The other half of Ella's Lead

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Hi everyone,

I'm Ben from Ella's Lead, chewbecca's (Rebecca's) husband and Ella's daddy. I assume you are already well acquainted with both of those characters.

I grew up with two wonderful dobes. Ella is my first pit bull and I think pit bulls will be our only dogs from now on. I do love all dogs, though. Pit bulls are simply the best. I've never had or met a dog more loyal and loving. Ella is dog aggressive, but absolutely LOVES humans. She'll bark at people that come to the door, but I think it is more of "Get in here and play" than an aggressive bark. She is also extremely sensitive to our moods. If we argue, she literally shakes with anxiety. We both have to give her a hug after a tiff to make things right.

Rebecca has probably told you a great deal about Ella already. I do have to say she is the absolute best napping buddy a guy could ask for. I have the advantage of coming home for an hour lunch during work. Many times, especially during winter, I'll take a 30 minute nap on the bed. Ella will climb up and lay down along my leg and huddle close. Of course, her head is near my feet. I think in her pit bull mind we are protecting each other's butt. On weekends, I sleep in and Rebecca gets up at the crack of dawn. She lets Ella out of her crate and leads her to the bedroom. Ella will stretch and grind her eye-boogies in the floor and then hop up in bed. After circling several times to knock the "grass" down, she'll bury her head and nose in my chest and go to sleep. The rabbit chase will quickly follow, though, and I'll have to prod her.

One thing I have noticed about pit bulls is their incredible strength. If I grab Ella's ball-of-the-day, she'll quickly pounce on my hand with at least 300 lbs of force. I'm still trying to figure out how that is possible. It does make for cute bully stomps though. :lol-sign:

At any rate, I'll be hanging around some. I can answer questions on the leads we make. I make all of them nowadays. Rebecca doesn't have the strength to close the new rope clamps, so I get stuck with it.

Besides the leash business, I work as a chemist for the local wastewater plant.

I can't wait for all those free iPods/iPhones to arrive in my mail. :p
 

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Welcome! :D
Very cute stories about Ella. She's a beautiful girl!
BTW, I have three of your leads and looove them. :)
 

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Welcome! Ya know, I guess this means that chewbecca has to stop posting all those bad things about you.

LOL, kidding. Nice to finally meet you.
 

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Hi Ella's Daddy:
I think I remember seeing posts on another pit bull forum I am a member of.
My name is Sue.
I too own and love pitties.
I specialize in obedience training shelter pit bulls and will be placing an order with you soon.
Pleased to meet you!
Sue
 
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Thanks for all the welcomes. I love all dogs, not just pitties (they're just my favorite). I love everything from Shihtzu's to Newfies. My parents own an absolutely adorable Giant Schnauzer named Sam. He is a 105 pound lapdog.

Welcome! Ya know, I guess this means that chewbecca has to stop posting all those bad things about you.
You should hear what she tells me to my face! :lol-sign:
 

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Welcome! Ella is one of my favorites! I do love pitties too!
 

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Welcome! I lurve the leads, as I have three already and two more on the way! :) I can't wait to get them... mwajhahaaaa!

PS... aww come on... are you SURE you'll never have anything but a pit? You aren't the teensiest bit nostalgic of the dobes? ;)
 
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Oh I LOVE dobes. In fact, Rebecca is really considering one for our next dog. I tell Ella that Mommy is already planning to replace her. Our dream is to have a big area to house several dogs, all well-taken care of. Maybe someday.

Your dobes are drop-dead gorgeous! I have the leads made up and we will send them out tomorrow.
 

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Welcome to Chaz, nice to have you! Ella sounds like such a sweetie.
 

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Welcome to Chazhound. I just got my first lead from you guys and I like it a lot. :) Very pretty leash.
 

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Hi Ella's Daddy:
I think I remember seeing posts on another pit bull forum I am a member of.
My name is Sue.
I too own and love pitties.
I specialize in obedience training shelter pit bulls and will be placing an order with you soon.
Pleased to meet you!
Sue
And you HAVE TO be in Rhode Island, don't you!:p

Do you do behavior work as well as training?
Ella is very dog aggressive and while I ADORE our trainer, she's worked with very few pit bulls (but she's beyond awesome).
 

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Welcome. We love your wife and Ella.

Hey, maybe now SOMEONE in the house will post enough pictures of her.

I haven't yet ordered my Ella's lead. I'm trying to figure out which one (or more) to get.
 

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