Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. We hope that you enjoy this series!
♥ FRIENDS – make sure you leave some messages. Toby will be checking in throughout the day and answering comments. ♥
Age: I am twelve years old. My birthday was July 18th.
Location: I live in Hampton, Ga with my Mom, dad, and my brother, Max( he’s 4 and he doesn’t look like me but he’s brother all the same.
Web/Blog Page: My Mom’s Facebook Page
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? Hmmm my first thoughts when I met my new parents. I think I was about six and when my other dad brought me to their house I didn’t realize I was staying. When I got there I ran up the stairs and all over the house and then something happened. My new Mom took me for a walk. I peed on all the mailboxes in the neighborhood. Oh I hope it’s OK I said peed. It was so much. Then we went back to the house and I looked all over the house for my dad (now my former dad) and I couldn’t find him no where. I laid at the top of the stairs and waited for him to come back. I was sad. My new mom petted me trying to make feel better but I just wanted my mom and dad to get me. Then later my new dad came in and I barked at him and then you know what happened? My new dad and mom took me for a walk and I peed on the mailboxes again. It took me a little while to realize my first mom and dad weren’t coming back but now I wouldn’t give anything for my new mom and dad now( well actually they’re not new anymore). I still get to see my old my mom and dad sometimes, which is great, but I prefer my new mom and dad.
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? I’m not sure. I know love the things my mom and dad do with me. They will give me belly rubs when I ask. I get a lots of treats. They even let me have food from their plate. I love my mom and dad and love being here with them forever.
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? My “Oh No moment” is when I just have to poop in the house when mom and dad are gone. I have to cover it up so they don’t see it. I use some of Max’s toys to cover it with in hopes they don’t see it but somehow they still see and scold me. But when it’s my mom, she’ll feel bad and still give me a treat. I so love her.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? My mom is so wrapped around my paws. She will do anything for me. I just look her and she says, “OK Toby, but only one treat”. I finish that one and I look at her again and she’ll give me another one. She picks me up and holds me whenever I want her to. Not my Dad. He’ll say I have enough.
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? The biggest misconception humans think about me when a car starts without me in it and I start barking at it and I won’t let them leave. They think I am scared of the car but that’s not it at all. I just want to go for a ride. I don’t know why they won’t take me for a ride. I really am a fun guy.
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!
08/04/2016 at 2:36 am
I am so glad your previous owners could leave you at a fun place when they could not keep you anymore.
08/04/2016 at 7:12 am
Thank you. I really do love my Mom and Dad. I still like my old Mom and Dad too
08/04/2016 at 8:23 am
Why shouldn’t you, they were your pack once, now you have a new pack.
08/04/2016 at 4:03 am
Nice to meet you, Toby. You are super cute as raindeer 😀 The weakness of mom’s, I know all about it 😀 Great interview again, Bacon and Houdini! Pawkisses for a lovely day 🙂 ❤
08/04/2016 at 7:13 am
I’m glad you liked it.. Thank you. My Mom is the greatest
Photofinland by Rantasalot
08/04/2016 at 4:22 am
Hi Toby, nice to meet you! You look very kind and I hope we can be friends, but I have to tell you that I am a cat. Is is okay?
Have a happy day!
a cat in faraway Finland.
08/04/2016 at 7:03 am
Sure I used to live with cats.
08/04/2016 at 6:23 am
You are definitely a fun guy, T. I can’t imagine your dad would ever say you’ve had enough treats. There’s no such thing as “enough treats.” That’s just crazy talk! I like your poop covering strategy. I wonder why it doesn’t work….
Love and licks,
08/04/2016 at 7:04 am
I just don’t know why it doesn’t work. Can you tell you me how I can do a better job.
08/04/2016 at 11:29 am
Yeah, T. How about DON’T POOP IN THE HOUSE!! That always works….
08/04/2016 at 8:52 am
Hi Toby, nice to meetcha. You look like a really fun guy, who knows how to leave peemail. I like your name, too – Toby Wilson – it sounds like the name of a rock star, don’t you think? Hey, on that poop thing, if you would do it right in front of the door where you usually go out to potty, the peeps will think you were trying sooo hard to go out and not be mad. It should even make them feel guilty that they weren’t there to help you, and score you even more treats!
