Nicknames: Herk, Herkster, Herky the Dog, Herkinator, Herky the Hawk!
Birthday: May 17th 2007
Likes: taking naps, chewing on sticks, swimming, playing fetch (I usually bring it back!), chasing birdies, wrestling with my brother Kinnick!
Pet-Peeves: when people ignore me or when anyone wakes me up.
Favorite Toy: my blue loofa dog (RIP), tennis balls, rope toys, frisbees, ice cubes, leaves light! and sticks in the yard, stuffie toys, and chasing my red laser pointer.
Favorite Food: Any kind of treats, Frosty Paws, pig ears, and the occasional bite of whatever Mom or Dad have! Yum-O!
Favorite Walk: The park: where there are lotsa dogs and the lake: to go swim! I love being outside!
Best Tricks: I can sit , lay down, shake, roll over and even do down-stays! If you ask me, "What's on top of a house?", I will bark (ROOF - get it?). I am a Basic Obedience class graduate!
Arrival Story: I am the first puppy that my Mom and Dad picked out together! They did research online and found a great golden retriever breeder who really cares about the breed and his dogs. I first met Mom and Dad when I was only three days old! They love me a lot and wouldn't change anything, but now they know how important it is to adopt (from a shelter or a rescue). It is possible to find wonderful dogs (even purebreds) at rescues and shelters!
Bio: Everypup always wants to know how I got my name! Well my Mom and Dad are originally from Iowa and big fans of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. Their mascot is Herky the Hawk! Before I was even picked out, my daddy had a name for me!
Oh my goodness, it happened again!! One of my photos was chosen to be placed on the Dogster homepage, on the left area where "news" stories scroll by. There is a picture of me sleeping between two of my littermates when I was just a wee pup. The article associated with the picture is titled, "1 litter, multiple fathers?"
YAY!!! It's a snow day! We have 10 inches of snow on the ground right now, and we are supposed to get up to another 5 inches! It is still snowing right now. Mom's grad school classes are canceled today, so she gets to stay home with us. She said that she will take us out later to play in the snow.
Kinnick and I had a wonderful Christmas! All of Mom and Dad's family got us toys! We got eight toys all together I think. One of them is a tire with a rope attached, another is a tug of war toy, a rope with a Santa, a stretchy elastic rope attached to a tennis ball, and some other cool stuff too!
Mom went to Petco the day after Christmas and bought us jingle collars for next year's Christmas. They were on sale for $3 each! I have a red one and Kinnick has blue. She also got us new tags for our collars, and they have the Iowa Hawkeye symbol on them!
We are very spoiled pups and we are having a great time in Iowa. Mom said the weather has been horrible. She says that there has been snow, ice, rain, sleet, fog, and very strong winds. But we don't mind, we will play outside in any of it! Dad's parents have three labs, and we just love running around the farm and playing with them. (Except the oldest Maddie, she gets kind of mad at Kinnick and growls a little, but so far we just ignore her).
Hope you all had as great of a Christmas as we did!