I did it all for Luigi!


I have been fortunate enough to meet some awesome people via Facebook and develop a friendship with them. This one family is a hoot. They are kind wholesome fun people. People who volunteer during various events held within their city, people who participate in many runs and rides to raise money for cancer research and other causes. People who put others in front of themselves to provide accommodation for family members who lost their home in a natural disaster and who respond to strangers in need. People who foster animals when they can and who assist in trapping stray cats to spay/neuter to prevent cat overpopulation and unnecessary euthanasia.

Luigi is a ten year old Italian Greyhound (IG). He began his life in a puppy mill. As he matured, he became a stud in that same puppy mill. He lived in a cage mating with females living in the same terrible conditions that he was subjected to. Producing puppies after puppies in deplorable conditions so some individual could make money while all these dogs were unloved and neglected.

After spending five years as a stud, Luigi was auctioned off for $ 5.00 to an Italian Greyhound rescue and then found his way into the loving arms of this one family. Luigi had a lot to learn. He never set foot on grass prior to being rescued. He had severe trust issues. He lost the majority of his teeth from malnourishment and neglect in the puppy mill.  He was a mess understandably.  Luigi has since learned to trust.  He has learned to run and play and have fun, but most importantly, he has learned what love is.

I was told that Luigi does not handle cold weather very well and that this is very common with Italian Greyhounds.  I decided to help with that.  I made Luigi some winter clothes and mailed them to him a few months ago.  He deserves them and so much more after having such a rough start in life.  He loves them.  And that makes me happy.

Cheers to you Luigi!

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5 responses to “I did it all for Luigi!

  1. Yvette Wheeler

    Kristal, this beautifully written post gave me a lump in my throat. I am so glad I have made your the Herrs acquaintance.

  2. Jake & Laura McClain

    Love love love this. You made our eyes tear up!

  3. Baen Holder

    You are so pawesome to make Luigi such fun and warm clothes. That quilted jacket is so stylish!

  4. Luigi is very lucky he found love and his forever home, and he’s lucky to have a good friend like you! He’s such a sweetie…and he looks so very handsome in your creations! Thanks for sharing, Kristal. Makes my heart happy!

  5. hello luigi its dennis the vizsla dog hay yoo hav verry stylish pajamas!!! i hav a pair too but they ar just playn old black!!! ok bye

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