This is a tribute to Buddy. The original interview was posted in January 2018. Sadly my friend Buddy Bug became gravely ill in the last 24 hours and had to be put to sleep. He will be so very greatly missed. My heart goes out to Mommy Melissa at her time of deepest sorrow.
Rest in Peace my dear sweet friend.
A] Personal Details
1] Your Name/s?
2] Your 2 Leggeds Names?
3] What type of K9 are you? [Breed]
4] How Old Are You?
5] Do you run your household?
6] Do you live inside or outside the house?
Inside, warm and cosy.
7] Where about in the world do you live?
B] Exercise/Play Time/Adventuring
8] How often do you take your 2 leggeds for a walk?
“Whenever l decide l wanna go for a Walkies, around 4 times a day”
9] Do you vary the walks or trek the same route every day?
“Lots of different routes”
10] Do your 2 leggeds allow you to talk to other K9’s on your walks or do they huff and puff behind you and urge you to hurry along?
“I always talk to others, l’m a friendly fella”
11] Are you allowed to do ‘stuff’ on your walks freely?
12] Have your 2 leggeds ever embarrassed you? If so how?
“Mommy dresses me up”
13] Do your 2 leggeds expect you to fetch the ball/toy every time during soft/hard play?
* Do you have favourite toys and if so what are they?
“Yup, l love my squeaky ball!!”
14] Are you loved every day?
Made to feel special?
“I am absolutely adored more than anything!”
15] Do your 2 leggeds take you away on holidays with them?
16] Do you get to pick where you go if they do?
“Of course, must be pet friendly”
17] Are you given treats? Too few or just right? What are your favourites?
“I will eat anything, l love food!!”
18] Are you fed a nutritional diet?
“Only the best for Buddy!”
19] Is your food moist or dry or both or even the raw meat diet?
“Dry and moist”
20] Do you enjoy it or is it boring?
“Love it, love it, love it!”
21] Do you eat it every day, or sometimes refuse to?
“Always ready to eat!”
22] Are you allowed to sample your 2 leggeds food?
“Always … just have to tilt my head”
23] Do you eat your food when you are expected to, or when you wish to?
“Whenever l want”
D] Your Personal K9 Stuff
24] Do you have a favourite piece of 2 legged clothing and if so, do they know?
25] Go on be a Devil – tell us what it is ….?
“No … “
26] Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the 2 leggeds?
“No!, I would never worry Mommy like that!”
27] Do you have a bed?
“Yes, my 2 leggeds’ bed and sofa”
28] If so, do you sleep in your bed, or their bed, or the couch or all three and more?
“I sleep where l choose”
29] How much alone time or ‘just you’ time do you have?
It seems like Mommy is always with me”
30] Do your 2 leggeds make you dress up?
“She’s obsessed with dressing me up”
* For which holiday or festivity is this applicable?
* Pose for pictures?
The infamous Buddy bug shot
31] Do you actually enjoy it or simply tolerate it because it appears to please them?
“I love it!”
32] Do you have a friendly vet?
33] What would be your perfect day?
“Just always being with Mom … me and Mom are best friends!”
In spite of everything … the manipulations and the training you must subject them to – are they happy that you are there to mentor for them?
Finally, in your own words tell us something about both you and your 2 leggeds that the questions haven’t touched on or asked about – something unique …
“She, takes the best care of me, l couldn’t ask for a better 2 legged!”