A] Personal Details
1] Your Name/s?
2] Your 2 Leggeds Names?
“Mommy and Brother”
3] What type of K9 are you?
“I am a 10 pound Chiweenie”.
4] How Old Are You?
“I will be 11 in April”
5] Do you run your household?
“I used to.
Now I am fighting for position with the male cat in my new house. We fight for that position daily and I am proud to say that he usually backs down from me.”
6] Do you live inside or outside the house? Inside but I love to be outside when it’s not freezing!
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?
“At least 4 times a day I require my Mommy or Brother to let me outside”.
9] Do you vary the walks or trek the same route every day?
“We live in a neighbourhood that has many alternatives so I go whichever way has the least melted ice or water to walk through.”
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?
“Mommy allows me to talk most of the time but Brother ALWAYS hurries me along!”
11] Are you allowed to do ‘stuff’ on your walks freely?
“Mommy let’s me dictate where we go and doesn’t rush me smelling everything I want. Brother never lets me!”
12] Have your 2 leggeds ever embarrassed you?
“If so how? Mommy dresses me up in these pink sweaters and when I see my friends, I am always embarrassed! At least Brother doesn’t do that!”
13] Do your 2 leggeds expect you to fetch the ball/toy every time during soft/hard play?
“Oh I always get my toys and take them to Mommy and she usually plays with me. Lately I have found a cat toy that I want to play with but she won’t throw it for me or play tug of war with me. If I don’t take it to them, I don’t get to play.”
* Do you have favourite toys and if so what are they?
“I have a green and yellow alligator with 6 squeakers in it! It’s my favourite! For Christmas, my Mommy got me a new toy though and my Fox is pretty neat!”
14] Are you loved every day?
“Both Mommy and Brother give me everything I want but I still like to pretend in front of their friends that I never get attention.”
“Not so much but I am not a fan”
“Too much! Only when I’m shaking do I like being cuddled and that’s not often.”
“Usually whenever I want. I have noticed that Grandma doesn’t like to play.”
Made to feel special?
“Mommy makes me feel special all the time.”
15] Do your 2 leggeds take you away on holidays with them?
“I am required to stay and protect the home from these pesky cats when they are away but my Grandmother will still walk me.”
16] Do you get to pick where you go if they do?
“I never get to pick. 😢”
17] Are you given treats? Too few or just right? What are your favourites?
“My Mommy found the best treats I have ever had! If they are the little ones, she gives me 3 – they are Apple banana flavoured (yummy). If it’s a big one, only one but they are my favourite! They are lamb treats! Lambs taste the best!”
18] Are you fed a nutritional diet?
“My Mommy goes to the all Natural Pet food store place and takes me with her too. I get treats there from the strangers so I love to go!”
19] Is your food moist or dry or both or even the raw meat diet?
“All dry food because Mommy says my poop smells really bad when I eat wet food BUT if I have to take medicine, she lets me have wet food. She thinks I don’t know what she’s up to but I do!”
20] Do you enjoy it or is it boring?
“I love my lamb food! Treats and dry food.”
21] Do you eat it every day, or sometimes refuse to?
“I never refuse meals! My Mommy gives me ½ cup of dry food twice a day.”
22] Are you allowed to sample your 2 leggeds food?
“Just tonight, Mommy gave me some shredded cheddar cheese which I love! Most of the time, I am not allowed. One time, Brother left 2 corndogs on the coffee table and while he went to the indoor potty, I scarfed them both down. They were very upset with me. Table food stopped coming back then. That was about 5 years ago.”
23] Do you eat your food when you are expected to, or when you wish to?
“I used to eat whenever I wanted but now, living with the 2 infidel cats, I must eat my food before they come in and get in my way!”
D] Your Personal K9 Stuff
24] Do you have a favourite piece of 2 legged clothing and if so, do they know?
“I love Mommy’s pillow. She must know because she is always shooing me off of it. But I like to get inside the pillowcase and sleep there when she’s not home. But clothing, not really.”
25] Go on be a Devil – tell us what it is ….?
26] Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the 2 leggeds?
“I prefer to sleep. If I’m allowed in the bedroom (which I usually am), I will sleep all day as long as nobody is home. I have never bothered my Mommy until I think I need to go out.”
27] Do you have a bed?
“My bed is in Brothers room but I prefer Mommy’s because she lets me sleep in her bed with her which is really my bed that I let her sleep in.”
28] If so, do you sleep in your bed, or their bed, or the couch or all three and more?
“All three. If I can’t get into Mommy’s room and I’m stuck in Brothers. I will sleep in my bed. If they forget to let me into one of their rooms, I sleep on the couch and make sure the 2 cats don’t get on it.”
29] How much alone time or ‘just you’ time do you have?
“Mommy has her own company so she is in and out most of the time. When she comes home, she comes to me first. I’m probably alone about 4 hours a day total.”
30] Do your 2 leggeds make you dress up?
“Only if it’s cold!”
* For which holiday or festivity is this applicable? “None”
* Pose for pictures? “I hate posing!”
31] Do you actually enjoy it or simply tolerate it because it appears to please them?
“I let Mommy take pictures because she likes to. I suspect Brother feels the same because he always scowls in pictures unless he’s holding me.”
32] Do you have a friendly vet?
“I love my vet. She is so gentle and holds me tight and tells me everything will be fine.”
33] What would be your perfect day?
“To sleep uninterrupted all day with unlimited walks and playing in the park.”
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 was adopted by Mommy and Brother 9 years ago from a shelter. I am the happiest dog I have ever been! Mommy always seems to relax when she sees me too which makes me happy.”
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 …
“This was fun. Thank you for letting me tell my story. My Mommy loves me way more than the cats and always tells me how special I am and how she’s so happy to have me.”
“She doesn’t get mad when I take over the bed at night although she will move me a bit if she needs more space. I have driven off a few bad apples Mommy’s dated too so Brother and I are protected from bad step parents.”
My genuine and sincere and special thanks to my friends Amber and her Mommy Julie and Brother for taking part in our K9 questionnaire and sharing her story.
Hope you enjoyed reading … Tootle Pip from Doodlepip!
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