Lou the Blue Pibble

Lou the Blue Pibble

Lou is a seven-to-eight year old blue pit mix that we found at the local animal control in 2012. His age is an estimate, but we guess he was about two or three when we got him from the pound. He was picked up by animal control officers in bad shape – about twenty pounds underweight (clocking in at a mere 62 pounds) with patches of hair missing all over his body, heartworm positive, and wearing a chain-and-padlock around his neck in lieu of a collar. The animal control officer went so far as to tell me if I take him home, I had better keep an eye on him because he had been “eyeballin'” the smaller dogs in the run across from his at the pound.

As it turns out, Lou is the sweetest, gentlest dog I’ve ever met. He has since grown back all his fur, been treated for heartworms, and weighs a health 80-85 pounds. He’s allergic to practically everything, so he eats a special grain-free, limited-ingredient food, and it’s still a constant battle to keep his skin in good shape but I think we’ve finally found the magic formula! He loves to chase butterflies and bumblebees, but he’s definitely slowing down as he gets older. His most favorite thing is just to find a comfy place to lay down and sleep. He’s got a dog bed in our bedroom, in the living room, and in my office, all of which are loaded down with additional pillows and blankets. Lou is the first bully breed we had ever had any experience with, and he couldn’t have been a better ambassador for a breed that often gets a really bad rap.

 

 

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