OT: Daddy the Pit Pull

For those of you who are Dog Whisperer fans, you will remember [B]Daddy the Pit Bull,[/B]
Cesar Millan’s favorite rehabilitation dog-partner.

I received this email from the [B]Cesar’s Way[/B] Fan Club:

"Cesar Millan, all his family and friends, his staff and volunteers, and dog lovers all around the world today will mourn the passing of one of the most loyal, trusting, well-balanced, and influential pit bull ambassadors the world has ever known. Daddy, Cesar’s longtime friend and partner in canine rehabilitation, died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday the 19th of February. He was sixteen years old.

He lived each day of those sixteen years happy and fulfilled as Cesar’s right-hand-“man,” helping to shape the behavior of entire generations of dogs by showing them the way to balance. He stood as champion for calm-submissive pit bulls everywhere, and was instrumental in helping to repair their image as violent, savage, uncontrollable beasts. He successfully battled cancer and weathered chemotherapy, and even got the opportunity to present at the 56th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards!

His name is now added to that honorable roster of dogs gone by whose influence is still felt today, and which includes some of Cesar’s beloved childhood heroes: “Rin-Tin-Tin.” “Lassie.” … “Daddy.”

He has been immortalized by [I]Dog Whisperer [/I]fans in all mediums, from painting, to photographs, to charcoal drawings and papier-mâché sculpture. And, of course, he lives on in his work, reflected in the balance and calm-submission of his protégé Junior, the countless animals to whom he was a positive role model, and in the hearts and minds of everyone who knew him as a calm, sweet, and mellow example of a widely misunderstood breed.

[B]In Loving Memory.[/B]

More photos on the Cesar’s Way website

Adios, Daddy. :frowning:

I’m so glad that one artist did that portrait of Daddy for Cesar. I thought that Daddy was the best example of the Pit Bull Breed that I had ever seen. Rest in Peace, Daddy. Chase lots of squirrels up there.

Thank you for sharing. Daddy was indeed a special dog.

Awwww, romp free at the bridge Daddy:heart:

Agreed. Gentle soul that helped untold numbers of dogs and their humans. Hero dog…

Aww…Daddy was such a good dog. He will be missed.

Thanks so much for sharing this. I knew he was getting up there in age. It’s always hard losing someone you love. He will be forever loved and never forgotten.