A] Personal Details
1] Your Name? “Jeffrey (Big, Brown Bear)”
2] Your 2 Leggeds Names?
“Mummy (Amy) & Daddy (Jonathan)”
3] What type of K9 are you? [Breed]
“Chocolate Lab Cross (Got a little bit Collie in me somewhere)”
4] How Old Are You?
“4 years old.”
5] Do you run your household?
“Oh yes, my little bro Jimmy & me rule the roost.”
[“Me and Jimmy.”]
6] Do you live inside or outside the house?
“I/we live in inside.”
7] Where about in the world do you live?
“We live in Flint, North Wales.”
B] Exercise/Play Time/Adventuring
8] How often do you take your 2 leggeds for a walk?
“We have 2 walks a day, in the morning & evening.”
9] Do you vary the walks or trek the same route every day?
“We vary every day, through the town or down the woods.”
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’m super friendly so I like to say ‘WOOF’ to everyone, even if they don’t want me to.”
11] Are you allowed to do ‘stuff’ on your walks freely?
“I love to sniff but I am partial to a bit of cat poo (nom, nom) so I am watched over.”
12] Have your 2 leggeds ever embarrassed you? If so how?
“No, they know the rules.”
13] Do your 2 leggeds expect you to fetch the ball/toy every time during soft/hard play?
“I always fetch but rarely return.”
* Do you have favourite toys and if so what are they?
“I love my football & I like squeaky toys but they don’t last long.”
“My ball, not your ball – my ball.”
14] Are you loved every day?
“I am loved every minute of every day.”
Fussed over? “All the time, even when I’m sleeping.”
Tickled? “I Love Belly tickles.”
Cuddled? “Every Chance I get.”
Played with? “Every day. Mummy likes to play hide & seek with us.”
Made to feel special? “Every day, we know how special we are.”
15] Do your 2 leggeds take you away on holidays with them?
“I don’t like the car so we don’t go far but we have a holiday home about an hour away where we go for weekends.”
17] Are you given treats? Too few or just right? What are your favourites?
“I love Bonio, Gravy Bones, Sausages, Carrots, Blueberries…. I am not fussy (as you can tell)“
18] Are you fed a nutritional diet?
“Yes, Mummy makes sure I have food that good for me.”
19] Is your food moist or dry or both or even the raw meat diet?
“I have a muesli mix kibble, Mummy adds different veg every day & on Sundays I have some fish.”
20] Do you enjoy it or is it boring?
“I love my food never get bored with it. There’s always something different in it.”
21] Do you eat it every day, or sometimes refuse to?
“I have never missed a meal, I’m too greedy”.
22] Are you allowed to sample your 2 leggeds food?
“Yes, I love their food. Toast is my favourite.”
23] Do you eat your food when you are expected to, or when you wish to?
“I have two meals a day & if I didn’t eat there & then, Jimmy would eat it for me.”
D] Your Personal K9 Stuff
24] Do you have a favourite piece of 2 legged clothing and if so, do they know?
“That would be telling…”
25] Go on be a Devil – tell us what it is ….?
“Oh ok it’s my Daddy’s Slippers.”
26] Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the 2 leggeds?
“Every day at 5pm till 6pm (that’s when I’m fed).”
27] Do you have a bed?
“Yes, we have a bed in the front room & the kitchen.”
28] If so, do you sleep in your bed, or their bed, or the couch or all three and more?
“Mostly on the sofa, now & then on my bed.”
29] How much alone time or ‘just you’ time do you have?
“We are lucky, there is someone home most of the time. I don’t really like being alone when they’re home. Even when they go to the bathroom I try to follow (just to make sure they’re safe, you never know)”
30] Do your 2 leggeds make you dress up?
* Pose for pictures?
“Oh I always pose for the camera.”
31] Do you actually enjoy it or simply tolerate it because it appears to please them?
“Mummy loves to take my picture so I’m happy to make her happy.”
32] Do you have a friendly vet?
“Yes, he always make a fuss of me & gives me treats.”
33] What would be your perfect day?
“My perfect day is Sundays because Mummy & Daddy are both home so we get double attention, beach fun, lots of cuddles, playtime & most importantly lots of treats.”
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?
“My Mummy & Daddy tell me every day how lucky they are to have me.”
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 …
“My Daddy’s favourite things about me is my super wagging tail, it literally never stops. Whereas my Mummy loves how soft I am. All I want is love, kisses & cuddles all the time.”
Thank you to Jeffrey, Jimmy, Amy and Jonathan for taking the time to tell us a little about themselves and sharing some cool insights into their world! Once more, l see yet another K9 l can relate to on so much especially the ‘nom nom’s!’
Hope you enjoyed reading … Tootle Pip from Doodlepip!
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