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Adoptable Senior Dog of the Week: Louie

I love big dogs! Big ol' furry cuddle buddies, that's what they are, and this gorgeous boxer is no exception! Have you met Louie yet? He's 60-lbs of handsome and adoptable!

We shared his Muttville profile back in January when he was ten pounds lighter and just finding his smile again. Now look at him! What lovable mug he has, can you believe he's 10 years old and he loves cats? 

To reintroduce you to this sweetheart, read this great interview with Louie by Calvin, the mischievous terrier from small club: big adventures for small dogs. It's a Grouchy Puppy exclusive [...]

photo credit: jane goldman, muttmedia

Calvin here! I'm the mischievous terrier from small club: big adventures for small dogs. My pessimism clashes with the happy-go-lucky personalities of the dogs for adoption I interview - I have to wonder, what is wrong with these upbeat dogs? I mean, they don't even have homes and still they are optimists!

Let me introduce you to one of these resilient dogs recently rescued by Muttville Senior Dog Rescue - a soulful boxer named Louie. Louie hung up his “boxing gloves” long ago, and would like to share his leisure time with someone who will love him just the way he is - gentle and wise. Love big boys? Louie is your man!

Calvin: Hello, Louie! Everyone at Muttville is buzzing about some gorgeous boxer boy - is that you?

Louie: Yes, sir! I’m a brown and white boxer - I used to wrestle with the other dogs at the park for fun, but I have long since hung up my “boxing gloves.” Now I prefer to go for easy walks and chill out with people I love.

Calvin: I heard that your foster family at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue is helping you get some meat on your bones - what’s the story?

Louie: Don’t worry, Calvin. I’m feeling great now that I’m eating right. I was skinny and I wasn’t in top form. I’m chowing down on good food and healthy fats - you’d be amazed by my transformation! Now I weigh about 55 pounds.

Calvin: Oh cool - I love “healthy fats” too - like ice cream!

Louie: No, I mean like omega-3 supplements, sardines, avocados… you get the idea. Not ice cream, you little nut. Big boys like me need extra support for our big bones!

Calvin: Aack. Ok, I get it, you are a retired athlete and you want to stay fit. Tell me you eat treats, at least!

Louie: Of course I love treats! And as wise elder boxer, I’ll tell you that some of the best treats are relaxing times with family and friends.

Calvin: You’re right, Louie. Wish I could learn to enjoy life like you do! Fill in the blanks for me, then you can get back to your philosophizing...

What you like Best about Yourself: I’m truly soulful

What you would Change about Yourself if you Could: About myself? Hmm. The only thing I want to change in my life is to get adopted by my true family

Favorite Snack: Love my sardine treats!

Favorite color: I look great in red

Best Place to Nap: A big fuzzy blanket

Biggest Pet Peeve: When folks think I’m scary just because I’m big - I’m 55 pounds of love!

Most Likely To: Wax nostalgic about my old days in the boxing ring

Calvin: Thanks for taking the time to do this Q&A with me, Louie. I know your forever person is out there - maybe even reading this interview right now! How should they contact you?

Louie: Yeah! You should check out my profile on the Muttville website, then fill out an application so we can meet and get to know each other. See you soon!


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