Her name is "Esme" defined as "esteemed". She's pretty special. She was a bait dog so she's missing teeth and when she was younger you could see a lot of scars on her muzzle and front legs. She's never attacked anything, nor snapped or growled at humans. She came afraid of men and it took me a couple of years and lots of treats to get her to trust me. She has no trouble with ladies. It must be part of her bait dog training, but aggressive dogs take great expception to her and attack w/o any more provocation than a bark. They will leap off front porches. Esme being what she is doesn't retaliate because she does what I tell her. So she's been bit a few times on walks. She loves other dogs, especially submissive ones. Where we board her when on vacation, she gets walked with the little dogs. As you can guess, we're Bully for Pits. I have a Pit Bull & Parolees T-shirt my daughter got in NOLA.Bless your heart, Tom! My prior profession was in animal rescue, specifically Foster Coordinating so I have an intimate familiarity with how important foster families are. Pitties are my absolutely favorite...my current dog is a pittie that was thrown away (literally--we found him in a dumpster!) and he is the most special dog I have ever met. If a dog comes with a special need--missing appendages, eye balls, organs, or is an old dog, behaviorally or medically challenged, prior mom dog, abused or neglected, I have a soft spot for them. I am the crazy dog lady! That dog looks like the sweetest thing. What's its name?
@carolinemc I'm so sorry to hear of this loss. Our canine friends tend to take a piece of our hearts when they leave us, and replace that piece with a piece of their own. She will be with you forever, and what better way to honor her and her impact on your life than rescue another dog. BIG hugs to you.