What breed are you?
The human says I’m a designer dog gone wrong. I’m not sure what that means. Mum was a Pomeranian and dad was a Silky Terrier. Sometimes, the human tells other humans I’m a Long Haired Bowie Terrier.
How old are you?
8 years young this year. Still as sprightly as any two year old at the dog park. Just need longer sleeps.
What is your full name?
Do you have any nicknames?
Zig or Zigs. The Zigster is the human’s favourite.
Sometimes the human goes through all the names – Ziggy, Bella, Henry – and none of us are sure which one is in trouble. Best to avoid the human then.
Where do you usually sleep?
At night time on the bed. I try to stay away from the end where the human puts her feet cause when she moves about that can disturb my sleep. Daytime and early evening the best spot is on the lounge. When the human is on the computer I do like to be close by but that usually ends up with the same result as if I sleep too close to the human’s feet on the bed.
What is your favourite thing to do?
Play fetch. I decide when it starts and when it stops. Annoying when the human doesn’t want to play. But I just keep dropping the ball at her feet over and over again til I get her attention.
What is something unusual/interesting about you?
I am NOT named after Molly Meldrum’s dog/s. Though I am named after some famous human singer character. Apparently.
Who is your best friend?
The human. I’m her right hand man!
Then Henry. Not a bad old codger … for a cat.
Perhaps Bella, on a good day. What a princess!
Did you go to obedience school?
When I was just a pup, the human and I went to preschool at a place the human called the vet. I did like preschool cause they kept handing out chicken treats. Then I found out what else they do there and you can’t get me inside that den of iniquity for all the chicken treats in the world. I mean, do you know what they did to my anal glands? They squeezed them!!! And as for another part of the anatomy – well, we won’t go there. Unmentionable. The human says it’s so there aren’t any other designer dogs gone wrong. Huh! And I said she was my best friend.
Oh, and the human talks about how no owner fails puppy preschool. If so, then why did we go to remedial classes? Huh, human???
Err, excuse me. Lost it there for a moment. Almost as upset as when the neighbour’s dog tries to do his business in the front yard.
Right. Back with you now.
Can you do any tricks?
Jump up high to catch the ball. Sit. Wait. Roll over. The last three we learnt at the remedial training. The first I do naturally. I also jump up high when the human brings out the dog lead. Over and over again. I get so excited. Then the human tells me to sit. And to wait.
Any last comments?
Can you edit out the stuff I said about the human? She took me to the beach the other day. That was cool!
Sniff you when next at the dog park or at the beach!