Archive for March 6th, 2017
Like the subjects of his namesake’s paintings, Picasso the dog has a face that seems to exist on separate planes.
The lower half of his snout lines up just perfectly under his hopeful brown eyes, but the upper half, due to a facial deformity, veers drastically to the right, making his drooping nose look like it’s about to slide off.
Picasso, due to his lopsided appearance, was put on the euthanize list.
Last month, an Oregon rescue group pulled Picasso and Pablo from the shelter in hopes of finding them homes.
And not long after the first photo of Picasso hit the Internet, he became a celebrity of viral proportions.
Since their Feb. 11 arrival, Picasso and his brother, 10-month-old pit bull-terrier mixes, have become the stars of the rescue’s social media feeds — and hundreds of people have inquired about adopting them in the last few days.
The rescue is insisting that, because of their bond, they be adopted as a pair.
For now, the brothers are staying with several other dogs in a communal living-style cabin operated by Luvable Dog Rescue.
The rescue says that, while they’re accepting applications, they’re still working to address Picasso’s medical needs, including removing a tooth that’s digging into gums.
That’s not going to alter his unusual appearance, but judging from the response his lopsided mug has received, that’s not going to matter.
Posted by John Woestendiek March 6th, 2017 under Muttsblog.
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