Likes: Sleeping in the backyard. Sleeping in the living room. Sleeping on the couch. Digging for mice and voles. Eating. Messing up Ban-cha's hunting of squirrels by rushing too soon. Naps with owner. Lake Michigan. Treats.
Pet-Peeves: Going to the vet. Having to go for walks in the rain or when it is hot. Toy balls. Having her nails clipped. Thunderstorms. Fireworks.
Favorite Toy: Doesn't generally believe in toys unless they involve food. Does sometimes enjoy tossing a dead vole or mouse carcass in the air.
Favorite Food: Likes most everything. Likes to graze on grass.
Favorite Walk: Walks are good, but nothing over eight blocks.
Best Tricks: just being smart. being a mellow apha dog
Arrival Story: I was volunteering at the Dane County Humane Shelter when I came across Mugi. She was probably about 10 months old and had all kinds of signs on her cage "Large dog experience only" and "No children under 12". I wanted to walk her, but I had just started and she had a padlock on her cage and I didn't know what to do about it (this was at the old shelter and they used to put padlocks on cages of dogs that they thought might be stolen). The next week I walked her and wanted to adopt her, but my husband and I had just gotten married and were in the proccess of looking at houses. We lived in an apartment where dogs were not allowed. I hoped somebody else would adopt her. I brought my husband to meet her, but we went outside and she ignored him. I put a "stop euthanasia" hold on her and they called me and said that if we couldn't take her they would put her down. We went to look at her again and this time went into a small room and she immediately crawled into my husband's lap. To make a long story short, our landlord let her stay at the apartment for the few weeks before we moved into our house. Mugi-cha came with impeccable manners. She was smart, gentle, very well behaved and loves people and other dogs. She has now shared our lives for more than ten years. She is getting white eyebrows and seems to be good at using selective hearing. We still love her to pieces!
Bio: All of our dogs are named after Japanese teas.
Mugi-cha- barley tea
Ban-cha- green tea
Genmai-cha- green tea with toasted brown rice