Recently, we had a chance to sit down and chat with Monster, a gorgeous long-haired Chihuahua who loves a spa day at Pet Groomerie. We asked this handsome gentleman if he’d answer some of our questions. Here’s what he said…
Pet Groomerie: First off, can you tell us a little bit about how you adopted your human?
Monster: Sure! [scratches ear, shakes head] Let’s see, it was awhile ago, I guess. I was just a little puppy out in Lakeland; in fact, I was the last one in the litter, when this human comes along and, as she tells the story, fell in love with me at first sight. I don’t remember since I was so little, but apparently I curled up in her lap and fell fast asleep. The rest, as they say, is history.
PG: Cute! So, how would you describe yourself?
M: Hmmm… [stretches out and scoots forward] I love to snuggle (ahem). In fact, that is probably my favorite thing to do. I stick very close by my humans, either in their laps or nearby. I also love long walks on the beach, treats (ahem), car rides, and a good dog park visit. I’m a huge Gator fan, and my best trick is “TOUCHDOWN!” If I’m not snuggling on the couch watching the game, you can find me at my grandparents’ house having a sleepover. I’m quite the popular granddog.
PG: What’s that story your human always loves to embarrass you with?
M: Sigh. Well, see, I have this need to be close to her all the time. Sometimes she crawls in this huge bathtub filled with bubbles (which I can understand, I mean, I love my days at the Groomerie and all, but I need to be on her lap!). So one time—gosh, I can’t believe I’m telling this [hides face with paws]—she wasn’t responding to my barks as I peeked over the side of the tub, so I felt I had no choice but to jump in with her. Let’s just say, the bubbles flew. I think I’ll stick to the grooming salon from now on.
PG: Ha ha, awesome! So, why do you like coming to Pet Groomerie?
M: Oh, that’s easy. I love my friends there, I love how it’s a familiar place (when I lived in Tampa I had to see different strangers a lot), and who doesn’t love a good day of pampering? This is Palm Beach, after all. A dude’s gotta look after his image.
PG: Amen to that, man. One last question before you go: What’s something other dogs don’t know about you?
M: Well, I don’t like to wag my own tail, as it were, but I do play a mean game of Trivia at Mellow Mushroom on Tuesday nights. Let me just say that since I joined the team, they’ve taken second place two weeks in a row! [tail wags] I confess, I get psyched up just thinking about it!
There you have it, folks. A Monster among Chihuahuas.