So Calvin and I have two good friends, Linda (human) and Rosie (pit bull). Rosie was a stray dog taken to the city shelter last summer by the police after she was run over and left for dead. She was a very lucky girl, she caught Linda's eye and was saved from certain euthanasia. Linda is an older retired woman, and perhaps not the first person you'd think of to adopt an adolescent pit bull, but love conquers all! Linda took her from the shelter and broke into her retirement funds to get Rosie the surgeries and rehabilitation she needed. Here is the video of Rosie's arrival at the shelter, where she would likely have been euthanized due to her injuries. Warning, graphic and sad: During Rosie's rehab she was noted to be rather seriously dog-reactive and unfortunately 'made contact' with another dog, and got the dreaded Dog-Aggressive Pit Bull label. Through some great work by Linda, and some amazing work by Calvin, Rosie has been able to have a dog friend in her life. It took months of baby steps to get them close, and then a bit longer to get within sniffing distance, and not that long after that we were going on joint walks. Linda calls it Rosie's Great Romance, and here's the video to prove that time, patience, reward-based desensitization and a socially adept calm dog can conquer all, too!