08/04/2016 at 4:28 pm
Thanks that’s a great idea. I’ll have to try that
Traci Sykes Gresham
08/04/2016 at 9:20 am
I love your story Toby, you have a wonderful Mommy and Daddy and they love you very much! ❤
08/04/2016 at 4:31 pm
Thank you very much
Tails Around the Ranch
08/04/2016 at 10:14 am
Aw Toby…you’re one cute little fella! *•♪ღ♪Happy♪ღ♪*Belated★Birthday little guy. ☆
08/05/2016 at 8:36 pm
thank you so much
08/04/2016 at 12:02 pm
What a wonderful ‘love’ story ~~~ ♥
08/04/2016 at 12:09 pm
Hey Toby! Your mom talks about you and your brother all the time. Literally all day whether we’re working or off. Lol… I really enjoyed reading your story. 😊 Almost made me want to get a dog. Heck your mom is trying her best to convince me to get my daughter one. Since I don’t plan on having anymore kids the dog is the next best thing! So I’ll think hard about it. I know the love that your mom has for you is real. She’s a sweetheart herself. At times! 😉 Well Toby I would write more but it’s time for me to go back to work. 😩 I love you from a distance!!! 🐶😂☺️
08/04/2016 at 12:52 pm
Hint-hint my friend… if you do get a dog, please let me know. I would love to interview them. Oinks and snorts. XOXO – Bacon
08/04/2016 at 4:34 pm
Thank you Ms Burden. My Mom is the best. And you know my brother Max would love to come stay with you until you get your own dog
Louis Dog Armstrong
08/04/2016 at 2:15 pm
Hey Toby – nice to meet you! You look a lot like me! I am so woofed to hear about your forever home. Question – you say you like car rides. Have they taken you on any long trips? Where do you like to drive to? Do you think that dogs and pigs and kitties should be able to get a driver’s license?
Your furriend in Vancouver, BC,
Louis Dog Armstrong
08/04/2016 at 2:52 pm
personally I think we should have driver’s licenses. That way we could hit the drive thru’s at midnight. Agree? I’ll pick you up in a few. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
08/04/2016 at 4:41 pm
The longest trip I’ve been on is to lake Oconee. I think that was about a two hour drive. And every once in a while I get to go to Aunt Gena’s. I really like it when we go to my old mom and dad who is now my grandparents. That would be so cool to drivers license. I could go anywhere I want.
08/04/2016 at 3:32 pm
toby !!! itz veree nice two meet ewe dood…we N joyed reedin yur interviews; grate job bacon. we gotta add mit we iz gel uz…coz we never get ta go out side N pee on mail boxez…that haz ta bee grate fun….we get ta pee ona box….just knot a mail box ☺☺☺ ~~~ waves two ewe… N yur brother max ! ☺☺☺♥♥♥
08/05/2016 at 8:37 pm
OMG you just don’t know what you’re missing. Peeing on the mailboxes is so cool.
08/04/2016 at 3:42 pm
Mee-you it iss luvley to mee you Toby doggie!!!!
Inn a way yur lucky because you have two setss of Pawentss; preeveeus Pawentss an Purresent Pawentss!!!
Yur Purresent Mumma sounds like shee iss toe-tallee in LUV with you! An wee sees why! Yur a handsum fell-oh an deserve all thee ❤ LUV ❤ inn thee werld.
Hope to see you around sum time soon….
Yur mew furend, Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=
08/05/2016 at 8:38 pm
Yes, my Mom is the greatest. I loves her so much.
08/06/2016 at 8:30 pm
Iss grate to have a Mumma you luv!
Mee luvss mee Mumma an mee LadyMum…..mee has 2 Hu’man Mumma’ss…..
08/08/2016 at 11:29 am
And so do we sweet friend! XOXO – Bacon
08/05/2016 at 12:40 am
Hi Toby, you have such alert and intelligent eyes! Sorry your “cover up” doesn’t work.
08/05/2016 at 8:39 pm
Thank you Thank you