Joe Gatto makes his residing pulling pranks and making jokes on TruTV’s ‘Impractical Jokers.’ But when he’s off the job, Gatto’s life is all about canine. Currently, he lives in Long Island along with his spouse, two human youngsters, and 6 canine – for now. I say “for now” as a result of Gatto constantly rescues pups, together with seniors.

Gatto doesn’t simply love his canine; they encourage him. That’s why he wrote the e book “The Dogfather: My Love of Dogs, Desserts and Growing Up Italian” whereas at his dwelling in the course of the quarantine.


A Quarantine Project

I’m positive a lot of you’ve gotten discovered consolation in having your canine with you in the course of the quarantine. If you’re as fortunate as Gatto and his household, you’ve gotten six surrounding you. Gatto figured, why not write what you recognize? He defined to NY Daily News:

“I was at home with my family and have a house full of puppies, and my cousin mentioned that with all the stories I have about my dogs, it might be a cool opportunity to make a memoir of sorts. So it was a really fun quarantine project to conquer during these crazy times.”

Joe Gatto with his dogs

Gatto did observe that his canine have actually been milking having individuals with all of them day. They know they run his life.

“The dogs have contributed to both the sanity and insanity of quarantine. It’s nutty when you’re in the house with them all day. They’re super-spoiled now. When I leave, Bessy told me that they won’t stay away from the door for a half-hour, hoping I’ll walk back in. And they all sleep in our bed, so I’m basically covered in puppies at night.”

Gatto’s e book “The Dogfather: My Love of Dogs, Desserts and Growing Up Italian” comes out on Amazon Wednesday, September 2nd.

About The Gatto Dogs

Gatto and his household presently have six canine, however much more have introduced pleasure to their lives, they usually proceed to rescue. Six of the canine have appeared in a sketch on the tv present, ‘Impractical Jokers,’ so that you may even acknowledge them already. The comic additionally posts tons of images of them on his Instagram. (Look – I get it.)


Most of Gatto’s canine are mutts below 20 kilos, and all however one had been rescues. All of the pups are named after Italian desserts: Biscotti, Tartufo, Zeppole, Spumoni, Pignoli, Cannoli and Napoleon. Pignoli, the oldest, joined the household simply final summer season, August 2019, from Animal Haven.


The household additionally misplaced two aged canine: Mishkeen and Zeppole (a one-eyed Cavalier from a pet mill.) According to Gatto, he incessantly adopts senior canine.

“I always have a rotating elderly slot where we let them live out their days comfortably. Now our oldest one is Pignoli. She’s 14 years old and just a beautiful little mess herself.”


Mishkeen’s identify notably wasn’t impressed by a dessert, although. The late pup was Gatto’s first aged rescue. “Mishkeen,” he mentioned, was one thing his grandmother used to say that roughly interprets to “Aww, poor soul.”

“Mishkeen was my first elderly rescue and had an epic tongue. He had no teeth [and] was 14 years old. He was an angry little elf, but was super cute and his tongue was always hanging out of his mouth, so there’s a huge spread in the book with just pictures of his silly tongue.”


Staying dwelling isn’t superb, however having these pleasant pups round doesn’t sound too dangerous. Look ahead to Gatto’s e book to study extra about these doggies and the way he saved them, they usually saved him.

H/T: NY Daily News
Featured Image: @joe_gatto/Instagram


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