Predynastic Egyptians knew the great river Nile by the name of “Hapi”. When this, cinderblock headed, muscle-bound boy first came to us, his trials and tribulations were, literally, scarred all over his body. His brindle looks like the watershed of one of the great rivers of the world, so I thought it only natural to give him a strong, powerful name. So “Hapi” it is!
It turns out that Hapi was used a stud for breeding purposes. During one of these breeding sessions, the female turned on and tore him to shreds. Although he may look like a behemoth, he is too gentle to fight. He did not even try to defend himself. I try to steer clear of jumping to conclusions, but, given what I know about Hapi’s history, I have my doubts as to the “goodness” of his previous owners and their intentions for breeding this guy.
Not only does this boy have scars everywhere from his encounter with the female, but he is heartworm positive as well. He is getting treatment and will be on strict crate rest for the next 3-6 months which means I will have plenty of snuggle and bonding time!(woot).
If I was ever asked to give a specific example of what keeps me going, Hapi would be it. He has every reason in the world to hate people, dogs, and the world in general. But, this amazing dog, doesn’t have a gram of hate in his body. He is all love, kisses, and kongs(he loves his kong). He truly is the quintessential example of what bully breeds are and what they are capable of.
He’s only been here for a few days, but be sure and stay tuned for plenty of updates on this beautiful boy!