BERNIE- “Small dog, Big Attitude. Deal with it!”
- 8 yrs old
- 6 pounds
Bernie is an 8 year old chi who weighs in around 6 pounds when wet. Bernie has lived long enough to feel he has paid his dues being the sweet, compliant pet that people love. He feels the time has come for it to be all about him.
Bernie will consider moving in with you if you can follow the rules below:
Rule 1. Bernie is NOT an early riser. And Bernie does not like to be woken early. If you wake Bernie early, he will snap at you. you are to leave Bernie alone until he decides its time to get up. You will then have a wonderful breakfast prepared for him.
Rule 2. Understand that this is all about Bernie. You exist to meet Bernie’s needs, not the other way around. Bernie will snuggle and give you affection when Bernie is in the mood. You will be grateful when he gives you attention and won’t bother him when he doesn’t.
Rule /Three. Bernie gets along with other dogs but they can irritate him too. They must understand that when he is done playing the playing stops.
Rule Four. Bernie wants his food to himself. Do not interrupt Bernie when he is eating and do not try to take his food away from him. You need to get your own.
Rule five. When Bernie is in a bad mood which is much of the time, don’t bother Bernie. Remember that these next years are all about Bernie and your job is to know when he wants to eat, snuggle, or go out. Otherwise,don’t bother him.
Rule Six Bernie will give you affection now and then and will want to snuggle. You comply and be grateful when he is in the mood and will do other things when he is not.
Rule Seven. Just because Bernie is cute and wants to snuggle and play now and then does NOT mean you have won him over. It just means you are acceptable companionship. Don’t let it go to your head.
Rule Eight. Bernie likes to do his own thing: play with toys, lay in the sun, sleep late, eat only the best food. Your job is to live up to his expectations and not get in the way when he doesn’t need something.
Rule Nine. Bernie will allow you to have guests over under one condition. They are not to bother Bernie or get in his way when they visit.
If you think you can meet all of these requirements, submit your application and wait for a response. Just don’t get your hopes up....
Bernie is neutered, micro-chipped, and up to date on all vaccines. If you’re interested in finding out more about this pocket sized love bug , please fill out an application and a volunteer will be in touch soon.