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Could It Be Magic?

 Over the past few months, the education team have grown, and we have used the blog to introduce the new team to you all, but we have not properly given the new canine members of our team a formal introduction. We will start with Magic, our new education dog, for the midlands team.

 

Hi Magic, tell us all a little bit about yourself!

 Hi Guys, well I’m a lurcher, which is type of greyhound cross. Lots of people think lurchers and greyhounds need lots of walks, because they associate us with racing, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m very fast runner but I can’t run for very long. If I go for a long walk I’ll need to sleep for the rest of the day, because I’m actually very lazy, but I’m very sweet as well. I love nothing more than a lap to sit on, and a person to cuddle. I don’t really bark either, though I do like to whine a bit. Some people have called me a diva or a princess in the past, but I don’t know what they are talking about.

 

  

You belong to our Education and Community Officer Paul. How long have you lived together? 

Well, I had lots of litter mates when I was born, and my brothers and sisters were all really excitable. Paul came to visit us in the shelter one day and sat on the floor of our kennel. All the other puppies were running around like crazy but I trotted over and sat in his lap and flashed my puppy eyes. It was really easy actually. He adopted me a few weeks later. That was nearly six years ago, and we’ve been best friends ever since, though recently we have moved to Westmeath which is great, because I have a much bigger garden now.

 

What are your likes/dislikes?

 Well I love chasing ball, but the vet told me recently that I will have to stop doing this as often as sometimes my leg can get a bit sore. My favourite thing in the world is really just a soft bed or a fluffy blanket. Some dogs hate getting a bath, but I actually love it. I love the attention and afterwards everyone gives me lots of cuddles.

Over the past few months, the education team have grown, and we have used the blog to introduce the new team to you all, but we have not properly given the new canine members of our team a formal introduction. We will start with Magic, our new education dog, for the midlands team.

Have you had much training?

I’ve had some training yes, but I do like to do my own thing. I will sit and lie down if asked, but no matter how hard Paul tries I refuse to roll over.  I will give you my paw if asked but I’m not that bothered with it, I’ll just lift my paw a little bit. I was toilet trained very quickly however, and only went to the toilet inside the house once or twice. When I was younger I did like to chew things though. I chewed the mud caps on Paul’s bike, and I chewed my nana’s favourite pair of sandals. One time I found a bag of compost in Paul’s shed. That was a fun day because I pretended the bag was something that needed to be destroyed. I was quite dirty after, as was the shed, but I didn’t mind, because, as I said, I like getting baths. Nowadays I’m very chilled however, and don’t chew things any more.

What do you think about your new job, and what are you most looking forward to?

I love the new job. I’ve always been more of a people dog, than a doggy dog-though I do like dogs, but now I get to meet lots of children every day. Some of the classrooms have really interesting floors and sometimes I get to nibble on some fallen crumbs. Paul has a lovely big duvet in his car that I fall asleep on for the drive. Sometimes I fall asleep in class, and one time I woke up because all the children were giggling. Paul told me later I was barking in my sleep during his lesson. Oh well. 

 

 

Welcome to the team Magic! :)