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Well, it's been about 8 months since we adopted Mickey Mantle (We just call him Mickey), and I can't imagine not having him in our life. I had no idea what kind of dog Mickey was or anything about his history when we adopted him, so it's been really fun for my husband and I to get to know him. The day I brought him home, I was exhausted and decided to order pizza, when the delivery man came and Mickey smelled the food, he immediately jumped up and proceeded to dance and hop in circles on his hind legs. I almost died laughing. I did some research and found that his breed, American Eskimo, were used in the circus as doggy acrobats. He came to us fully trained. He knows how to sit, stay, lie down, drop-it, etc. I taught him how to roll over on command in one afternoon, and my husband lets him dance across the kitchen to get treats.
We get stopped all the time when walking him. People want to know what kind of dog he is and want to pet him. All the neighborhood kids know him. We take him to my In-law's house to play with their Puggle and Shitzu, and it's hilarious watching him bounce, skip, and race around the other dogs. He loves to run and is lightning-bolt fast. After he wears himself out on our daily walks, or playing with other dogs, he crashes out under the coffee table, his favorite retreat. We like to garden and discovered that he LOVES cherry tomatoes. He will stick his whole head into the tomato plants searching for a treat. This dog is so attached to people. The first few months he was like my shadow, following me from room to room, always by my side. He keeps my husband company in the evenings while I'm at work, and I often come home to see Mickey curled up next to him on the couch. He seems really happy, and I feel like we are blessed to have him in our life. He makes us laugh and feel happy, and I hope we do the same for him. Thank you so much for doing what you do. You have made a real impact on our lives.

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