Meet Pearl

The sun rises and sets on my Pearl!

Meet Pearl

Your name:   Karen M. Klein

Job title/department:   Associate Professor/Biology

What is your dog’s name?   Pearl

How old is your dog?   4 years

Pure breed or mixed mutt?   Pure breed--pug

What is your dog’s gender?   Female

Describe your dog in three words:   Sweet, goofy, adorable!

What is the thing your dog cannot live without?    Me! At least I'd like to think so. :)

Can your dog do tricks? If so, what?   Haha, nope--the only command she knows is "cheese".

What is the best trick your dog has taught you?   Her trick--She dupes me into giving her cheese treats by squatting and pretending to pee

Do you have a nickname for your dog?   Pearl the Pug, Princess pearl, PugPugPugPug, PuggaddaPuggaddaPuggadda

Does your dog enjoy bath time?   Yes! She jumps into the tub with me or hops into the shower and lays down!

You know your dog is in a good mood when he/she does this: She twirls in circles, her "pug dance"

Your dog’s favorite spot to hangout is:   The crook of my arm when I am laying down

Can your dog read your emotions?   Yes, she can read my emotions...she knows when I am happy and upset--with the latter, she tends to stick right by my side, giving me lots of kisses. :)

What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your dog?   When I was recovering from injuries after an incident, she stayed by my side the entire time--so much dedication, love, and loyalty!

Additional Comments: The sun rises and sets on my Pearl, she is my ray of sunshine--I couldn't imagine life without her!