Rose Park Dog Stories

Chukker

WHO: Chukker, named after a period in a polo game, one of his favorite sports. He watches it for hours. WHAT : English Bulldog. AGE : Year and a half. SIZE : 85 lbs. LIVES WITH : Anastasia Vakula and David Tafuri of P Street HOME STATE : Pennsylvania FAVORITE FOOD :...

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Cache Cache

WHO : Cache-Cache (Hide and Go Seek in French) WHAT : 10-year-old Papillon (Butterfly in French) LIVES WITH : Helgi Walker on N Street BACKGROUND : Secure childhood. Show Dog. American champion. SIZE : Six pounds “but he thinks he’s the king of Rose Park. He’s a big...

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Shredder and Splinter

WHO: Shredder, 8, and Splinter, 7. WHAT: Goldendoodle cousins and “best friends. They’re like alpha and beta.” NAMED AFTER: The villain and the teacher in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. HUMAN SIDEKICK: Bill Dean, president and CEO of M.C. Dean....

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Olive

WHO : Olive. Named after the street. WHAT : Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier AGE : 10 months HUMAN WALKER : Alana Navarro FROM : Nebraska! “That’s where her breeder was.” BOYFRIEND : Henson, another Wheaten Terrier on N Street. FAVORITE PASTIME : Chasing balls....

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