PRESTONSBURG – If you live around Prestonsburg, chances are you know Louie. He is the dachshund mix fury baby of Bryan and Jessica Lafferty. The Lafferty’s and their children adopted Louie from Dumas Rescue. The folks at the rescue, as well as the Lafferty’s, had no idea Louie would become a local celebrity.
The long brown haired Louie has a sweet disposition that has everyone who meets him in Prestonsburg falling in love. Every morning around 5 a.m. his family lets him outside to use the bathroom. The Lafferty family lives between the courthouse and the boat park and every morning Louie goes down to the fire station to have breakfast with one of his favorite firefighters, Gerald Clark. He even rode on the fire truck in last year’s Prestonsburg Christmas Parade.
Not only does Louie enjoy hanging out at the fire station, he loves visiting other offices and houses all over Prestonsburg. Another family his owners say he enjoys spending time with is Debbie and Mike Conn.
“It really floors me how much the community has adopted Louie as their own,” said Bryan Lafferty. “Everyone he meets seems to love him. He even goes on sleep overs. The other night a young girl who is a family friend called and asked if Louie could sleep over. I recently graduated from the Appalachian School of Law and one day someone asked me if I was Louie’s dad and Appalachian School of Law is located in Virginia. He is a special dog and we couldn’t ask for a better pet for our children.”
To keep up with the adventures of Louie, visit him on his Facebook page, Louie Dog.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.