Bitsie Tulloch (Juliette on Grimm) spoke to Dogster about Henry, the French Bulldong who has the starring role in her heart. Bitsie talks about how Henry is her emotional support on location, Henry’s social but stubborn personality, the physical therapy that Henry’s going We Talk to Bitsie Tulloch from “Grimm” About Her Dog, Henry – Dogsterthrough after his stroke, and the possibility of a Grimm appearance. Grimmsters and animal lovers will enjoy reading this interview. Source: Dogster
Here’s an excerpt of the interview.
Awww. Love at first sight. Being on location can be tough. Does Henry help with any emotional support?
Sometimes I get lonely, especially being on location and away from all my friends and family in Southern California, but Henry is always with me. He comes to work with me every day, has a sweet setup in my trailer, and I visit him in between scenes. The crew loves him — sometimes I’ll go back to my trailer and he isn’t there because he’s been kidnapped by the wardrobe girls or transpo because they love to play with him.
Having a dog has changed my life — I always say it’s the best training for someone who is considering having a child. I raised Henry from the time he was eight weeks old. It’s felt at times like as much work as having a baby, especially recently after he suffered his fibrocartilaginous embolism.
Were there any warning signs Henry had prior to the stroke?
There were few warning signs other than that day he was looking pretty weak and didn’t want to go outside to play or go for a walk — Frenchies are incredibly playful and have a ton of energy so that was unusual.
What physical therapy is he going through?
A ton! In the beginning he was going to physical therapy three to four times a week. Now we are down to two days a week. He gets acupuncture, hydrotherapy, underwater treadmill, transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS), etc.
He was completely paralyzed from the waist down for a month, and he slowly regained feeling in his legs. He was in diapers, and I had to manually express his bladder and bowels a few times a day — that’s true love! His back right leg is still very weak. He loves his physical therapists at Back on Track Rehab in Portland, and seems to be aware that everything they’re doing is helping him.
Read the rest of the interview (how Henry is her emotional support on location, Henry’s social and playful personality, the physical therapy that Henry’s going through after his stroke, and the possibility of a Grimm appearance.)