I imagined I’d be one of those people that grew old with a house full of pets and without a human to share life with. While I think Kurt Vonnegut is a jerk–and I spent a day with him in my 20s so I can say that–I agree with him: The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.
Nevertheless, I posted a personal ad in The Stranger, and the ad concluded with: And you must be comfortable with dogs, lots of dogs. My profile picture was a photograph of me with Buffalo Sky stretched out across my desk at work.
We both caught someone’s fancy. I met Miguel for the first time at Three Dog Bakery–I was smart enough not to meet strangers in bars so I invited him down to the Pit Bull Project booth one Saturday in 2003. It’s a sugery sweet story–it was Valentine’s Day weekend.
He asked good questions about pit bulls and spent the afternoon meeting dogs and listening to conversations. By the end of that first date, he was answering tourist’s questions about the breed. It wasn’t long before Miguel was hooked on pit bulls.
And it was only a matter of weeks for Buffalo Sky to be hooked on him. This photograph was taken about 2 months later: She was his dog.
And this photograph was taken this past September at Pit Bulls on Parade, an event organized by BullsEye Dog Rescue. Buffalo and Miguel are an impressive frisbee demo team–not bad for an 7-year old dog.
Here’s another action shot Becky Meigs took at the event: