The College Student Dog Bore
Dog Bore: Phoebe Madison Miller, Hugo’s momma!
Job: I’m a freshman in college, spending one year in physical college to get the “college experience” and then the rest will be done online. I visit home every other weekend.
Hugo is 50% Coonhound, 36.7% American Pit Bull Terrier, 7.1% Pug, 6.2% Siberian Husky! We did an Embark DNA test! I adopted Hugo from ARF of the Hamptons, my local animal rescue!
How did you meet your canine companion?
I do volunteer work for my local animal shelter and I was doing a round of dog walking, one dog after another... picking up their poop and giving them love and attention... and after two dogs in, I receive this puppy they had named “Scotty”. He was like no dog I had ever seen before. Wild blue ocean eyes that darted right through me... he had such a full personality, and for me being in such a dark time in my life, it was hard to make me smile and laugh - but he did. He made me happy. I was sold from there. He changed my life from that very moment.
What’s the story behind your dog’s name?
I was thinking of a short name that would be affectionate yet powerful, a name that was easy to call but intriguing to hear... Hugo, Hugo sounds like an adventurer, Hugo sounds like an explorer. And that he was, “bright in mind, spirit or intelligence.”
How has your life changed since you have had your dog?
My life has gotten exponentially better with Hugo. He gets me outside when I need it, he makes me smile when I need it, he teaches me lessons when I need it. He has helped me become more responsible and he has helped me value life more. Being 2 hours away from him during this first year of college has been absolutely heart wrenching for me. He is currently staying with my mom, my dad, and my little brother. I do see him every other weekend but it’s just not enough. He is my baby and it’s been so hard without him by my side.
Which 3 words best describe your dog’s personality?
Quirky, Stubborn, Loving
Who’s your dog’s favourite person?
Definitely me, haha!
What’s your dog’s superpower?
Digging the biggest holes through the earth.
If your dog had a job, what would it be?
What’s your dog’s most unappealing / most embarrassing habit?
Licking his privates and then licking someone’s face.
Where can we find you hanging out with your dog?
At the dog park or on the beach!
Finish this sentence "a dog walks into a bar….”
....and he’s like WHERE’S MY ‘TAIL? While he runs around in circles.