Saturday, February 20, 2010
Daddy - Cesar Millan's Pit bull
No matter what you thought of Cesar Millan - Daddy, his pit bull was a wonderful ambassador for his breed.
Yesterday Daddy passed away.
Since Cesar Millan came onto the dog training scene, he's been preaching that what we should be giving dogs is exercise, discipline and affection - and we should be giving it to them in that order - and in fact a dog can live without love at all.
Daddy was 16 years old when he died yesterday - and there is no doubt that Cesar had a long and deep connection with him - one that was deep and spiritual.
I am sure that Daddy has taught Cesar many things over the years - I really hope that one of the things that Daddy taught him was that dogs do need, and deserve to give and receive a large quantity and quality of human grade love - and sometimes they need it before exercise and discipline as much as they need it after exercise and discipline in order to have balanced and high quality lives - and it's also okay to love one dog more than another when you have a pack of 30 dogs.
I am sure that Mr. Millan is torn up right now over the death of his longtime once in a lifetime canine companion, and I hope his grief is deep, heartfelt, and in proportion to the depth of love his dog Daddy felt for him. May Daddy have a good rest, now.