To continue our series on letting you get to know the unique personalities of our pack, today we are going to introduce you to our Devo. Where do we begin with this little guy?? He is special, very special, in that way that only a mother can love. M got Devo as a tiny little puppy and by the time he was a few months old it became apparent that he wasn’t exactly what M thought he was. He came with just a little extra skin and a lot of extra love.
We believe he is part Chinese Shar-Pei and Pit Bull, the vets have agreed but we aren’t for sure. I think he could also be part Dog De Bordeaux. I really want to do a DNA test but M says it doesn’t matter, we will love him all the same.
Devo has some very unique, lets just say quirks. He is the most stubborn dog I have ever met. He his very small in stature and only weights about 60lbs but he is built like a tank. The only way to get Devo to do what you want is with bribes of cookies, and even that doesn’t alway work.
Case in point- we went on a camping trip and in the water Devo “caught” himself a “fish”. This “fish” was his and he was going to be taking it home with him. No matter what we could do, that “fish” was not coming out of his mouth. So we caved and let him jump in the truck with all 3 ft of it. He eventually dropped it and we snuck in into the bed of the truck. He watched longingly from the window to make sure it did “swim” away.
This stubbornness comes with another side, demandingness. When Devo wants love, he wants love. And he will sit and stare at your with his huge golden brown eyes until you give in. It’s usually not to long of a wait because he has the softest, velvet fur that is just so lovely to pet.
Once you accept his pleas he will every so happily jump up for a good snuggle. He is the best snuggler. So warm and he snores, sometimes lightly, sometimes like a train. Dad is his favorite though he will snuggle with me if I’m the only available option.
Devo isn’t perfect. He’s grumpy, old, a horrible leash walker, and just a little slow. But we love him all the same. He’s our work in progress, even though he’s the oldest of the bunch. But he really can lighten anyone’s day with just one look.