If every dog has his day, then Hank?designer Brooke Atwood’s rescue?is enjoying his right now.
The good life for Hank, Savannah-based fashion designer Brooke Atwood’s lovable pit, is all naps, high-profile fashion sessions with the likes of Bruce Weber, and plenty of snuggles. From his mom’s handmade “Hank print” to his jet-setting travels for New York for Fashion Week, Hank’s a sought-after style icon of the moment who’s a regular on the Savannah scene with nearly 1,000 die-hard Instagram fans.
Between his full schedule of photo shoots and trips to the park, we caught up with this lovable star for tips on where to spend a lazy Saturday and the best places for some kibbles.
Photography by Doug Ordway and Brooke Atwood. Compiled by Maggie Harney
When are you happiest?
When I am snuggled up to a human, of course!
What is your most treasured possession?
Who would play you in a film of your life?
I think that human named Brad Pitt would be great. I hear we look alike because we are both really handsome and age well like cheez (which happens to be one of my fave treats). He’s very charismatic, super laid back and good with humans like me! From what I’ve been hearing lately from the news and my Mom, turns out he’s a dog!? So, that makes sense to choose him!
What does your perfect day look like?
Sunbathing in the dirt, a car ride in the back seat with my head out the window on my way to Starbucks on Victory Drive, where they give me Puppicinos, then to the Police Memorial trail where I get to run free and look for turtles! Then on to nap time the rest of the day. Seriously, I love a good nap.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Puppuccinos from Starbucks (my mouth starts watering when Mom turns the corner), marrow bones from the Whole Foods butcher and anything that has cheez in it!
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Every single pitbull that doesn’t have a home and that is sitting in a shelter just like I was due to the misrepresentation our breed gets. I’d give all of them Puppuccinos and a human’s lap to sit on while they eat and get loved on. That’s all we really want.
What’s your favorite hangout spot?
Hmmmm, I have several that I love in Savannah!
Blowin’ Smoke because they give you fresh rib bones while your human eats! The Wyld Dock Bar gives me ice water and cheeeez!!! On Saturdays I like to go to the Forsyth Farmers’ Market then on to Brighter Day to sit out front and people watch (well, I get watched and loved on mostly), and The Public gives me ice water and also they have this delicious egg scramble just for us 4-legged people!
Want more updates and photos from this snuggly pit? Follow him on Instagram @hank_leon_barlow_atwood