Pet-of-the-Week - Meet Tanner

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  • August 10, 2020

Tanner can't live without his brother!

Your name:       Lorraine Lockawich

Job title/department:     Adjunct Dental Hygiene

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

What is your pet’s name?     Tanner

How did you come up with this name?    He is a blond Cairn terrier with a light brown stripe down his back, therefore Tanner.

How old is your pet?   10 1/2

What is your pet’s gender?   Male

Describe your pet in three words:    Always a puppy!

What is the thing your pet cannot live without?     His brother, another Cairn, Tucker who is 12.

Can your pet do tricks? If so, what?     Tanner can fetch, catch food in mid air, sit and give you a paw.

What is the best trick your pet has taught you?      He has taught me to give him a treat when he swipes gently at your leg, smiling and wagging his tail excitedly.

Do you have a nickname for your pet?   TanTan

You know your pet is in a good mood when he/she does this:   When he follows you everywhere with his smile.

Your pet’s favorite spot to hangout is:   Both like the top of the sofa by either the front or back window, wherever there is action.

Favorite toy:   Anything that you can throw, especially his Snowman

One habit you would like to change:    He likes to bark at any action outside, so does Tucker

Does your pet prefer to play with people, or other animals?    Both, but especially with his brother, Tucker.

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?    Does anyone ever feed you? He is always hungry.

Can your pet read your emotions?     Definitely, he knows when to play and when to be calm and rest against your foot or leg.

Funniest moment you’ve had with your pet:     Tanner likes to follow Tucker hunting in the yard, then stops as if to ask "What are we doing?"

What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your pet?   Having someone who loves you unconditionally. They greet you with a smile and a wag of the tail every time you enter a room, ask for your attention especially when you are busy, make you laugh at their antics, and are truly a little live thing that you can love.


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