A] Personal Details
1] Your Name/s?
2] Your 2 Leggeds Names?
3] What type of K9 are you? [Breed]
“Australian cattle/Australian shepherd mix.”
4] How Old Are You?
“When l was a puppy!”
“Well, 2 and a half in human years, but 26 in AKC standard.”
5] Do you run your household?
“I’d like to think so.”
6] Do you live inside or outside the house?
7] Where about in the world do you live?
“Akron, OH USA.”
B] Exercise/Play Time/Adventuring
8] How often do you take your 2 leggeds for a walk?
“As often as possible, but the weather is crap in Ohio … l mean you can have all 4 seasons in one day!”
9] Do you vary the walks or trek the same route every day?
“Depends upon the weather and the conditions outside.”
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 let me socialize and be my own dog!”
11] Are you allowed to do ‘stuff’ on your walks freely?
“Depends on the area and who is around, but l have a lot of freedom.”
12] Have your 2 leggeds ever embarrassed you? If so how?
13] Do your 2 leggeds expect you to fetch the ball/toy every time during soft/hard play?
“I like to play with other dog, swim, and I love to do tricks but there is one thing they really really want me to do and that is catch a Frisbee and I’m just not having it!”
* Do you have favourite toys and if so what are they?
“My Stuffed Duck, Stuffed kitty & Stuffed hotdog… Well at least they were stuff…. LOL!”
14] Are you loved every day?
Made to feel special?
“Oh you bet l am!”
15] Do your 2 leggeds take you away on holidays with them?
“No, but l have family l can stay with 🙂 “
17] Are you given treats? Too few or just right? What are your favourites?
“I have my own treat machine!!”
18] Are you fed a nutritional diet?
“Yep, but l also get my fair share of scraps!”
19] Is your food moist or dry or both or even the raw meat diet?
“Dry, I like to bring it into the living room a few pieces at a time and eat and watch TV.”
20] Do you enjoy it or is it boring?
“It’s yummy, yummy, nom, nom!”
21] Do you eat it every day, or sometimes refuse to?
“Leave it?? I Looooooove to eat!!”
22] Are you allowed to sample your 2 leggeds food?
“Yep, but they have cut it back.”
23] Do you eat your food when you are expected to, or when you wish to?
“When l 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 yes they know! The like to say “Moxes Rockes Sockes!”
25] Go on be a Devil – tell us what it is ….?
“Sock, socks, socks, have l said socks yet? all kinds of socks.”
26] Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the 2 leggeds?
“Got to keep them on their feet, you know?”
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?
“On and under theirs.”
29] How much alone time or ‘just you’ time do you have?
“It all depends on their schedule, but it can range from 4 – 6 on the weekday and 0 on weekends.”
30] Do your 2 leggeds make you dress up?
“Ohm! on Halloween, they are big into that!”
31] Do you actually enjoy it or simply tolerate it because it appears to please them?
“I tolerate it, because it appears to please them.”
32] Do you have a friendly vet?
“They are the best, but their treats are horrible!”
33] What would be your perfect day?
“Get up, go to my favourite dog park and swim and play with the other dogs, do the obstacle course and get a bath and feel new and fluffy!”
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 …
“All is good, especially when my human and l are starting a YouTube page called “The Moxy Minute” and we will be doing fun video shorts and pod casts, so keep an eye out for it. There is no content up yet, just the banner, but we should be ready and in full swing by the end of March 2018.
My heartfelt thanks to Moxy and Dad Bill for taking part in my K9 questionnaire and sharing some of their inside story about life at home and in the dog park.
Hope you enjoyed reading … Tootle Pip from Doodlepip!
If you are interested in pawticipaing please email me at email@example.com and l will email you back with the questionnaire.