fun fact : i volunteer and work with the mayors alliance of nyc animals/humane society/ and ACC (animal care center of NYC), and a really cool part of that is the foster program, I’m a foster parent for pitbulls and only pitbulls, and you get to foster abused, stray, or sick pitbulls and nurse them back to their full health and socialize them in hopes of getting this beautiful misunderstood breed adopted into a loving family, this here is Leonidas, i call him Leo. just wanted to share a small but very important part of my life with you guys ✨. 🐶
So my cab driver just promised to friend me on Facebook and said I’d know him by the motorcycle in his profile picture and I just wanted to be like, buddy, your name is Leonidas, I don’t think I’m gonna forget that
μολὼν λαβέ /molṑn labé, means “come and take [them]”. According to Herodotus, when the Persian armies demanded that the Greeks surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae, King Leonidas I responded with this phrase.
They even named the new arch after him. He’d laugh his ass off about that if he were here. Amanda thinks he’s dead. She doesn’t know him like I do. Ever since he was a boy, he dreamed of having adventures in outer space.