Our star this week is Sugarfoot, who lives with her person-mom and dad and canine "sister".
Her person mom writes,
Sugarfoot is a registered Toy Fox Terrier and weighs about 10 pounds. She will be 4 years
old in August, 2006. We bought her for one of our sons and when he left our house we kept
her. We were surprised how attached we got to her. Now I don't like to leave her at
home, since I love having her with me all the time. She sleeps with us and is truly my
little "side kick" since she always wants to be up close and touching me. My husband and
I are retired and at home with the dogs all day and enjoy spoiling them.
"My sister can't believe the whole thing since I previously had never had dogs in the
house. She had always been the "dog nut" and now I am probably a bigger dog spoiler than
she is. When she realized I had become so crazy about Sugarfoot, she phoned me and
jokingly said, "who are you and what have you done with my sister?"
"Sugarfoot follows me from room to room all day long and always wants to be wherever I
am. I guess she thinks that's her "job". She has a cute gentle little spirit. She loves
to play. She will fetch when you throw a ball or stuffed toy but instead of willingly
giving you the toy she likes to play tug of war with it. Sometimes she'll bring one of
her toys laying it down in front of me, sit up on her hind legs trying to get me to play
with her. I think she likes to play better than anything.
Sugarfoot as a puppy
"After supper it's a tradition now that she wants my husband to get on the floor with her
and Honeybun and play rowdy. The dogs like to run around him barking and trying to get
him to catch them. The dogs run through the house going as fast as they can. When we
both sit down in the den they think they are supposed to entertain us. They wrestle and
roll around on the floor with each other.
"Sugarfoot did not have a problem accepting Honeybun into our home. They act like they
enjoy each other.
"Sugarfoot loves it when my mom and dad or anyone comes to visit. She gets all excited,
jumping up and down and will run get a toy. She wants to get up in my mom's lap and wants
my dad to play fetch and tug of war.
"She and Honeybun have truly become members of the family. They stay in the house all the
time except to go out and "potty". She doesn't have accidents and we can't imagine a
better little dog. We think she must surely be perfect."