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Bernice W.

"Save The Pit Bull"

Burke City, MO, USA
female, age 63
Speaks: English
Joined Jul 21, 2006
What I Want to Do: Become a dog trainer

My Dogs, My Disease, & I
I grew up in St Louis & moved to Tulsa in 1993 & lived there until 2004.  During that time I met & married my husband.  Also during that time, I was diagnosed as a Bi-Polar I & having General Anxiety Disorder.  I had a manic episode & lost my job, my truck, my house & I almost lost my husband.

We lived in St Louis for 2 years & my husband wanted to move back TEXAS (where he is from).  We decided on Lubbock.

We moved  & I went to TEXAS Tech Medical for a Psychiatrist.  I’ve had several residents that were my Psychiatrists & have now graduated.  I’m glad that I was their patient & was able to help them understand the disease better.

 I’m reasonably stable now & I belong to a support group online.  I also do walking (I walk dogs at my friend’s kennel), & meditation as well as taking my medication to keep my disease under control.  I’m going back to Tae Kwon Do in the summer.  I had to stop for awhile.  I’m 2 stripes before my Black Belt.  When I get it, I will be one of the oldest students to get one.  I hope to go forward & get my Degreed belts.

 In the meantime, I’m taking care of my husband, my dogs & doing whatever it takes to keep my disease under control.

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Joined Jul 21, 2006 Activist Aspirations Rabid 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause, Other 
Group Host of none yet
Groups American Staffordshire Terrier and Pit Bull Lovers
Hometown St Louis, MO 
Birthday July 22, 1955  
Languages English  
About Me I'm a feisty red head & look out when I'm on a mission! I've owned Pit Bulls for 22 yrs & know what they are really about. I'll do whatever it takes to save the breed even though I won't be owning anymore. I also am a Bi-Polar who has her disease controlled with medication, the art & discipline of Tae Kwon Do, & meditation. I moved from Missouri to TEXAS & love the freedom we have here. "Everything's better in TEXAS!"
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Pets dogs  
Activist Aspirations Rabid
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Christian - Other  
Eating Habits lots of water, Chocolate - Lots of it, Aspiring healthy eater  
Wild Fact About Me In my younger days, I was a wild & crazy gal! I have tattoos of, of course, 2 Pit Bull heads, 1 "happy" dog, the Tarakian (Woman Warrior) from Heavy Metal, 1 coyote, 1 tribal coyote, a Native American armband, a moon with clouds & feathers, a butterfly & a shooting star. I want to get some more soon. I also have some piercings...

Oh, yeah, I voted for Kinky Friedman for governor of Texas.
My Philosophy To have the discipline to live as a Martial Arts Warrior & to use what I've learned from Martial Arts to fight my battles using these strategies.
What Gives Me Hope That someday I will get my Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do & to fulfill some of my other dreams - owning a horse, building a log cabin.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I'd revoke Breed Specific Legislation. I would also make dog fighting a federal offense of not less than 10 years & prosecute anyone who even THINKS about doing it!
What/who changed my life and why Cesar Milan's TV show on National Geographic. The show is called "The Dog Whisperer. His quote is: "He rehabilitates dogs & trains people". He can rehabilitate any dog including those that are "unsaveable". He has rehabilitated Pit Bulls that have been used for fighting & has a "yard" of about 30 Pit Bulls that live together! That is what caught my attention & has really impressed me about his skills with dogs.

Because of his show & watching how he handles "problem" dogs, I realized that there is a better way to rehabilitate dogs make them adoptable.

I've used some of his simple techniques on my dogs & the dogs at the rescue that I volunteer at. I will attest that they REALLY do work!
What Bugs Me dog fighters and child molesters, cruelty, Any one that would hurt an animal, abusive people, people who WON'T use their minds!, people who don't "listen"  
Passions Pit Bulls, DOGS!!!!!!, Animals, making a difference, broadening my horizons, reading, nature, other cultures  
Inspirations Bible and Faith  
What Scares Me spiders  
Role Models Cesar Milan  
Quotation If you don't think about the future, then you cannot have one.
Interests dogs - Boston Terriers, dogs - Pit Bulls, Martial Arts!!, Nature/Wildlife, Anthropology, archaeology  
Books Classic works of Martial Arts, Anything to do with Martial Arts, Anything to do with animals and nature, Some Self Help Books  
Music Rock/Metal, blues  
Movies Heavy Metal, Paint Your Wagon  
TV Shows Suits, Burn Notice, The Dog Whisperer  
Favorite Foods Everything else, Mexican cousine, menudo, barbacoa, japanese cuisine, italian cuisine, Indian cuisine, venison, fish and seafood, TOFU!!!!!!!!!, Indian Tacos  
Favorite Places Taum Sauk Mountains in Missouri, west Texas canyons, west Texas flatlands, Missouri Ozarks, parks, the mountains, rivers, woods  
Can't Live Without MY DOGS MY DOGS AND MY DOGS!!!!!!!!!  
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