar... they put her tags on it. I've been trying to convince my parents to let me switch her to a martengale with no success. I even went out and bought one and they refused to let me swap it, so I gave it to Titan instead because my sister was having the same problem.

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Buster

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Baby


I also own reptiles and cats and sort of co-own a feeder colony of rats with one of my roommates. I have a yearling ball python named Quetzal and I used to have a little rescue corn snake named Jormungandr/Jor. Sadly due to malnutrition from his previous situation he did not make it. Saffron is my soulcat who picked me when I went to the local kill shelter to adopt. My other roommate also owns a cat named Z, and the roommate with the rats has 2 pigeons. It's a regular zoo here! I am a foster home for a local reptile rescue, though they get very few of what I'm able to foster so I have not been contacted yet, I participate in shelter events from the same place I adopted my cat, and I've begun to be involved with the local dog clubs. Oh, and I work retail lol

I'm semi-active on a variety of animal forums though I am much more of a lurker than a poster. I play some videogames, read, write, and watch some TV, but the majority of my time is spent running after animals whether they're mine or a friend or relative's. If I'm not doing that I'm probably doing my classwork or commissions. If anyone wants to see either the non-dog animals or the art stuff, I'll post it. I just don't post the snake unless I know they're welcome.
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Re: Not really new but...

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:15 pm

Welcome! :) (hello again!)

All critters are welcome here, fur, feathers, scales, etc!
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Re: Not really new but...

Postby Jazi » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:40 pm

Hi again :hi Bet you were waiting for this. You've twisted my arm, now I just have to show pictures.


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Saffron

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Quetzal. That is a 12x16 piece of board. He's supposed get about twice that by the time he's full grown but I expect him to level out much sooner.

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Quetzal doesn't really know how to work a computer.

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RIP Jor, my little angry man. He was less thick around than a pencil but should have been about twice his size at his (estimated) age. Starved, stunted, and kinked... didn't have much chance.

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This is me with one of the rats at one of the shelter events. I wanted to take an animal but dog flu was going around in the area so I couldn't take the dogs, Saffron doesn't walk nicely on a leash yet, and it was way too cold for a snake. So I fashioned a harness and brought the calmest rat.



Arty things for class, commissions, or fun
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Class project- typography

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Unfinished commission for someone on here :O

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And a quick drawing of Smaug from the Hobbit for fun... I draw more than dragons I promise!
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Re: Not really new but...

Postby Curly_07 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:15 pm

Wow you are talented AND you have a bunch of critters! You will fit in just fine here :-) Welcome!

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Re: Not really new but...

Postby Jazi » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:21 pm

Well, since I still can't post outside of here...

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I guess you get a picture of the cat surrounded by stuff for the new addition ;)
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Re: Not really new but...

Postby Leslie H » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:31 pm

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