Meet Togepi

May 15, 2018

Togepi @ 1 years old

Since Togepi is such a huge impact in my life, I thought he deserved a post all about himself on my blog!

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Meet Togepi

Togepi @ 8 weeks old

Where is Togepi's name from?
I got his name from a Pokémon character, one of my favorite characters actually. I wanted something different, and unique, like my name. Plus when we first got Togepi, it was during the Pokémon Go phase.
 
How old is he?
 His birthdate is 9/30/2016 - Libra
 
How much does he weight?
He is at 11.2 lbs and that still isn't heavy! 
 
What breed is he?
 Togepi is a Maltipoo, a mixed breed between a Maltese and Poodle.  
 
Is he potty trained?
Is there even such a thing? I mean I can honestly say yes and no. As a puppy, we trained him to go outside. He wouldn't even know what to do with potty pads. There was a phase where he would have accidents inside and thus we started kennel training him. He can hold it up to 8-10 hours and has been good ever since. But on a scale, he's a 8-9/10.
 
Why didn't you adopt?
 I tried. I knew I wanted a puppy so I can train and get to know their personality. As I was visited over multiple shelters, puppies weren't available. I even had my interest on an older maltipoo, daschund, and poodle but they were all on holding status. Thus I looked on Facebook to see if anyone was giving away any pups. Which leads to the below question... 
 
Who is his breeder?
I'm unsure if he was bred intentionally. I really don't like the idea of breeding and selling pups for a profit. I especially do not support puppy mills. After failing at trying to adopt, I found someone on Facebook selling her litter. I did look at previous posts and didn't find any 'breeding intentions'. I browsed through her pups photos and once I spotted the chunkiest and sweetest pair of the saddest eyes, I knew he would be happy with me as much as I would be happy with him.
 
Did you intentionally get a male dog vs. a female?
 YES. When Carlos said that I can have a dog, I knew I wanted a boy! I'm pretty selfish and wanted to be the only girl, and I did not want to buy hair bows and dresses. Boys are cool (:
 
Why did you get a dog?
We got Togepi after Thanksgiving 2016, that was during the time Carlos was going to work graveyard shift. I jokingly told him, I'd be okay with his new shift if I got a dog to keep me company in the nights. AND HE AGREED so I had to take advantage! lol 


 

@ 2.5-3 months old 
 
Here are a couple more facts about Togepi

1. His favorite treat is this bag that my Dad got him
2. He also loves these beggin' strips. We get him the Black label edition
3. He does this little dance thing when he's trying to get your attention, or beg for food
4. He rough plays with Daddy 
5. But he snuggles up on Mommy and prefers her over Daddy
6. He's scared of brooms, vacuums and big dogs
7. His bandanas are mostly from Tail Trends 
8. His collars are from Hound Collection
9. He likes beer, but don't worry, it's only when Carlos dips his finger in the bottle
10. Togepi loves his grandparents and visiting their house
11. He loves my nephews and nieces just as much
12. He actually has health insurance and takes flea/heartworm prevention medication
13. He is my first dog

@ 5 months old       &        @ 7 months old

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