Meet Theodore Roosevelt, the newest member of the Kaowthumrong-Harrison fam. Hailing from Cañon City, Colorado, where he lived on a farm with a pack of eight other cocker spaniels, Teddy is enthusiastically enjoying his fourteenth week around the sun. Like our 26th president, he loves frolicking in the outdoors, moves at speed of light and is quite charming. And while his stepmother Stella — our 11-year-old cocker spaniel-poodle mix — adores swallowing paper towels and tissues whole, TR prefers artfully ripping them to shreds. He’s also a big fan of mealtime and using human limbs as chew toys.
Armed with a charismatic personality and teddy-bear-like face that I’m sure President Roosevelt would approve of, Ted loves picking up ladies on the street and catching the eye of random bystanders. He’s working on his potty-training skills and is anticipating his rabies shot so he can show off his famous Roosevelt-worthy magnetism at the dog park. Since he’s quite the tornado, we weren’t sure about him at first but can’t help but love the little guy. Stay tuned to find out whether Teddy will figure out how to sleep through the night or learn how to stop diving into his food bowl while shrieking like he’s never had a meal.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.
— Theodore Roosevelt