A] Personal Details
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1] Your Name? “Freddie Fredster.”
2] Your 2 Leggeds Names?
“I call mine Mummy but her other furends call her Fiona.”
3] What type of K9 are you? [Breed]
4] How Old Are You?
“I have just turned 9 years.”
5] Do you run your household?
“Mummy thinks she does but it’s me really.”
6] Do you live inside or outside the house?
“Ermm as head of the household of course I live inside.”
7] Where about in the world do you live?
“I live in Lincolnshire in UK.”
B] Exercise/Play Time/Adventuring
“Me loves playing wif me ballie. Sometimes Mummy lets me take me ballie wif me when I go out for zoomies. I love exploring in the woods near home!”
8] How often do you take your 2 leggeds for a walk?
“I take her out twice a day, unless she is on holiday then we go three times.”
9] Do you vary the walks or trek the same route every day?
“We have 3 or 4 different routes from home depending on the weather and how much time Mummy has.”
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?
“I only like some of the other doggies on our walkies, but I am scared they may steal my ballie so I just go off, or hide behind Mummy.”
11] Are you allowed to do ‘stuff’ on your walks freely?
“I is always off the lead when we are in the woods so I is allowed to run free. I don’t like rolling in anything smelly though.”
12] Have your 2 leggeds ever embarrassed you? If so how?
“She did embarrass me when I found some dirty knickers in the woods on a Tweet up. She told my furends about it and now they call me ‘Freddie the dirty knicker licker’ pfft!!”
13] Do your 2 leggeds expect you to fetch the ball/toy every time during soft/hard play?
“I get very excited when the ballie comes out with me. But Mummy doesn’t always throw it when I want her too.”
* Do you have favourite toys and if so what are they?
“I love all my toys and nobody is allowed to play with them apart from me.“
14] Are you loved every day?
Fussed over? “Yes.”
Played with? “Oh Yes!”
Made to feel special?
“Of course, because I am special. I get covered in kisses all the time.”
15] Do your 2 leggeds take you away on holidays with them?
“Mummy hasn’t had a holiday since she been on her own, but we did used to go away.”
16] Do you get to pick where you go if they do?
“Of course. I always chews the Lake District.”
17] Are you given treats? Too few or just right? What are your favourites?
“I have Crohns disease so I not allowed many treats coz they upset my tummy. But I do love carrots.”
18] Are you fed a nutritional diet?
“Yes I am.”
19] Is your food moist or dry or both or even the raw meat diet?
“I have moist food to hide my pills (mummy thinks I don’t know that’s what she does) and dry mixed with it.”
20] Do you enjoy it or is it boring?
“I’m a Labrador. Of course I enjoy it.”
21] Do you eat it every day, or sometimes refuse to?
“I only refuse when my tummy is pawly.”
22] Are you allowed to sample your 2 leggeds food?
“No. She eats funny food.”
23] Do you eat your food when you are expected to, or when you wish to?
“I has two meals a day after I had me walkies.”
D] Your Personal K9 Stuff
24] Do you have a favourite piece of 2 legged clothing and if so, do they know?
“No I don’t.”
26] Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the 2 leggeds?
“Maybe a little bit wif me tummy, coz I get extra cuddles when I’m pawly.”
27] Do you have a bed?
“Yes I do.”
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 at night, but the sofa in the day if Mummy at home.”
29] How much alone time or ‘just you’ time do you have?
“I am alone when Mummy is at work, but when she is home I follow her everywhere.”
30] Do your 2 leggeds make you dress up?
* For which holiday or festivity is this applicable?
“Hmmm she did make me wear silly things for Christmas.”
* Pose for pictures?
“All the time, even when its cold.“
31] Do you actually enjoy it or simply tolerate it because it appears to please them?
“I love it when Mummy gets the camera out. My furbro Zak (who gone OTRB) used to run and hide when she got the camera out, but I love it.”
32] Do you have a friendly vet?
“He is the bestest vet!”
33] What would be your perfect day?
“Zoomies, noms, and cuddles wif Mummy!”
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 her well, and I love her.”
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 was born on my hudad’s birthday, collected on humum’s birthday and named after my hugrandad. I have Crohns disease, cushens disease, have had cancer on my ear and two lots of facial paralysis, but I am one happy Lab, with a Mummy who loves me more than anything !”
My Twitter Freddie Fredster @freddiethelab
My thanks to both Freddie and his Mummy Fiona, for taking time out of their day to pawticipate in my K9 questionnaire, sharing the fun and the love, the adventures and their story. don’t forget to check out Freddie’s Twitter 🙂
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