A] Personal Details
1] Your Name?
2] Your 2 Leggeds Names?
“Mommy Melissa and Daddy Dave.”
3] What K9 Breed are you?
“Pitt Bull/Labrador Mix.”
4] How Old Are You?
“3 Years old.”
5] Do you run your household?
“Oh of course, absolutely, you need to ask?”
6] Do you live inside or outside the house?
“Duh, inside of course!”
7] Where about in the world do you live?
“Allentown Pa. The Good ol’ USA!”
B] Exercise/Play Time/Adventuring
8] How often do you take your 2 leggeds for a walk?
“I go out many, many and many times a day.”
9] Do you vary the walks or trek the same route every day?
“Mommy, take me all over the place – everywhere.”
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?
“Mmm, Admittedly l am still undecided if l approve of other doggies just yet.”
11] Are you allowed to do ‘stuff’ on your walks freely?
“Well l can run around the park freely, so yeah.”
13] Do your 2 leggeds expect you to fetch the ball/toy every time during soft/hard play?
“Oh l lurve playing ball! I will wake Mommy in the middle of the night to play fetch!”
* Do you have favourite toys and if so what are they?
“Fave toy, definitely a ball, ball, ball, ball!!”
14] Are you loved every day?
Fussed over? Tickled? Cuddled? Played with? Made to feel special?
“They love and fuss over me, very much each and every day, l feel very very special!”
17] Are you given treats? Too few or just right? What are your favourites?
“When Grandma comes over, she gives me bags of treats, she adores me.”
19] Is your food moist or dry or both or even the raw meat diet?
“Dry and moist, only the best for me.”
21] Do you eat it every day, or sometimes refuse to?
“I’m not really that much of a big eater at the moment, but Mom is trying to fatten me up.”
22] Are you allowed to sample your 2 leggeds food?
“Well …… shhh … Mommy, always gives me people food, but shhh don’t tell Dad ..
D] Your Personal K9 Stuff
26] Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the 2 leggeds?
“I try not to upset Mommy, don’t like to see her upset.”
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?
“I sleep on the sofa and my human’s bed.”
29] How much alone time or ‘just you’ time do you have?
“I’m never alone, Mommy seems to always be here.”
30] Do your 2 leggeds make you dress up?
“Well, l am getting used to dress up time, cuz l see how happy it makes Mommy.”
* For which holiday or festivity is this applicable?
* Pose for pictures?
31] Do you actually enjoy it or simply tolerate it because it appears to please them?
32] Do you have a friendly vet?
“My vet is very kind.”
33] What would be your perfect day?
“Hanging out with my Mom.”
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 …
“When Buddy passed away, Mommy was very upset. But l am glad she rescued me. I cheered her up, she cheered me up, we are great together. I made her happy again. She’s a great Mom.”
My special thanks to Brutus Boy and his Mommy Melissa and Daddy Dave for pawticipating in our K9 questionnaire –and sharing life, thoughts and insights into his new life with us. Yet again another K9 delivers home the message loud and clear that there are many K9s looking for loving homes in Rescue Centres.
Way to go Brutus Boy, Power to the Bark!
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Hope you enjoyed reading … Tootle Pip from Doodlepip!
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You may have noticed that l am currently in the lead of Dad’s Truly Inspired series – woot woof woof woot! Now l know that many of you must have K9’s equally as much as Feline Katz  – isn’t it time you let them have their say and take our number to 40!
Looking pawards to hearing from many, many more!