After writing about what it is like to own a staffie, I thought it would be great to expand this and focus on other breeds as well. SFL rounded up a few other bloggers to tell us about what it is like to own their dog. This will be a weekly feature, each week showing a different breed.
Hiya! I’m Rach, from This Italian Family, and I am so excited to be here today! Meg asked if I would share some of my pup’s quirks with you guys so here we go! Oreo is a mutt. I’m not really sure what all he is mixed with. Possibly a mixture of an American Pit Bull Terrier, Boxer, and Dalmatian. Whatever he is, my husband and I adore him. He is definitely our baby. Yeah, we are so those people. ;)
Quirks about our pup:
- He is the laziest dog I’ve ever seen. My husband, Christopher, and I are always joking about just how lazy he is. The good thing about this is that he isn’t demanding of us. And he is a huge snuggler. :D- Despite being lazy, when we do go outside and play he LOVES it. He adores the sunshine and running and playing with our friend’s doggies!
- He is super smart! Not only does he know how to come, sit, wait, stay, release, shake, back, down, roll over, grovel, bow, up, off, dance, and go to the window/kennel/bed on command… he can even play hide and seek and open unlatched doors! He can also get out of pretty much any kennel he wants to. He is like Houdini!
- While Oreo is well trained, he is also stubborn. Particularly when he is off his leash in wide open spaces (like the dog park). He suddenly forgets every word he’s ever known including his name and he definitely acts like he doesn’t have a clue who we are. It’s kind of hilarious. He takes off in leaps and bounds and you begin to wonder if he will ever come back. While it is funny, it’s also a bit scary sometimes to see him take off and not respond when we call so we are working on dog whistle training him.
- Anytime someone comes to our house he is convinced that they are there specifically to see him. He is especially great with kiddos and lets them pull on his ears and tail and sit on his head and snuggle with him. He’s just a sweet guy all around. :)
We adopted Oreo 2 years ago and have loved having him as part of our family. If you are thinking about getting a pet, definitely check out your local shelter! You might just find your new best friend. :)
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