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Adorable Rockingham Co. baby and pit bull puppy are best friends, love to snuggle

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Eisleigh, the baby, is 11 weeks old. Clyde, the pit bull puppy, is 9 weeks old. And they’re best friends.

Brandi Leigh Hodges, 25, of Madison, shared the adorable photos and videos on Instagram.

The video of Eisleigh and Clyde snuggling has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook.

“My fiance and I are both die hard animal lovers and adore pit bulls,” Hodges said. “We’ve always said we would get a puppy when we have a baby so they can grow up together and have a special bond. We never knew it would be as sweet as this.”

Hodges said they spent every day together. They nap together at least four times a day.

“Clyde was connected to Eisleigh as soon as we picked him up,” Hodges said. “Surely he wasn’t aware what was happening to him. He climbed into Eisleigh’s car seat and snuggled with her the whole way home. It seemed very comforting to him. To both of them really… it was love at first sight, oddly enough!”

BuzzFeed and several other news organizations have featured the photos and videos.


  • Hobbes

    This is news? Did Fox8 get hacked? Are these people personal friends of someone there? Or is this some sort of pit bull propaganda? Most High School papers would reject this fluff.

    Next time show a vid of a kid playing with a Tiger cub. I’m sure when it matures it will be just as cuddly.

  • Hobbes

    Sorry, Jen, I’ve studied this topic and I know professionals in the field. The “it’s the owners” line is a lie. Sure, bad owners can make it worse, but pits are built and wired a certain way. Just as though you can never truly trust a tiger because of its nature, the same is true of pits.

  • Mike

    It’s built in to the breed. Stop believing bleeding-heart pit-propaganda. You put everything with a pulse in danger when you own a snugly happy time bomb.

    • joe

      Exactly….let your infant snuggle next to a loaded gun and eventually that gun will go off. All the family owned pit bull attacks didn’t expect it because he was ‘trained’, best friends with the kid he killed, etc. Ticking time bomb.

    • jaime

      “Pit bull” isn’t even a breed, genius. There’s no DNA test for it. Any dog can be dangerous. Comparing a dog to a tiger is also ridiculous. Dogs have been domesticated by humans for thousands of years. Tigers are wild.

  • Mercy

    In the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s the doberman, German Shepherd and Rottweiler were the dangerous dogs for those years. Now it’s the pitbull. Someone starts these hate stories about dogs and then fear based ignorance runs rampant. It would be nice if people found out for themselves instead of believing any drama going around.

    • jim

      Actually, it was pitbulls in the 80,s , 90’s and present. To many attacks to ignore the fact that its a breed problem. people are now taking note of the “drama” surrounding these dogs and doing what they can to get them banned or have mandatory spay and nurturing of them.

  • Ashley

    Its all in how you raise the dog. I have owned several pits an have two kids pits are just like any other dog

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