Simba, doing what he does best
Simba is about 3 years old. My son moved to Colorado to find work, and instead found Simba. He lived next door. He was chained outdoors, had scars on his head where he was beaten with a hammer, flies had chewed his ears, and he was vicious. The owner had to pull his food and water dishes with a stick to fill them and push them back to the dog because the dog wanted to attack.
My son, who moved to Colorado with 2 other pits, asked to pet him. He walked right up to Simba and Simba let him play with him. Anthony took him for walks, then after a few weeks, moved back to Nebraska with Simba.
Since he walked in our front door, he has taken over this family. He has never been aggressive to anyone in our family, including our then-5-year-old daughter. He is calm, doesn't chew on stuff, just the best behaved dog I've ever known. He is wonderful with kids, just wants attention from anybody that comes in the house.
He loves lying on the couch or bed, no floor for him! He sleeps most of the time, but when he sees me brush my hair or get my shoes on or grab my keys or purse, he flies off the couch and runs to where his leash hangs because he knows we are going in the car. He loves to ride.
He also loves pizza. He begs for food like all dogs do, but if it's pizza, he goes nuts. He doesn't jump up on people or put his paws on the table any other time, but if pizza is involved, watch out. I work from home as a medical transcriptionist and he follows me everywhere. He sleeps on my bed. When I get up, he follows me downstairs to my office. Wherever I am at, so is Simba.
I never dreamed I would even like a pit bull, let alone have one that completely stole my heart, but Simba changed all that. I don't know what I would do without him.