The Acrobatic Dog Bore
How did you meet your canine companion?
Through Project Precious Rescue in Connecticut #pprct. A woman I knew was fostering him and I fell in love when I saw her posts about him. I had recently lost my pitbull Tripp to Osteosarcoma and just seeing Tonka on social media made me smile. I had to meet him. He seemed to be a really special guy. I knew he had special needs and that he would require more than the average dog but it didn’t phase me and when I was chosen to be his mom, it was one of my happiest days.
What’s the story behind your dog’s name?
I’m not sure. That’s the name he came with. But he is somewhat like a Tonka truck. He just plows thru anything.
How has your life changed since you have had your dog?
He’s changed my life in a few ways:
1) I’m more consistent going to Crossfit..lol because I have to carry him on the stairs everyday and he’s 52lbs now.
2) I’m way more active on social media cuz we have to please his fans.
3)Tonka has a sister (Roxy) that came into my home as a foster a few weeks before him. I feel that he really changed her life too. She had a hard beginning and was moved from home to home. Their relationship and bond is very strong. He’s given her confidence and security that I think she never felt before. And I obviously was a foster failure because I can never separate the two of them. We would all be heartbroken. We are a family. They both give me so much love. I don’t know what I’d do without them.
Which 3 words best describe your dog’s personality?
Happy, defiant, love
Who’s your dog’s favourite person?
Me. Total momma’s boy
What’s your dog’s superpower?
No one can resist his charm
If your dog had a job, what would it be?
Food critic. He wants to try EVERYTHING
What’s your dog’s most unappealing / most embarrassing habit?
Won’t go out to potty for anyone but me
Where can we find you hanging out with your dog?
At home on the couch. He loves to watch tv and cuddle
Finish this sentence "a dog walks into a bar….”
….Actually...Tonka doesn’t walk into a bar. He’s pushed by his slave (me) in his chariot(stroller).....and would happily drink order a beer if they’d serve it to him in a bowl??