Pet of the Month.

Willy December 2007


Hi my name is Willy and I’m a Schipperke. Hundreds of years ago, my lineage was bred to work on the boats in Belgium. We had many chores on the boats; we were guard dogs, we hunted rodents, but our primary job was to act as a little skipper, barking during a heavy fog so that boats wouldn’t hit each other. All Schipperkes look alike. We’re small dogs with heavy thick black fur coats, pointed ears, long noses and cute little knobs for tails. My dad saw me in a Pet Store in West Seattle. He said I looked like a black fuzzy little bear cub, I still get that allot. If you want to be my friend then give me a treat. If you want to annoy me (I don’t recommend it) then mess with my feet or get your feet to near me when I don’t see it coming. I have kind of the opposite of a foot fetish. Other things that will ingratiate you to me are playing fetch, going for walks, sitting on your lap, and going for rides in the car. Drive troughs are the best. They almost always have a cookie for me. My dad and I love to play together. We play fetch with my rubber T-bone steak, my Jack shaped toy, or treats. I also like a good game of tug of war.

If you had a major in college…what would it be?

(Major) Public Speaking: Willy is never shy in a crowd. He likes to be the center of attention.

(Minor) Debate: He is very good at getting his point across and very persuasive too.

If you wrote a personal ad… what would it say?

I’m a kind of dog who likes to play. I love all kinds of foods; dry, canned, and vegetables. I also love my desert treats, but what dog doesn’t right? I getting kind of old, but I have the good fortune of having good people who take care of me and they keep me in good shape; I can still keep up with the little pups. I’m a take charge kind of dog, one who likes to act like he’s tough, but well… the truth is I loved to be held and I love to cuddle. What can I say; I’m a sensitive kind of dog. I like taking naps or hanging out and watching TV with my family. I love hanging with my buds both human and canine. I have lots of family and friends who love me and I love them. So, if you’re looking for that distinguished sensitive tough little dog, give me a call.