Rowdy is just like any other black lab.
He’s playful, sweet, and loves going to the park.
But Rowdy is also very unique. He looks like he’s wearing a mask on his face, but it’s no cute costume…the old dog has vitiligo. The rare, non-lethal skin condition affects the body’s pigmentation.
While the 13-year-old boy probably doesn’t know why he’s become a local (and now national) celebrity, I’m sure he doesn’t mind all the attention and love he’s been getting!
Rowdy suffers from the non-lethal skin disease known as vitiligo.
It’s made him a bit of a local celebrity in Canby, Oregon, where he lives.
While the condition doesn’t affect his health, Rowdy has been through a lot. He drank poisoned river water and was accidentally shot by police during what they believed was a burglary.
This non-threatening (and adorable) depigmentation is just the latest in the rousing life of Rowdy.
Rowdy’s owners wouldn’t change a thing about him!
Learn more about the cutie in this clip.
(via The Dodo)
Here’s hoping Rowdy lives a full life without any more complications. One dog can only handle so much.