In 2000 when my family got Cisco, our dog, I called myself a cat person and had no interest in dogs. Now, almost 15 years later, I couldn’t imagine my life without him. He has an overbite, five extra toes, is a runt, (now) overweight, a devious mind, intelligence to spare, and a trouble maker all around, but he is the adorable dog I love. Every passing year he learns new ways to get into trouble and honestly it gives me a big smile. I like that he has such a strong personality and that it has stayed true through the years.
When I first went away to college I was gone for months, so when I returned for a few days for Thanksgiving I expected a warm welcome to discover he was upset and the whole visit he wouldn’t even let me pet him even. Took a few years before he completely trusted me again not to leave. He refused to play fetch/catch. When we’re outside he is constantly keeping tabs on if we’re watching him because if we’re not he’s off into the cul-de-sac. He lets me sleep in to whatever I get up. Until 2 years ago, he rarely wanted attention, he just wanted to be in the same room as us. He is my unique dog who has a huge imprint in my heart.
What is the name of a family pet you have fond memories of? Any unique traits?