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Sassy puppy with cleft palate has adorable argument with mom

July 29th, 2020

Bugatti (AKA “Boo”) might not have survived to become the sprightly little pup he is if it weren’t for NorCalBully Breed Rescue executive director Leslie Bird.

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NBBR puts a tremendous amount of effort into rescuing medically compromised dogs. Since it was founded in 2013, the organization has saved over 500 needy pups. They do this with the help of a network of over 70 fosters who provide patience, love, and medical care to dogs in need.

Since “bully” breeds are less popular, many of these disabled dogs face a doubly hard time finding forever homes.

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Boo is a French Bulldog who was born with a cleft palate (which is an abnormal opening in the roof of the mouth which makes it difficult to breathe and eat).

The talkative – if squeaky – little Frenchie was taken in by Bird as soon as she was informed about him.

Of course, he has not rewarded the good deed by backing off his constant, squeaky complaints.

Boo sounds like a tiny pterodactyl when he “barks”!

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Bird calls him the “Chief Complaint Officer” of the house. But he’s earned his right to be vocal after a brush with death.

Stricken with aspiration pneumonia early on, he needed nearly a week’s worth of medical treatment just to survive.

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And he did survive – and with a squeak like Boo’s, it’s impossible to ignore his presence!

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Once he had surgery, he could eat on his own without being hand-fed and he began to gain weight.

THAT’S when his fiery personality really emerged.

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“He’s kind of a tyrant,” Bird told The Dodo.

As the master of the house, Boo pretty much decides when it’s playtime whether his fellow fosters like it or not.

It’s a good thing he’s so adorable!

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Like many puppies, his hobbies include destroying things. But one of his more stressful habits was hiding. He got so good at it that Bird put a little bell around his neck – a neck so small he needed a cat collar (but don’t tell him that).

Since Bird is so dedicated to taking in needy animals it wasn’t long before Boo was no longer the baby of the house.

Meet Po:

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Po also needed medical care for a cleft palate – but that doesn’t mean the two got along right away.

“I never promised you a single room,” Bird joked to a pouting Boo in a video.

Now there are two little pterodactyls running around with bells on!

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Once they got over their initial differences (whatever those happened to be), the two got on like gangbusters.

For Bird, watching the two dogs who were so unlikely to live play together with such spirit is gratifying.

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From the looks of it, Boo and Po still live with their rescuer and it’s not entirely clear if they can be adopted at this point. But the important thing is that they’re still together and raising a joyful ruckus!

To help save more dogs like Boo and Po, support the NorCal Bully Breed Rescue. And make sure you keep up with their adorable residents on Instagram here.

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Source: The Dodo via YouTube, Big Day of Giving – NORCal Bully Breed Rescue, @norcalbullybreedrescue via Instagram

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