Featured Pet: U-mi, French Bull Dog

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Hi!  My name is U-mi (for you & me).  I am an extremely adorable, very strong-minded 1 year old French Bull Dog.  I love to play, eat and sleep.  I am very friendly and my mom spoils me (I love it)!  Do I have a bad habit?  Well, maybe just one …. I’m too rough with my toys (they don’t last very long).  I can also be stubborn at times.  Actually, I call it “being smart” because if I don't do it right away, my mommy gives me a treat.

Here I am during my first swim ... do I look scared?  My ears are pinned back, my paw is wrapped around Jean's arm. 

Here I am during my first swim ... do I look scared?  My ears are pinned back, my paw is wrapped around Jean's arm. 

My absolute favorite activity is swimming with Jean!  I’ll admit, my first time in the pool, I was very scared (see my pic at right).  But by the end of my first swim lesson, I became a pro.  (see my pic below.)   (Jean tells me I should compete in the doggie Olympics.)  I love it!  I get a great work-out swimming.  I just don’t know when to stop!  But Jean is there to monitor my exercise and she makes sure I take breaks to rest. 

(Here I am swimming on my own ... see how Jean "watches" me.  And, here I am, so comfortable in water, I'm playing tug with Jean and shaking my head.")

My mom loves that I love it.  Here’s another picture of me “after my swim session.” 

 When my mom asks me if I want to go swimming, I get so excited.  I usually swim Wednesday mornings.  (If you want to watch me sometime on Camp Run-A-Mutt’s webcam (Channel 7), call Jean to verify my swim time.) 

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 P.S.  My favorite place in the house is the bathtub.  When my mom goes looking for me, this is where she finds me. 

 Oh, I do snore.   My life is good …. I have no complaints.