In the beginning, Leeloo was incredibly nervous around people, but slowly learned how to trust and be brave with the help of her two older dog brothers, Odie and Joey. Leeloo felt safe when she was around her brothers, and they helped teach her that the world wasn’t so scary after all.
“I do believe she was abused in the past as a stray kitten,” Shirley, who asked that her full name not be used, told The Dodo. “She would hide so no one knew she existed. For some reason she loved me and Odie when we walked by and picked us. Odie was her safety blanket.”