Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Favorite toy: cupcake chew toy
ASPCA personality Type: Couch Potato
I’m a relaxed, laid-back kind of dog who enjoys long naps, watching movies, curling up on laps, and walking very short distances from the couch to the food bowl and back.
Some days she knows how to work her cuteness. Other days she would rather claim her space on the couch and not worry about getting attention. But overall she is a very cute looking dog for her age!
Friendliness (People): D
Friendliness (Dogs): D
My poor dog has a history of not being very friendly in general. She growls and barks at visitors and throws a fit running around the house every day when the mailman comes. But in her older age she has become a bit friendlier to strangers.
Special Talents: C
She can tell you almost telepathically when she needs to go outside. She will come up to you and place her paw on your knee and stare into your soul until you eventually get up and open the door for her. And she knows the exact boundaries of the outside without having a fence. She can sit and lay down for treats like most dogs. The only other thing she does that is special is opening the door to my room by herself by repeatedly bumping into it.
Begging for Food: C
This dog would stand at the edge of the table for days if it meant getting a scrap or even just a crumb of our food. When she does finally get something good she won’t even wait for all of the goodies to get into her food bowl. She will devour anything.
Other important information:
This dog has a personality like I have never seen in any other dog. After 13 years of learning everything about her, I can tell you that she is more like a best friend than any human I’ve ever met. She knows when you are sad or hurt and her loyalty never fails. Her humans are first and foremost in her heart, even in her old age, and not a day goes by when I think about how my life wouldn’t be the same without her.
Overall Grade: C