When Lisa Reilly adopted her beloved pooch Meatball she knew she’d finally found her perfect match. That is exactly how she described the feeling when she first saw Meaty’s smiling face in a picture uploaded to the Fresno Bully Shelter’s Facebook page. Lisa was moved by the fact that he bore a striking resemblance to her previous dog, Kitty, who had passed away only three months before she adopted him. She made the decision to bring him home with her and give him the forever home that he so desperately needed.
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I used to haaaaaaaaate walking my dogs. I’m not even gonna lie, I’m very lazy, but it’s become my zen time ever since we moved to Benicia. After a crappy week, the peace and contentment I feel walking with my dogs, and when our work schedules accommodate it, walking with Joe, it’s just heaven! I find it so easy to get caught up in the craptasticness of adulting, but being out here with them sets everything right again ❤️❤️ #itsbetterinbenicia ( #ootd by @darrenandphillip and I truly love this harness and leash set! The leash even has a leather thumb loop, which is SO hard to find! On sale Thursday at the link in my bio! #darrenandphillipfamily )
After adoption, Lisa quickly learned that her new pooch had a secret love affair with the camera. The playful pup was only too happy to constantly pose for photos. As a result, Lisa started an Instagram for the pooch and he quickly ended up with lots of fans. His followers totaled well over 150k!
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Let’s get this Meaty Monday started off right!!! Fresno Bully Rescue is excited to be the recipient of Project Blue Collar’s buy one, give one campaign for the next two weeks! For every collar bought through their site, they’ll donate one to FBR, or you can have your whole order donated to them if you specify in your order comments. Link in bio to buy your “I am a rescue” collar in martingale or clip. We get compliments on ours allll the time when we’re out on walkies, bonus points if your neck chub hangs over the collar ❤️❤️ @projectbluecollar @fresnobullyrescue @pitbullsofinstagram #meatymonday #adoptdontshop #dontbullymybreed #fundraiser #pitbullsofinstagram
Things were definitely taking a wonderful turn for both the woman and her new dog. In fact, close to the time that Meatball joined her household, Lisa also met her future husband, Joe. He and Meaty quickly formed a close bond as well, and it wasn’t long before the three of them had formed a happy family. Lisa and Joe often dressed Meaty up in silly outfits for his Instagram.
However, Joe and Meatball did work on one secret project together. Joe had taught Meaty how to balance a very important diamond ring on his nose. Then, Joe dressed him up in an adorable tuxedo in order to pop the question to Lisa. She said yes, and it wasn’t long until they were married and living happily ever after with Meaty and their four other rescue dogs.