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Monday, February 22, 2010

The Passing of a Legend...In Memoriam: Daddy the Pit Bull


Cesar Millan, all his family and friends, his staff and volunteers, and dog lovers all around the world today will mourn the passing of one of the most loyal, trusting, well-balanced, and influential pit bull ambassadors the world has ever known. Daddy, Cesar’s longtime friend and partner in canine rehabilitation, died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday the 19th of February. He was sixteen years old.

He lived each day of those sixteen years happy and fulfilled as Cesar’s right-hand-“man,” helping to shape the behavior of entire generations of dogs by showing them the way to balance. He stood as champion for calm-submissive pit bulls everywhere, and was instrumental in helping to repair their image as violent, savage, uncontrollable beasts. He successfully battled cancer and weathered chemotherapy, and even got the opportunity to present at the 56th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards!

His name is now added to that honorable roster of dogs gone by whose influence is still felt today, and which includes some of Cesar’s beloved childhood heroes: "Rin-Tin-Tin." "Lassie." … "Daddy."

He has been immortalized by Dog Whisperer fans in all mediums, from painting, to photographs, to charcoal drawings and papier-mâché sculpture. And, of course, he lives on in his work, reflected in the balance and calm-submission of his protégé Junior, the countless animals to whom he was a positive role model, and in the hearts and minds of everyone who knew him as a calm, sweet, and mellow example of a widely misunderstood breed.

In Loving Memory.


If you would like to honor Daddy’s memory and the contribution he made to improve the lives of other animals, you can make a donation to Daddy’s Emergency Animal Rescue Fund, which will provide assistance for dogs who are victims of abuse or violence, man-made disasters (hoarder and puppy mill rescues), and large-scale natural disasters (hurricanes, fires, and other natural catastrophes).

Daddy's story & pictures were taken from www.cesarsway.com. Just click the title of this post & it will take you directly to Cesar's site where you can leave condolences for the Milan family or a donation to Daddy's Charity "DEAR"

My sincere & heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Milan Family. Thanks for sharing Daddy with us. He will live on in our hearts forever.

7 comments:

~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

Starla thanks for bringing this to my attention, I had no idea Daddy had passed. Sure brings tears to my eyes, I love that old feller. He was a super excample of the breed....Gone but never forgoten.
Hugs~~Pam

Dogpatch Primitives said...

awww, well he sure had a wonderful life w/ Cesar, and what a difference they've made for so many!
I'm sorry for Cesar, as it's never easy to say goodbye to a beloved friend/companion, let alone such a special friend as Daddy!

The Real Estate Talker said...

I am teary eyed as I read this at
1 am. What a beautiful dog and loyal friend he was to Cesar. 16 yrs. a nice long life for a friend, but never easy to say goodbye. He is an example as to what a Pit Bull can and should be.
We have two, and love them dearly, noone will ever take them from us, they are a big part of our family
Bless the Pitties
Cheryl

Jenn said...

Hi Starla, I came across you blog and I love your primitive cloth dolls. I work for Stampington & Company, the publisher of Artful Blogging and Somerset Studio. If you think you’d be interested in submitting some of your dolls for possible publication please contact me at work jjackson@stampington.com and I can give you more details.
Jenn Jackson

~* Peach Street Folk Art *~ said...

I saw Ceasar talking about him on the news this week. Bless his heart!

I just wanted to drop by and tell you I'm feeling better these days and to thank you for dropping by and visiting with me.

So now, I'm off to work on catching up of everything that I've fallen behind on...and that's everything! ;)

Jamie

Cookie said...

what a sweet memorial, buddy!

can't wait to see you next month - yeeeehaw!!!!

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