“Mimi [left] Cooper [Right]”
A] Personal Details
1] Your Name/s?
“Mimi and Cooper. Kind of like the car..you know? Mimi Cooper.”
2] Your 2 Leggeds Names?
“We know them as Treat & Walk. They call themselves Ben & Mary.”
3] What K9 Breed are you?
4] How Old Are You?
“We are both two in people years, so really we are teens”
5] Do you run your household?
“Running requires a lot of effort. We rule our house. Same effect, less effort, you know?”
6] Do you live inside or outside the house?
“Oh Please! We only go out for one reason, and we would rather keep that to ourselves”
7] Where about in the world do you live?
“We are Hoosier Frenchies residing in the middle of Indiana USA”
B] Exercise/Play Time/Adventuring
“Our humans toss things and we go and get them, but our true passion is chewing on our bones. We moan and hum and snort because it is so delightful We also love naps and amateur puppy wrestling.”
8] How often do you take your 2 leggeds for a walk?
“At least twice a day, but mom works from the house so we go out to protect her from rabbits when she checks the mail.”
9] Do you vary the walks or trek the same route every day?
“We are creatures of habit and stick to the road we know. We have our favourite “spots” …if you know what we mean.”.
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?
“They allow us to meet other pups, but we are usually the ones that huff and puff.. We may be small but we hold our ground.”
11] Are you allowed to do ‘stuff’ on your walks freely?
“We pretty much poo and pee wherever we please if that’s what you mean We stay on leash because of the serious threat we pose to the local squirrel population.”
12] Have your 2 leggeds ever embarrassed you? If so how?
“Halloween! Need we say more? Just because they like to dress up as Bat something and Robin Girl doesn’t mean we need to be subjected to their shenanigans. We are French..dignified and refined.”
13] Do your 2 leggeds expect you to fetch the ball/toy every time during soft/hard play?
“Glad you used the term expect. People can expect a lot of things, but that doesn’t mean it is going to happen. Having said that I, Cooper, plan to try out for the local pro futbol club, The Indy 11, as soon as I’m old enough.”
* Do you have favourite toys and if so what are they?
“We like to play with each other. Mimi always bites my bits and I chew on her ears…it’s not what you think. We also love our antlers, tennis balls, nyla bones and the human’s undergarments when they present themselves.”
14] Are you loved every day?
“Honestly, it’s more akin to worshipped.”
“You do know we are French? Everyone fusses over us and we pretend to not care, but if it were to ever cease, oh there would be a price to pay. Maybe a secret gift left in the closet. You can smell it, but can you find it?”
“Yes right under the neck.”
“When we allow it, yes. Has to be on our terms.”
“We love to play with our humans, it’s our best chance to get a taste of human flesh. Tastes like chicken by the way.”
Made to feel special?
“How can we be made to feel something that we already are? Next question please.”
15] Do your 2 leggeds take you away on holidays with them?
“They do take us, but not every time. We sometimes just need a break from all their adulation.”
16] Do you get to pick where you go if they do?
“They seriously limit our access to the internet, so it’s hard to change the airline tickets and accommodations.”
17] Are you given treats? Too few or just right? What are your favourites?
“We eat only gourmet treats, you are getting the whole “French” thing right? We also don’t comprehend “too much”. Explain this to us s’il vous plâit.”
18] Are you fed a nutritional diet?
“Dad is always complaining that our food costs more than his, so we will go with, yes.”
19] Is your food moist or dry or both or even the raw meat diet?
“We get dry kibble as well as shaved turkey for dinner. Mom scrambles us an egg for breakfast.”
20] Do you enjoy it or is it boring?
“What? It’s hard to talk or hear as we madly scarf down the contents of our bowls to protect them from squirrels and each other. We hate squirrels!!”
21] Do you eat it every day, or sometimes refuse to?
“We eat it every day, however we sometimes will give it right back to the humans on the carpet. Has to be carpet by the way. Tile is way too easy for the humans to clean.”
22] Are you allowed to sample your 2 leggeds food?
“We let them sample it sometimes.”
23] Do you eat your food when you are expected to, or when you wish to?
D] Your Personal K9 Stuff
24] Do you have a favourite piece of 2 legged clothing and if so, do they know?
“Socks and undies. Them knowing is the fun part as it usually is the genesis of a good game of “Catch us if you can”.”
26] Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the 2 leggeds?
“Again, French! Allô! Drama precedes and follows us.”
27] Do you have a bed?
28] If so, do you sleep in your bed, or their bed, or the couch or all three and more?
“We sleep with the people at night. We are small but we can take up a lot of space if we try.”
29] How much alone time or ‘just you’ time do you have?
“We are rarely away from our humans. Mom works from home because it kills her to be away from us. She is clingy and needy. We allow it as an act of charity.”
30] Do your 2 leggeds make you dress up?
“Refer to our earlier Halloween observation.”
* Pose for pictures?
“You have all the evidence you need.”
32] Do you have a friendly vet?
“We fight her every chance we get. We don’t care if she is nice, doesn’t mean we have to be.”
33] What would be your perfect day?
“Answering interview questions for you. We crave the attention. Make us fameux! That’s “famous” to you heathens.”
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?
“They are so in love with us. All we have to do is cast our sweet brown eyed gaze in their direction and the hypnosis is complete. They are truly putty in our paws and we manipulate them as we please.”
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 …
“We will be dropping our latest musical release titled. “Howling at the Full Moon, letting your inner dog out”. First single will be “Two oui’s and a squat”. “
Mimi et Cooper
Voilà! Mes remerciements spéciaux to Mimi and Cooper for taking pawt in our K9 interview alongside both Treat and Walk [Traiter et Marcher] aka Ben and Mary and sharing with us a magnifique view of life at home. You both made me bark out loud at some of your answers, l think in truth if not the introduction of fameux then most certainement païens!!
It was a most enjoyable K9 interview indeed, and l can see Treat and Walk have indeed their work cut out for them, so bravo, bravo dear Frenchies!!
Way to go to Mimi and Cooper, Power to the Bark!
Hope you enjoyed reading … Tootle Pip from Doodlepip!
Also l have now introduced a new series called K9 Product Review Interviews in case some of you might like to tell us about something that you do – be this crafty hobbys or past times and activities or even a business for we K9rs and Feline Katz.
Dad and l are currently in discussions about vocalising these interviews in the future, so that is something l am quite keen to explore further.
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 46!
Is 46 You?
Looking pawards to hearing from many, many more!