Country Duo Steel Magnolia's Best Roadie? Penny the Dog
"Penny loves the bus," Linsey tells PEOPLEPets.com. "At first she was scared – like I was – but she's adjusting to life on the road with nine guys."
The pup's trepidation is understandable given her background. Linsey adopted Penny three months ago from a Tennessee animal rescue. Penny had been a breeding dog for five years, but "she's got a good life now," Linsey says.
That life includes traveling around the country promoting Steel Magnolia's new self-titled album, hanging out on the tour bus – and even stopping by to visit the PEOPLEPets.com offices. It's a far cry from Penny's former life in a cage. She rarely walked and lost a toe or two to some unfriendly chicken wire. These days, Penny is walking much better, and her weight is up to a healthy 13 lbs.
Having spent so many years breeding – she had up to 10 litters of puppies – it took Penny a little bit of time to adjust to her new life. It's nothing a little love couldn't change. Linsey says Penny is "just now coming out of her shell."
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