By now, millions of people have seen the video of 4-month-old Napoleon pitching an impossibly adorable fit because his foster mom, Amber Graves, wouldn’t let him sit in her lap while she was driving. (Haven’t seen the video? Search for “puppy tantrum” on Facebook or Google. It popped right up for us.) What many don’t know is that the little fella, who was taken in by Southern Indiana Animal Rescue (SIAR), may have dwarfism and definitely has mega-esophagus, a potentially dangerous condition that requires a special diet and medication and will eventually need to use a high chair made for dogs called a Bailey Chair. Treatment is costly and, as always, SIAR always welcomes donations for any of their animals. You can learn more at http://www.sirescue.org.
By the way, while Napoleon is not currently up for adoption, SIAR has a number of dogs who are. You can meet a few of them 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 17 at Dog Days of Summer Party at Sam’s, 702 Highlander Point in Floyds Knobs. The event is free to attend and will feature several drink specials. Leashed dogs are more than welcome to attend the party.