A] Personal Details
1] Your Name?
2] Your 2 Leggeds Names?
Mum and Dad with further two legged friends of Rhys and Katy
3] What type of K9 are you?
I was found on the streets in rural Ireland. I never knew my canine Mum and Dad
4] How Old Are You?
I think I am around 4 and a bit
5] Do you run your household?
I like to think so, but my two legged Mum is boss really.
6] Do you live inside or outside the house?
Inside, of course! But I have a lovely summer house when it’s just too warm to be indoors.
7] Where about in the world do you live?
It’s somewhere close to a beach in Dorset.
B] Exercise/Play Time/Adventuring
8] How often do you take your 2 leggeds for a walk?
At least once sometimes three times per day.
9] Do you vary the walks or trek the same route every day?
Beach; forest; meadows.
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?
It’s my walk, thank you. I please myself.
11] Are you allowed to do ‘stuff’ on your walks freely?
I sniff stuff but favourite thing is chasing my ball, which the 2 leggeds work hard throwing for me.
12] Have your 2 leggeds ever embarrassed you?
All the time but it makes me laugh.
13] Do your 2 leggeds expect you to fetch the ball/toy every time during soft/hard play?
It’s the 2 leggeds job to throw the ball for me, thank you to keep me amused.
* Do you have favourite toys and if so what are they?
My ball, my teddy bear and rope to chew on.
14] Are you loved every day?
I am loveable and am therefore treated like the princess I was born to be in spite of my humble beginnings.
15] Do your 2 leggeds take you away on holidays with them?
I go to Wales with them but not keen on going on an aeroplane.
16] Do you get to pick where you go if they do?
Wherever I can expect the 2 leggeds to throw the ball for me and keep my amused.
17] Are you given treats? Too few or just right? What are your favourites?
Of course. I love my dental chews actually. Makes my teeth feel clean too.
18] Are you fed a nutritional diet?
Well I like it.
19] Is your food moist or dry or both or even the raw meat diet?
All of the above.
20] Do you enjoy it or is it boring?
21] Do you eat it every day, or sometimes refuse to?
I eat when I am hungry and simple as that.
22] Are you allowed to sample your 2 leggeds food?
All the time – especially a roast dinner in the winter or a bbq in the summer.
23] Do you eat your food when you are expected to, or when you wish to?
As I said, I eat when I am hungry!
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 ….?
I like to wipe my nose on my 2 legged Mum’s trousers when we go for a walk (when I am excited, I sneeze)
26] Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the 2 leggeds?
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?
I sleep in my own bed, in my own room.
29] How much alone time or ‘just you’ time do you have?
I can go to my room for a bit of me time whenever I want.
30] Do your 2 leggeds make you dress up?
Hmm Well I dressed up as a snowman last Christmas.
* For which holiday or festivity is this applicable?
* Pose for pictures?
31] Do you actually enjoy it or simply tolerate it because it appears to please them?
I wasn’t sure at first but then it made me sneeze!
32] Do you have a friendly vet?
I saw them the other day. Wasn’t too happy about the inoculation up my nose though.
33] What would be your perfect day?
Having a lie in. Breakfast of chicken or maybe a lamb bone. Going to the beach and playing in my favourite place for a couple of hours. Home and keeping warm by sitting on one of the 2 leggeds lap.
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?
I have trained them well considering they only have two legs – poor things.
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 …
When I found them, I was just a little dog with no family. Now I am not sure what they will do without me.
My genuine and sincere thanks to Dizzy Rascal and her Mum and Dad for taking part in our K9 questionnaire.
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