“She’s extremely stubborn,” Fernandez-Chavez explain to the Huffington Post. “She always persuade me to do it, she’s like, and ‘I’m not going anywhere if we don’t do a few PDA here, right now.’”
Fernandez-Chavez furthermore says he thinks his dog has a pretty face and tends to draw attention. When she meets a human lover she likes, she gets comfortable real quick.
“I believe she tries to find someone who she feels secure with,” Fernandez-Chavez told HuffPost.
Once Loubie has made her choose, she sits next to that individual. Once she starts leaning on their legs, she goes in for the hug.
“I always tell them, ‘I feel you’re about to get hugged, so get prepared.’ And they freak out, in a good way.”
And could you blame them? “It’s always an adorable moment,” Fernandez-Chavez said. However Loubie wasn’t at all times a hugger.
Her journey to becoming the much admired hugging dog on Instagram, initial started in February 2014.
It was days or weeks before Valentine’s Day, and Loubie and his owner were at the tail end of a walk when Loubie stopped dead in her pathway and started pawing his hand. She kept on persisting he take her paw, so he took a grasp of it and she lifted herself up on her back legs.
Fernandez-Chavez said that as soon as she found her balance, she then crossed her next paw over the one he was holding.
“So that’s when I said, ‘This is strange. Who am I hanging out with here, Queen Elizabeth?’ She was such a Señora, a lady.”
The subsequent time the two went for a walk, Loubie did the similar thing. Fernandez-Chavez thought his dog’s new practice was a little odd, although when he told his friends about it, he made a joke. “I said, ‘At least I have someone to hold hands with on Valentine’s Day.’”
A few days after Loubie start insisting they both hold hands every time they went on a walk, they ran into actor Gerald Butler on the street. According to Fernandez-Chavez, Butler saw Loubie and him holding hands and came over to talk to them.