The Photography Dog Bore
How did you meet your canine companion?
I was originally looking for a rescue dog for my mom. I knew she loves any sort of pit bull type dog so I began my search. I found Ender and another pup and went to meet Ender first. It was love at first sight. We spent hours playing in the play yard at the shelter he was staying at and all he wanted was to curl up into my lap. I was there with 3 other people but he was completely focused on me. I told my mom I had found her dog! When I brought her to meet him she dismissed him and I was absolutely distraught. I knew I needed him in my life so I took the leap and adopted him. It was the best decision I've ever made.
What’s the story behind your dog’s name?
It took me 2 weeks to decide on a name for Ender. My family and I called him brown dog for the longest time. (We still do actually haha) I had a list of names that didn't quite capture his personality until my mom mentioned "Ender's Game". It’s one of her favourite books and she felt the character's personality is just like Ender's.
How has your life changed since you have had your dog?
I honestly can't remember what my life was like before Ender. It was only 2 years ago... but since I've gotten him he has become my purpose, my drive, and my muse. He has completely taken over my life and even though it can be a bit hard at times it’s totally worth it. I've also found a passion in dog behaviour which wouldn't have been discovered without him.
I've even created our own little corner on the internet to talk about our lives, hannaheugster.com/blog
Which 3 words best describe your dog’s personality?
ischievous, Goofy, Loving.
Who’s your dog’s favourite person?
Haha... it’s me. But he also loves his girlfriend's human, Laura, to the moon and back.
What’s your dog’s superpower?
Sniffing out rodents and other small animals. He recently found some rats in a neighbour’s garage, they are eternally grateful.
If your dog had a job, what would it be?
He is a great nurse! Whenever I'm not feeling well he is ready to sleep and cuddle.
What’s your dog’s most unappealing / most embarrassing habit?
He is a whiner! He is constantly trying to communicate with his whining, such a baby. haha.
Where can we find you hanging out with your dog?
Everywhere; the local coffee shop, hiking, driving around, you name it. Where I go, he goes.
Finish this sentence "a dog walks into a bar….”
and smacks his head. Then proceeds to pretend like it didn't happen.