Louise is one of the few bloggers I’ve actually met, but oddly enough I’ve never seen her off a trampoline. So I thought it would be a good idea to get all the gossip on her from someone who knows. Last week’s interview featured Donna’s Cat Leia so here’s Pink Pear Bear‘s dog Monty to represent the canines!
1. What’s your name, what sort of animal are you and what makes you a brilliant pet?
I’m Monty, I’m a 12 year old chocolate Labrador and I’m a brilliant pet because I ensure that the family don’t contribute to the food waste problem. Even if they may not consider it food waste yet themselves. I once ate a baguette from someone’s hand and I also ate a 12 egg quiche.
2. Tell me about the person or family who live with you.
I have a lovely family, my Mum and Dad are brilliant and used to take me for really long walks on the beach before my body got too weary. Then they gave me these amazing two gifts of siblings who spend lots of their time dropping food on the floor for me.
3. Pets always choose their families for a reason so what do you love about yours?
Well, the food thing as mentioned above is a big one. Plus I get lots of little walks as I really like to go and check my wee-mails, I’m well fed and there are so many cuddles. They also walk very slowly with me. I can’t go very quickly anyway, but I spent a lot of time catching up on the gossip with good long sniffing sessions and they never pull me along as ‘it’s my time’. I like that.
4. Try as we might to find the perfect family, they never live up to our expectations. What do yours do that drive you mad?
They have this annoying habit of scraping waste food into this silly green plastic bin as apparently I’ll get too fat. They also blame my greed on the steroids and get cross when I climb on the chair to get the food from the table. And sometimes if it’s cold and rainy, no one wants to go for a walk until Mum makes them. It’s always fun when they get out there though.
5. What do your family love the most about you?
I can’t narrow it down really. I’m practically perfect in every way. I must be because I have the most horrendous wind problem and they all just sit there fanning their faces but they never shout at me about it!
6. What do your family do that they’re really proud of?
Hmmmm, my sister is brilliant in school and my brother is brilliant at riding his bike and scooter. My Mum also sits at her glowing plastic thing a lot, pressing down the clicky things. I think she’s writing. I like this because it often means I can lie at her feet and she will rub my belly. My Dad gets up really early and works very very hard so we can do fun things at the weekend.
7. What do your family do that make you proud of them?
They love me and look after me and my cat friend Pablo so well. They also remember to order me big bags of delicious food and they store them in the garage and don’t always notice when I make a little hole in the bag and sneak off.
8. How can humans resolve the tragic truth that so many pets are unwanted or mistreated?
When I was little, I went to the vets and returned slightly incomplete. This means I couldn’t continue my blood line, a good thing really as I have such severe joint problems. Apparently all dogs can have an operation to stop puppies being born that won’t have homes. Owners should make sure they do this.
9. It is said that pets don’t live as long as humans because they don’t have as much to learn. What words of advice do you have that humans could learn from?
I’ve never heard this before. How ridiculous. Lots of humans never learn the important things in their entire lifetime. My advice would be; Eat well, (and fast, always fast!), greet your loved ones with great joy, even if they only went out for two minutes and do lots of running around so you can enjoy your treats guilt free!
10. What are the little things that make your family one in a million?
I’m pretty incontinent now. I still get very embarrassed and feel great shame when it happens indoors but they never tell me off and clear it up without saying a word. Then they give me a cuddle and the shame goes away. They also know that I don’t like the pavements and so make an effort to take me to the parks instead, even when it is muddy and rainy.