Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Posted May 10, 2013
My family received our Cocker Spaniel Pookie from a family friend after their dog had puppies and she was a very shy puppy at first but quickly warmed up to everyone. She was raised with a cat and even does the small pumping with her paws like a cat does when she is content but has since not gotten along with any cats after that one ran away. She gets along well with my dog Sugar most of the time but sometimes will get aggressive about food and start fighting with her. She will not get along with any other dogs we've had around her though, she seems to only like Sugar because she was raised with her. She is very affectionate and loving however to the family and every morning puts her paws on my shoulder as I am waking up sitting in my bed, kind of her way of saying good morning or hello. She can always be found curled up near someone as she does not like to be alone. Surprisingly maternal to my guinea pig despite her aggressiveness towards other rodents as she hunts mice in my house, my guinea pig will wheek and then Pookie will go up to his cage and whine at the nearest person thinking the guinea pig needs help or something. All in all she is a wonderful pet but just does not get along well with other animals. Great for a single pet home.