Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Sad day.......

for us doggie folk, who were fans of Daddy, Cesar Millan's pitbull who passed away at 16... 16 is a very very old age for a larger dog... Daddy was an ambassador for Bully Breeds may he rest in peace....
i confess, i'm a pittie lover.. i do love all dogs, but i especially love bully breeds, i love big stocky short haired dogs..... my previous love was Pit/Shepard cross... i knew his 'daddy' and 'mommy'... he was also an ambassador for the 'bully breeds' in my local circle... he loved life, loved people, most dogs, unless the other dog was aggressive, then he was assertive, but not agressive... my Shadow was just short of 14 when he passed away with cancer...  























my dogs that i have now are 'rescues'... Sampson removed from a previous 'home', with a previously broken leg and slated for amputation, and Dora who was 'fostered' from the SPCA, when she was feverish after surgery...
Sampson on the left (with 4 legs), Dora on the right... thanks to The Dog Whisperer show we've come a long ways... has been difficult sometimes to train 2 puppies at once, especially after my leg injury last year.. but we're getting there!! i know there is a lot of controversy over Cesar Millan's methods, but for me, i've utilized some of his pyschology technics and had great success... they both need more training, it will be a constant work in progress...and i assure you, this is a rare photo of Dora, she's most camera shy!!! 

5 comments:

aka Penelope said...

Oh … so sorry to hear about your dog who was fortunate to be in the company of your very good care. I have lost pets over the years and it is never easy. I can still feel the presence of my dog that passed away about two years ago. His memory brings back feelings of warmth and unconditional love.

Ruralrose said...

I have a wonderful pitbull son of a pitbull rescue who was also lovely. Thanks to The Whisperer's advice, we were able to bring her from the puppy mill cage to our home. It is too bad dogs are so short lived. Don't you feel as if they could talk they would tell you the secrets of life. Love Penelope's comment about their presence always being there, it is so true in my world. Thanks for the update of Daddy, peace

Roasted Garlicious said...

ohh yes aka Penelope and Ruralrose i still feel the presence of Shadow too, even tho it's been almost 3 yrs since he passed away...even tho our hearts break in the end, it's always worth it.. they are gifts to us, only to have for a short while....how wonderful that you were able to save a Pittie Ruralrose, they are a very misunderstood breed.. and yes i suspect they would have MUCH to tell us!!

Mr. H. said...

While I have never heard of Cesar Million I will also state that I am a huge fan of misunderstood pit bulls.

Our last dog Rusty was a Sharpe/pit bull mix and a pound puppy that died two years ago at age 17. She actually died of old age...I wish it always happened that way. Possibly the most gentle dog I will ever know...Oh the adventures we had over the 15 1/2 years that she lived with us.:)

Even in her old age I never once doubted how she would behave around our grandson.

My previous two dogs Rusty and Norman our Rottweiler, who only lived 8 years before succumbing to cancer many years ago, were both considered to be aggressive dogs because of their breeds...but I never saw any such aggression, not once. While good watch dogs they were both very well behaved, friendly dogs.

I think perhaps it is the owner who is responsible for the bad nature that these dogs sometimes display...not the untrained, often ignored and mistreated dog itself.

Roasted Garlicious said...

'I think perhaps it is the owner who is responsible for the bad nature that these dogs sometimes display...not the untrained, often ignored and mistreated dog itself.'
well said Mr. H... how true in most cases!!.. Cesar Millan (Dog Whisperer) 'theory' is that a calm and assertive (top dog/pack leader) owner is what makes the difference in a dog.. i agree and have utilized that theory with my 2... i need more work, not the dogs ;)