Picasso the pit bull-chihuahua-pomeranian mix was born with “wry mouth” 3 years ago and people felt sorry for him because of his looks. In fact, his name was derived from the artist’s signature style of work. But he is now thriving in his forever home and things are certainly looking up for him, as you can see in the video below:
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In an interview, Liesl Wilhardt, who runs Luvable Dog Rescue in Eugene, Oregon, explained, “People feel sorry for him at first because they think he was hurt. But he was born that way. He is perfectly imperfect.”
Although Picasso’s nose is slanted to the right while his mouth bends to the left, he can still eat and bark normally and play like any other dog. Wilhardt did admit that the one-of-a-kind pup has a tendency to be a “messy eater,” because he can only lick going to the left but because of the unusual bone structure, he also has the most “amazing yawns.”
SWNS reports that Picasso had a brother named Pablo, who didn’t have a wry mouth, and they were both abandoned just before Christmas in 2016. Wilhardt, 51, adopted the pups a few months later but sadly, Pablo died of a brain aneurysm in October 2017.
Fortunately, Picasso has a lot of company in the form of Wilhardt’s eight other rescue dogs, a rescue pig named Pax, and two cats.
Picasso has become so much a part of Wilhardt’s life that she can’t imagine life without her “best friend.”
“He is not in any pain and does not need corrective surgery. He can still do all the things other dogs can do,” Wilhardt explained. “He knows tricks and commands. He can play dead, wave, walk backward in circles, jump through hoops. You know it, he can do it.”
“I fell in love with his face right away. We are the best of friends,” she mused.
Strangers who meet Picasso for the first time usually assume that something “horrible” had happened to him but they are quickly won over by his joyful nature.
“Once they know he isn’t in any pain and nothing horrible happened to him, they relax and his appearance makes them laugh,” Wilhardt said. “Nobody knows why some animals are born with this condition. Something just happens when they are developing in the womb.”
And with an Instagram following of more than 214,000 people, it’s clear Picasso’s charm extends to social media.
The most recent addition to Wilhardt’s brood is Brodie, a German shepherd-border collie who developed severe cranial and facial injuries after his mother attacked him when he was only 13 days old. It’s likely that Picasso will bond with Brodie, just as he did with the other members of his fur-ever home.
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