Good Dogs > Bad Humans. One Dallas City Official Finally Gets It Right.

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Justice.
Michael Vick took steps toward rehabbing his image last season. No thanks to the Eagles quarterback, one of his former bait dogs is doing much better as well.

You remember Mel, right?

I first told you his story almost a year ago. It was later picked up by the Los Angeles Times, etc., and became a feel-good national story.

Goes like this: Mel was one of Vick's bait dogs, meaning he was a canine piñata. He was beaten daily by Vick and his cronies to kill his fighting spirit. Once "de-fanged" of his will, Mel was thrown into a pit with prized fighting dogs who practiced their aggression on the hapless, defenseless -- and, even worse, muzzled -- victim.

A blocking dummy, but with a pulse.

Fast-forward a year and Mel is doing much better. No longer scared shitless, he allows strangers to pet him and even frolics in the dog park.

And now, after Vick inexplicably was awarded to the key to the city by Dallas interim mayor Dwaine Caraway, Mel has one of his own.

Last weekend Richard Hunter, who endured an 18-month odessy to adopt Mel, was honored by Dallas' East Lake Pet Orphanage. The award was presented by Dallas City Councilwoman Angela Hunt, who also took time to fire a shot in the direction of interim Mayor Dwaine Caraway.

Quipped Hunt: "One of my colleagues in the city of Dallas showed a grave lapse in judgment by awarding the highest honor our city an bestow -- our key to the city -- on someone who was entirely undeserving and someone who has shown serious cruelty and inhumanity."

She then honored Hunter and presented Mel with ... an edible key to the city.

A million wrongs don't make a right, but somehow today I feel a little bit better about Dallas. And Mel feels a lot better about living.


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healthy pet food
healthy pet food

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Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson

Dogs are the sincerest companions man can ever get. I have always loved my dogs and I am so excited to see Mel doing so good. This is sure a good dog. I would like to share a quote here:"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

Marie
Marie

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lem
lem

props to the East Lake Pet Orphanage for their fine work! mr hunter congrats to you kind sir for being a patient friend to mel. your rewards will be great!! must say i am so happy he's with you now and not the likes of that guy. can't even bring myself to say his name, makes me sick!!! peace out, lem  

Harrypeider
Harrypeider

Glad that the dog is doing well. Glad that BDH adopted him. Will be even more glad to now (hopefully) know that BDH has worked all the publicity mileage out of this and will (again, hopefully) let it die.

Jb33
Jb33

I hope when your parents or children die they stick their organs in a plastic bag and make you make fun of them on the radio, YOU SICK B......!

Lyondoglvr
Lyondoglvr

Great article... let's hear it for the Good Guys!

123tl78
123tl78

To Hamilton.... I get your point about Richie. I'm just glad about Mel.

123tl78
123tl78

To Scott whoever: I would never give a real name out to the wacked out world of the internet. I am glad about Mel.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Welp, Deadspin just put a link to this up..atleast they don't give RW any credit for it ...get ready for the same people that rightfully called RW a hack/asshole midget two weeks ago, to now say Ahhhh, what a nice little person with really weird looking hair for writing this article about the doggie.

New Movie Idea
New Movie Idea

dead station broadcasting

starring the Tardline as dead show talking

Baldy
Baldy

I feel like pimp slapping Caraway and beating Vick with a crowbar.....

billy mays
billy mays

gotta love a douche who rips on a guy for withdrawing from tourneys with a bum kneeyet he misses work for "painless" hair plugs.

his spots claim the procedure is painless, yet he missed 2 full days from it.what a pitch man.

Callback
Callback

RW just said, "BRING IT ON" in regards to Mavs facing Miami in the finals.

last time he said bring it on was when his failure of a show moved to PM drive and would be going head-to-head vs the Hardline.

the Tardline has had their asses handed to them every month since by BOTH GAC and the Hardline.

this does not bode well for our Mavericks.

Julia Hurst
Julia Hurst

This story makes me SOOO happy. From the key to the jab at what's his face- Aweosme!!

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Bob and Dan just said that BDH also received a key to the city from Angela, guess RW is waiting to throw another hard hitting blog post at us about that. I love doggies, have a couple of my own..used to think BDH WAC was pretty entertaining..think that Vick is alot beter football playerman than a human..and that this story has whipped me like a rented mule. BDH surely didn't want any recognition for this selfless act, right?

Hcorp99
Hcorp99

You know what? Who freekin' cares if people are sick of hearing this story. It's a story that needs to b remembered and a man (if you can even call him that) who needs to be forgotten. I never get tired of hearing how Vick's Pits are doing now. It's a feel good story and we need to hear more of those. I don't know much about Richard Hunter, but as a volunteer for the shelter who presented him with his award AND who provided the opportunity for Mel to be presented with his "key" to the city, I am quite proud. Whatever the reason, Hunter does what he does and says what he says........he has still tried to do good thing.

