I like alliteration, so it is no surprise that I have been hitting the dictionary and thesaurus (or for you younger readers, Google LOL) to find a word that begins with a “B” and describes one of the pet star’s of the month. Beautiful…yes, she is beautiful. She has a tri-colored brindle coat that glows orange in the sun. But she is so much more than that. Bashful…sometimes, but doesn’t really fit. Brilliant…again, yes. But not enough. Bargain-hunter…hahaha, dogs don’t shop! Just making sure you are paying attention! Benevolent. Yup, that is the word! According to the Google dictionary, benevolent means, “well meaning and kindly…” That fits Brandi to a “T.”
Hi all, Amanda here. I am continuing my family of the month with the princess of the pack, Brandi. Brandi is an amazing and yes, beautiful, puggle/english bulldog mix. She has her dog Dad’s energy (he was a puggle) and her dog Mom’s (the english bulldog) loud voice. To quote her human Mom, “She will be prancing around like a little princess and then she barks to play and this giant deep sound comes out!”
The first time I heard her use her “big girl voice” I actually looked around for the dog that must have come into the yard 🙂 Mostly, though, Brandi is laid back and quiet. As long as everyone leaves her be, that is. Her Mom also told me that she has to have a pillow and she steals Leo’s toys and bed.
Brandi started out in the family as a companion for Rocky, the third and final star in this family of the month. More about Rocky next week 🙂
To quote Mom again, “Our pug Rocky, was lonely and needed a playmate. So we started “just looking” We saw Brandi and immediately wanted her. She was such a cute puppy. Lots of skin rolls, and big feet she kept tripping over. She was 6 pounds of squishy softness. Rocky and Brandi were truly meant for each other, they were both born on March 6th!”
One thing about Brandi, she can’t be left alone with anything within her sites (or teeth!). She has her own special place when I am caring for her so she doesn’t get into too much mischief. She still manages to find a thing or two (or three!) to chew up…books and toilet paper seem to be a fan favorite. Her Mom said she chews on the couch and if her harness is left on her she will chew that, as well. It has been said that perhaps one of her ancestors may have been a goat!
Brandi enjoys hiking, doing tricks to earn treats, and tunneling under snow or leaves and popping up like a gopher. My favorite thing she does is when I throw the tennis ball or a toy for Leo to fetch, she will run along side of him and bark. It is almost like she is cheering him on, she never tries to get the ball. She just want to tell him “You got this!” Teamwork!
So that is all about Brandi. Stay tuned, she will be the star on Instagram and Facebook this week. Her Mom gave me a bunch of pictures to use 🙂 And next week we will finish strong with the dog that started it all, Rocky!