Here's a question from our readers: Is Tuna okay being around crowds of people when traveling? It can be an issue for travelers with pets, especially with rescue dogs. Do you have any advice?
Tuna loves being around people! I have a lot of friends that constantly dote on him, so he feels really comfortable when strangers do the same. However, I know his limits, so if I sense that he needs space, I will explain politely to the person who is loving on him at that moment, and everyone is always so understanding. As far as advice goes, I would just say just to be sensitive on behalf of your pet. If you feel he or she is getting overwhelmed, then put up boundaries for the pet's sake.
What message do you hope comes across when Tuna shares photos with fans and followers across the globe? I know the concept of the underdog is really close to your heart.
First and foremost, I love hearing how much joy, hope, encouragement, and laughter he brings to his global followers. When I hear personal stories of how he has changed someone's day or had helped them overcome a challenging situation, it really melts my heart. I also hope that Tuna teaches people about redefining the standard of beauty. While he may be unconventional looking, he is so beautiful, charming, and endearing. I hope he enlightens people that beauty comes in all different packages and that true beauty really radiates from within.