B. Lou Lou is a homeless dog in the ICHBA network that isn’t living at the Farnival. She’s staying with another foster family. All we know about her history is that someone dumped her off at the door of the Southside Pharmacy in Springfield this winter.
In May, Donna, ICHBA’s head honcho, and I tried to take B. Lou to the 2015 Springfield Art Walk, but she was so horrible on a leash that we had to pack her back up and send her home. It was not the time or the place for training a high energy yearling that had never been tethered before.
About a week ago, Mason and I started leash training B. She’s a smart little freak. After three days, she was prancing right by my side, slack leash, matching my stride. The only time I had to correct her was when she saw a squirrel. We tested her behavior this morning by walking her with six other dogs. She did awesome, letting everybody take long sniffs of her booty, then moving beside them as though they’d been migrating together for years.
If you didn’t already guess, B. Lou Lou isn’t her real name. It’s Brandy or Brinley or something along those lines, but she is such a crazy looking dog that she deserves a crazy nickname. She wears a coat that looks like it belongs on a wild animal, white paws, and cockeyed ears. Even the name of her breed sounds funny; her foster mom says she’s part Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog. What does that even mean?! 🙂