I recently lost my beloved dog Otis. The only thing that could heal the pain was a new dog. I decided on a pit-type because I just have always loved the breed for many reasons. But having 4 cats I thought that I should get a puppy so I could be sure to raise it to accept the cats. Turns out the cats have kept away anyway so it's still a work in progress. I went to the shelter where my neighbors got their dog and they brought out Ryan Lochte (the Olympics were happening at the time). I didn't need to see any more pups. He chose me as much as I chose him. He is a joy to have. Affectionate, playful, smart as can be. What a super ambassador for his breed.