Imagine seeing this, only twice the size (minus the muzzle restrainer), looking at you while you clean a house.
For comparison sake, this is my grand-dog Duncan who weighs 45 pounds.
Today we arrived at a new client's house and were greeted by Chuck, an 80 pound Pit Bull mix. He immediately took my arm in his mouth and wiggled with glee. Luckily I recognized this gesture as a sign of affection and didn't faint with fear.
We'd already cleaned two houses and this was our third but thanks to Chuck I didn't mind a bit. He became my good friend and I took many opportunities to stroke the soft fur under his chin, scratch his head, and rough up his ears as often as I could.
He insisted I play tug of war a couple of times but I was smart enough to brace myself first or I may have found myself flung into the next county. These are such high energy dogs and they are so lovable and full of life.
But I really did have a deja vu moment when, after being let out for a 'break', Chuck came to the door and insisted on being let in.
And I saw Duncan all over again.
I think I'm in love!