When Chris and Mariesa Hughes, owners of 9 rescue dogs, found out their bull terrier, Meatball, may have autism they became determined to make his life as comfortable and fulfilling as possible--going above and beyond to get him the best treatment and professional help. In addition to traditional treatment methods, the couple has also started trying some of their own remedies including giving Meatball a homecooked diet of rice and vegetables, his own weighted vest and frequent rubdowns with the dustbuster (hey--don't knock it till you try it). While Meatball certainly requires some extra care, Chris and Mariesa say he's the cuddliest dog of the pack and they are blessed to have him as part of their family.