Derek Jeter Opens Up About His Puppy

Derek Jeter's puppy Kane is about 10 weeks old in this picture.
Derek Jeter's puppy Kane is about 10 weeks old in this picture.

Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has revealed who he’s been spending his retirement with: Kane, an Italian Mastiff. Jeter’s fiancée gave him the puppy last Christmas, and it was the ballplayer’s first dog ever. “I’ve been scared of dogs almost my entire life. I blame Cujo,” Jeter admits in an essay about Kane published Tuesday in The Players’ Tribune. “When I first got Kane, I panicked a little. I’m lying. Actually, I panicked a lot. We had some epic standoffs at the beginning. He was energetic, thought he was king of the house, and I was a nervous owner … My panicking was probably making him panic.” But as Kane turns 1 year old this month, things are different. Jeter says he’s learned a lot in the last year, and Kane has “more of a routine than I do.” They’re both a little calmer now — and they looks quite relaxed in a photo of the now 100-pound pup sitting on his owner’s lap. — Read it at The Players’ Tribune

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