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Happy Paw-lidays!

Written by Denise Covington

Did you know dogs have a sense of time? With the holidays right around the corner, we are sure our pets know that Santa Claws is coming! Check out these interviews with Infocore’s favorite four-legged mascots and have a Feliz Navidog!

 

Zulu

Master: Beth Jupp

Pet Nicknames: Z, Zoopopsie, Big Boy

Pet Breed: Black Labrador

Pet Likes: eating, hunting, eating, swimming, eating

Pet Pet Peeves: don’t move where his food is stored!

Pet’s Favorite Song: “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”

Fun Fact: Zulu has an imaginary friend in his crate

Describe your owners in one word: Wrapped (around my paw)

If you could say one thing to your owner, what would it be? “Let’s eat!”

What do you want the world to know about you? Just because you can’t see the mouse, I am 100% sure it is there!

 

Lani

Master: MaryEllen Adan

Pet Nicknames: The Wolf

Pet Breed: Mini Schnoodle

Pet Likes: Short track for hot laps, fingers and similar foods, any snack any time, being carried down the stairs

Pet Pet Peeves: Being stepped on (I tend to be underfoot), having to come down the stairs on my own, long walks

Pet’s Favorite Song: Wild thing

Describe your owners in one word: Giants! My mom is 4’11” and my dad is 5’6”

If you could say one thing to your owner, what would it be? I don’t care, I’m a wolf.

What do you want the world to know about you? I do what I want!

 

Roxy

Master: Amy MacNabb

Pet Nicknames: Pumpkin Face

Pet Breed: Boxer

Pet Likes: Running on the beach

Pet Pet Peeves: That we don’t feed her people food any more.

Pet’s Favorite Song: Whatever Mommy is singing in the car.

Describe your owners in one word: Loving

If you could say one thing to your owner, what would it be? “Beach?”

What do you want the world to know about you? I rule the roost at Camp 4 Dogs. Believe it!!

 

Taz

Master: MaryEllen Adan

Pet Nicknames: Handsome, Tasserati and Lil’ Bear

Pet Breed: Boxer Mix

Pet Likes: All day snacking, cuddling and naps, short walks in town, my pack, my bear, using my kong as a megaphone, meeting new friends, and barking at the neighbors.

Pet Pet Peeves: Spazzy dogs and being left home

Pet’s Favorite Song: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Fun Fact: I speak a bit of German

Describe your owners in one word: Bedhogs

If you could say one thing to your owner, what would it be? Untrimmed tri-tip is my favorite

What do you want the world to know about you? I love my pack and the pack is where it’s at!

 

Preston

Master: Melba Garcia

Pet Nicknames: Pooper, Stinky, Small Dog, Prestoni Valachi

Pet Breed: Dachshund Chihuahua

Pet Likes: Hangin’ with mom, vegetables, sun bathing

Pet Pet Peeves: puparazzi

Pet’s Favorite Song: Dachshund Through the Snow

Fun Fact: A Dachshund was the first Olympic mascot

Describe your owners in one word: Obsessed

If you could say one thing to your owner, what would it be? “Put the camera down mom”

What do you want the world to know about you? I’m more than just a handsome face.

 

Tucker

Master: Denise Covington

Pet Nicknames: Tucky-Wucky, the Tuckster

Pet Breed: Chocolate Labrador

Pet Likes: Long walks on the beach, pizza crusts, chasing squirrels OFF the Carlsbad bluffs.

Pet Pet Peeves: delayed meals (he’s a real clock-watcher!)

Pet’s Favorite Song: Don’t Stop Retrievin’

Fun Fact: Labradors have been the most popular breed in the United States for the last 26 years

Describe your owners in one word: boring and stingy with food!

If you could say one thing to your owner, what would it be? Please, please, please TAKE ME WITH YOU.

What do you want the world to know about you? I’m not fooled when you spell W-A-L-K!

 

Jovi

Master: Syringa Ortega

Pet Nicknames: Jovers, Princess

Pet Breed: Cocker Spaniel and Yorkie – “Corkie”

Pet Likes: “Mama”, chicken, long walks on the beach at sunset, back scratches and coming to the office.

Pet Pet Peeves: Do not pick me up! I may be cute, but I am not a stuffed animal!

Pet’s Favorite Song: “Bark the Hairy Angels Sing”, “Lay Your Hands on Me” by Bon Jovi (my namesake).

Fun Fact: The seasonings in Turkey, chocolate, currants/raisins, onions, mistletoe, holly, lilies, and poinsettias are all holiday items that are poisonous to pets!

Describe your owner in one word: Everything! She is awesome, everyone else is just a human!

If you could say one thing to your owner, what would it be? Where are you going? Can I come?

What do you want the world to know about you? I am a perfect pretty pretty princess!

 

Ralphie

Master: Lovie Edwards

Pet Nicknames: Ralph

Pet Breed: Chihuahua / Blend

Pet Likes: Rawhide chew sticks, Tag, Hide and seek, Fighting the “human hand claw”

Pet Peeves: Ralphie doesn’t like to be left alone. When he senses stranger danger, he barks until he becomes more familiar with the human visitor.

Pet’s Favorite Song: Atomic dog by George Clinton

Fun Fact: Reggie “The Cat” and Ralphie are like “Tom and Jerry”. Ralphie barks at Reggie but he does not listen to him.

Describe your owners in one word:

  • I take advantage of dad
  • I tuck my tail and dad forgives my transgressions
  • My mom gives me bottled water when dad isn’t looking

If you could say one thing to your owner, what would it be? Take me on a walk.

What do you want the world to know about you?

  • I like to coat my body in strange scents. A decomposing rabbit pelt or a decaying lizard smells like Polo to me. Get a whiff of this…
  • On walks, I ration my pee to leave my scent at every popular spot.

 

Vendetta – a Very Large Dog!

Master: Beth Jupp

Pet Nicknames: The Divine Miss V, Sassy Pants

Pet Breed: Arabian (horse)

Pet Likes: Carrots and peppermints

Pet Pet Peeves: Other mares trying to get too close

Pet’s Favorite Song: Dancing Queen

Fun Fact: She has had a baby via embryo transfer

Describe your owners in one word: Passionate

If you could say one thing to your owner, what would it be? “Take my blanket off now!”

What do you want the world to know about you? “I may be an international champion, but I put my bridle on one ear at a time like everyone else!”

 

Bently

Master: Jo Anne Williams

Pet Nicknames: Boo

Pet Breed: Bichon Poo

Pet Likes: Hanging out on the balcony, looking at the ocean while chewing on a Good’n Fun Kabobs

Pet Pet Peeves: not tall enough to see out the window

Pet’s Favorite Song: Baha Men “Who let the dogs out”

Fun Fact: Little dogs eat less food, take up less space and cost less at the vet along with easier to travel with.

Describe your owners in one word: talkative

If you could say one thing to your owner, what would it be? Stop pointing and telling me to go potty.

What do you want the world to know about you? I was rescued by a great mom 😊

 

Roxy

Master: Jo Anne Williams

Pet Nicknames: stinker pots

Pet Breed: Mutt / Rescue

Pet Likes: To eat her brother, Bentley’s, dog food

Pet Pet Peeves: It’s always about Bentley

Pet’s Favorite Song: Dogs on the Run: Tom Petty

Fun Fact: There are more homeless animals than people.

Describe your owners in one word: Mushy

If you could say one thing to your owner, what would it be? Stop telling me not to eat Bentley’s dog food

What do you want the world to know about you? I am not fat, it’s muscle