Likes: Food, playing tug of war with my toys, going walkies, sleeping with mummy, pottering in the garden, sitting in the sunshine, kissing mummy
Pet-Peeves: Thunderstorms, having my nails clipped and having a bath, the vacuum cleaner monster
Favorite Toy: My absolute favourite toy is my big teddy bear (it's bigger than me!). I suckle on Teddy and go to sleep on him and my plush Anty (anteater) all the time. And did someone say squeaky toys? Oh, and my tug of war rope toys and balls!
Favorite Walk: Going to the local park, but any walkies really.
Best Tricks: Sit, wait, rolls over, crawling along the carpet like she's swimming freestyle in water, jumps to catch plush toys and then spits them out at my feet so I can throw them again, blankie guerilla warfare (don't ask)
Arrival Story: I adopted her from Shenton Park Dogs' Home in Perth. She was apparently a pound rescue. How anyone could have given her up or abandoned her is utterly beyond me. It was love at first sight for me. When we did the meet and greet at the Dogs' Home, I asked her if I could pic her up and when I did she turned in my arms and licked/kissed me and I was utterly and irrevocably smitten. I was moving and had to wait a week before I could take her home, but going home day arrived and when I went to collect her and Dogs' Home staff brought her out to me I just cried, I was so happy, and so was she. She's the most beautiful little dog anyone could ever hope to adopt and it's such a privilege to be her guardian and mummy.
Bio: Pogo is a beautiful, sweet natured, very happy, friendly and playful little girl. She just loves people (especially when they make a fuss of her) and likes most other dogs. She's such a wonderful mix of the best of both Jack Russell and Chihuahua, and I'm so privileged to be her Mummy and to have her in my life. She's always so happy to see other dogs, especially her pals that she sees regularly at our local dog park, and her pals love to see her, racing up to welcome her if they're at the park first. She loves playing with them and is always so happy around them. It's such a joy to see how much she's bloomed in the years since we found each other. I'm so proud of my dear little sweetheart.
Thank you so much to everyone who made my Gotcha Day so special, you really made the day for me, especially when it ended so spectacularly badly.
As part of the day's celebrations, Mummy and I went walking with my BFF Bella and her mum. Another dog managed to get out her front door (not the owner's fault!) and came up to me, from behind me. I took fright and reacted, and then so did the other dog. Fight on. End result was a puncture wound in my neck. The owner of the other dog was just great, kind and compassionate and horrified at what had happened. She drove us to the vet and paid for everything, including shots of antibiotics and painkillers, and a course of antibiotics to bring home. Yesterday I just wasn't myself, very depressed and stiff and sore and not eating or drinking. I started drinking at 2.30 am this morning, and eating, so doing a lot better now. And today I gave Mummy some wags and kisses, so I'm feeling better. That's a Gotcha Day annifursary we'll never forget.
Dear pals, thank you so much for the lovely thoughts and gifts for my page. Mummy and I had such a lovely joint birthday together :) Thank you to everyone who thought of us!
Minster Jr and family
Flicka and Lucas
Sully and Angel Sox
Redford, Cooper, Tundra and family
Rosco and Boots and family
Sir Jack Freckles
Snoopy, Taylor, My Princess, Mickey, George and family
Thank you dear pals for your kindness in sending me so many Valentine pretties for my page - you're all so thoughtful, and I appreciate it more than I can tell you all! Thank you for thinking of me xoxoxoxox
Much love from little me, who is really over this summer and all our heatwaves down here!