March 7th 2014:
Interview with Mr. Monkey – Da Dirty Dachshund (check out his Facebook page here)
Are you ready to meet a cheeky monkey? Not literally as I don’t know any monkeys…yet! But this doxie is called Monkey! Oh sorry, it’s Mr. Monkey! He’s so cool and I just found out the other day that he’s part Viking! Yes, his mummy is from Denmark like mine! What a small world! Mr. Monkey has some great stories to share and he loves something which I find a little weird and start with B! Read below and find out for yourself.
Tell us a little about your family?
I live in Philadelphia with my mom and dad – Christa and Craig, or C&C for short. Christa is from Denmark, so I’ve traveled all the way over there to visit my Danish family a few times. I’m a city dog, but I do love when I get a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and get to run around, sometimes without a leash!!! One of our favorite places to go is Florida, I love the sun and heat (I am not made for the cold)!! It is also where I do most of my swimming… which I LOVE!!!
How did you get your name?
C told me my name was Monkey when I moved in with them at the age of 8 weeks. I was like, uhmm I may be cute and cuddly now, but I assure you that I will become quite a distinguished and sophisticated pup… soooo we’re going to have to add a “Mr.” 😀
Long, Loving and Loud
Hmmmm – I will have to say anything that involves water. I L-O-V-E bath time… I often run to the bathroom and sit in the tub, hoping it will result in a bath. I also love swimming, both in pools and on the beach!!
Well, pretty much any food – other than celery (ew!). If I had to pick only one I’d say cheese…. or steamed broccoli from the Chinese restaurant.
If anyone has seen my Facebook page, you’ll know that I have many(!) toys. I have a lot of favorites, but the one thing they have in common is that they are almost all blue!!
Yikes – Don’t ask C&C about this, they will go on and on!! One of the worst things I did was at my Uncle Tate’s house, it was Thanksgiving and I snug in to the kitchen and ate as much of the leftover turkey that I possibly could. My belly was almost touching the ground!!! I got pretty sick… but I would totally do it again!
It was one of the most amazing days of my life. It was my very first race and C&C had no idea that I am lightning fast!! The best part of the race though was all the friends I made. My main man “Ozzie Cranmer – Life in the fast lane” won the puppy race and we have been buds ever since. I also got to know @Ammo The Dachshund, he is pretty cool, a man of many talents! They don’t have the race anymore, and we never found another local one… but I’d love to have a reunion with all my friends. 😀
Ha ha ha… YES! Let’s see, I can roll over, play dead (get shot), shake, high five, show my belly, sit up, lay down, speak, whisper, (kind of) sing, hold treats on my head/nose until I get the ok and a bunch more… A lot of these are on my youtube channel, just search for Mr. Monkey – Da Dirty Dachshund.
My best buddy Teddy! He looks like a model and I like to roll on top of him 😀
Well, just like Craig, I have male pattern baldness, so I don’t have a lot of fur to keep me warm, so I have A LOT of jackets, shirts and sweaters… but I don’t love wearing them. I DO love wearing bandannas and ties around my neck though… I can be stylish and naked all at the same time! BOL I also have a bunch of costumes which are kind of fun. My favorite is my ‘cocktail wiener’ costume, I wore that at the annual Key West Dachshund Walk 2013 – it was a hit 🙂
2 blankets please! I currently have a down comforter and a grey blanket that I like to burrow in while I’m on the couch. In bed I am under the comforter of cause… spreading out and taking up as much space as possible 😉
Random facts: I LOVE going fishing, going for car rides, beer, dissecting toys, hiking in the forest, boating, biking (me in a basket), sleeping, snuggling, Jimmy Buffett, balls, sun, popping balloons, baths (in case you didn’t know by now), my grandparents, my friend Lukas, treats and I HATE getting my nails trimmed!
More random facts: I am a bit of a ladies man. I have a house in our living room with a woof deck. I was a very cute puppy. I used to go to work with Christa when she worked for Petplan pet insurance. Key West is my most favorite place on earth. I am Christa’s emotional support pet.
Thank you so much for sharing your stories with us Mr. Monkey! I still don’t get why you love bath and water! That is beyond me 😉 But mummy wants to get a bike too so I can come for rides in a basket just like you. I think that will be lots of fun. I will be like a GPS and telling her where to go next! I can’t wait for spring now 🙂