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Arlington Pet of the Week: Ezra

by Heather Mongilio August 5, 2015 at 12:15 pm 1,290 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week if Ezra, a Sheepadoodle — an Old English Sheepdog and standard poodle mix — who loves socks.

Ezra also loves to steal tomatoes from the vines and can perform a number of tricks. Here’s what his owners had to say about him:

Ezra – who usually goes by “Ezi” – is full of it:  Full of tricks, full of spirit and full of mischief. His go-to trick is “sit pretty” (pictured above), which is usually very effective, but if he doesn’t get what he wants, he will automatically move into down, roll-over, high-five and back into sit pretty again. It’s quite a show.  Thanks to many classes at Woofs!, Ezi is a charming, well-socialized adolescent “sheepadoodle.” That’s half Old English Sheepdog and half Standard Poodle. Ezra’s hijinks are lovingly (albeit sporadically) chronicled on Instagram at @ezrathesheepadoodle.

Ezi thinks every passerby exists only to give him attention. Since he looks like an adorable stuffed panda bear, he is often correct. He occasionally startles strangers, however, when he moves in for a “sheepadoodle hug” and walks straight through their legs and then turns around and weaves back again (apparently an instinctual herding trait).

His mischievous side really shines as a tomato thief. He unabashedly bounds into the backyard vegetable garden and plucks the ripest fruit right off the vine. Tomato juice and seeds on his muzzle belie any alibi he could attempt.  “Sock radar” is his superpower. He can sense that a sock is present anytime, anywhere. Clean or dirty, he will find the sock. His best work was upending a perfectly packed suitcase to retrieve a pair of clean socks nestled inside shoes stowed at the very bottom. And whenever he finds a sock, he is full of pure joy.

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Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

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