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Italian Greyhound “Melts” When His Owner Tries To Take Pictures With Him
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Italian Greyhound “Melts” When His Owner Tries To Take Pictures With Him Interview With Owner

Not everyone loves having their photos taken. While many just frown or cross their arms, some go even further to show it. What’s more, the way in which they might show it might be somewhat hilarious. All of these boxes check out when we talk about Sparky, a three-legged Italian greyhound who seemingly melts when the spotlight shines on him. His reaction is likened to jell-o when Kennedy Simmons, his current owner, tries to pose with him for a cute photo. But do not make the mistake of thinking that he’s not photogenic. In fact, it’s the other way around—his photos are enjoyed by thousands of followers on Instagram and many other outlets on the internet. Funny, cute, or adorable are only a few of the most common phrases for this charming greyhound!

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Meet Sparky, the melting Italian greyhound, and Kennedy Simmons, a veterinary assistant who adopted him

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“Sparky is so fun to be around. He is the biggest goofball, but he’s also very mischievous. If you don’t have eyes on him, he gets up on the table and snags food, or goes and grabs my socks from the hamper. Sometimes I describe him as a sour patch kid because he will snag my food from the table, but then just come curl into my lap right after, as if he didn’t eat my meal. He is very fearless!”

Sparky doesn’t like being in the spotlight, and does everything in his power to avoid it

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The spotlight makes him melt

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“As wild as he is, though, if I’m having a bad day, he’s right there by my side and trying to comfort me. He is very affectionate.”

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“Smiling” is often confused with aggression, but you can tell the difference by how relaxed the dog’s pose is

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What Sparky loves, however, is eating. “Ready for breakfast, and dinner at all times of the day” says his Instagram

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“He loves all dogs (especially his dog siblings), cats, and people… and especially FOOD. As wild as he is, though, if I’m having a bad day, he’s right there by my side and trying to comfort me. He is very affectionate.”

Let’s backtrack a little bit: Sparky broke his leg; it was traumatic to the whole previous family, and they just couldn’t let him enjoy being a normal dog

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“I adopted Sparky from a client at work (I’m a veterinary assistant). Sparky had broken his leg with his previous family, and got surgery, but because they had seen him break his leg and it traumatized them a little bit, they were too scared to let him do anything once he had healed from the surgery, so they decided that he needed to have a puppyhood with someone that wouldn’t be scared to let him do stuff.”

Simmons, being a veterinary professional, knew what it needed and decided to adopt him

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“Sparky’s previous family is really so wonderful! They genuinely just wanted what was best for Sparky, and they knew that because of their fears of letting him do anything, that he wasn’t having the puppyhood that he needed.”

Sparky lost his leg because it never healed properly after it broke

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It caused him lots of pain, and it constantly was hurting, so they were forced to make a tough choice

“After I adopted Sparky, he had to get a second leg surgery, but it just never healed right and it became very painful for him, so his leg ended up getting amputated.”

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“Sparky’s previous family is really so wonderful! They genuinely just wanted what was best for Sparky, and they knew that because of their fears of letting him do anything, that he wasn’t having the puppyhood that he needed.”

Sometimes Sparky is in the mood to pose, and he looks simply adorable

Image credits: sparkytheitaliangreyhound

Image credits: sparkytheitaliangreyhound

Being an Italian greyhound, he’s still capricious in his own right

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“As far as his success, I love how his pictures bring people together. He is such a character, and he makes people happy!”

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You’ve all heard of couch potatoes, but have you heard about the couch sausage?

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Sparky is now enjoying his life with two other siblings and Kennedy

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Amy Bindokas
Community Member
9 months ago

He is adorable 🥰

Vicky Z
Community Member
9 months ago

I just saw my mood during a whole week in this dog😅😅😅 what a range of expressions!!

Amanda Trent
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9 months ago

Omg that boop! Too cute!

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Amy Bindokas
Community Member
9 months ago

He is adorable 🥰

Vicky Z
Community Member
9 months ago

I just saw my mood during a whole week in this dog😅😅😅 what a range of expressions!!

Amanda Trent
Community Member
9 months ago

Omg that boop! Too cute!

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