A] Personal Details
1] Your Name?
“I am Danny Boy but sometimes get called Dan Dan.”
2] Your 2 Leggeds Names?
“Humans are known as mum and dad.”
3] What K9 Breed are you?
“I am a Sable Welsh Sheep Dog , very rare my colouring now, I am one of the older breed , only 4 of us about that we know of . Lots of humans think I’m a Border Collie x Lassie because of my colouring but I’m not.”
4] How Old Are You?
“I am 8years young and have been with my humans since I was 9months , I’m a rescue from a centre my mum used to work at.”
5] Do you run your household?
“I definitely am the the boss here I’ve got the humans well trained.”
6] Do you live inside or outside the house?
“I’m an indoor fur baby for sure with all the home comforts.”
7] Where about in the world do you live?
“We live in Herefordshire UK.”
B] Exercise/Play Time/Adventuring
8] How often do you take your 2 leggeds for a walk?
“I take my humans out twice a day for there walkies , but at the moment I’m only allowed short walkies.”
9] Do you vary the walks or trek the same route every day?
“We try to vary them when possible.”
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 have a few pals on my walkies that I enjoy having a woof with , I’m a bit wary of others approaching me while I’m on lead as I’ve been attacked a few times by loose dogs, off lead I’m happy to woof and play with friendly furrys.”
11] Are you allowed to do ‘stuff’ on your walks freely?
“Can truthfully say my humans have never had to stop me from rolling in nasty stuff as I’ve never done it, although have seen my pals do it while on walks, I’ve not been tempted.”
13] Do your 2 leggeds expect you to fetch the ball/toy every time during soft/hard play?
“I love to play ball and frisbee so much , it’s only rare occasions humans have fetched my ball for me , sometimes though I tease them when I’ve fetched it back , drop the ball by their feet and grab it back quick as they try to pick it up , then run round in circles with it for a few minutes .. “
“I’m not allowed ball play at the moment as I’ve ruptured my cruciate ligaments in my back legs, I miss it but I’m still enjoying steady walks while I wait for my operation.. “
14] Are you loved every day?
Fussed over? Tickled? Cuddled? Played with? Made to feel special?
“I’m spoilt rotten every day. Mum is home with me all day , we have cuddle time , gentle play with a few of my furry squeaky toys , and what I call ‘torture ‘ mum calls it grooming ad says I look a “pretty boy ” after .. hmmm sighs I’m not a budgie BOL!!”
15] Do your 2 leggeds take you away on holidays with them?
“We don’t go on holiday , but do have trips to the seaside , wbich l thoroughly enjoy . Love the sea and the beach , get spoilt with a lovely ice cream to m’self before home .. “
17] Are you given treats? Too few or just right? What are your favourites?
“I do have treats , my favourite are from seatreats.co.uk yummy dried fish treats, help keep my teeth clean to very healthy , also mum gets home are biscuits from @Wellybix for me as they are grain and gluten free .. another treat I have regularly is a piece of fruit my fav are strawberries and banana – mm, nom nom!!”
18] Are you fed a nutritional diet?
“Mum cooks my meals for me as I’ve had allergies in the past to several commercial Dr foods .. I have vegetables and cooked fish, vets have approved this. Mum varies the veg for me so I’m not eating the same every day .. I love mum’s cooking , gobble my dinner straight down, the humans ask “did you taste that Dan?” I follow that up with licky lips and a big burp BOL …”
19] Is your food moist or dry or both or even the raw meat diet?
“Have my meals at set time as I have to have my medication, but I never say no , humans knows there s something wrong if I refuse food ..”
22] Are you allowed to sample your 2 leggeds food?
“I am partial to yoghurt , the humans leave me some in the pot , I take it to my bed and get my snout in , licking the pot out , I’ve been known to have to have my face washed when I’ve finished BOL.. the humans call me a big mouse as I love bit of cheese.”
D] Your Personal K9 Stuff
24] Do you have a favourite piece of 2 legged clothing and if so, do they know?
“My favourite piece of two legged clothing is dads soft fleecy dressing gown .. I love to snuggle to dad on the sofa when he is wearing it .”
26] Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the 2 leggeds?
“BOL yes I’m a monkey when mum’s talking on the phone , I make sure whoever is on the end knows I’m there and need attention, when the humans finished the phone call I curl up and go back to sleep.. “
27] Do you have a bed?
“I have 2 beds , one in the living room , one in the bedroom , but like to stretch out on the couch and mum’s bed.. “
29] How much alone time or ‘just you’ time do you have?
“Humans leave me alone when I’m sleeping, I’m never left on my own , I always go out with one or both of the humans, I’m very lucky as mum works from home..”
30] Do your 2 leggeds make you dress up?
* Pose for pictures?
“I’m not made to dress up or pose , only time I dress up is a Santa Hat or Reindeer Antlers and some tinsel for Christmas photos.. I only have to see the camera and I’m ready for photos, I love it .. I do a lot of posing for mum as she makes bandanas and cuddle cushions.” #fluffytailsfashions
32] Do you have a friendly vet?
“Our vets are very friendly and I get lots of tummy tickles from the vet nurses.”
33] What would be your perfect day?
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 …
“I don’t think I could wish for a more perfect day than I get here every day.. obviously I want my legs better , and I wish more homes could be found for the doggys and other less fortunate animals in rescue.”
Paw waves from Danny Boy
My special thanks to Danny Boy and his Mum and Dad for pawticipating in our K9 questionnaire – and sharing all the adventures, home life and insights into life at home and for leaving us with a huge message. This being that there are many K9’s that are looking for loving homes in Rescue Centres.
“Adopt Dont Shop”
Be sure to check out his Mum’s #fluffytailsfashions
Way to go Danny ‘Dan Dan’ Boy, Power to the Bark!
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Hope you enjoyed reading … Tootle Pip from Doodlepip!
“If you are interested in pawticipaing please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and l will email you back with the questionnaire.”
You may have noticed that l am currently in the lead of Dad’s Truly Inspired series – woot woof woof woot! Now l know that many of you must have K9’s equally as much as Feline Katz  – isn’t it time you let them have their say and take our number to 39!
Looking pawards to hearing from many, many more!