Posts Tagged ‘terrier’

How Many Goddam Pit Bulls are Too Many Goddam Pit Bulls for One McDonalds? Eight on Haight

Friday, September 28th, 2012

This was the scene last night at the famous Micky D’s at the end of Haight Street at Stanyan near famous Hippy Hill.

I passed by two pit-bull-looking dogs outside at the rear entrance, two pit-bull-looking dogs inside the store with owners on the way to the bathroom, two pit-bull-looking dogs with owners in line to buy food,* and two pit-bull-looking dogs as I exited out the front steps.**

Now, some of them might have been less than a year old, mere pups I suppose, and some of them might have been presa canarios or whathaveyou, but goddam, I didn’t expect to encounter eight fighting dogs*** in one minute at one McDonalds.

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I’m not particularly afraid of dogs at all and I’ve never been bitten, but that was my reaction.

And here’s an update – the Dollar Menu is still there but it’s not as prominent as before, as if they don’t want you to see it, it seems.

See you in about a year or so, Haight Street McDonalds.

*At this point, I was looking for an exit strategy, like if they all went Hera and Bane on me, I’d have hopped on one of the counters, that kind of thing. 

** Sans food. I was going to get a large order of fries and two side salads for $4-something for a special lady friend but the line was kind of long and there was some kind of kerfuffle going on so I said the Hell with this and left for the WF right across the street.

***The most I’ve seen in one place at one time.


How Sad: Bronze Statue of Skippy, a Jack Russell Terrier from Sausalito, Gets Melted Down

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

You just can’t leave metal about overnight these days.

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“The Lost Dogs” – New Book Details How the Bay Area Helped Michael Vick’s Abused Pit Bulls

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Going on sale next week, on September 16, 2010, is THE LOST DOGS: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption from author and journalist Jim Gorant.

This book will have the story about how some Bay Area organizations like Oakland-based BAD RAP (Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pit Bulls) and San Francisco-based Our Pack, Inc. Pit Bull Rescue helped heal some of the victimized pooches.

Here’s the video, the official website and a bit from Parade Magazine.

Stay tuned, more to come…

Tiny Dog Gets Very Excited by a Pocket Gopher in Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

This little pup has been bred to attack vermin, so that’s what must be on its mind a great deal of the time.


Eternal vigilance.