In case you haven’t already met this (possibly cutest-ever) new Beloiter in this winter break feature, read her profile below.
Occupation: OccuPaws Guide Dog in Training
Hometown/residence: My five brothers, three sisters, and I were born in Cross Plains, Wis.; I’ve been living with my raiser/trainer and her dog Grover in Beloit since mid-December.
What are a few of your favorite things? Snow; bones and other chewable objects; Grover.
What’s on your desert island jukebox? Elvis – “Hound Dog”; Zeppelin – “Black Dog”; Ben Folds – “Dog”; Baha Men—“Who Let the Dogs Out?”
Favorite meal? My kibble - I'm not allowed to eat anything else, especially people food (although I do sometimes get a little bit of peanut butter or pumpkin).
Any advice? Although I'm super cute and love to meet new people, please ask the human who is with me if it’s ok to say hello, and how to do it. I’m often working (i.e. learning the rules of being a guide dog), and so sometimes I won’t be able to stop and say hello. I know it can be tough to ignore me, but it’d sure help if you could try (and I'll do my best to ignore you too)!
What gets you up in the morning? Sometimes my growling tummy, and sometimes Grover or my human (although I wake them up on some days too).
Who are your heroes? My doggie mama and my older half brothers and sisters who have gone on to be guide dogs for a visually impaired child or adult.
What are you most looking forward to? Learning all I can about how to be the best dog I can be, and hopefully one day being eyes for someone who needs me. For now, I’m pretty excited about being in college!