by Pamela Evans
(Panama City, Fl)
My Maltese Cocker mix is 7 years old and named opus. He was extremely easy to train and housebreak. He is fiercly loyal and honestly the best dog I have ever owned. he loves to play with the cats I have. He loves to take a bath and catch bubbles in the air. He enjoys a nice longs walk everyday and enjoys chasing squirrels. He is very obedient and very easy to handle. He has a toy box full of his "babies" and knows them all by name. He waits for me to come back from the store to see what I brought him. When we go to Pet smart he will look at the cats that are waiting to be adopted and whine because they are behind the glass and he can't play with them.
His silky coat is white with the hint of tan and he has dark brown around his mouth and bottom of his pads. One of his favotite things to do is to go in the back yard and play catch with the frisbee. His favorite food is Hills Science diet Salmon (dry) topped with fresh baked chicken. He is a tad on the spoiled side but has been a true god send since my husband passed away.
These dogs have such a wonderful understanding when you talk to them and are always ready to please their owners. When he was younger I took him to a socialization class and he did extremely well. Since I had trained him already to do the basics, he caught on to everything else very well. But i have to say my favorite thing he lets me do is bruch his teeth every night with a scooby doo spinbrush. Since his toothpaste is chicken flavored, he thinks it's a treat, he will even roll over to do the opposite side. I love my dog and couldn't see life without him..