Sybil's beaver
Sybil's beaver

With all this talk of dogs y'all are missing the real story, me, I was drilled again by another radio spare...yes indeed richard hunter, and no, what is in his pants does not live up to the nickname, and he does indeed like RFPDs jammed in his butt

Bart Scott
Bart Scott

i'll actually tune in during Hardline breaks for RJ Choppy & Greggo for 2 reasons:#1 - richie is out which will allow more a conversational flow instead of richie overtalking#2 - last time greggo did a show with choppy he was so high that he got fired from espn.CAN'T WAIT!"

Ticket Bookie
Ticket Bookie

can't wait for richard hunter and his pseudo psychiarty lessons today on the Tardline. its time for richard hunter's monthly segment about mike vick.vick gets more coverage on this little blog and that sorry excuse for a sportsradio station than he does in philly.cuz we all know vick + richard hunter = ratings, right?oh wait...

as the ticket bookie said, "odds the fan flips by september are 2 to 1"

Richie Whitt
Richie Whitt

If you guys are serious about me over-Greggo-ing I'll re-asess. Do I really? 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

dude fake real name not real real name, 123 is just so boring, do you think my real name is ScottsMerkin?

Richie Whitt
Richie Whitt

Naw, it don't work that way. I only get ripped for the bad stuff. Lol. 

Richie Whitt
Richie Whitt

Go ahead, predict our "death." Or did you already get it wrong twice?  

Richie Whitt
Richie Whitt

Not missing work because of the pain, because it is an involved procedure that takes 8 hours. But don't let the facts get in the way of your claims. Enjoy. And isn't it convenient how Tiger's knee hurts worse when he's 6-over than when he's stalking Rocco for the Open?

MoronDog
MoronDog

So you are the person who listens to RW and Greggo?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I'm with you, fan of the Hot Spot before that flamed out with black on black violence, and then WAC. Hell I even went out to one of his events at Texas Cabaret and got to meet Dennis Hoff(forgot to bring my camera--it was pre-Cathouse days)

BDH is very down to earth and will talk to anyone, saw him at the Improv for the Steve-O show and he was super cool as usual. Now, the cons, holy hell he will beat you over the head with an issue. I know this one is closer to his heart since he has to deal with her everyday though.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Dont try to understand what goes on here, its a "special" place to us. Glad to know you like to hear feel good stories. I cant imagine what kind of shit that dog will take after it eats that big ass bone

Richie Whitt
Richie Whitt

some people are funny on here. but i totally don't get this one. 

Richie Whitt
Richie Whitt

where can i sign up to take that action?! yeah right, we're gonna flip formats before cowboys season. that would make a lot of of sense. some of you guys don't think before you post. or do you? 

Sturm's Bloody Rectum
Sturm's Bloody Rectum

can I get odds on the amount of times Bob:

says DUDE.references Favre.makes fun of a religion he doesn't follow.talks about his twitter followers.nervous laughter giggle.

123tl78
123tl78

That's okay. Sometimes it's good to be bored. It's been a trip and a pleasure and again, I am happy for Mel.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I met BDH after the Chariity Challenge over here in the Fort..he was very nice and took time to talk with everyone that came up. Used to laugh my ass off at the little guy on the Hotspot

Baldy
Baldy

A big smelly turd,a big smelly turd. At home,safe and sound. Safe and sound....

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

You're such a great American. Post of the day right there sir.

Ticket Bookie
Ticket Bookie

says DUDE - over/under - 30x per hr @ 5 to 1references Favre. over/under - 2x per segment @ 1 to 1makes fun of a religion he doesn't follow. 3 to 1 for once dailytalks about his twitter followers. over/under - 1000 per show @ 10 to 1nervous laughter giggle. over/under - 10x per segment @ 5 to 1u forgot when he says "and again" over/under - every sentence @ 30 to 1

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

 I saw that when googling my name, pretty funny shit

Richie Whitt
Richie Whitt

Hey I bumped into Kevin Blanford at a RAGE remote recently. Says he's a fan of our show. Swear. I know, one and counting ...   

aboutschmidt
aboutschmidt

The Hot Spot was underrated. davidrobinsonalso was like a black version of Richie - cocky, short, and unintentionally funny. Big Dick Hunter did a great job producing and is a lot better at it than the whip Armin on Rage.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

David Robinson also and Kevin ....... those guys just disappeared. And Vlade was happy with that.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Can I get over/unders or odds on the following:

--Times Dan derails a conversation--Segments of RAGE with music playing underneath--Times Craig or George (can't figure out who) clears their throat off-mic during Muse in the News--Times Richie inserts "Greggo" unnecessarily--Odds that the next Fan promo will feature another dad joke

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