In 2009, my husband and I were in a rut. We were both in school and were looking for a way to become more active. My future mother-in-law suggested that we get a dog. After talking about it, we decided it was a great idea.
While we were looking for a dog to adopt, it just so happened that my husband’s boss found a dog on her property in Northern Kentucky. She knew that we were thinking of getting a dog and she couldn’t keep him, so she suggested that we give it a try.
But there was only one catch: he was a Pit Bull.
I have to admit that when we heard that, we were a little nervous. At the time, I didn’t have a lot of experience with dogs, let alone Pit Bulls, as my family only briefly had two dogs when I was a child. My husband, on the other hand, grew up having dogs and other animals in his family, but he wasn’t familiar with Pit Bulls. Ultimately, the thought of the dog not finding a home troubled us, and we agreed to give it a try. Once we met Chancho, I knew right away that we would keep him, because he was fun-loving, playful and affectionate.
Now, I would be lying if I said that first year with Chancho was smooth sailing.
We definitely had our ups and downs. There were many, many times we felt a tad overwhelmed and unprepared to be dog parents.
|Our man Chancho, chillin' out|
To read more about our journey with Chancho and our other two dogs, go to Strong Is Our Sexy.