It’s pet Friday and today I’m sharing another one of my daughter’s Instagram favorites. She has a thing for Perny and Ike. You’ve met Perny already and today you get to meet Ike and Michelle. They are both adorable and I truly adore Michelle’s humor. Her posts are always quite funny and I really enjoy reading them.
I’m talking about that cute and furry dude in the bandana. His name is Ike and he is pretty much the best dog around.
I really wanted a dog after my husband, Nate, and I got married. Nate wasn’t so sure. He’s very practical. I usually do whatever I want but I decided that getting a dog is one of those things we should probably agree on.
On my 25th birthday, Nate gave me a book titled “The Everything Puppy Book”. My first reaction, in true Michelle form, was “This is really mean.” He was constantly turning down my request for a dog and now he was rubbing in the fact that I couldn’t have a dog…ON MY BIRTHDAY? Rude. Turns out the book was his way of saying that it’s time to get a dog. And it was kind of the best birthday gift ever.
I immediately began my search to find my precious bundle of joy. Nate and I both wanted a small dog but we also wanted the dog to be able to join us on long hikes/walks. My OCD preferred that the dog not shed. (Turns out I am now allergic to dogs so having a non-shedding dog was a good call.) I ended up stumbling upon Wire Fox Terriers. Turns out the breed isn’t super common and I lucked out and found a breeder in our home state of Iowa. We brought our Ike man home when he was 8 weeks old.
My research on the breed proved correct in every way. This dog is high energy and intelligent. He is cheerful, loveable and enthusiast.
I also read that the breed is “bred for trouble.” They have a low threshold for boredom. They are little dogs with big personalities. Rules and exercise are must for Wire Fox Terriers. All true. Ike kept us on our toes during his puppy days and still does so at 7 years of age!
Ike needs constant attention and lots of exercise. We tell everyone that he is the best piece of exercise equipment that we could purchase. Although he can be challenge, this little dog brings so much joy to our lives. He never fails to leave a smile on our faces.
Best birthday gift ever!
As you can tell from our blog’s name, Ike is the star of the show. He often pops up in our DIY posts and is the main attraction on our Instagram account. We hope you’ll stop by and say “hi”!
Isn’t Ike adorable? I love reading about him on Michelle’s blog. And she completely failed to mention the awesome things she makes for Ike. The little guy has style!
Let me show you:
|Michelle made him this fun bed out of a vintage suitcase|
|Ike’s Easy Sew Tie|
|Sporting a bow tie!|
|And sporting his mommy’s DIY two sided infinity scarf.|
I could actually go on and on about cute photos of Ike.
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