A] Personal Details
1] Your Name?
“Miss Ziggy Stardust.”
2] Your 2 Leggeds Names?
“HuMum and HuDad.”
3] What type of K9 are you? [Breed]
“Sprocker half working Springer Spaniel half working Cocker Spaniel.”
4] How Old Are You?
“I am three and a half.”
5] Do you run your household?
“Oh yes, me is in charge.”
6] Do you live inside or outside the house?
“Inside the house, l do like my comfort.”
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?
“Twice a day and once before bed.”
9] Do you vary the walks or trek the same route every day?
“We do vary our walks HuMum takes me to our fields and l meet me pals on a Monday! Sometimes we go by the canal and reservoirs that’s me favourite.”
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?
“Me usually say hello to other K9 unless I’m carrying me ball and HuDad in a hurry …”
11] Are you allowed to do ‘stuff’ on your walks freely?
“Oh me have a lovely time rolling in all sorts of stuff while HuMum shouts away at me!! ( don’t know why) once found a dead badger to roll in . .. 🙂 “
12] Have your 2 leggeds ever embarrassed you? If so how?
“Oh often in front of me pals while I wiggling on the ground rolling in stuff she tells me off highly embarrassing, warns me about baths when we get home!!!”
13] Do your 2 leggeds expect you to fetch the ball/toy every time during soft/hard play?
“Me always go get me ball but don’t bring it back but sits and waits for them to come to me so they can kick it or throw it for me again.”
* Do you have favourite toys and if so what are they?
“Me love me soft monkey had since a pup me buffalo horn to chew on and of course me tennis balls which me have lots.”
14] Are you loved every day?
Made to feel special?
“Oh yes me get lots of cuddles me love me tummy tickled, me do the Sprocker sprawl with me legs in the air especially for HuDad when he comes home they love me. Me get brushed everyday, me absolute favourite.”
15] Do your 2 leggeds take you away on holidays with them?
“Yes last year we went Cornwall in a dog friendly cottage, lovely beaches.”
16] Do you get to pick where you go if they do?
“Me always take them to the beaches to play ball and then to dog friendly pubs for lunch.”
17] Are you given treats? Too few or just right? What are your favourites?
“Yes me get treats, ME love treats, me do tricks for them. Pick and mix biscuits from Pets at Home cheese sausages nom nom are best!”
18] Are you fed a nutritional diet?
“Yes me do.”
19] Is your food moist or dry or both or even the raw meat diet?
“Me have raw meat diet.”
20] Do you enjoy it or is it boring?
“It’s lovely, nom nom, nom!”
21] Do you eat it every day, or sometimes refuse to?
“Me eat most days on the whole.”
2] Are you allowed to sample your 2 leggeds food?
“Yes I am, HuDad very naughty often sharing what he has … me favourite is Sunday dinner.”
23] Do you eat your food when you are expected to, or when you wish to?
“When me expected to most times.
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 ….?
“Hudad’s slippers yes me have to give them back when he comes home, great game!”
26] Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the 2 leggeds?
“Me a female Spaniel that’s me job, keep them on their toes!!”
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?
“Me have three beds, one downstairs me main one. one in the kitchen under the counter one upstairs in HuMan’s room (me prefer their big bed) but me sleep on the sofa during the day in a sun puddle if me can find one.”
29] How much alone time or ‘just you’ time do you have?
“Me go off to the study to sleep if too much going on. A couple of times a week me get some peace & quite when HuMum goes out.”
30] Do your 2 leggeds make you dress up?
“All the time – most festive holidays me just suffer it, as me love me HuMum lots.”
* Pose for pictures?
31] Do you actually enjoy it or simply tolerate it because it appears to please them?
“Me don’t mind as HuMum done it since me was a puppy, and it pleases her – so l am happy too.”
32] Do you have a friendly vet?
“Yes me vets name is John and the nurses are very friendly and nice and they give me bikkies.”
33] What would be your perfect day?
“My perfect day would be to meet up again with me sibling Brother Charlie once again! HuMum found Charlie on line and me and me HuMans went to meet him and his HuMans and we frolicked on the beach together!”
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 …
“Me try to be a good pup! Me have pulled HuDad over once in the field when he kicked me ball too far and forgot I was still on the lead! HuMum said he looked like Superman flying with his arm out stretched above his head lying on the ground, she did laugh while trying to catch me. He forgave me when me come back and licked his face all over’ he can’t resist me!”
“Who could resist this …? Can you?”
My thanks to Miss Ziggy Stardust and both her HuMum and HuDad for taking part in telling us a little about family life. Thoroughly enjoyed the interview, so a huge cuddle, tail wiggles and hi paws to you all. I can see with your eyes, that your Human’s stand very little to no chance at all at swaying you when you cast your beautiful browns over them. tis the beauty of K9’s like us eh? Chocolate box eyes all the way. Thanks Ziggy – Power to the Bark.
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