Our Crew


 Read about my adventures in Alaska on the Journal page.
My name is Faizel, named by my previous owners.  It's an Arabic word and I'm told that in English, the name means Judge or Prince.  I think Prince suits me best.

Like most Americans, I come from a mixed heritage of Dandie Dinmont (Scottish breed) and Lhasa Apso.  I started my life in North Carolina before my owners and I had a falling out.  I then moved into foster care with a terrific lady in Tennessee who raised wolves! - my distant cousins.  In May 2007 Bob and Judi found me on the internet - a site called Petfind.com.  I now have a permanent home with these interesting, albeit sometimes nutty, people.

In order to please them I have to go through all these meaningless commands, such as sit, stay, down.  I do them when I'm in the mood, or when there is treat involved, of course.  Now they have me shaking hands and rolling over - REALLY, must I do this just to get a little food!?

Of course, I get dog kibble, while they eat lavish, full course meals.  I lay under the table, hoping for a scrap to fall on the floor.  Sometimes, that is really profitable, especially when it comes to popcorn.  Judi, can be awfully messing with popcorn - it just seems to leap out of her hand to me.  It's a dogs life, but it's OK so far.