Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Chou Chou's Q & A

Q: Do you like wearing your beret?

A: ("Oui, of course! I am a French herding dog! When I was outside for 4 hours, to give hug therapy to stressed college students, my hat kept my head warm!") 

Q: You kept it on your head for 4 hours?

A: ("No, no! Just on and off! My pawrent puts it on, then later I shake it off! It's a fun game!")

Q: Do you like being a therapy dog?

A: ("Of course! I am a happy puppy! If I didn't like it, I wouldn't do it. My pawrent and I are a team!")

Q: How often does your hair get cut?

A: ("No, no! Never cut! Just a trim around my paws and sometimes a little bikini trim!")

Q: Why trim paw hair?

A: ("Because without little trims, my paws would look like this -- very large! -- and get muddy!")

Q: But your paws already look very large.

A: ("And your point? They are just right! Do you know I have extra toes? One dewclaw on each front paw and two on each back paw -- real toes!")

Q: Where are your ears?

 A: ("Lots of children ask me that! They are under my hair, like many girls' ears!")

("Why is everyone focused on my cute looks? Why don't they talk about my happy, friendly personality? Or my intelligence? Come to think of it, even my pawrent named me chou chou meaning cutie pie!")

Q: Is your BFF Toffee playing with you again?

A: ("Hmmm. Oui! But he hides from me, too! So sad!")

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Rochas sling-back flats photo by Valerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times
Puppy Therapy Day  photos by Student Health  and Counseling Services, CSUS

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