Meet my Westies, short for West Highland White Terriers. I have a female, Chauncey, and male, Cheswick. They have the same father, but were born a year apart. The Westie is a special breed, and I thought I'd share some of the characteristics of these affable terriers according to some newly published and little-known AKC guidelines (wink).
Westies like to insert themselves into photos whenever possible:
They often pee when you are conducting outdoor photo shoots.....
They stick their noses into everything. In the picture below, Cheswick comes face to face with a vintage Halloween Woody Woodpecker mask:
They'll show off for the camera by striking a yoga pose. Here we have Cheswick demonstrating the "Flying Dog":
They demand to be noticed by staring at you with a penetrating gaze.....
Both males and females make excellent "blog dogs". They will sit at your feet while you work on the computer.....
But they crap out under the work table around 5:00 p.m.
They crave affection, but dole it out generously too:
They're always ready to go for a walk:
They're happy to keep an eye on the neighborhood throughout the day, free of charge:
They think everything their owner does is fascinating:
Westies enjoy watching TV, but they tend to get sleepy during the news:
The males tend to be fearful of thunder, hence the "Thundershirt" Cheswick is wearing:
Westies practically beg to be sprayed with the hose:
They like getting all wet! They think the hose is a giant snake that spits out water.
There's always one lurking in the background, keeping an eye on you......
It was recently discovered that Westies are completely tone deaf. Therefore, they won't file a compaint with the Music Police when their owner sings off-key to them.
They'll curl up by a roaring fire and listen to their owner belt out show tunes, product jingles and pop ditties for hours on end, without complaint!
And they are the best companions anyone could have!
I realize that mutts are just as capable as Westies of being good pets. When there is a future vacancy at our house, it will be filled by either be a pound hound or a Westie rescue.
Do you have a particular breed, mix or mutt you would like to brag about? I'm all ears....