Hercules Rossi – 2004 to 2017
We are sad to report that Hercules passed away Wednesday morning, October 25, 2017 after a short illness, taking his last breath naturally in Shorty’s arms. They were together ’til the end. Please remember Hercules for who he was and what he has done for the Pit Bull breed. He will always be a legend to Shorty and anyone who was fortunate to know this gentle soul. May he rest in eternal peace.
Hercules was rescued 2004 in Las Vegas when he was just six weeks old. Hercules was a destructive puppy during his first nine months of life and was almost adopted to a family when Shorty moved from Las Vegas to San Francisco. Shorty decided not to give Hercules away, and the rest is history!
As everyone knows, Hercules is Shortys’ right hand sidekick. Hercules has been flying with Shorty around the world since he was 1 ½ years old. In 2012 & 2013 Hercules flew over 300,000 miles on United Airlines.
A lot of people think Hercules does nothing but sleep all the time, but he only does that when he is working. Hercules’ best friend is Valentino, but he loves hanging out with either Domenico or Bebi, too. Hercules thinks that Sophia, Athena and Mario are too active for him. He is one of the three sidekicks that sleep in Shorty’s bed at night, which also includes Valentino and Nicola.
Now we know what Hercules is really made of…