He asked me to take her to the vet and let him give her a "once over"..........if everything checked out okay.......My dad wanted her to stay.
Dr. Verdin confirmed what some of us already knew...........she was a very sweet dog. He said she will make a wonderful pet.....His advice ~ "If you are good to her, she will be good to you....." He told me he thought she was an abandoned pup and was just looking for a good home. .......He told me as a pit bull she would set ground rules for the other dogs in the area and then she should settle down.....He told me how the Pit Bull has a very unfair reputation.......they are the gentlest of dogs "IF" people just give them a chance and treat them well. ..........She had her home.............
My father had his first dog ever.........that was just his and not one of his kids.
......Mary Elizabeth named her.............."Ruffo"
Luckily for all of us this was just a fleeting thought of passion and he was quickly discouraged.
It has been almost 9 months now that Ruffo has been part of our family and we all marvel at the way she is with each one of the children.
We marvel at the way she is with our parents and how much she loves my father. If she has her choice between hanging out with the kids or being with her master she always sits with him first.
She loves her new family and these days fits in just fine. She does not chase the dogs away anymore but stands furm that "this" is her home. For the most part, she leaves the cat alone. She does not give the people on the street a second thought ........She gets very excited when we come over "to see her".....She plays with the children wonderfully and always gently.......She is afraid of thunder storms and runs into the house for protection. She always seems to have a smile on her face and seems very happy with her life. She listens best to"her' new mom ..........When I am leaving she tries to get into my car and loves to go for a ride.....She always shows us how to get down the drive way. She pouts when she is scolded but will come out for forgiveness.. .....and a dogie cookie
She knows she is safe.....and has become quite the little jewel ~ A diamond in the Ruff - O"
((and she is quite the drum set to boot.))