Pet-of-the-Day - Meet Reilly

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  • May 13, 2020

Reilly can run obstacle courses with agility and speed! Well, when he wants to.

Your name:       Theresa Applegarth

Job title/department:     Adjunct Professor/Humanities

What kind of pet do you have (dog, cat, bird, etc.)?       Dog

What is your pet’s name?     Reilly

How did you come up with this name?    My husband suggested Teddy and I said, nope, he’s a Reilly....and since he was a different Reilly, I spelled his name different. Rather than Riley, I decided to spell it Reilly

How old is your pet?  7

What is your pet’s gender?   Male

Describe your pet in three words:    talented, athletic, therapeutic

What is the thing your pet cannot live without?     Agility

Can your pet do tricks? If so, what?     He is a 4 time champion in agility so he can do all the fun obstacles - plus, if you put anything directly in front of him (I.e., steak) and tell him to leave it, he will look the other way and leave it.

What is the best trick your pet has taught you?      How to run agility with him and knowing when he wants to watch puppy shows on TV. He has also taught us how to read magazines in very small pieces!

Do you have a nickname for your pet?   Re, Pooter Scooter,

You know your pet is in a good mood when he/she does this:   Barks at the puppies on TV and lays by his agility equipment in the backyard

Your pet’s favorite spot to hangout is:    In the backyard by his agility equipment or with us. He also loves being at work with me.

Favorite toy:   His big stuffed green ball with a silly face on it

One habit you would like to change:    He goes around the house and with his nose, bangs on things. There are times when running an agility trial, he goes up to the first jump, and hits it with his nose, knocks it down, and we are disqualified.

Does your pet prefer to play with people, or other animals?     He loves playing with other animals but expects my clients to pet him at work.

Does your pet like children?   Yes

If you could ask your pet one question and they’d be able to answer it, what would it be?    What are you thinking?

Can your pet read your emotions?     Absolutely!! He can read the emotions of many people.

Funniest moment you’ve had with your pet:     I think when we were running in an agility trial and he stopped in the middle of a run. He turned around, walked up to a jump, and he took his nose, hit the bar, and knocked it down, The judge said, “I think he’s telling you he’s done.”

What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your pet?   We are so blessed to have him as part of our family! I am thankful every day to have such a special little guy in our lives. On a side note: he is going to Nationals in June.

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