Likes: Chewing on chewies. Sometimes playing with my kid brother (Java). Sleeping. Lots of sleeping. Running around the backyard, especially up on the hill.
Pet-Peeves: When moms say I'm smelly. I can't help it, I get bad gas! People who don't say hi to me first. When moms feed the rats. They get HUMAN food! No fair. My kid brother annoys me sometimes.
Favorite Toy: My kid brother or the cat. Hehe. I used to love toys so much, now they're okay sometimes.
Favorite Food: All food works for me! I'm not at all picky. But the homemade doggy cookies Mommy J makes are the bestest EVER. I like everything, even lettuce and celery! Mmm!
Favorite Walk: Anywhere I can run! I also love going up on the hill in the backyard, oh yeah.
Best Tricks: "Show me" (pointing to what I want with my paw), going to my house (crate), sit, lay, leave it, speak, talk, beg, shake, and others.
Arrival Story: I came to moms from a first-time breeder in Michigan! I lived there for 5 months. They wanted to keep me, but they couldn't anymore. I took a long (3 hour) flight all by myself to get home! It wasn't so bad, though. I was tough. I knew when I first saw moms that they were my new family, and I wagged my tail when they first started talking to me. I charmed a lot of the staff before then, too.
Bio: My name, Wysiwyg, is an acronym which stands for "What You See Is What You Get". I like to grin and smile toothy-smileys lots. I mean, real smiles! I'm a happy girl. I'm a typical Whippet, running around like mad, playing up a storm for a while, and then totally crashing (usually, on the couch or futon) for hours at a time. I love to be lazy. Everyone calls me goofy, so I guess I am! I look fragile and most people think I am, but let me tell you... I can run into a door, table, or even the 'fridge and keep going like nothing happened. I am SUPER tough stuff!
I've been wanting a puppy for awhile, and moms just got one. A Lab named Java. Now, I'm so happy to play with the kid a lot, but enough is enough and I need my rest! Sheesh! I'm glad to have a puppy, though.
I have learned some new tricks. I need to update my profile! :) I actually taught one of them TO moms. Can you believe it?!
After I wrote last, we had ANOTHER hurricane - Wilma. Oh boy, that one was MUCH worse. We hid out in the closet. We thought the doors and windows were breaking! Katrina took most of the trees, which was good, but Wilma did worse damage. We all came though fine, just some water that came inside our unit. But Mama J lost her job because of the storm! So we're just now getting ok money wise. I don't know a lot about that, but I know that meant less chewies for me. Oh man!
BIG NEWS! We are moving to OHIO after August! I will LIVE with my favorite pal Shelby the Sheltie and Princess the Peek-a-Yorkie-Poo (my cousins). Yep, we are gonna live at Mama K's parents - my grandparents - house. WOW! I will have a backyard! A BIG ONE WITH A HILL! Weee!! AND SNOW! I will live with SNOW! YEPPIE!
Sad news. Paco the Chihuahua (third cousin) is gone. :( He got out of the backyard and has been gone for weeks now. NO! THAT IS NOT RIGHT! People spotted him at first but not for awhile now. I am so sad about this, he is the "king" of the house there, even I know that. Grandma is SO SAD and that is NOT RIGHT. :( :( :( I want Paco to get home safe and sound!! :(
Well guys, I experienced my first hurricane! Moms (it was Mama's first, too), the cats, the rats, the hammies and I all stayed together and we're all okay! But it was scary. I knew something was going on hours before it hit. Maybe moms should have listened to me, I was trying to tell them it was going to go over us, even though everyone said it wouldn't!
Moms gave me what they call my calming medicine, yuck! But it helped.
I was a good girl! I behaved very well when I had to. And most of all, I protected my moms real well. They needed me.
I'm glad it's all over! We didn't have power and I got SO hot! Really hot! So hot that when mom's misted me with cold water from a spray bottle, I didn't try to catch it with my mouth, I just let them do it. It felt SO good. Let me tell you, I've always liked ice but now I REALLY appricate it a LOT! I'm so glad we have our power back, but I know lots of doggies in our city don't yet. :( I hope they're okay.
Our complex is really messed up! We walked around and took photos and I just knew something weird was going on. Everything was SO different! I also found a dead lizard and two birds. :( That made me VERY SAD.
I don't think I wanna go though that again any time soon! Except that it was nice because I got lots of special treatment.
You can see photos of our complex and all the damage and read mama's write up at her website.
This is one happy and SAFE Wizzy, signing off for now.