Happy Father’s Day to this guy - and all the dog loving dads out there. - - - - - - - - - -
In 2005 I adopted Leo from a rescue in New Jersey. When I brought him home for Thanksgiving a few weeks later - my dad didn’t understand why I had opted for that breed, a #pitbull .... It didn’t take long for those 2 to become fast friends. Leo took his first hike that day and - despite the snow on the ground and his cold paws - he muscled through it. Day by day, month by month… Leo demonstrated to my dad the admirable traits of the breed; loyalty, determination, a lot of heart and always a sense of humor. Leo also showed him the trickier side of the breed; dominance, tons of energy, potential prey drive and the need for a very strong leader — (not to mention the bias that many people have against the breed, including neighbors and landlords). Thankful for all the hikes and the epic ball throwing sessions that my dad and Leo had together in the short 6 years Leo was here.