For my first Christmas with McChef, he brought me to his home to officially introduce me to his family... which also included his dog, Petals.
As Petals was kept on a leash outside his home, obviously she was the first one I had to pass in order to enter the house. She barked at me, tried to jump on me,
But to a person who is terrified of dogs, this behavior is more than likely to be seen as an attack.
McChef, being a dog person himself, wanted me and Petals to get along with each other. So he would coax me into doing things with Petals, such as bribing her with treats, patting her and giving her a bath.
It was from Petals that I learned how wonderful it was to have a dog. Her love for her master, though it was adorable, did make me jealous at times (she would always go to him whenever he called. And she can be possessive with her master). That kind of loyalty is not something you can ever find in cats.
Petals (1997 - June 2008)
And also a pug reminds him of my butt.
Anyhoo, even before Petals went to doggie heaven, McChef had always wanted to get a new dog.
Perhaps as a way to test what kind of parent I'm going to be. A pug to be exact. Why? Because he says that a pug is a dog version of me (in terms of behavior... although I can't deny we're almost similar in size).
Geez, I know I've put on some
I actually wanted a Jack Russell Terrier (JRT) because I wanted a dog like Frasier's dog - smart, obedient, small and quiet. Oh boy, how wrong I was about this "tiny" dog (this just goes to show that you can't really believe what you see on tv).
JRTs were originally used as hunting dogs; which means that they are high in energy, needs to run (a lot), hyper and noisy. They are smart to the point that they are always looking for ways to outwit its master and testing its boundaries. If untrained, JRTs can grow up to be like Marley, the world's
That pretty much tells me that I can't keep a JRT. And so I took a test to see what kind of dog would be suitable for someone like me - lives in a condo, not always home during weekdays and leads a somewhat active life.
The result came back and I got a silky terrier. I know only of 2 friends who has this dog - Bibik and Samantha. I've met Bibik's dog and she's really lovely and sooo adorable. As for Samantha's Roccio, my sister had nothing but praise for Sam's dog (up to the point where she wanted to kidnap Roccio). And this has got me really excited about getting a silky terrier.
Now the only question is, what am I going to do about my 2 cats?
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