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Who's That Dog?

Floyd curled up with Lamb Chop
Walter snacking on a pillow

Part escape artists and part couch potatoes, Walter and Floyd are curious duo and are this week's "Who's that Dog" profile. They are nearly identical at first glance, but they similarity just runs fur deep. Walter is bold and fearless, while Floyd is a bit of a shy guy. At home they lounge about, but once out of the house they are ripe for adventure. I sat down with the gentlemen this week to learn what makes them tick.

Walter

Age: 3 1/2

Breed: Italian Spinone

 

Favorite walking spot:

Beach, Tupancy, Sanford Farms…. Anywhere there are deer to chase

 

Favorite Toy:

Pillows and blankets on the couch… I should have been named Linus

 

Favorite Treat:

Wellness Jerky treats and Lickety Stiks

 

Favorite place to relax in your house:

The couch

 

Guilty Pleasure:

Chasing deer and sucking on pillow corners

 

Something that scares you:

I don’t care to jump up onto anything high up, like into a car or onto a bed. The sofa is OK. When I was little my human fell asleep cuddling with me on the bed “just for a minute before I was to go in the crate” and I fell off the bed and fractured the bone under my eye. Therefore I do not like heights. It’s her fault.

 

Most impressive trick:

Now you see me. Now you don’t

 

What do you like best about Nantucket?

THE DEER and all of the places to run away after them

 

What’s a personality quirk or strange habit you have that people may not know about?

I am a pillow dog. I really like to snuggle up with a pillow or a blanket under my head. Sometimes I even like to lie on top of them. I like to suck on the corners of pillows while I sleep like a baby sucks its thumb…. Eventually that makes a hole L

 

If you were in charge of the world, what would you do first?

Play a really fun game of flashlight tag with all of the deer on the island. 

 

Floyd

Age: 3.5

Breed: Italian Spinone

 

Favorite walking spot:

The beach, Tupancy, Sanford Farms

 

Favorite Toy:

Lamb Chop **See Pictures** I also like to bring him with me to greet my human at the door.

 

Favorite Treat:

I’ll eat ANYTHING and EVERYTHING but I really do like those Lickety Stiks my human buys at Geronimos. If she leaves her dog walking bag on the counter and goes into the other room I can get it out of the bag and chew on it until it comes out the holes all over my dog bed or the carpet. I am also really good at getting cans of cat food or Tuna off the counter and eating them before she comes back from delivering the food to the cats in the bedroom. I don’t know why my human hasn’t learned yet, but she keeps making the same mistakes over and over and leaves those things on the counter just long enough for me to get them. It’s like she wants me to!

 

Favorite place to relax in your house:

Master Bed but since I’m not allowed in there anymore because of the latest cat who is super shy and sensitive (Yawn) I’ll take the guest room bed or the couch.

 

Guilty Pleasure:

Definitely stealing things off the counter. The treats from the dog walking bag and cat food are the best but if it’s been too long since she’s left something yummy up there for me I’ll settle for a pad of paper, pen, sunglasses… and once I ate a pair of Prada eyeglasses. Second favorite guilty pleasure is obsessing about the cat I’m not allowed to bother.

 

Something that scares you:

Big, dark colored dogs… especially Bernese Mountain Dogs

 

Most impressive trick:

I can get my human to get up from the couch to let me in and out as many times as I want.

 

What do you like best about Nantucket?

The soft cozy beds are the best but second favorite is the beach and all of the places to chase deer

 

What’s a personality quirk or strange habit you have that people may not know about?

I will follow my brother anywhere….. even though I get nervous easily and really don’t like to exercise that much.

 

If you were in charge of the world, what would you do first?

Eat. Then Sleep. Then steal things to chew.