Today we're going back to the beginning and our inspiration for the whole Pit Bull Frogs Calendar idea - WILBUR!
We first saw Wilbur's handsome self when he was featured on Two Pitties in the City's blog series "How to Be A Tourist with Your Dog: Boating to the Bahamas with a Pitbull" in the summer of 2011.
We fell in love with Wilbur's adorable frog pose and the exciting adventures aboard his boat. One thought led to another and, as they say, the rest was calendar history!
Wilbur's Mom tells his story:
We adopted Wilbur when he was about 4 months old. All I know is that Wilbur was originally purchased as a future stud but his career was cut short at the age of 11 weeks when he was attacked by a pregnant pit bull. I have a feeling back yard breeders were at work here. And don't worry, we really ruined his career as a stud when we had him snipped at the age of 8 months!
Wilbur suffered a fractured skull (we love to pat his crookedy head), torn ear, pulverized eye (which now looks normal except the pupil doesn't dilate properly), multiple puncture wounds including his throat, which is why he grunts like a pig (hence the name Wilbur), and he snores like crazy. We also discovered a few months after we adopted him that his jaw must have been broken also because he can't open his mouth more than a couple of inches. Luckily this doesn't interfere with eating but we can't give him rawhide chews as he chokes on them!
Looking forward to more Knotty Cat Tales featuring you!
|Wilbur calendar page!|