When I don’t get my way, I tend to sulk. Mom says I have the most expressive face of all us dogs and I use it to my advantage.
I can’t remember what had me looking so unhappy in this picture, but I did everything short of weeping in my hanky to impress upon everyone how miserable I was at the moment.
I know at times my selfish behavior makes mom plenty upset. I am selfish when it comes to attention. But in other ways I am the best dog a person could ever have.
You know those old expressions like two sides to every coin and double edged sword. That’s me. Just like my harlequin face, my nature is split right down the middle. My biggest weaknesses are also my greatest strengths.
I have been known to pick a fight with other dogs when they were disrespectful to me. Sometimes people who don’t now me are scared of my big bark.
On the other hand I am totally devoted to my people and my pack. When a guest dog attacked Jack, I dove right in and saved Jack. When another guest dog got too close to the alpacas, I got in between and growled him back.
Mom says I would die to save my people. It’s true. In some ways I am totally fearless. If I feel my people are in danger I will fight to the death. Mom is never afraid to be alone in our house. She knows I would let her know if there was trouble.
When I’m the only dog I do anything people ask of me. I snuggle up close and lie real still if the people want to watch TV or read the newspaper.
Want to go for a walk? I’m your girl. I have good leash manners and am happy to sniff wherever the people take me.
If you hand me a treat you will never feel my lips or teeth as I gently take it from your fingers. I’m not like Ash who tries to swallow the hand that feeds him.
So why am I telling you this? It’s because I’ve decided it’s time for me to find a new home.
I’ve lived at Asherpark for more than four years. I’ve learned how to play, and trust, and mind my manners. I’ve had romps with Ash and long walks in the woods. I love my life at Asherpark, but I’m ready to have my own person.
Mom and I have talked it over and she agrees. I would be happiest as the only dog in a house with no other pets. I want to be devoted to people who just pay attention to me.
I don’t want to have to be nice to the throw away dogs mom drags home. I don’t want to share the couch with other dogs. I don’t want to be one of several dogs. I want to be the only dog.
If I can find the right person who will love me and treat me nice, I would devote the rest of my life to making that person happy.
All I want is a chance to be the only one. In exchange I will love my new people with everything in me. I might be a princess, but I’m also the most loyal, fearless, devoted dog you will ever meet.