She’s a corgi mix. We have no idea what she’s mixed with, but our guesses are border collie, collie, or dachshund. We’ve heard all kinds of funny suggestions, but my favorite is when people tell me she’s part fox. Christopher and I joke that we need to start a collection fund in our building for a DNA test because we get asked what kind of dog she is at least three times a day.
We originally wanted her sister. We got her from a humane society that doesn’t have a physical building (they foster all their animals and host adoption events. We went to the adoption event to look at her sister, but her sister was extremely shy and traumatized, which Christopher and I thought could be hard for our first dog together. As we were walking by to leave, Skyler starting pawing at her cage. I asked to play with her and fell in love right away. After an application and a home visit, we got to pick her up on my 22nd birthday!
|A photo of Skyler on the day we got her.|
She is insanely soft. Once I even had someone ask me to collect her fur, so she could use it to make socks, which was honestly a little creepy.
She’s turning five in March, and I can’t believe we’ve had her for so long. She was four months old when we got her.
Skyler’s bark sounds like it’s coming from a massive dog. People are always shocked when they realize she’s the one barking.
She weighs about 18 pounds, but she’s super long. Her little body can take up a huge chunk of the bed.
She loves to run and is crazy fast. She loves having other dogs chase her at the dog park, but no one can ever catch her. I’ve even considered putting her in an agility class.
I have about a million nicknames for her, but the one I use the most is Sky Sky.
She is obsessed with blankets. If I leave the couch, I will come back to find her wrapped up in my blankets.
She has a big personality. She’s both sassy and super sweet. She is super protective of me and makes me laugh every day.