Before Patrick began his career as the most awkward therapy dog on Earth, he was a stray on the streets of Chicago. When his mom, Morgan Campbell, first met him, Patrick was already three days beyond his scheduled euthanasia date at Chicago Animal Care and Control.
The rescue group Peace for Pits plucked Patrick from the shelter, and it was through them that he came to become a foster fail and the newest addition to Morgan’s quirky family.
The Campbell family is more than happy to put up with Patrick’s strange peccadilloes because: A) He’s a rescue dog, so who knows what he’s been through, B) it’s endlessly amusing to watch his antics, and C) Patrick saved Morgan’s life – more than once.
Morgan suffers from severe Type 1 Narcolepsy which can cause her to fall. During Patrick’s time as a foster dog, she sustained serious injuries from a fall onto the solid oak floor. She lost consciousness and suffered a concussion and deep lacerations.
Morgan has survived two similar accidents with Patrick’s assistance. She now works exclusively from home painting stunning wildlife portraits. She still has occasional episodes of falling from her condition, but none as life-threatening as previous. Plus, Patrick is always there to lend a big, muscular paw when she needs it.
Patrick has so many more delightful video examples of his dingus-ness on his Facebook page, Patrick the Pibble. This one of Patrick’s reaction to being “yelled at” by the family’s 3 sugar gliders is not to be missed! Do your funny bone a favor and check them out!
Featured Image via Patrick the Pibble/Facebook