Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Paws with a Cause ~ Interview with Amanda Hand

Today, we are interviewing Amanda Hand. She's a very recent newlywed and a dear co-worker of mine. We're going to learn more about her adorable little Squeakers.

Is he not precious?

Tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, age, occupation, where you live)
My name is Amanda Hand. I am 32 years old. I work for an energy company in Charlotte, North Carolina. I work in the department that collects money!!! I live with my husband, Trent and son, Brandon. We live in Huntersville, NC.

How long have you been a fur mommy?
I have been a new fur mommy for 4 months.      

How many fur babies do you have? Names? Breed? Ages?
I have 1 dog. His name is Squeakers. He was born May 30, 2012. So he is 8 ½ months old. Squeakers his 75% Chihuahua and 25% rat terrier.

What is your favorite part about being a fur mommy? Least favorite?
My favorite part about being a fur mommy is watching Squeakers play. He is so adorable. My least favorite part is cleaning up after Squeakers when he messes on the floor.

What is your favorite breed of dog or cat?
My favorite breed of dog is the Chihuahua. They are small and cute and adorable.

Do you dress your fur child(ren) in clothing?
I do not dress my dog in clothing. I would like to, but my husband will not let me. He says its because he’s a boy.

What is your favorite memory of your fur baby?
My favorite memory of Squeakers would be the day we got him. When I first laid eyes on him I knew he was the one I wanted. His colors were unique looking. Squeakers underbody is cream-colored, but is coat color is chocolate brown on his back.

How would you categorize your fur baby’s temperament (happy, cranky, spunky, etc.)?
I would categorize Squeakers temperament as curious. He is still a puppy so he is into everything. He likes to stand on his hind legs, with his front paws on the coffee table to see what he can get off the table. He also like to play catch-me-if-you-can when we are putting him to bed for the night.

Do you have any advice for those who may be thinking about fur mommy but still aren’t sure?
I guess if I had any advice, I would tell them to be prepared for accidents in the house. They will happen. It’s inevitable!!!!

Thank you for being part of Paranormal Romance and Beyond’s Paws with a Cause Blog Week. I urge each of you to get involved. Also, remember to leave a comment, story, or special moment you have about your fur baby. As a prize, I'm offering a free e-copy to one comment below. Just remember to leave your email address.

Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs. 
PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of Assistance Dog teams through education and advocacy.  Founded in 1979, Paws With A Cause is dedicated to helping its clients who are challenged by many disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizure Disorders, and Hearing Disorders to name just some.  Each of our dogs are trained to meet the specific needs of our clients. Tasks may include opening and closing doors, picking up objects, pulling a wheelchair, turning lights on and off, and alerting a person to particular sounds like a telephone, doorbell, smoke detector and many others. Our dogs change lives by enhancing the independence of our clients. By just opening a door, a dog opens up the world for a person with a disability and your donations will go to making that happen.  PAWS thanks you so much for your donation and allowing us to open more doors.
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Wayland, MI 49348

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