After a week off, I’m back with my Boilermaker Big Dog of the Week. This week’s featured dog is Leia, a big, strong girl in search of her forever home.
PawSwap gave me this scouting report in Leia:
“Leia is a 2 year old, 90 pound St. Bernard / American Bulldog mix. She came to us after getting kicked off the farm for snacking on a few guineas instead of protecting them. She is now in a foster home and does excellent in a home. Farm living was not the life for her. Leia is cuddly, sweet, and quiet. She is good with people and would do well with older children. She is fully house trained and comfortable being in a crate. She loves toys and belly rubs. She can be a bit nervous around new people therefore she would prefer a low key home without much traffic. Leia is a velcro dog and is happy to follow you around the house everywhere you go. Leia would do best in a home with no other pets. Leia must have a fenced yard in her forever home. She has a high prey drive for squirrels and will turn into a complete powerhouse on a walk to go after them. Leia is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, and microchipped.”
If you would like to add this big girl to your home, please complete an adoption application on our website at www.pawswapofgreaterlafayette.com/adopting. Her adoption fee is $150.
Leia is simply a dog with impeccable taste. She understood that guinea fowl is considered a delicacy in French cooking. I don’t blame her one bit for snacking on such a delectable bird. She’s a big, happy dog that likes to chase things and that shouldn’t disqualify her from having a loving home.
I’m pairing Leia with Boilermaker Legend and powerhouse Mike Alstott.
Alstott came to Purdue out of Joliet Catholic in Illinois, and after a year of getting acclimated to Big10 football, Alstott took the conference by storm. Over his 4 years in West Lafayette, Alstott accumulated 3635 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns. He also managed to snag 93 passes for 1075 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Alstott was the first, second, and third option for the Boilermaker offense, and teams still couldn’t stop him. He went on to be a second round draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and may be the last truly great running and receiving fullback in NFL history. He appeared and 6 Pro Bowls and was named first team All-Pro on on three different occasions.
Here are some Alstott clips from Purdue. Give the video a second.