The small Chihuahua Lu-Seal could hardly walk when Julia Morley first encountered him at a Pittsburgh animal rescue. At 16 pounds, Lu-Seal was twice as heavy as what is normal for a dog of her size.
The now-9-year-old puppy, however, seemed to get smaller once Morley brought her home. The Dodo quoted Morley as saying, “I put her on a nutritious diet and walked her as much as she could take, and the pounds dropped off. “She’s doing wonderfully now and has a healthy weight.”
Lu-Seal has been at a healthy weight for three years now and is more active than ever before.
But her weight loss was never more apparent than when her mom had a new fence installed around her yard.
When I chose the fence, it never occurred to me that she might be able to fit between the bars, but as soon as it was put in place it was obvious that there would be a problem, according to Morley.
When it comes to the greatest snacks, Lu-Seal is always on the hunt for her neighbor Eddie. When Lu-Seal tried to leave her yard to pursue him, the new fence presented a little obstacle.
Lu-Seal was determined to squeeze through the fence anytime she went outside, so Morley had to act fast. Morley posted about her conundrum on Lu-Seal’s Instagram, and one of the dog’s followers came up with a hilarious solution: placing a “safety spoon” on Lu-Seal’s back.
The spoon idea seemed just crazy enough to work, and the results were hilarious.
It functioned well after being fastened to her harness with Velcro cable ties, according to Morley. “We simply employed it as a stopgap measure. A week later, the gardener returned and put puppy guards on the fence.
Morley said, “I believe Lu-Seal was so focused on going through the fence that she didn’t even sense the spoon on her back. It didn’t appear to affect her at all, and it didn’t seem to alter her belief that her efforts will finally succeed.
Lu-Seal has given up trying to climb over the fence because of the puppy guardians there. But that doesn’t mean she’s given up on convincing her neighbor to give her treats.
Instead, anytime she spots Eddie while keeping a close eye out for cookies, Morley said, “she goes to the gate and waits for me to take her over to meet him.” “Lu-Seal is just incessantly upbeat. She always has a smile on her face, and nothing can seem to get in the way of that.