Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday Theme - Pets: My Dog Smokey

This is my best friend Smokey.  He just turned 10 years old this month.  He is a full blooded American Pit Bull Terrier and the most gentle loving dog I have ever had, and I have had a lot of dogs.  He is a handsome dark brindle with four white boots and a white blaze on his chest.  He came to live with me when he was 8 weeks old.  He learned not to jump up on people from the start.  He has never been whipped or even yelled at. He has been gently raised and likes to please people.

Any time someone comes to my door Smokey runs to the door and wags his tail expecting that it is a friend who will be glad to see him and rub his ears.  He almost never barks and I have only heard his growl one time, at an Ostrich in the Wolaroc game park.

He especially likes children.  When he is around a toddler he stands very still so he won't knock them over.  If they start pulling his ears he just quietly slips into the bedroom until they leave.

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Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

A new thing about you I didn't know! He's a beauty! Love the angle from which you shot this, too.

Everyday Goddess said... [Reply to comment]

Aw, he's a great guy, and sounds just like a Tulsa Gentleman himself!

I'm happy for you two!

Lois said... [Reply to comment]

He is a handsome fellow!

Micki02 said... [Reply to comment]

Smokey is a very good dog ! in France Pitbull are not allowed they cant't make baby, we have too much accident with pitbull and children, some stupid person make this dog, dangerous dog, everybody must to know your Smokey, pitbull are lovely dogs as the others ! if you are nice with your dog, your dog is nice if you are dangerous, your dog will be dangerous !
Kisses for Smokey !

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This time is doesn't seem to be happy!!
Nice picture!

Birdman said... [Reply to comment]

Now, that's a dog I could love too. Wonderful portrait.

DrillerAA said... [Reply to comment]

Smokey looks like he stays ready, so he doesn't have to get ready for anything.

PattiKen said... [Reply to comment]

Smokey does indeed sound like a real gentleman.