A DYING MAN’S WISH FOR HIS BELOVED PIT BULL

by Lori Weise

For all of you that are not aware, Red Man was adopted this past Saturday, thanks to Brandon Fouche and Dog Man’s help. I could not have done this without their support. Dog Man fostered Red Man for about three months in his home and gave him a great life. However, it was Brandon that was able to put Red Man in a pack of dogs and those videos are what really had an impact on his adopter. So much so that he was set on adopting Red Man after watching all ten video!

For all of you that are not aware, Red Man was adopted this past Saturday, thanks to Brandon Fouche and Dog Man’s help. I could not have done this without their support. Dog Man fostered Red Man for about three months in his home and gave him a great life. However, it was Brandon that was able to put Red Man in a pack of dogs and those videos are what really had an impact on his adopter. So much so that he was set on adopting Red Man after watching all ten video!

While I was at Brandon’s place on Saturday, I met Jim who has terminal cancer and is homeless, by a general definition. He was there to visit his dog Jesse who had never been off leash or played with another dog in his life due to what Jim defined as an “anger inside” Jesse. He went on to describe the fights and how aggressive Jesse acted when he would see another dog. Learning more about his life, I wouldn’t call Jim homeless since he had a van, people that cared about him and of course a best buddy in Jesse. The sad reality is that he is very sick and may not survive, so what would happen to Jesse? Who would consider taking a dog aggressive pit bull that never lived in a traditional home but had a home, a great home with Jim? Natalia. She is someone that I had actually met before at one of our Watts clinics, what a small world. She was Jim and Jesse’s guardian angel. If Jim dies, she is going to take Jesse. Jim’s one wish is to see his dog play with other dogs. Brandon made this wish come true. In fact, I heard that Jesse was actually at the dog park, incredible as it sounds, it’s true! Here is a video of Jesse playing with dogs

Check out the video of Jim speaking about Jesse:

Watching Jesse enjoy himself makes me so happy to watch. I can only imagine the sacrifices that Jim has made over the years to keep Jesse. I’m sure that he could have found a more traditional place to live if he did not have a big white pit bull. It’s difficult enough to transition from living outside to an apartment. Try it with a pit bull, it’s almost impossible.

Brandon also told me about another amazing client named Jaime Luna who is handicapped, can’t use his hands and wheelchair bound. He came to Brandon because he wanted to learn how to control not one but two pit bulls. Like Jim, Jaime was also not going to give up on Maxi and Booker. Imagine how difficult two large dogs are to control that have dog aggression issues, no imagine what it’s like to control the dogs with no hands. Impossible? Not for Brandon. He figured out a method to work with Jaime that really solved his problem. What an inspirational story.

Both men will be guests on the Fouche Way Radio show Thursday August 16th at 1:00 pm PST. Listen to the show live or download the podcast to be inspired! http://www.latalkradio.com/Fouche.php

2017-05-24T08:44:07+00:00