Meet General and Cora
Meet the “hardworking” employees of The Plus Size Pooch
I moved out of my parents house at 18 and two days later I adopted my first pit bull named Sweet (brindle). Then came an abused little pup named Boss (white), then I strongly persuaded a chunky little red pup out of a bad situation that became my General dog, then Mack (fawn) was a foster failure...and so a crazy pit bull lady was born.
Sweet and Boss passed within a year of each other and after losing Mack to kidney failure at the age of 7 it left General being the only dog which he had never been. After many adoption applications answered with “that one is already adopted” and “your current dog is too old for a puppy” we were beginning to lose hope of finding General a friend. I once again applied for pup and included a long explanation that while General was 9 he was extremely puppy-like himself and adored puppies to the point of making a idiot of himself wanting to play and that he is extremely passive so he does amazing with them. FINALLY we got the email saying we were approved!
We took our three hour road trip to pick up our fat little blue and brindle puppy. That fat little puppy had a secret though....
Cora had been surrendered with her parents and litter mates when someone abandoned them when they moved. Cora was in a foster home with her litter mates which allowed her to hide her secret well.
After getting her home and settled in we started noticing she was extremely clumsy, more than usual for a pup, and seemed to have a hard time learning her surroundings. After a vet visit my suspicion was confirmed that we did indeed have ourselves a blind puppy. Pretty sure the rescue was afraid we were giving her back when I let them know she was blind. Nope, she was ours! I have never been more thankful for General’s extreme passive nature because he has been plowed into while eating, sleeping or chewing on bones more times than I can count. He has no personal space, Cora is ALWAYS in his bubble. Cora hit the adopted brother jackpot.
She is the happiest and most adventurous blind pit bull you ever did meet. She without a doubt lives a “normal” dog life. She has no idea her world is any different than yours.
These two knuckleheads are the reason The Plus Size Pooch happened. I knew I wasn’t the only one struggling to find things that fit my dogs.