When Pipo was rescued in South Brazil, he was fluent in Portuguese!
Your name: Dan Woodman
Job title/department: Adjunct - English 101 and ACLS 050
What kind of pet do you have (dog, cat, bird, etc)? dog - miniature pinscher
What is your pet’s name? Pipo (pee-poe)
How did you come up with this name? I rescued Pipo while I lived in South Brazil. He traveled Brazil with me for a year, then in June he immigrated with me to the Lehigh Valley. Our travels were difficult at first, as I speak English and he only spoke Portuguese. But we made do with what we could.
How old is your pet? 3
What is your pet’s gender? Male
Describe your pet in three words: Hunter, Cuddler, Kisser
What is the thing your pet cannot live without? Long Walks
Can your pet do tricks? If so, what? He can roll over
What is the best trick your pet has taught you? To wake up at 6 a.m. for a walk
Do you have a nickname for your pet? Baby Boi
You know your pet is in a good mood when he/she does this: Sits down with his ears up, eagerly looking at me
Your pet’s favorite spot to hangout is: on top of the couch cushions
Favorite toy: he hates toys!
One habit you would love to change: He runs away any chance he gets (am I that bad?!)
Does your pet prefer to play with people, or other animals? People
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? Why do you run away so much?!
Can your pet read your emotions? My dog can tell when we're about to go on a walk. He just knows.
Funniest moment you’ve had with your pet: I didn't know I needed glasses. I thought I might when I started chasing dogs that aren't mine at the park because I couldn't tell who's who. He also likes to hunt. He comes up to me with dead mice and rats that he caught. Blood drips down the sides of his mouth. Then he wants to celebrate by kissing me on the face.
What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your pet? It's so therapeutic. I love cuddling with my dog when I get stressed out.