Rory the Explorey
A] Personal Details
1] Your Name?
My real name is a secret but my real real name is Rory also known as Rory the Explorey but you can call me Rory
2] What do you call your 2-leggeds?
Well, l have a best fren’ and i call her best fren’ … the other two who are not the best fren’ are Upper Management and l think they are parents but honestly it’s a little unclear
3] What K9 Breed are you?
That information is classified. It is so classified in fact that l also dob’t know but there is lab in there somewhere abd also some collie
4] How Old Are You?
We think l am nine but it could be more it could also be less we’re really just guessing … also l only know a few numbers and not really how to count so accuracy is not my strongest skill … l am definitely an age though and l just turned a bigger age and that is what really matters
5] Do you live inside or outside and more importantly – do you run your household?
l am an indoor pup and while l technically do not run the house l always get what l want because l am excellent at debate and by debate l mean l stand on things and yell until they give up!
6] Where abouts in the world do you live?
The best fren has informed me that we live near Salt Lake City, Utah but l cannot see any lake abd we don’t have much salt and also we live on a mountain not a city so l think this may be a prank.
B] Exercise/Play Time/Adventuring
7] How often do you take your 2 leggeds for a walk?
We used to go every day but then everything caught on fire all over the state so now l can only go out when the air is not seeable or else l have to get my wiggles out inside, which l think is not as fun for the best fren although she gets injured a lot less often.
8] Do you do lots of adventuring when out and about?
Oh yes it is a personal goal to sniff at least one bush that is different every day it is good for my health probably.
9] 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 usually try to go where there are less pups they dobt really like to take me near other pups on account of l get excited and usually the best fren gets injured because she is not expecting for me to have so much yanking power in such a tiny body but she should know by now l am a strong independent lady so really it’s not entirely my fault.
10] Are you allowed to do ‘stuff’ on your walks freely? Do you walk off or on lead?
Oh l’m not really allowed off the leash which is unfair and probably against the constitution they discriminate just because of that ONE TIME when l broke into the neighbor’s garage and stood on their car and yelled and then dodged the best fren for an hour. And also because of that other one time that l also did that but still, l deserve another chance.
11] Have your 2 leggeds ever embarrassed you? If so how?
It’s embarrassing every time the best fren tries to wipe my nose because she thinks l need help. I mean l do but also when someone touches my nose l get a bit homicidal so really it’s a bit awkward all around.
12] Do your 2 leggeds expect you to fetch the ball/toy every time during soft/hard play?
They do but every time l play a good prank because they will give me a toy but then l will not let it go so they will try to tempt me with another toy but then l will just take that toy too. It is very clever and l always win.
13] Do you have favourite toys and if so, what are they?
l love my rope because l like to fight without anyone getting mad however, Mister Fox has the best personality by far.
14] Are you a very much loved K9?
Oh yes l may be the most loved in the whole world but it is hard to measure that sort of thing because there is actually a lot of love in the world.
15] Do your 2 leggeds take you away on holidays with them?
Oh no i cabt even handle being in the car for more than five minutes it would be a disaster! They take me to a puppy camp to play and they have cameras for the best fren to check on me. l never know when she is looking so i like to yell at the cameras all the time just in case.
16] Are you given treats? What are your favourites?
Every day if l have been good l get to have the Red Thing which is a toy with treats in it shaped like little bones and l just have to fight it and throw it around and the treats come out it is amazing, what will sciemce think of next.
17] Are you fed a nutritional diet and is your food moist or dry or both or even the raw meat diet?
l get to have both dry food and food that is not dry. I dont know what nutritional means but the word soubds exciting and maybe dangerous so l will say yes!
18] Are you allowed to sample your 2 leggeds food?
They can be persuaded.
D] Your Personal K9 Stuff
19] Do you have a favourite piece of 2 legged clothing and if so, do they know?
The best fren puts on the fuzziest socks so that l can put my head on her feet and be cozy. Our frenship is what the kids would call rad.
20] Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the 2 leggeds?
Oh yes l am so good at pranks l like to stand on them and yell until they take me outside but then l will just stand there and then immediately walk back inside it is one of my favorite games and also its good for them because they get a lot of exercise goibg up and down the stairs that much. You’re welcome, best fren.
21] Do you have a bed or a favourite sleeping place?
l have a bed on the window seat so l can watch things and yell at them if they get too close but for sleep l mostly like to sleep on someone else’s bed because l really like the company and cuddles.
22] Are you always with your 2-leggeds or do you sometimes need ‘Time out?’
Oh l always stay as close as possible to them and if somehow by accident they shut their door and l am on the other side l will sploot and yell under the door until they open it again
23] Do your 2 leggeds make you ‘dress up?’ If so, when or what for and do you enjoy it?
Sometimes when l am feeling fancy we will try on some bandanas but other than that l am not very good at clothes.
Upper Management once put me in a dress as a prank for the best fren and l was good by only yelling for 15 minutes but in the end we never did it again because it really didn’t suit me.
24] Are you photogenic or make them run after you to capture you on film?
Part of my charm is that l may sit still and let you take glamour shots or l may decide to have a rebellion and yell and you really never know which until you try. …. (It will probably be the yelling tho)
25] Do you have a friendly vet?
The only thibg l remember about the vet is how l got so excited to see the other pups that l yanked on my leash too hard and i broke the best fren’s hand. The actual vet part of the vet is a blur.
26] What would be your pawfect day?
The best day would be running and running for miles abd then eating treats with Mister Fox and then playing with the rope with the best fren and cuddling up by the fan on a fluffy blanket to rest. 🙂
After that we would overthrow the government!
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 am actually goimg to be the next president of America. l promise free snacks for all and also that l will not eat America and also l will make it against the law for the ocean to bully Puerto Rico, also no chapstick allowed. l am glad for you listening to my campaign messages amd please remember to vote for me at least twelve. Maybe vote for me thirteen if you can. l am not actually sure if it is legal to vote that many but it will probably be fine.
My special thanks to Rory The Explorey for taking pawt in our K9 interview and telling us all about life at home.Rory you have the lovliest eyes and a truly lovely smile, and just by those alone l can tell you are happy and well loved – even if at times you know how to wind up your Best Fren and Upper Management especially. My Best Fren’s are Mummy and Dad, but Dad is sometimes more Middle management whilst Mummy is Upper Management!
Thank you again Rory and remember Power to the Bark!
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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.
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