Nitro Glycerine and Carol Anne of Therapy Bits
A] Personal Details
1] Your Name?
“Nitro! Or my mom calls me Nitro Glycerine but I am not explosive I promise!”
2] What do you call your 2-leggeds?
“Mom or my peeps!”
3] What K9 Breed are you?
“I am a lab retriever cross!”
4] How Old Are You?
“I am 8 now, wow I am getting old!”
5] Do you live inside or outside and more importantly – do you run your household?
“I live inside! I only go out when I need to pee or to go on walks! If mom leaves me out for too long I whine at her until she opens the door and lets me into my nice warm bed! I do run my house! Definitely!”
6] Where abouts in the world do you live?
“I live in cork in Southern Ireland! I live in a nice bungalow and I have a nice dog bed but I prefer moms comfy double bed to sleep on!”
B] Exercise/Play Time/Adventuring
7] How often do you take your 2 leggeds for a walk?
“On most days we go walking! I love my walks! They are so much fun! All that sniffing and sometimes if I feel like it I will chase things like bottles, plastic bags etc!”
8] Do you do lots of adventuring when out and about?
“I dont really get to do much, but sometimes mom will take me on what we call a free run! It’s a fancy name for an adventure! I love my free run! I love swimming and fetching sticks and balls!”
9] 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?
“No I am mostly allowed to do that! Only if I am on harness i cant! I am a working dog you see. So sometimes I have to work! But on walks I dont work at all! I am allowed to play and say hello to other puppies! And even big dogs too!”
10] Are you allowed to do ‘stuff’ on your walks freely? Do you walk off or on lead?
“I walk on a lead! I am not allowed to walk off lead, unless we’re a few feet from our house! Then mom will let me go and I run to the front door! I am not allowed to scavenge for food, or pick up any food but sometimes I disobey and do it anyway! Haha, I am allowed to pick up sticks if we’re on a free run, in the park or on the beach, but not on a walk!”
11] Have your 2 leggeds ever embarrassed you? If so how?
“No, but I have embarrassed my mom! One time in a store I embarrassed her by stealing a breadroll from the display! I was hungry what could I do!”
12] Do your 2 leggeds expect you to fetch the ball/toy every time during soft/hard play?
“Yes! And sometimes its sooo annoying! Sometimes I just want to fetch it and sit with it between my paws and play with it!”
13] Do you have favourite toys and if so, what are they?
“I have a duck that squeaks, its my second one I have had. I tore the first one to get the squeaker out. I have a Kong that I love, and I have a pig that squeaks and a teddy bear that I carry around in my mouth too!”
14] Are you a very much loved K9?
“Definitely! My mom adores me! She says I am cute! She called me buddy a lot! But my name is Nitro! She said are you ok buddy? I am like, whose buddy? I didnt know I had a name change?” 🙂
15] Do your 2 leggeds take you away on holidays with them?
“No! And its so unfair! My mom always leaves me with my grandad! He looks after me when she’s away on holidays! But I dont really mind, as he gives me lots of treats! Mom says he’ll fatten me up!”
16] Are you given treats? What are your favourites?
“Oh yes! Boneos! And dentasticks! And all sorts! Sometimes grandad gives me digestive biscuits! Mom said she heard they are like a burger to a dog! Well I have to say they are awesome! I also get chicken sometimes which I love! It makes a change from dry kibble thats for sure!” 🙂
17] Are you fed a nutritional diet and is your food moist or dry or both or even the raw meat diet?
“I rarely get meat. My food is dry food. I am on hills science plan, food for mature dogs. I hate that I am a mature dog now! I prefer to still act like a puppy!”
18] Are you allowed to sample your 2 leggeds food?
“Yes! Mom gives me things sometimes, even though technically guide dogs arent allowed food from the table. Mom isnt strict, and she does occasionally give me something from her plate.”
D] Your Personal K9 Stuff
19] Do you have a favourite piece of 2 legged clothing and if so, do they know?
“I like moms fleece! I like to lie on it! She doesnt mind. She knows since I cover it in dog hair!” 🙂
20] Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the 2 leggeds?
“Who me? Never! 😛 I never ever act up! Haha! And if you believe that, you’re foolish! I sometimes pant and whine when she is going out, if she isnt taking me with her! She gets all worried about me then and sometimes she stays home!”
21] Do you have a bed or a favourite sleeping place?
“I have a bed in the livingroom, but I prefer moms comfy double bed! Its so warm and she puts the covers over me too which I love!”
22] Are you always with your 2-leggeds or do you sometimes need
“‘Time out?’ I am always with mom! Where she goes I go! I am so glad! I love the company of others!”
23] Do your 2 leggeds make you ‘dress up?’ If so, when or what for and do you enjoy it?
“The only thing mom puts on me are hats, and sometimes a pair of sunglasses for a photo, I hate them! I hate dressing up!”
24] Are you photogenic or make them run after you to capture you on film?
“I love having my photo taken! I enjoy posing!”
25] Do you have a friendly vet?
“Yes! My vet is lovely! Last year she cleaned my teeth! I didnt even feel it though cause I was under anaesthetic!”
26] What would be your pawfect day?
“A long, long walk, followed by a game of fetch, followed by a swim, following by a big bowl of rice and chicken, and cuddles with mom!” 🙂
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 mom is blind. I am her guide dog. We’ve been working together since 2012. She got me when I was 2. I love her to pieces as she does me.”
My special thanks to Nitro and of course his Mom Carol Anne for taking the time out and for paticipating in our questionnaire. I am so glad for you Nitro, you do an important mature job – but you are still a puppy deep down, that loves his Mom and she loves you too, you are each others families and biggest buddies!
Now folks, you can check out Nitro’s Mom’s blog – Carol Anne of Therapy Bits
Power to the Bark Nitro
Hope you enjoyed reading … Tootle Pip from Doodlepip!
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