Meet the Canine: Enzo

I like to save my favorite posts for Friday! Today I’m joining the link-up with Erin from TexErin-in-SydneyLand for Meet the Canines.

Without fur-ther ado (get it?), I hand the reins over to our youngest, Enzo.

Hey, folks.
Hey, folks.

Mom has given me strict instructions to introduce myself and then answer a few questions about my likes and dislikes. Under no circumstance am I to get off topic or talk about things that I just remembered like the kibble I left in my dish to eat later since my breakfast was interrupted by a rabbit in the front yard where I never get to play because the backyard is fenced in and… Wait. I think I’m getting off topic.

My name is Enzo Bugglesworth, but they call me Enzo-Bug for short… Anyway, I am a year and a half old- mom & dad adopted me when I was 9 weeks. People says I’m a “mutt” but my vet is convinced I have some weimaraner in me and my grandma calls me a whippet and the rescue said I was a collie mix. Regardless, I’m super fast and I don’t like being yelled at.

Ok. I think that’s enough. Time for some questions!

Step into my office and we'll begin this interview.
Step into my office and we’ll begin this interview.

What’s your favorite activity that doesn’t involve eating?
Eating things I’m not supposed to. I don’t do it often, but my resume boasts 3 blankets, a down comforter, the ugly pillow in the living room, and two TV remotes. So delicious. Wait…. not involving eat? Dang. Probably licking my sister’s face when she least expects it.

This is my sister, Lylee.
This is my sister, Lylee.

What’s your favorite dog treat?
Carrots. This is not a joke. I love carrots. Also, whipped cream. Sometimes I see mom and dad eat that stuff and I wonder why they’re eating dog food.

What’s your highest level of education?
I have completed beginner, intermediate, and advanced training. Mom is also working to make me a licensed therapy dog. I don’t want to brag, but when I’m paying attention I’m pretty smart. (Which happens 4% of the time.)

Graduation
Graduation from Puppy School! Mom was so proud.

Who is your best friend?
I mean, Lylee is my other half, but outside the family I enjoy a good game of chase with my friend Ernie the dachshund.

Action shot!
Action shot!

I also made a new friend last month; her name is Dr. Bones. She’s a year younger than me and she’s got some terrier in her, but I feel the start of something special there.

Would you like to have children some day?
Mom says this is impossible. I say if you can dream, it you can do it. But mom still says it’s scientifically impossible. Plus I’m not allowed to hump things which apparently has a direct correlation with puppies? I do love human children, though. I’d like to have a few of them around the house someday.

Do you have a favorite TV show or movie? Favorite band?
I prefer the music of my people. It starts with a soft growl and erupts into a horrendous yowl/screech. I think dad really enjoys that, too. He yells with me when I really get going. As far as TV goes, nothing puts me (and mom) to sleep like a NASCAR Race. My favorite movie is obviously Ghostbusters.

Tell us the story of your adoption.
This was the best day EVER. Before mom & dad took me home I lived with a foster dad, golden retriever, and my biological brother, Tanner (who was renamed Zedd). They were great but everyone kept talking about a “forever home.” I met mom and dad in a small room in the headquarters of Paws & Prayers. Mom liked Tanner because he had spots on his nose, but I really laid the cuteness on thick with dad and won that sucker over. He also liked my white racing stripe. (Stripe was my original name!)

They didn’t take me right away because they were also planning to see a boxer at another rescue so they left for a bit but pretty soon they were back (empty handed)! Another young couple also decided to adopt Tanner that day! Mom scooped me up and didn’t let me go until we arrive at my new home! Of course they bought me a nice leash & collar, food bowls, and a new sweater. On the drive home mom & dad tossed around names. They almost settled on “Nitro” when dad suggested Enzo, after the Enzo Ferrari. Yep, I’m named after a Ferrari.

The deal breaker was my soon-to-be-big-sister Lylee. She was very aggressive at that point and she had to approve me before it was official. Mom set me down in the driveway and dad brought Lylee out. Mom had been praying about this moment alllll morning so I did my best to sit still and let Lylee sniff me out. I was very brave, if I do say so myself. After a few seconds she decided I was ok and it was official!

Adoption Day!
Adoption Day! Dad’s pumped.

There you have it! Mom says I am one of the best dogs she’s ever owned. Although the pee spot in the spare bedroom this morning might have her reconsidering…

Stay tuned for a Lylee link-up someday soon!

-Enzo & Louise

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11 thoughts on “Meet the Canine: Enzo

  1. Awhhh Enzo is adorable and so accomplished at such a young age! I wish I could get my girl to eat carrots, but she is very suspicious of them unless they are dipped in something like peanut butter. Love that picture with Lylee 🙂

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for the comment! We’ve discovered a lot of healthy foods our dogs will substitute as treats and we’re SO thankful- especially cost-wise! (And ours love peanut butter-dipped anything, too! Haha!)

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  2. Enzo’s graduation photo is toooo cute. And the adoption day photo shows why you instantly fell in love. How could you not? As a dog mama of mutts who’ve been rescued, I loved everything about this. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. I’m so happy I stumbled upon your link up! It’s so much fun! He totally won us over on adoption day. I still look back and wonder how we found such a cute puppy! Haha! Rescuing was the only way to go for us! Thanks for the comment!!

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      1. So true! As much as I loved and enjoyed him I don’t think I’ll ever get another dog. I couldn’t go through that again. I was so broken hearted. I cried more over him then I have family members!

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  3. Hi from the Canine Linkup – such a fun thing, I just stumbled across it and am so glad I did. Enzo is so cute! That’s wonderful that you’re working towards therapy dog training – my girls have both had all three levels of training too but, much to my dismay, neither one is calm enough for therapy dog status! I have high hopes that in a couple years they might!

    I love his colouring and it’s so nice that he and Lylee got along right away, especially when you were dealing with aggression issues! P.S:I definitely see Weimaraner in him!

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    1. We’re still battling the hyper behavior, too 😉 It’s the only thing holding us back right now, lol. He’s a lover so he doesn’t understand why he can’t jump all over other dogs during the official test. Haha.
      We got lucky with him and Lylee- he actually helps to calm her down sometimes (she has very high anxiety). Thanks so much for the comment!

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    1. Thank you! I hope that since we have such good eaters for dogs we’re not cursed with picky eaters for children someday… haha! I’m glad you found my blog! Thank you for the comment!

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