photographs by @vincentjmusi
Size mattered greatly in the formative years of Louis, a Pug formerly known as Meatball, formerly known as a doggie in the window of a New York City pet shop where he was seen daily until he wasn’t.
Meatball had grown too big for the window and was reassigned to, shall we say, a less than prominent position in the store when his owner-to-be, came-to-be looking for him.
And while Meatball may have been too large for the window, the Pug now known as Louis was just small enough to be smuggled in and out past the doorman of a no-dogs-allowed building.
The things we do for love.
Size matters less these days to this 12 year-old, although his five front teeth are locked in a constant battle for space with his tongue. A world traveler, he has exquisite taste in food, music, women and cats. Between his frequent naps, Louis is known to regale visitors with colorful stories about his time living in the city that never sleeps.
This #yearofthedogs dispatch from @vincentjmusi
is part of an ongoing personal project celebrating the beauty and character of these amazing creatures we share our homes and families and lives with.