Back in October, our very own Adam Reigner noticed a box of Milk Bones in a picture tweeted by Michael Vick.
A week later, Vick released a statement acknowledging that he owned a dog.
What kind? What sorts of training methods are being used? Is it SUCH A CUTE LITTLE BOY (OR GIRL)?
These were all questions to which we didn’t have answers.
A CB tipster, whose claims can be corroborated by several tweeters, sent along a few photos of Vick that were taken at a New Jersey PetSmart*, where Vick, his family and a bodyguard have been attending dog training classes for Angel, the Vick family’s young Belgian Malinois (a type of Shepherd).
The tipster says that Vick frequents the store and signed up for a total of six training classes on Monday evenings, with this being the second week. The first picture was taken last week, and the following were taken this evening (Vick, or his account, actually tweeted during the class):
As a dog owner, it irks me to see Vick handling a puppy. I think when you get put in jail for killing dogs, your privilege to own one should be taken away. But, in a way, it’s refreshing to see that he is taking an actual interest in the dog’s well-being, and not in a way that’s for show– our tipster is in no way associated with Vick or his gaggle of unofficial PR handlers and image crafters.
No word on Vick's or Angel’s progress in the class… but we can confirm that she is SUCH A CUTE LITTLE GIRL (!!!)
*We left the specific store location out so that Vick and his dog can continue going to the classes in peace.