Random Snap: Pit Stop.

One of the joys of owning a Pit Bull is that you get to see how happy they are when they’re near people. Takata’s whole butt moves from side to side as she wags her little puppy tail when people approach her ready to pet her soft coat. Likewise, Joy’s red nose Pit Bull, an extra large boy named Turbo, is always happy to meet new people, and especially, kids.

Despite what mainstream media would like to tell you, Pit Bulls are great with kids, and were even used as nannies before they were used as status symbols by not-so-savory types. So while I was relaxing under the IAG tent during this past Sunday’s College Park Tuning Springtime event, I noticed a little girl that was so excited to ask Joy for permission to pet the dog that was three times her size. She gave him some affection, and in typical Pit Bull fashion, Turbo loved every second, wagging his tail and smelling the little girl’s hands. I managed to snap off this pic while holding Takata with my other hand.

Pit Bulls - One of the greatest breeds

Just wanted to share a moment that made me smile.

More photos coming soon of this event!
–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Random Snap: Cherry Blossoms in Maryland.

I was driving home one late afternoon, and as I was pulling up to my house, I noticed the trees looked much different. I parked. I got out, and stared at these fluffy white, pink and yellow trees. What were once just a bunch of sad looking twigs that were lined up along the Inner Harbor in Baltimore were now fully bloomed Cherry Blossoms that adorned the streets and brought so much more color.

I decided to run inside my place, grab my camera and take a few photos of these trees. I parked the daily along the street where I take Takata for walks along the Harbor.

Baltimore, MD

I think this week or next I’m taking Takata and maybe Turbo to the centennial Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. If you’re in the DC/MD/VA area, you should definitely check it out!

http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/about/2012-centennial/

I’m starting to really like Maryland.
–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Meet Takata.

So as you now know, I’ve been living here in Baltimore, MD next to the inner harbor. It gets lonely at times, so it’s good to meet new friends out here. On my days off when I’m not in the hospital, I sometimes take Joy’s dog, Turbo, a very large pitbull, out for walks and for car rides as we explore Maryland’s backroads in the country.

I <3 this puppy.

This is Turbo, Joy's pup.

Recently, she tried to adopt another pitbull puppy she named Takata (yes, as in the same Japanese company that makes racing harnesses) from Brendon Ford who found Takata on the streets in Baltimore hungry, and without an owner. He took her in and nursed her back to health. Unfortunately, where Joy moved to, they wouldn’t allow her to have more than one dog, and Brendon couldn’t take her either as he has his own dogs he must take care of. So I stepped in and decided to adopt her.

BFF's forever!

Turbo gets a smooch from Takata

Turbo protects Takata all the time, it's cute.

I figured I could do the same for Takata. She’s already gotten used to the stiff suspension in my car, and now she’s been in the car so much, bumps don’t even phase her. She’s my kind of dog. You’ll be seeing more of her in random posts. What does it have to do with cars? Her name is Takata.

These guys are impossible to separate, impossible to live with.

Best co pilot ever

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com