Meet Roxy and Gigi! These two pups are the perfect fit for the Daichman family. Linda, Gigi and Roxy’s mom, wanted to make sure she had the perfect dogs for her family’s lifestyle. Linda was determined to find dogs that would fit seamlessly into their family’s lifestyle, so she began to come up with a set of criteria for her perfect dogs. Here is the list she came up with:
1. Females – I am the only female in my immediate family. I have three son’s and a husband so I wanted a bit of femininity to add to the family.
2. Can not reach the trash barrel, open doors or drawers. Not smart enough to figure out baby locks.
3. Crate trained. Can not open the lock on the crate from the inside. Will not scream for hours when put into a crate.
4. Can not jump onto counters, or even reach counters.
5. Can not jump fences, or any reasonably sized barriers.
6. Does not have the desire or energy to dig under fences.
7. At least one dog must be “travel sized” and fit under the seat in front of me on an airplane.
With her list in mind, the search was on. Linda found Roxy at a breeders home in Brockton, Massachusetts and it was love at first sight. They got lucky, because she had already been sold and the family had brought her back, so needless to say it was meant to be. Gigi joined their family two months later from a breeder in Houston, Texas.
Roxy is a three year old English Bulldog who is the true definition of a social butterfly. Roxy is a social, fun loving, girl. She loves everyone and is so friendly that she will greet anyone that passes by her on walks. When Linda has parties, Roxy finds the smallest person and follows them around. She loves babies! If the parent gets nervous and Linda has to stop her from following the child around, she sulks. Her favorite times are when Roxy’s brother’s have their friends over and she is allowed to run with them while they ride go carts and scooters in the yard. She also loves chasing birds on the beach and playing with the hose in the yard. One of Roxy’s favorite places in the whole world is doggy daycare. She loves it so much that she will try to force her way into the car because she figures if she gets in the car, they will have to take her.
Gigi on the other hand is an absolute mama’s girl. Gigi is a three year old Yorkshire Terrier who is an absolute princess. For instance, it is not quite good enough to be allowed to sit on the couch, she would prefer to sit on a pillow that is on the couch. She is a mama’s girl who sticks to Linda like glue. She is incredibly tolerant and good natured to everyone, but doesn’t live for the attention of people she doesn’t know. When Linda has parties she is inevitably the favorite play thing of every small child and she is very sweet and patient but you can tell by the look on her face that she doesn’t really like it very much. After an hour or so Linda will tell the children it is her nap time and she happily lies on her bed for the rest of the party. When they go for walks Gigi barks at other dogs she sees. She doesn’t just bark, if allowed she growls, hisses and spits and generally acts like she would like to kill them. However if she is allowed to meet the other dog, she immediately stops and changes into play mode. Gigi is overly licky and will lick you all day if you let her. She also likes to be curled up with someone at all times.
Roxy is the best big sister to Gigi. Gigi hates to be dolled up but her mom loves to see her dressed up. Linda will occasionally put a ribbon in her hair and Roxy knows that Gigi doesn’t like it so she will every so gently help Gigi remove it. Roxy likes her space and doesn’t always like to be snuggled up with someone, but she will always allow Gigi to cuddle up next to her. Roxy will give Gigi a lick bath even though Gigi doesn’t really like it and then Gigi looks adorable all wet with her fur sticking up everywhere.
Linda got the Petzi treat Cam as a gift to her middle son after he went away to boarding school. She knew one of the hardest things for kids leaving home is leaving their pets. There are so many ways to keep in touch with your human loved ones, but very few ways to keep connected with your pets. Now two of her son’s live away from home, and stay connected with their pets through Petzi, not to mention family all over the world who peeks in on them now and again.