Say hello to Baloo, an 8-month old Chow Chow who’s named after the bear in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. This curious little guy seemed to be as interested in us as we were in him! Just look at that face!
When we first noticed Baloo walking through a Kenmore Square park, we thought he had just stepped out of the show ring.
The magnificent Chow Chow is often described as regal, very intelligent, beautiful, aloof, loyal, affectionate with family members, dignified, independent, and sometimes stubborn.
You may have first come to know the name Baloo from the Disney version of The Jungle Book, where the fun-loving, laid-back singing bear became the movie’s most popular character. And, since the Chow Chow has roots in China where the breed is sometimes referred to as Hsiung Kou or bear dog, we think the name is genius!
Sunday Dog Baloo is not capable of singing (as far as we know), but he does possess extraordinary “healing powers.” This furry funnyman managed to rouse his person from a deep funk by trotting up to her with an enormous branch, 3-times his size, as she describes experiencing “the purest joy!”
Baloo, you are amazing!
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2013 Penny & Ed Cherubino
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