Meet Fred­die, a fun-lov­ing yet pen­sive pooch who’s a huge fan of The Bach­e­lorette

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Known in his neigh­bour­hood as Mr Skinny Legs, this fun-lov­ing pooch is al­ways down for a good time. If Fred­die was a per­son, what do you think he’d be like?

Whip­pets can some­times seem a lit­tle solemn or sulky, but I think they’re more pen­sive than moody. He’s ac­tu­ally very so­cial, so he’d prob­a­bly be the kind of dude who’d throw fun Sun­day ses­sions in the park. How has Fred­die’s pres­ence im­pacted your well­be­ing?

Scott’s a chef and works most nights and Fred is great com­pany when I’m on my own. He also makes me stop work at ex­actly 5pm so we can go for a walk and also barks at me when I’m on my phone too much, which is a good re­minder to put it away. What’s Fred­die’s favourite wardrobe ac­ces­sory?

He’s been known to rock a shear­ling-lined Driza-Bone when it’s freez­ing out­side. Lit­tle whip­pets get so cold. Does Fred­die have any party tricks?

He can high-five like the best of them! Hasn’t quite mas­tered rolling over yet – that’s our next project. The last show Fred­die binge­watched on the couch with you? He’s a big Bach­e­lorette fan, but I’m more into Stranger Things. What do you love most about Fred­die?

He’s a to­tal weirdo some­times – whip­pets can con­tort them­selves into such strange po­si­tions! I love that he’s so un­usual. And he’s the fastest run­ner! It al­ways makes me proud. What’s Fred­die’s odd­est habit?

He re­ally, re­ally loves steal­ing our shoes. He’s stopped chew­ing them now, he just takes them into his bed to let us know he could have ru­ined them if he re­ally wanted to.

WE ARE FAM­ILY FRED­DIE, 2.5, LIVES WITH SO­PHIE AND HER PART­NER SCOTT IN SYD­NEY’S ERSKINEVILLE. @BUF­FET.DIG­I­TAL Sofa so good Fred­die wasn’t al­ways the top dog he is now. “He was so small!” So­phie says. “He was a lit­tle shy at first, but was tear­ing around our apart­ment in no time. We haven’t been apart since.”

Low main­te­nance So­phie re­veals whip­pets “ac­tu­ally lick them­selves clean like cats. It’s quite an amaz­ing sight, not to men­tion con­ve­nient!”

Paw-fect pals While Scott was work­ing, So­phie drove five hours to Canowin­dra, be­tween Orange and Cowra, to pick up Fred­die.

Furry in­tern

“I turned our sec­ond bed­room into a home of­fice so Fred­die and I can hang all day,” So­phie says.

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