Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Pollster


It's a Pet Takeover. Here is our Pollydog.

She's from the mumble pet shop unmumble. We were looking for a rescue dog, but with young children wanted a puppy rather than an older dog with unknown issues/phobias. We couldn't find one that wasn't going to grow to the size of a mountain.

I went into the pet shop on a fact-finding mission and there she was. That was it. Game over. Mr Koala wasn't even in the country at the time. He came home to find himself a dog owner.




She's kind of that third baby koala, although I do have the sense to treat her vaguely like a dog, so she knows her place in the hierarchy. Although she and Princess did debate that a lot, I think Polly's got the idea now and does actually obey Princess, particularly if dried liver is around.

She loves people, soft toys and the sand pit, hates the rain, fish oil capsules and when she was immunised she cried so loudly all the other vets at the surgery came running into the room to see what was wrong.

She often needs a haircut, but long or short, she's the kind of dog everybody stops on the street to say hello too. She repays their attention with lots of love and licking and has fans all over our suburb.

Rumour has it she's a cavoodle, but personally I think a terrier got over the fence and had its wicked way with a Miss Poodle.

Who cares? We think she's perfect.

More pet stories, please! Comment here or look at the thread below for more writerly companions.

8 comments:

Robin S. said...

Oh!!!! She is absolutely precious!

Seriously.

So Princess really does run the deal, huh? 'Cause Polly LOOKS like she runs the deal.

Whirlochre said...

There's something about this pooch I find reassuring.

Like, should aliens invade, if we give her the right encouragement,she might crochet our salvation and still have enough hair left to fuss...

Phoenix said...

What a cutie! Drop-dead adorable. No wonder she has neighbor fans all around.

And no, you can't hide it. That's she's spoiled is ever so apparent from those photos!

Thanks for the poochie love.

Hope Soccer Boy is continuing to improve in his class. My nephew has quite similar issues. I would have mentioned him sooner when you asked in an earlier post, but I really don't know enough of the intimate details to proffer advice -- just commisseration.

laughingwolf said...

too cute!

btw, i accepted another challenge: writing the 12-word novel ;) lol

blame beverly for that one

Sarah Laurenson said...

Oh. What a doll. No wonder you fell head over heels.

A Min-Pin is short for a Miniature Pinscher. Chuy looks like a small red doberman. He's quite the spaz though - very high energy with PTSD issues.

Bevie said...

Cats are cool, but dogs really know how to make a person feel loved.

fairyhedgehog said...

She's so cute!

Sarah Laurenson said...

I am in awe of your numbers.

Buddy is doing much better, jury duty is over and my life is settling back into it's normalcy (or what passes for it).

I hope to have a post up soon about my baby Tasha who left us a year ago. She's been in my dreams the past couple of days. I think she wants her own post.