“Hennessey,” a red nose pit bull terrier, is the newest addition to the family of Early Williams, MRO buyer at Replacements, Ltd. Early and his family weren’t looking for another dog when Hennessey came into their lives. “We have a pure breed doberman and a mixed breed ‘pound puppy’ terrier that are quite a handful by themselves,” Early said. However, when friends of a friend asked Early to watch their puppy while they moved, he was so cute Early couldn’t say no – “besides,” Early said, “letting him live with us was supposed to be ‘temporary’.” That was three months ago, and with no word or contact from Hennessey’s former owners since, it looks like Hennessey now has a new home with Early and his family!
“I can honestly say I was worried by Hennessey at first, because of all the bad publicity the pit bulls get,” Early said. “However, Hennessey has proven to be a great companion to us, and a good friend and playmate for our other dogs. Of all the dogs I have had, Hennessey is by far the fastest to learn the rules of the house.” Just don’t mess with Hennessey during supper – according to Early, he takes eating seriously! “I have learned to always have a bone – a real one – available for him to chew, or he will find something you really like and chew it to pieces as a reminder.” Early’s wife found this out the hard way when Hennessey destroyed two pairs of her shoes. “She swears it’s a conspiracy, because Hennessey left my shoes untouched. I tried to tell her it’s because her feet smell so much better than mine, but I don’t think she believes that’s the reason.”
When asked about the pet-friendly policy at Replacements, Early said, “It is fantastic to be able to bring my dogs to work. It makes the day go by faster and they keep me active. All of my dogs consider it a reward to go to work with ‘daddy,’ and it is rewarding to me as well to be able to take them.”
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