Pit Bull Barbie was just a puppy when he was used as a bait dog in a dogfighting ring. When he was rescued, he was traumatized both physically and mentally. He was terrified when his emaciated body was pierced and infected
There was a foul stench from his wound, and he was completely shut down. These depressing factors ultimately put him on the death list.
Bobby was rescued from euthanasia at the last minute, but his troubles were far from over. For the next two months, he was locked in the garage like a worthless piece of junk. Eventually, a woman heard about his plight and adopted him without thinking. Frustrated and confused, Bobby sat in the rescuer’s car, unaware that his life was about to change forever.
For the first time, Bobby was touched by the love and care of the new mother. She gave him enough space to work through his shyness and fear at his own pace. Months passed and he impressed everyone with his incredible physical and mental recovery. He develops a special bond with the woman who rescued him, which eventually manifests as severe separation anxiety (which is understandable given his experience).
Bubby’s owner decided to train him in the crate to give him a sense of security and stability in her absence. During this crate workout, Bubby realized that blankets brought a new level of comfort! Every morning he crawled out of his crate with a blanket and swaggered around the house, sniffing and tail wagging happily!
Bubby’s blanket became his safety shield, reassuring him that all was well. His trauma and nightmares fade away, but his sacred “blank routine” is all but intact. Over time, he developed a similar love for pillows, toys, and just about anything that feels like home!
Bobby received the best gift from his family when they adopted another rescued pit bull named Simon to accompany him. They thought Bobby would eventually lose his blanket obsession, but that never happened. Simon’s adoration and admiration for Bobby, and it’s only a matter of time before he replicates his brother’s all-encompassing love! Wow! Pitbulls are so cute!
Click on the video below to watch Bubby use his trusty blanket to learn to deal with past trauma.