Everyone benefits from having a loving dog, from private citizens to famous athletes. A dog can enhance a person’s quality of life.
Here’s an example of how a German shepherd made an impact on the life of the professional basketball player Devonte’ Graham.
Fans of the National Basketball Association or NBA have probably heard of the Charlotte Hornets. One of their players is Devonte’ Terell Graham filmed a few videos showcasing his favorite dog, Charlotte. In the videos, he describes how they spend their time together.
Devonte’ got Charlotte when she was just a puppy. The dog was timid and would often follow him around. This is the reason why she grew up to be such a daddy’s girl. When Charlotte got older, she became more accustomed to her surroundings.
Charlotte gets excited whenever Devonte’ brings out her leash. This is because she loves going outside, especially if it involves car rides. Devonte’ would never leave her inside the house all by herself.
Another activity that Charlotte loves doing is fetch. She would often retrieve toys that are thrown from the third floor by rushing down the stairs. It’s an activity that she always insists on doing whenever Devonte’ is home.
Sometimes when Charlotte is upset, she would steal food from Devonte’. For example, he would often see empty pizza boxes scattered on the floor. When Charlotte gets caught doing this, she would retreat inside her crate, showing guilt.
Devonte’ loves coming home to see his dog, especially during the off-season. His dog doesn’t care about basketball. Charlotte doesn’t care if Devonte’ wins or loses because all she knows is that she loves her owner.
The unconditional love that Charlotte showed made a huge impact on Devonte’s life. One can only imagine the pressure and stress that is present in the life of an athlete. Surely, all the stress and pressure becomes bearable when one has a friend like Charlotte.
Video courtesy of The Dodo via YouTube.