Saturday, February 20

We'll Miss Daddy!!

Everybody that knows Cesar Millan's Daddy, loves Daddy. My favorite eposide was Cowboy Daddy at the ranch. Daddy passed away on Friday. If you'd like to read more, go to Cesar's Way site. Here's the page.

Melissa Jo Peltier wrote a beautiful article about Daddy. Melissa Jo is a very Special Lady. Awhile back, I wrote on my blog, asking for help with my red-zone dogs and their fighting. She reached out and helped me. I will always be grateful and indebted to both her and Cesar for teaching me "Cesar's Way".

This is the notice I received about Daddy:
February 20th, 2010 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 leave a message of condolence, you can do so on the website

CJ Anderson
Dog Whisperer List Owner

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Ah. Love this show now! Thank you for pushing it! I also love pitbulls, and am so happy that he had and has such lovely pitties in his pack. Daddy was awesome.