Joey Graceffa explains why he had to give away dog Shadow - Dexerto

Joey Graceffa explains why he had to give away dog Shadow

Published: 12/Mar/2020 13:35

by Jacob Hale


YouTube star Joey Graceffa has explained to his viewers why he had to give away one of his beloved dogs – Shadow – after a series of unfortunate events left him with few options.

Graceffa got Shadow and brother Moon in the latter months of 2019 after his female husky Lark had puppies, opting to keep the two brothers and the family unit together.

However, he and viewers soon started noticing some behavioral issues with Shadow and Moon, with Joey explaining that they would fight quite often – not just small spats, but vicious ones, and by the sounds of it, it was getting gradually worse.

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Joey’s pups arrived in November 2019.

Now, in a video posted on March 11, he and boyfriend Daniel Preda explained that they were going to have to say goodbye to Shadow – and why it had come to this.

Joey explained that a viewer had advised him that the fighting may have been caused by something called littermate syndrome, whereby dogs from the same litter grow up to bond really well together and not with the owner, or grow to hate each other and fight constantly.

Evidently, Shadow and Moon went the latter way, and Joey describes an incident in which he thought one of his puppies was going to end up dead as the final straw, realizing then that there was no other option but to give away one of the huskies.

Joey describes the fight he witnessed as “one of the most traumatic things” he’s seen for a while, and was genuinely disturbed by the incident.

They go on to explain that it wasn’t their decision to just get rid of Shadow – they called multiple friends to see if they would want to take either Shadow or Moon, and it just so happened that Shadow was the one to be taken.

Despite the fact that the situation is clearly an emotional one, the solution reached is evidently best for everyone involved, especially given the potential gravity of the issue.


Jake Paul claims he’s hospitalized ahead of Mike Tyson undercard fight

Published: 29/Oct/2020 19:32

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star Jake Paul shook up the boxing world after being confirmed for the upcoming Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. exhibition match — but his statement from a recent press conference is sparking rumors that he may not be fit to compete.

The youngest Paul brother boasts a short, if successful, boxing history; after defeating fellow influencer Deji on the undercard of Logan Paul’s August 2018 bout, Jake took his talents to the professional level, taking out YouTuber AnEsonGib in a first round KO in January 2020.

Now, Jake has been confirmed to fight on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. against ex-NBA star Nate Robinson — but some are wondering if he’ll even appear in the ring.

An October 29 press conference saw an unexpected development from Jake’s side, with the YouTuber-turned-boxing pro appearing from what seemed to be a hospital room.


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ESPN journalist Ariel Helwani was understandably taken aback by the scenery, and asked Jake where he was — which lead to a surprising, if a bit humorous, answer.

“Uh, I’m just chilling man, I came to the hospital to get a little check up,” he replied.

When asked why he was at the hospital, the YouTuber had an even more astonishing response: “We were having a little morning practice, and my team was afraid that I was turning into Iron Man. I punched a hole through a car.”

Needless to say, it seems like Robinson isn’t worried if his opponent will show up on fight night, claiming that Paul “has to show up” in spite of his purported injury.

However, some fans are claiming that they think Paul has a black eye, or even a broken nose, although his mask admittedly makes it a bit difficult to see if these alleged injuries are for real.

This isn’t the first time Jake has taken a trip to the hospital before a fight, and it may not be his last — but considering his ambition and near-constant training, fans can expect that he will turn up for the show (although whether he will “turn out” is still up in the air).