“It worked like a charm.”
The small Chihuahua Lu-Seal could barely walk when Julia Morley first spotted him at a rescue in Pittsburgh. Lu-Seal weighed 16 pounds, which is double the recommended weight for a dog her size.
However, as soon as Morley arrived at her new home, the now-9-year-old dog began to shrink. Morley told The Dodo, “I put her on a nutritious diet and walked her as much as she could take, and the pounds dropped off.” “She’s now at a healthy weight and is doing fantastic.”
Lu-Seal has maintained a healthy weight for the past three years and is more active than he has ever been.
Her weight reduction was most noticeable when her mother had a new fence put up around her yard.
“It never occurred to me when I was choosing the fence that she would squeeze through the bars, but it became evident as soon as it was built that it would be an issue,” Morley said.
Lu-Seal is always on the lookout for her next-door neighbor, Eddie, who is known for handing out the greatest delicacies. When it came to Lu-Seal breaking out of her yard to track him down, the new fence presented a little obstacle.
Morley needed to move quickly since Lu-Seal was determined to squeeze under the barrier whenever she went outdoors. Morley shared her dilemma on Lu-Instagram, Seal’s and one of the dog’s fans offered a humorous solution: putting a “safety spoon” on the dog’s back.
The spoon concept appeared to be just insane enough to work, and the consequences were amusing.
“I used Velcro wire ties to attach it to her harness, and it worked well,” Morley added. “It was merely a temporary solution for us.” A week later, the gardener returned to place puppy guards on the fence.”
“I believe Lu-Seal was so focused on breaking through the fence that she didn’t even see the spoon on her back,” Morley continued. “It didn’t appear to disturb her at all, and it didn’t diminish her belief that her efforts will finally succeed.”
Lu-Seal has given up on her attempt to get through the barrier thanks to the puppy guardians. That isn’t to say she hasn’t tried to persuade her neighbor to give her snacks.
“Instead, whenever she spots Eddie on her cookie patrol, she dashes to the gate and waits for me to take her over to meet him,” Morley said. “Lu-Seal is basically a perpetual optimist.” She wears a constant grin on her face, and nothing seems to be able to bring her down.”