A SHOT OF WHISKEY
Describe yourself in 5 words.
Lovable, smart, affectionate, dashing, chill
What are your strengths?
I’m very sociable and love meeting new people; I tend to do my business in the far corner of the yard—yes, I’m a gentleman; and I’m a good support system because I really, really want to sit on the couch with you.
What are your weaknesses?
Well, I’m perfect, but in the spirit of full transparency, I would have to say walking on a leash and maybe being left alone. We all have our demons, but I am still a very good boy. I just don’t understand why you have to leave me alone.
What was your childhood like?
I grew up in southeast Kansas, with my brother, Rhody Ridgeback. He could be a pain, but I miss playing with him. I was a bit of a wild child . . . got a couple tattoos, started wearing eyeliner, and I ran away a few times. All I really needed were some loving boundaries—like a fenced yard.
How have you remained in such good spirits during this crazy year?
I have a squeaky stress pig that’s been very helpful. I also stay in bed as long as possible.
What motivates you?
Food. Definitely food.
What projects are you currently working on?
I recently started working on some self-improvement skills, like “down,” “come,” and “stay.” Not to mention I am conquering the stairs and catch-the-cookie.
Who would play you in a movie:
Rudy Reindeer, fur sure. But they’d have to fix his nose.
You appear to be very fit and healthy. What’s your secret?
Being a hard-core foodie, I have to watch my figure, so I enjoy a good romp in the back yard. I recently dislocated my little toe, so I’ve been told to put the kibosh on romping, although I tend to ignore the rules and sneak some in anyway because I want to see my doctor as often as possible. And plenty of beauty sleep . . . I prefer to get at least 18 or 19 hours a day.
Do you like to travel?
Oh, yes! One of my most favorite things is to jump in the back of the car and have my driver drive me around, although some ride-alongs are boring and I have to lie down.
If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?
A fluffy couch, lots of snacks, and my furever family.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself lying upside down on a soft, over-stuffed couch with good pillows—although sometimes a floor will do—sunlight streaming through the window, a plate of cheese—which, by the way, will be gone in a flash—and my peeps doting on me, obvy.
Do you have a wish list for your furever family?
Loving. Patient. Kind. Huggers. Generous with snacks and kisses. Hopefully they’ll leave me plenty of peeky space in the windows, keep the lid on the trash, and let me sleep in in the morning.