Simba

Do you have any canine housemates?

2 girls:  a pug, Zoey and a chocolate lab, Happy.  Quite bossy, both of them. I just stay out of the way.

How did you join your family? 

Robin's daughter did not have enough time for me, so Robin said that I could stay with her.

Do you have any “jobs”? Tell us about them and what you like most about them. 

I go to schools and get to relax on the rug while humans talk alot. Then some of the younger humans stand up and pet me. It would more fun if I got to lick them all, but Robin says that is not polite. We also go to a big place to work on new ways to get Robin to give me something yummy.  Sometimes we get to work in a dog show.

Do you do any tricks? What is your favorite?

I really like to ride a skateboard; we are working on different ways to make it go. Robin has me running inside a hamster wheel; I don't know why yet, but it certainly gets me great food if I do it.

What is your favorite toy?

We don't have do a lot of toys because of the bossy females that live here. But, I do get to play tug at home with my humans.

What is your favorite treat?

I am an american bagel hound. I can open a bag, take one out, close the bag, and NO ONE ever knows. It's another one of my tricks (I taught that one to myself!).

What do you like to do when your parents aren’t home?

Robin leaves the TV on; she only lets us watch non-violent shows. I am pretty good at "vegging out."  Besides, the two girls inform me whenever anything goes on outside - and believe me, I mean anything.

Is there anything you would like to tell us about your work with Safe Humane Chicago or anything else?

Yes, I love meeting new humans, they are usually a pretty cuddly bunch. And if they aren't, I am just happy to show them how.  Plus I love teaching them how to give me pieces of yummy food, but that takes a little more practice on their part.