Duke of Olivedale

“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.”
― John Steinbeck 

Source: Goodreads

Just look at that face!

Just look at that face!

Duke the Pit bull had a fantastic walk this morning in Olivedale! It was a much warmer day than we’ve had on previous walks, which was quite nice. Duke was joined on this walk by Sparrow and Sandy. He showed his strength quite a lot today, as he showed his determination to sniff interesting things and socialise with the other dogs. Back in the day, Pit bulls were used for their strength on farms for hunting, protection and helping with the livestock. Duke enjoyed meeting and walking with Sandy and Sparrow. We even spotted a few other people out and about with their dogs. We took a ride in the car, after dropping Sparrow and Sandy off at home, which was a lot of fun. Duke was tired, but happy to be having a rest and being transported back home. He was very thirsty at the end of his walk, and drank a lot of water. It was a fantastic walking day in Olivedale in the warmer weather.

To read more about the dogs (Sandy and Sparrow) that joined the walk of Olivedale, go here.

Duke again

Happy Duke with his walkers in the car

A Few Facts About Pit Bulls

  • Pit Bulls were popular mascots in early 20th Century America, appearing often on Army recruitment posters and other advertisements
  • Pit Bulls were considered to be so trustworthy with children that they were known as nursemaids or nanny dogs
  • Pit Bulls have been on the cover of Life Magazine three times – more than any other dog
  • Some people claim that Pit Bulls do not feel pain. This is patently false. However, all dogs are capable of blocking out pain – especially when they’re focused intently on something
  • The most decorated dog of World War I was a Pit Bull named Sergeant Stubby. In between his 17 battles on the Western Front, the legendary pooch helped comfort wounded soldiers

Source: Terribly Terrier

 

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