No one likes to stay in the house all day. But if you have some kind of chronic illness, you can’t do anything. This is what Kayla used to think too until she got herself a dog that has a human-like expression. After she brought home Penelope the Goose, Kayla’s life changed. But it’s not just her whom Penelope is cheering up because netizens are also going gaga over her pictures.
Scroll down to see the amazing pictures of this dog who has got human-like expressions. Also, we have interviewed Kayla to know more about her unique furry friend.
Penelope the Goose is an Italian greyhound and is 3-years-old. She lives with her owner Kayla Harvey in Kansas. Kayla brought home this unique dog when she was just 8 weeks old. Penelope was brought home when her owner’s youngest child had started schooling. “When my youngest child started school, I realized I would be home alone for the first time in years. I had 2 dogs who were both seniors and had a senior dog recently passed away. I was too ill to go back to work and as I’m often stuck in my house for days due to being chronically ill, my dogs are my best friends, and often all I have to keep me company. I thought I would adopt another older dog, but the family whom Penelope belonged to told me that there was something very special about Penelope,” Kayla told us.
Kayla told us that when she was looking for a puppy for adoption, she found Penelope Very different from others. It’s because while other puppies were wild and bouncy, she was so calm, loving, and cuddling. Kayla was also told that Penelope is unique and perfect for someone who is chronically ill. And they have said it right. When I got to the home that had Penelope, my son and I were greeted at the door by her puppy brothers and sisters. They were wild and bouncy and one grabbed my son’s shoe and ran off with it! But Penelope was shyly cuddling in bed. Much calmer than the other dogs. When I picked her up, she was so tiny and gentle and just cuddled up to me and slept. For me, it was love at first sight!”
After Kayla brought her new family member home, she decided to post a picture with her. Once the picture was posted, Kayla realized that people are actually liking Penelope’s “goose-like” look. So then she decided to make an Instagram account for her furry friend. And guess what? Penelope has gained immediate fame. She is a star! Right now, 87.2k people are following the account. “Penelope overall does great posing for pictures! She is such an inquisitive little thing that she often stays very still while she is scoping things out. Most of our pics are just natural looks from us cuddling on the couch, but the more ‘posed’ pics she enjoys doing because she gets treats and loves having all the attention on her!”
When Kayla started posting pictures of Penelope, people noticed that this dog wears clothes. So we thought about asking this thing from Kayla. She said that her breed requires clothing to stay warm. That’s when she decided to make her pup a fashionista. “Italian Greyhounds often require clothing, they have very little body fat and can get cold easily and so in cold climates, they often need warm PJs or jackets. They also are susceptible to sunburns with their thin fur and sensitive skin. So in the summer, they often need thin layers to protect from the sun. With all that in mind, I love finding clothes or collars that match Penelope’s Goosey personality! I love things that are whimsical, unique, and colorful for her. There is an amazing woman that owns a company called duds4buds and she often makes Penelope incredible, unique custom clothing and comes up with really unique ideas for Penelope’s outfits!”
We also talked a little bit about Penelope’s personality and nature. To this, Kayla told us that “She is not like any dog I have ever met. She is funny! She loves playing games and even seems to have a sense of humor. Penelope is sassy! She does what she wants how she wants to do it. She is sneaky and mischievous and an evil genius of sorts! I have never seen a dog be able to figure out the things she does to get a hold of what she wants. We’ve gone through lines of trash cans trying to find one she can’t figure out how to unlock! Any of The Goose’s mischievousness is balanced out by pounds of sweetness! She is incredibly loving and affectionate. She adores kisses and hugs and snuggles and is always cuddled up with me or one of my kids. She will wrap her arms around us in a hug when we are kissing her.”
Kayla even told us that Penelope has a special love for children. She likes to play with kids so much. And she has also got a superpower. If Penelope finds any of the kid is not well, she stays with them and cuddles them.“She seems to prefer children over adults (besides a special few adults). She loves playing with my kids and their friends and if one of my children is ill, she seems to know and cuddles upon them and stays with them. She is loved by my children so intensely and she seems to reciprocate the feelings. She keeps our entire family laughing with her goofy antics on top of that!”