Thursday Spotlight – Leena Durkin

*Your Name?
Leena Durkin

*Where are you from?
Fort Smith, Ar

*Animals(s) (Age, Breed & Name)?
Sophia jolie- 3yrs (turning 4 soon) Chihuahua pure bred
Darwin batman- 2yrs Chi/pug mix
Heidi bug- 3yrs (approx. Age) chi/pekingese

*Interesting Facts About Your Animal(s)?
♥Sophia is a diva and loves to get dressed up. She knows that when she wears outfits she gets to go out on the town and get lots of attention. When we go shopping she picks out her own outfits.
♥ Darwin does this incredible thing where if he wants your attention he will climb on your shoulder while your sitting on the sofa and then act like he’s not looking at you. Sometimes he will even go as far to rest hus cheek on yours while your trying to ignore him lol
♥ An interesting fact about Heidi bug is Thailand is a talker and will talk to u all day long! Heidi is a rec copper color with long hair.

*Animal(s) Favorite Treat?
My homemade oatmeal cookies or veggie pupsicles

*Animal(s) Favorite Trick?
They all know how to spin and sit for cookies!

*Where is your pet(s) favorite place to go?
They love going out to Devil’s Den or out to roam in the country. I let them off leash to run and play. Sophie stays close though because I am fearful of hawks. She’s very small

*Perspective on Adopting a Rescue?
Both Darwin and Heidi were adopted from other homes. I feel that some of the best dogs with the brightest personalities come from shelters or other homes. Darwin was a puppy when I adopted him and was being terrorized by small children. Heidi was loved by her owner but her owner was an elderly woman who couldn’t keep up with her when Heidi would decide to take herself for a walk around the neighborhood. Having the wonderful experience I will always adopt/rescue first.

*What’s your favorite thing to do with your dog (walks, going to a park, playing games etc.)?
Cuddling and take them on leash free walks at the park.

*Favorite Quote?
“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole”
“Whoever said Diamonds were a girls best friend, obviously never had a dog”

*Favorite website to get pet information?
Pinterest, PetMD, I mainly just Google my questions. I also have lot s of books.

*Do your animal(s) love to go for car rides?
So much so that I bought them a car seat! They practically put their own attire and harness on when they know we are going on a trip.

*What’s your favorite animal product?
I don’t know if this counts but I buy this cleaning product called Kids and Pets in my local pet section of Wal-Mart. This stuff has been a godsend. I use it in the car, on the carpet, on their clothes and blankets before wash. I truly believe that as a dog mum with three rowdy on then go pups that this product is a must-have! It neutralizes odors and gets rid of any stain.

*Why do you think volunteering at an animal rescue/shelter is important?
I think it shows young people responsibility, compassion and gives everyone a firm understanding of the importance of spay and neutering your pets.

*Anything extra you would like to add?
I am 25yrs old and my husband is 27. Our dogs are our children. They are super spoiled and I wouldn’t change having them for anything.

*Do I have permission to copy this to my blog?: yes of course.

*Do I have permission to use the photos you provided me with?:
Sophia is white and brown
Darwin is black and tan

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