Buffy is a two-time cancer survivor!
Your name: Rebecca Heid
Job title/department: Assistant Professor / Hospitality Management
What is your dog’s name? Buffy - She is my “niece”
How old is your dog? Buffy is seven
Pure breed or mixed mutt? Feist – a small hunting dog descended from the terriers brought over to the US from the English miners and working-class immigrants.
What is your dog’s gender? Female
Describe your dog in three words: Survivor, Sweet, Lovable
What is the thing your dog cannot live without? Attention and Treats
Can your dog do tricks? If so, what? Buffy dances on her hind legs and can sit on her hind legs and shake hands
What is the best trick your dog has taught you? She taught me to pick her up and hold her on my lap
Do you have a nickname for your dog? Buffy Lou
Does your dog enjoy bath time? Nope - but her mom and dad made her an outdoor shower area
You know your dog is in a good mood when he/she does this: She's always in a good mood.
Your dog’s favorite spot to hangout is: She loves to hangout in the kitchen. She hopes someone will drop some food.
Favorite toy: Anything stuffed
One habit you would love to change: The "I'm starving" look
Does your dog prefer to play with people, or other dogs? Both
Does your dog like children? She loves everyone!
Can your dog read your emotions? Yes - She knows when you are happy or need some extra loving
Funniest moment you’ve had with your dog: She went outside and it started raining. No one could find her so we thought she got out of the fenced area. Fast Forward an hour, after we reported her missing, we found her hiding under the deck. She didn't want to get wet and was waiting out the rain!
What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your dog? She makes me smile when I visit her twice a week. She came from a kill shelter down south. Her parents saved her, but she saved all of us.
Additional Comments: She is a two time cancer survivor. You can see her one ear missing in the picture due to her second operation. The other cancer was in her leg and that is also healed. She is now healthy and on a strict diet.