3. What color is the collar you’re wearing right now?
As I write this, I have on my bright green nylon “adventure harness”, but I do have a nice little collection of collars for different activities and occasions.
4. Who is your favorite person other than the people you live with?
Oh that’s easy. My mom’s friend Mareike who has my 3 favorite Airedales in the entire world! Whenever I visit, I pretend that I have no interest in her at all while I spend all of my time trying to hump the lovely Jupie, but the truth is that she’s pretty darned cool and I love her doggies!
5. How much do you weigh?
In the mid 60s – my weight fluctuates depending on how lazy mom and dad are (not MY fault, of course…)
6. Most expensive thing you’ve ever chewed up?
Ahem, it was a pair of shoes that belonged to mom that she’d just bought… and she had to try to explain to me that it wasn’t possible to return them for a full refund if they have a CHUNK bitten out of them. Hey, I was young, I didn’t understand such concepts at the time (and they were tasty).
7. Do you like other Dogs?
Well… sometimes. Girls are generally always ok (they appreciate an intact man with a potent manly-musk) unless they don’t like me, but boys can be more of an issue. I usually want to be the “top dog” and sometimes I start a little somethin’, sometimes the other boy dog starts a little somethin’ – luckily I’ve never hurt anyone and I’ve never been hurt, just a lot of barking and holding the other dog down with my big, right paw…
8. Who is your best non-human friend?
Behemoth the kitty. My grey and white spotted buddy. But that’s mostly because he is a cat who LOVES dogs.
9. Squeaky toys or tennis balls?
Mostly tennis balls, but squeaky toys do have their allure…
10. Do you like to be brushed?
11. Peanut Butter or Cheese?
12. Do your people cut your toenails?
Nope, never needed it. Apparently I scratch ’em off running around during my daily walkies so no cutting has been necessary so far.
13. Any formal education?
Well, the cats have given me quite an education, and I’ve learned a lot from the school of life… but no official college for me.
14. Couch potato or Energizer Bunny?
Energizer bunny – I’m always ready to go!
15. Five nicknames your people call you.
Bogovatch, Bogster, Bogleroni, Boginski, and Bugaboo (those are the ones that don’t have the “adult” words in ’em, for when I’m on my best behavior…)
16. What is your best trick?
I’m a high-fiver, I’ll also shake paw based on whetehr you say “Guten Tag” or Auf Wiedersehn” to me (guten tag is for my left paw, auf weidersehn is for my right paw).
17. Do you like kitties?
Oh yes, I’ve grown up with 4 kitties and they’re my buddies. I do still chase them around, but once they stop running or we run into a corner then the game is over.
18. What did you have for breakfast?
I get some Natural Balance deli roll… it’s easy and I like it. I never ate breakfast for the longest time (I was never hungry in the morning), but lately I’ve been indulging.
19. Can you hunt (aka have you ever killed anything living)? If so, what?
I’ve done a little stalking (of ducks in the park) but in general I’m a lover, not a fighter.
20. When & why was the last time you went to the V.E.T.?
Oh grrrr, the vet. I had to have a foxtail removed from my paw that hurt like crazy – they put me under and had to remove it with a knife. I was supposed to wear the stupid elizabethan collar but mom and dad figured that if they slipped a sock over my paw that I wouldn’t bit it so they wouldn’t have to deal with the collar themselves (I love it when they’re selfish – sometimes). It healed nicely and now my fuzz has grown back.
21. Where do you sleep at night?
I tuck in the humans by sleeping at their feet for awhile, then I have my own blanket in the living room that I sometimes share with my cat buddies.
22. Do you like to swim?
Nope, so far I hate it. Imagine that, I’m supposed to be a water dog, and I hate puddles!!!
23. Can you make puppies?
Yes, ma’am! I’m always lookin’ for love, and now that I’m a full-grown stud the idea seems pretty darned cool…
24. Do you give kisses?
Yes, everyday! Mom gets woken up with kisses until she drags her butt out of bed to take me outside. But other people? Nah.
25. Can you potty on command?
Nah… why should I? The humans carry bags to pick it up and they can always use a little extra exercise… (mom says that she has me on something called a “schedule” where she feeds me and I poop at about the same time every day…).
26. To Cuz or not to Cuz?
Ya know, I jumped on the Cuz bandwagon a long time ago and I’ve just NEVER liked the darn thing. I have a big, red Cuz and I put it on the bottom of my toybox and whenever mom takes it out I completely ignore it. Cannot tell you why – I love my squeaky carrot, my squeaky Sniffers bar, my new plush toy from Charlie & Opy, my stuffed rat… but that Cuz just bores me to tears. Go figure.