I found this tag on Mischenko’s page at ReadRantRock&Roll and thought it would be fun to do. Check out her page and learn about her dog Cynder.
I have two dogs, but I’m going to focus on my older dog.
1. What is your pets name?
Her name is Wynnie.
2. What kind of pet is it and what breed?
She’s a border collie / sheltie mix. Above, she is with our now deceased Golden named Taffy.
3. How long have you had your pet friend?
We adopted Wynnie on January 27, 2007. It was after my niece’s 5th birthday party, which makes it easy to remember. Below, she’s with our other adopted dog, Abby.
4. How did you get your pet?
Friends of my parents were selling their house and moving into a condo in the city. They couldn’t take their dogs and we agreed to come look at their other dog, who was older. When we walked into their house, their other dog randomly bit my son (who was 2 at the time) and peed on my leg. While this was happening, my husband was bonding with Wynnie and we left with her:)
5. How old is your pet?
We don’t really know, but we’ve had her 11 years, previous owners had her 1 1/2 years so I’d say close to 14.
6. What are some quirky things about your pets personality?
Wynnie is insanely smart. I call her Wynnie the Wandering dog because if her battery dies on her invisible fence collar, she is gone! She loves going on adventures around the neighborhood, but she always comes back (and she’s chipped if she doesn’t).
She’ll bark to distract Abby, our other dog, so she can get all the attention.
She loves to snuggle but can’t sit still.
She’s become pretty anti-social in her old age.
Wynnie is incredibly quiet in the car. We have actually forgotten her a few times (not for long, don’t worry), but she’s always very loving when we do! My son adores her and I love watching their interactions.
She also loves to sit in the front yard and “guard” the driveway. She knows my car from the corner, which I love, and she gets excited when I’m driving down the street.
7. What does your relationship with your pet mean to you?
Wynnie is just the sweetest dog. She will look you in the eye all the time, which is a sign of love. She can tell when you’re upset and will give you love. She’s the greatest.
8. What are some of your favorite past times with your pet?
She doesn’t like to play catch or anything, so my favorite times are when I’m laying on the couch for a nap and she comes and lays on me. She is the only one of my dogs to ever do it and I LOVE it. Whenever I lay down on the couch, I call for her.
9. What are nicknames that you call your pet?
I call her Wynnie Binny and Winniford. Wynnie girl is another one. We’re kind of lame that way. Here she’s with my son (around 5 years ago). My son adores animals, especially Wynnie.
Thanks for checking out this tag. There are many pets out there I’d like to know more about, but I won’t tag anyone this time around. If you’d like to talk about one of your pets, please feel free to do this tag and please link back to me so I can read your post!