For as loyal and predictable as dogs can be, they’re also curious creatures. Some of the fluffiest, most petite canines can have the chilliest personalities, while the biggest, toughest pups would often be satisfied cuddling all day. Sometimes, dogs can even change their personalities depending on who they are interacting with — and that’s exactly the case for Zack the pit bull. One man tells the story about how his wife’s pit bull never liked him, causing him to be concerned for the moment they brought a new baby home. Would Zack treat the tot as roughly as he’d treated his human’s husband? As it turns out, even the toughest dogs can surprise you — and prepare yourself for a second, more heartbreaking twist at the end.My wife and I owned two dogs that we had owned before we met and brought into the marriage. Her dog was a pit bull/labrador cross named Zack, and he hated me.
When our daughter was born, I said to the wife,“If he so much as nips at the baby, he’’s gone.”
We brought our daughter home in a car seat, and both dogs sniffed and licked her, tails wagging. I had to pull Zack away from her because he wouldn’’t stop licking her.
Zack immediately became my daughter’s protector, and when she was lying on a blanket on the floor, he always had to have one foot on the blanket.
Zack loved my daughter immensely, and when she became a little older always walked her to bed, and then slept on the bed with her.
He somehow knew whenever it was time to go upstairs, and he would wait at the foot of the stairs for her, and then follow her up to bed.
Zack was poisoned by some dirtbag neighbor kids, and we had one of the worst days of our lives.
At 8:00 that night, my daughter walked to the stairs to go to bed. At that moment, all three of us realized what was about to happen.
After 5 years, she didn’t have Zack to accompany her upstairs. She looked at her mother and me with a look of horror and panic.
It was at that moment that my dog, who loved my daughter dearly, but was not in Zack’’s league, stood up, walked over to her, and nudged her with his head.
He put his foot on the stairs, and looked up at her. They walked up to bed, with my daughter holding tightly to his neck.
For the next 6 years, until he died, Sam waited for her by the stairs each night.