About this J.P. Dog:
Lucuma (pronounced LOO-koo-mah) is a rescued, one year old Mountain Cur Mix. (Lucuma is a fruit from Chile that is reminiscent of the feeling pumpkiny things give — warm and cozy.) Lucuma’s middle name is Clifforda, per the 4-year-old girl who lives with her, who wanted to name her after Clifford the Big Red Dog, but it needed an ‘a’ at the end since she’s a girl. (Continue for 4 more photos of Lucuma and to read her awesome rescue story…)
“Lucuma is a rescue from Arkansas. This past April, on Easter Sunday, a woman who happens to run a dog rescue found her in a parking lot with part of her leg missing and the bone exposed. They managed to lure her into a crate and bring her to a vet, who did a clean amputation, spayed her, and nursed her back to health. The vet thinks her leg was caught in a steel trap and she chewed her way free, then lived 2-4 weeks on the streets in that condition. She was sent up North to Last Hope K9 Rescue, spent some time in quarantine, and two different foster homes before she found her way into our hearts.”
About this J.P. Dog’s human:
Lucuma lives with her humans Johannah, Andres and their daughter Isa, near Franklin Park, where they’ve lived for five years.
Does your J.P. Dog have any funny quirks, odd behaviors, or defining characteristics?
A lot of people think a three-legged dog, or tripod as they are called, would have trouble getting around. But she runs faster than we can keep up with!
What do you love most about your J.P. Dog?
When I hold her face in my hands, she touches her nose to my nose.
Your J.P. Dog’s favorite outdoor spots in J.P.?
Franklin Park for her early-morning runs
Anything else you’d like to share about your J.P. Dog?
Once she settles in and gets a little older, we are going to try to do Therapy Dog training so we can visit rehab facilities to hang out with the patients there.
Oh, and Lucuma has her very own twitter account: @LucumaClifforda. It’s worth a peek.
Photography: Lucuma’s humans