If you knew me growing up you would never think I would have my own pet! I grew up in Chicago until 11 yrs old, Santa Barbara 11-21 yrs old, and then all over Southern CA since then. I grew up with Ginger (cocker spaniel) as a baby who I have few memories of! Then came a Sherman Sheppard, Prince! My older brother pick him out. He was cool I just couldn’t stand hair!
Then in CA someone ran over a Jack Russell in front of us! He became ours because we stopped for him and helped him! We named him Lucky!
Sometime between Prince and Lucky passing, Max (Sherman Sheppard mix) and Sammy (Jack Russell) coming into the family I personally got Kobe!
I considered a dog for over a year! Everyone said you sure, you didn’t care to much for the dogs growing up! True but I wasn’t one to cuddle cus I couldn’t stand hair! After a year of debating I went to a local shelter who adopts dogs looking for a shitzu.
Around the corner came Mr. Handsome prancing one paw over the other with a cone around his neck, just been fixed! So much energy and so much pride! My brother was with me @jimmy.lagattuta and we both fell in love!
A week later he was mine! Oooo ohhh no more up and leaving. No more late nights. I had a child! No not crying and changing diapers but I had a child! Daycare, vet visits, treats, food... it’s a child!
7 years later and I can’t imagine life without my side kick! All the ups and downs, all the moves, all the car rides, all the cuddles, all the people in and out of my life, all the trips, Kobe has been the best partner in life until @kenny_calisportsnutrition! And now Kobe is photo shoot ready, spending most days with his boys (Hondo and River) at the future in-laws! I couldn’t do any of it without you my boy! Never wanted a dog and the one I got is absolutely perfect, Idk if I’ll get lucky twice!! 😘😘🐶🐶 Ps. That single mom missing dad is in all dogs too! He is attached to men! Sorry Mommy loves you too much!