If there is anything Josh Owens loves more than moonshine, it's his pup Cutie Pie. The white furball — who is known to ride shotgun on her owner's bike — steals the spotlight on Moonshiners every time she is on the screen.
However, Cutie Pie has been missing in action over the past few episodes, which is prompting viewers to wonder if the dog is still alive.
Luckily, Josh is known to post updates on his pet on social media, and Cutie Pie was all smiles in a photo Josh shared on March 2018, and on Cutie Pie's official page, the last post was dated September 12, 2018. "Hey y'all still shining," the caption read alongside a fan-made blanket embroidered with Cutie Pie's image. So, we think it's safe to say Cutie Pie is alive and well.
Cutie Pie survived a snake bite in 2017.
A few seasons ago, Cutie Pie almost died after getting bit by a snake while exploring a possible still site with Josh, who had to rush her to the nearest veterinarian office. "The way she's breathing is just freaking me the f–k out, man" Josh said during the scary experience. "She's stiff as a board. I'm afraid she'll have a heart attack as hard as she's breathing."
Cutie Pie was able to make full recovery. However, that was not Cutie Pie's first near-death experience. In 2013, she was stung by a bee, but Josh was able to pull the stinger from her paw. We have a feeling Cutie Pie was right there by Josh's side following his scary motorcycle accident this past March.
"Josh was in a wreck, but is OK. Broke nose, ribs, collapsed lung, lost the rest of his already amputated finger but not in immediate danger now," an update on Facebook read. "Will post more info when it becomes available. Please respect his privacy at this time and let him recover in peace." Another update followed: "Josh is still recovering, the ribs and punctured lung are taking some time to heal. He appreciates all the concern and messages."
More recently, Josh reassured fans he would be back on his bike soon, presumably with Cutie Pie right on the front seat. "Josh would like to thank everyone for all the help he has received from his fans, the good people in the biker community," he wrote. "As soon as he can put his leg over a bike he is back at it. He is back shining as well, recovering at the beach."
In the past, Josh has gushed about his sidekick Cutie Pie. "Cutie Pie she's always there for me," he said on the show. "She's definitely my sidekick. If people were more like dogs, the world would be a better place." He has also opened up about Cutie Pie's biking skills, adding, "She jumped right on up the Harley and stood right up on the tank just like she belonged there. And when we got to the first curb she kind of leaned into the curve and I knew it was meant to be. So we rode all day that day… It was the funniest thing ever."
It's going to take more than a snake bite or crash to get between Josh and Cutie Pie.
Watch Josh and his BFF Cutie Pie on Moonshiners Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Discovery.
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