Handsome Pitbull sees himself for the first time

Five_sets_of_pawsomePublished: October 19, 2017Updated: October 20, 201739 views
Published: October 19, 2017Updated: October 20, 2017

This is Hapi the Pitbull mix. This is the first time he has ever seen himself in a "selfie" before.  It is very exciting for him to see the handsome pitbull looking back at him! A little backstory on this guy...  

He has been with us for about 3 weeks now.  We try not to focus on a dog's "before" too much, but poor Hapi's story should be told.  From what we have gathered from animal services, Hapi was being used as a stud(breeding) and the female whom he was supposed to woo just wasn't having it.  She turned on Hapi and tore him up.

If you look at Hapi, he epitomizes the muscle-bound, big-headed, intimidating stereotype of a bully breed.  But while he is muscular and he does have a big head, Hapi is the most gentle dog I've ever been around.  With that in mind, it is not surprising that this boy did not defend himself against the female's aggression.  

Long story short, Hapi was in intensive care while his wounds healed, he needed a LOT of medical attention.  As if his trials and tribulations up to this point in the story weren't enough, Hapi is also heartworm positive.  But, as is my way, I look for the silver lining.  His need for long-term healing just means that I get to hang out with him for the next 6 months! 

When I tell you that Hapi is a goofball, I feel like I am making an enormous understatement!  All he wants to do is play with his kong, which he takes everywhere with him(even to do his "outside business") and lay on my feet.  I'm already in love with him, as if you can blame me, and it's going to be a great six months as he gets better because of that.

Our boy is still very rough around the edges, as in he needs a lot of basic training, but he has a kind and gentle way about him that will make doing that obedience training with him an absolute joy.

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    Lonewolfbitch · 8 weeks ago

    Oh my God how aweful! To be torn in threads, been in ICU and the heart worm, that is a plateful of heavy stuff. You have it easy, if he is food oriented. I have a sneaking suspicion that he is. Do you use the clicker with treats and words?