What breed are you and how old?
I’m 17 months old and my DNA test says I’m a pure bred mutt. They gave my parents their money back since the test was so inconclusive!
I wake up around 7AM when my mom lets me out of the special dog house they built me under the stairs. Then I take my stuffed Pluto (my BFF) up to the master bedroom to wake Dad up and go through my elaborate stuffed Pluto-licking ritual.
What’s your favorite Instagram photo of yourself?
My favorite has to be the first video they ever shared of me when I’m about to run into the camera. You can see the fear in my eyes when I realize I get to close!
What is your favorite place to fall asleep?
On the couch with Mommy on Sunday afternoons; preferably on the blue fuzzy blanket. This is a recurring activity during football season. Daddy watches football, we sleep.
Favorite toy to chew on?
I can’t get enough of my Busy Buddies puzzle toy!
Favorite thing to chew on?
The left sole of Daddy’s brown dress shoes. It must be the left one.
Who are your mortal enemies?
Those damn birds in our backyard. I don’t let them land. I crashed into the fence the other week making sure the yard was protected. I’m also 100% effective against the invisible backyard monsters that come out at night. Someone has to protect the homestead.
What is your favorite human food?
Wow. That’s a tough one. Daddy shares his cereal with me every morning and I really like that. I also have a weird obsession with brussel sprout leaves. It’s also fun when Mommy blends bananas and peanut butter together and freezes them during the summer.
Favorite food you’re not supposed to have but steal anyway?
I’m not proud of it, but there was this one incident with a full-length spear of asparagus. I’ll let you use your imagination with how that one ended.
Any advice for your parents?
Yes...stop going to work. It’ll be fine. Just hang out here with me. I’ll teach you how to nap all day then lose your mind running in circles around the backyard at night.
Favorite memory from your first year of life?
My humans set up a reunion with my littermate Watson and his parents. He’s the only dog I’ve met that can keep up with my speed. We had a lot of fun running around the backyard. He’s the best jumper I’ve ever seen.
What’s one lesson you’ve learned so far in life?
Don’t be afraid of what you don’t understand. I had two foster brothers from a rescue group back in March. At first I was really scared of them; they were so little they didn’t even look like puppies. But then, as I got more comfortable with them we ended up having a lot of fun together. I was sad to see them go but I’m thankful they found good homes just like I did.
Do you have any favorite music?
When I’m left alone at home, my parents leave a radio playing classical music from WDAV on for me. But I’m currently into the Hamilton musical that my parents are frequently singing. Although I don’t appreciate them saying, “You are the worst Burr” to me constantly.
Best place in the house to sleep?
Wherever there’s a spot of sunshine. My dog house under the stairs is also very cozy and comfy at night.
Car! Just car! Whatever involves CAR!
Favorite place to go walking?
I love all the parks and greenways in Charlotte. It’s fun to get off road.
I love checking in on Bosse, a Goldendoodle in Norway who looks like he’s living the life.