Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pet of the Week: Meet Strudy, a Sweet Papillon

Meet Strudy! 
Papillon companion dog to EtsyVeg Member, Stasya from Glycosidic.

What is your pet's name, birthday, sex, breed?
His name is ‘officially’ Strudy, although I personally drop the S and think of him as Trudy. He was born on the 18th of March and is a Papillon.

Where/how did you come up with their name?
We had no idea what to call him initially, so we decided to derive it from his certificate name, which is “Dream Come True Blackie”. True became Trudy, and Trudy was changed to Strudy to make it sound more masculine.

How did you meet your pet? Were they Adopted, rescued or other?
Our ex-vet (we used to have another dog before Strudy) knew another client whose dog had recently given birth. As my parents live in an apartment, we were looking for small dogs and he recommended this breed.

What are your pet’s favorite toys, foods, snacks, activities?
He loves chew toys, playing chase and going out for walks, just like any other doggie :-) He can be picky with food but his absolute favourite is Asian pears! He also enjoys the stalks of leafy green vegetables.

What are some things you enjoy doing with your pet?
When I bark, he barks back so occasionally we have barking matches lol!

Do you take them to parks or to see people?

My parents live near a forest so he has been for walks there.

Does your pet have any special tricks or unique habits?
He also has been known to eat noodles! Also – thanks to my own barking – he seems to be trained to bark when my dad comes back in the evening from work (much to my mum’s chagrin, as she is worried that Strudy might disturb the neighbours.

How does your pet like going to the vet?
He doesn’t go very often. But he dreads getting his hair (in between paws and near his bum) cut, when he hears the drawer where the scissors is kept, he goes to hide!

How do your family members get along with the pet?
Everybody loves him, as he is such a charismatic and loving dog.

Do you spoil your pet?
There is definitely one way in which he has been spoilt – he loves begging for food! But it is quite close to impossible to not give him a bit when he looks up at you with those cute, doggy eyes…

What's the most important/special thing your pet adds to your life?
He is accepting, comforts me when I am sad, loyal and bears no grudges (unlike humans). 
He is adorable and fun!


Heather said...

Awwww he's adorable!! Thanks for introducing him to us!!

kelly beth said...

such a cutie!

Scrappy Rat said...

What a sweet, almost cat-like face he has! I don't blame him for loving Asian pears. They're SO yummy. Sounds like a fabulous little guy.

Julie said...

It was great to meet Strudy! So cute and sweet!

Lucy - Lunique Jewellery said...

So cute! Nice to meet Strudy, he's a very handsome boy :-D

thebluewindmill said...

Oh so fluffy an cute!

Kathryn Hansen said...

Strudy is so adorable!!

FireHorse3 said...

What a gorgeous little boy :)