Meet Kiko, our adorable lit­tle cutie

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - VIEWPOINTS - Sheila O’Brien, Bal­ly­duff Up­per, Co Water­ford

HELLO, my name is Kiko and I am an adorable Cava­chon (so I’m told). I came to my for­ever home when I was an 11-week-old puppy.

I can just about re­mem­ber that car jour­ney with my new hu­man par­ents — Dad drove re­ally slow and Mum stroked my head un­til I dozed asleep. I was re­ally proud of my­self that I didn’t get sick in the car and Mum and Dad told me I was a great lit­tle girl — even though I did a lit­tle wee on the rug in front of the fire.

I have a lot less “ac­ci­dents” inside now, I know I must go to the door when I need to go out to the bath­room and my par­ents lav­ish me with praise when I do my busi­ness on the grass.

It took me a while to ad­just to my new sur­round­ings; I have a lot more space to run around inside the house and a huge gar­den to play in.

I en­joy ex­plor­ing out­doors but I’m not al­lowed out near the road be­cause my par­ents say it’s too dan­ger­ous, but hey what do I know — I’m only nine months old!

I love when Dad comes out to play ball in the gar­den with me, we play fetch for ages un­til I get tired and I have to lie down and have a snooze. Mum usu­ally takes me for walks. I get re­ally ex­cited when I see my har­ness and lead and won­der what ad­ven­ture we are head­ing for. Some­times we go in the car so that we can walk in the park or the nearby for­est area. I en­joy trav­el­ling in the car, es­pe­cially as Mum has a proper car seat for me so I can see out the win­dow as she drives.

One thing I re­ally don’t like is vis­it­ing the vets. Once we en­ter the door­way I just freeze and start yelp­ing — I just want to leave im­me­di­ately. I haven’t been there since I had my stitches out af­ter be­ing spayed (ouch, that op­er­a­tion was rough) and I hope I don’t have to go back there for a very long time.

I am ut­terly de­voted to my par­ents and they re­ceive abun­dant love from me. I reign supreme in the house­hold and that’s the way I like it. I get my par­ents’ un­di­vided at­ten­tion and I am spoilt rot­ten.

I love when I get new toys but I still can’t re­sist chew­ing on Dad’s flip flops and gnaw­ing at his shoe laces and Mum can’t get cross at this lit­tle cutie for steal­ing her un­der­wear and socks — I blame the teething.

If you would like your pet fea­tured in this col­umn please send a story of 440 words and a pho­to­graph to snews@in­de­pen­dent.ie clearly la­belled MY PET

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