When the man's daughter, McKenna, decided to adopt Violet this past summer, the idea didn't delight everyone at home. Ironically in hindsight, only McKenna's mom welcomed the pup at first.
Before long, however, Violet was able to work her charms to win over the one parental holdout.
"My dad was very not on board with getting a dog. It took about a week for him to fully accept," McKenna told The Dodo. "But there's something about my dad that my dog loves more than the rest of us, so when he saw that he was her favorite, they became BFFs."