A] Personal Details
1] Your Name?
“My name is Ippi, but mommy calls me sweetheart.”
2] Your 2 Leggeds Names?
“I just call them Mommy and the Boss.”
3] What type of K9 are you? [Breed]
“I am a proud Kleinspitz.”
4] How Old Are You?
“I’m almost 7 years old.”
5] Do you run your household?
“I think I do.”
6] Do you live inside or outside the house?
“Of course I live inside. Sometimes I even get to sleep in the bed.”
7] Where about in the world do you live?
“I live in Norway, and I love it 😍”
B] Exercise/Play Time/Adventuring
8] How often do you take your 2 leggeds for a walk?
“2 to 3 times a day. Very happy about that 😄”
9] Do you vary the walks or trek the same route every day?
“On weekdays we take the same route, but on the weekend we go different routes.”
10] Do your 2 legends 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 let me talk to everyone I want. But I’m a little shy so it’s not everyone I want to talk to before I know them.”
11] Are you allowed to do ‘stuff’ on your walks freely?
“I am quite the little lady. I don’t like to get dirty, so my Mom let me walk wherever I want on our walks.”
12] Have your 2 leggeds ever embarrassed you? If so how?
“No I don’t think so. I am a good dog, and are always on my best behaviour.”
13] Do your 2 leggeds expect you to fetch the ball/toy every time during soft/hard play?
“I mostly give them the look, seriously you catch it yourself. But sometimes I fetch it when I feel like it.”
* Do you have favourite toys and if so what are they?
“Yeah I have a beaver, an elephant and a bunny.”
14] Are you loved every day?
“I am definitely made to feel special, cuddled and much more ❤️”
15] Do your 2 leggeds take you away on holidays with them?
“Yes Mommy doesn’t like to leave me. She misses me too much.”
16] Do you get to pick where you go if they do?
“Yes if they absolutely have to leave me at home, I get to stay with my grandparents. I love them.”
17] Are you given treats? Too few or just right? What are your favourites?
“I am very good at getting them to give me treats. So I guess the right answer is just right. My favourite is cheesy bites from pedigree.”
18] Are you fed a nutritional diet?
“I am a very fussy eater according to my vet. I don’t eat what I don’t like. So my vet told my Mom to give me what ever I want. Usually dry food from Pedigree.“
19] Is your food moist or dry or both or even the raw meat diet?
“My food is mostly dry, but I also get boiled chicken.”
20] Do you enjoy it or is it boring?
“I only eat the food I like, so when It gets boring, I stop eating it.”
21] Do you eat it every day, or sometimes refuse to?
“I usually eat every day, but I refuse to eat all food I don’t like or food I find boring.”
22] Are you allowed to sample your 2 leggeds food?
“Yeah I am very good at convincing them to let me taste their food. I mean just look at my face.”
23] Do you eat your food when you are expected to, or when you wish to?
“I am the master over my eating habits, and eat when I want to.”
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 the smell of clothes my 2 legged have been working out in.”
26] Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the 2 leggeds?
“Sometimes I lie on the floor and just look at them with a sad face. That gets them every time.”
27] Do you have a bed?
“I have my own bed in Daddy and Mommy’s bedroom.”
28] If so, do you sleep in your bed, or their bed, or the couch or all three and more?
“I sleep in my bed at night and on the sofa at daytime. Sometimes I get to sleep in my parents bed. Mostly when the Boss isn’t home.”
29] How much alone time or ‘just you’ time do you have?
“I have about 6 hours alone time on weekdays and none on the weekends. I love my alone time, I use it to sleep.”
30] Do your 2 leggeds make you dress up?
* For which holiday or festivity is this applicable?
“They never make me dress up, but sometimes they put a hat or something else on my head.”
* Pose for pictures?
“My Mom takes lots of pictures of me. I am quite good at poses.”
31] Do you actually enjoy it or simply tolerate it because it appears to please them?
“It seems to please my Mom, and I like to make her happy so…..💕”
32] Do you have a friendly vet?
“I hate my vet. He removed my puppy teeth and I never forgot it. I still go to him every year, and he gives me lots of treats. But I’m not about to forgive him.😠”
33] What would be your perfect day?
“My perfect day is a day with my family, with just the right amount of me time.😄”
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 love my family and I am very busy parenting my to legged siblings. They are not so well behaved as me. One time I even bought my 2 legged brother breakfast in bed. It was a toast I found on the table. 😂”
“Thank you for this lovely interview, bye have a pawsome day everyone 🙂 “
My special thanks to Ippi and her 2 leggeds for taking part in our K9 questionnaire and telling us a little about her home life in Norway, playtimes and eating and feeding her 2 legged siblings. Keep up the good work Ippi and always remember Power to the Bark! Don’t forget to check out her Twitter and Instagram accounts.
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