When we first got Brody, it was basically love at first sight. When the Animal control officer brought him out of his enclosure, all he wanted to do was play. We knew it was the perfect dog for us. We adopted Brody for $5.00 and walked away with him on a short purple leash with flowers on it.
Brody is extremely playful… Sometimes he’s a bit too playful! He’s always ready for a good game of tug-of-war, or to wrestle with other dogs. He’s a good dog to play with if you’re new with dogs because he won’t get overly playful with you - such as trying to nip or bark at you. Even though we don’t go that much anymore, Brody used to love going to the dog park and meeting new dogs. It was adorable watching Brody make new friends and having such a great time with them. Because of Brody, my mom and I have made life-long friends.
Brody also likes to be naughty.
He is very food-motivated. If we do not weigh down the top of the trash can he will try to eat the leftover food inside it. He has also learned to open the fridge and take food out of it! If we don’t push in our chairs after meals, he will climb up onto the table and smile at us as we yell at him to get down. Sometimes he smiles so hard he sneezes! Brody likes to play keep-away. He will find my toys or something that does not belong to him and run and hide under the table where we can’t reach him. He also tries to dig holes in the couch, it seems. (He has never been successful but still gives it a try every now and again!)
Brody was badly abused as a puppy. The only things we know for sure are that he was hit and strangled with a choke collar, causing him to suffer from tracheal damage and a cherry eye. Animal control rescued Brody and brought him to the local shelter.
Brody can sometimes be a very smart dog, but is stubborn at times. These are the very reasons Brody the Puggle is my favorite dog.
As you can see, Brody had a rough beginning to life, but we are making sure that his story ends happily ever after. He has many activities that he loves. He is just one big ball of energy that loves to run and play. I am glad that I have a dog that is able to keep up with me!