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Meet Brian

Brian thought his fluffy "fur-do" was embarrassing!

Meet Brian

Your name:   Gina Turner

Job title/department:    Professor, Psychology, HSS

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

What is your pet’s name?   Brian

How did you come up with this name?   He's named after my husband's favorite football manager ("soccer coach", in American): Brian Clough, of Nottingham Forest FC ("C'mon you Reds!")

How old is your pet?   8 months (as of October)

What is your pet’s gender?   Male

Describe your pet in three words:    silly, smart, mellow

What is the thing your pet cannot live without?   my husband!

Can your pet do tricks? If so, what?   He can high-five!

What is the best trick your pet has taught you?   To always put my shoes away!

Do you have a nickname for your pet?   Boodle, Fluffer-nutter

You know your pet is in a good mood when he/she does this:     Stretches out on his back, spread-eagle, and groans.

Your pet’s favorite spot to hangout is:   The hearth of the fireplace

Favorite toy:   my husband's socks

One habit you would love to change:     NONE of the shoes are your playthings!!!

Does your pet prefer to play with people, or other animals?    Everybody!

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 behind those soulful eyes? 

Can your pet read your emotions?     Yes, he has such an expressive face!

Funniest moment you’ve had with your pet:    The first time we had him groomed, they really fluffed him up poodle-style, and he looked so embarrassed!

What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your pet?   He's teaching me patience, and he's a great cuddler!