Started reading some more intros and realized mine's a bit lacking.
I'm Chris, I live in AZ but I am originally from the Boston area. I'm a single dad, homeowner, sports fan, weight lifting enthusiast, and have owned a dog my entire life. My dogs are named after Tedy Bruschi (Patriots HOF linebacker) and Tom Brady (I'm assuming you know who he is because he's already a legend... if you don't know who he is, he's the guy who married the highest paid supermodel on the planet: Gisele)
I didn't set out to be a pit bull owner, me and my daughter decided we needed a family dog since our last one (Malti-poo) is no longer with us. When I posted on Facebook that I was looking into getting a dog, my dog rescue friends inundated me with so many options but most of them were Pits. I liked the idea, because I feel like I can relate to them better than fluffy little barking machines, and once my kiddo saw a puppy picture of Bruschi, she was in love.
The rescue was at capacity and asked me to foster both brothers so they could stay together as long as possible (I got them too young, 4 weeks) and also because the home they were in was for the tougher dogs, and they just weren't living a good enough life there. So I took them both in, and started training them very early.
Bruschi, the good boy, always showed good boy personality traits and Brady, the tough one, always showed bad boy traits (growling even at humans, "play" that resulted in lots of damage to Bruschi despite being the smaller dog, fearfulness, etc). I decided to keep Brady because I feared that an owner who didn't really bust his or her butt to work with him would be in hot water, or that he would eventually end up in the shelter because somebody would give up on him. So now I have 2 boys, and they're still the same as they were as babies. One is a always such a good dog, and the other, takes a lot more work.
We also have a turtle named Harlem Shake and a bearded dragon named Captain Jackie (originally Captain Jack until we found out she was a girl).