Oh Dog! I am so excited to introduce you to today’s guest! Clowie is a fellow blogger that hails from Europe! I know you’re gonna love her, so give it up for Clowie!!
Rumpy: Thanks so much for being my guest today Clowie!
Clowie: I’m really pleased to be here talking to you
Rumpy: Let’s start by you telling us a little bit about you!
Clowie: I’m a Pyrenean Mountain Dog, or Great Pyrenees. I was born in England, but we all moved to Spain to live in the mountains that are so beautiful they named them after me. My best holiday was when we drove through France to get to Spain. French people love dogs and know how to treat us. I was allowed inside restaurants and everyone made a fuss of me. I didn’t even mind that a lot of them called me Belle, although I’ve never even seen “Belle et Sébastien”.
Rumpy: Wow! It sounds heavenly! Tell me about what you like to do there in Spain.
Clowie: I love playing in water and there are lots of streams here with really clear water. I enjoy playing on the beach and in the sea, but I prefer water you can drink as well as play in. I love the water so much that sometimes they tease me that I’m a Newfoundland in disguise.
Rumpy: How funny! I, on the other hand, hate playing in water!
Clowie: I enjoy sniffing around to see what’s been happening. When we lived in England, my favourite smell was the aroma of pig, but now we’re in Spain I’ve discovered that wild boar live in the forests here and there is nothing that compares with their aroma. I’m surprised that Calvin Klein don’t bottle it and sell it as “whiff of wild boar”.
Rumpy: Whoa! I’ll bet all the ladies would love us if we smelled like that! Oh wait…. they already DO love us!
Clowie: My ancestors protected flocks of sheep in the mountains, so I have inherited their protective abilities and it gives me great pleasure to look after my bipeds and our two cats.
Rumpy: Cats huh? Kinda like me. So how’d you come to live with your family?
Clowie: I was one of a litter of eleven puppies. Anyone who has seen Pyrenean puppies grow will understand what I mean when I say that it quickly became very crowded. I had six brothers, who were all bullies! I knew we couldn’t possibly all continue to live there, so I was on the lookout for bipeds of my own.
Rumpy: I don’t blame ya!
Clowie: One day some different bipeds came to visit. I was impressed that they greeted my mother nicely and politely. Then they knelt down on the floor to greet all of us puppies. My pushy brothers immediately started climbing on them and biting them and I couldn’t get near them, my brothers kept pushing in front of me. I got as close as I could and gazed at these new bipeds. After playing with my brothers for a little while, I heard them say that they wanted a girl puppy. The bipeds of the house moved all my brothers to one side behind a barrier. My sisters were either asleep or nervous and I made the most of the opportunity. Once the visiting bipeds picked me up and played with me, I knew they’d be mine! And sure enough, they took me home with them in the car that day.
Rumpy: Hooray!!! And what kind of treats these bipeds give you?
Clowie: My favourite treats to eat are sausages and cheese. I thought these were wonderful in England, but I’m still discovering new varieties of them now we live in Spain. My favourite non-edible treat is to take my bipeds up a mountain to get to the snow – I love playing in snow.
Rumpy: Are you kidding me? Snow? I am SO jealous! OK, one more question for fun Clowie. If you was a dinosaur, what kind would you be?
Clowie: I would be a Sauroposeidon – this is partly because it’s a quadruped, while a lot of dinosaurs are bipeds and I strongly believe that four legs are better than two. I also think it would be really cool to be named after Poseidon, the ruler of all that water, when I love water so much.
Rumpy: Awesome! Thanks again for being my guest!!!
Clowie: Thank you so much for talking with me, it’s been a pleasure.
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