I frequently visit local bookstores with my mom. We are both nerds and love to read. One day I heard about a book called Project Dog by Kira Stackhouse. My friend Rio and Bullet were barking about the book so I had to check it out. Once the book arrived, I immediately started sniffing through each page. I liked seeing each breed of dog two times over. On one page you would see an AKC dog and on the adjacent page you would read about a rescued dog of the same breed. I thought this was furtastic because it promotes the adoption of rescued canines.
|reading Project Dog|
Then it happened...OMD! Rio is featured on page 344! I personally know someone famous?!? I immediately started to bark at the page in excitement. Ruff, ruff, ruff, ruff!
|Rio and Moose are the two Yorkies featured in Project Dog.|
|Rio dazzles in Darlin Beauxs.|
|Rio knows how to pose for the camera!|
I had the honor of interviewing Rio. I wanted to know what it was like to be a famous Yorkie featured in a book. Here is our barking interview!
Rio: I was just a puppy when my mommy saw an ad in the Bay Area pet
newspaper Bay Woof. She sent a photo and email to the author but never
hear back. Mommy said she forgot all about it. Then almost 2 years
later she got an email from the author Kira telling her she wanted to
use me for the AKC/purebred Yorkshire Terrier model. The book features
a purebred on one page and a rescue on the opposing page for almost
all the AKC breeds. Mommy was so excited and I was happy to pose for
Kira. We had the photo shoot at Lake Merritt and mommy was so proud of
Rio: Mommy says I'm just a lucky girl with good genes! My brother Bullet
has a "cotton" coat, so his hair tangles easily and isn't so shiny. I
have a "silky" coat which is shiny and grows fast! I have to be
brushed thoroughly every day. I also have a healthy diet - no table
scraps, only premium dog food and dog-healthy fruit and veggies.
Rio: Mommy brushes my hair every day with a Madan pin brush. She
also fixes my top knot every day with latex-free hair bands and
sometimes finishes it off with a braid. I don't mind sitting still for
her because she gives me yummy treats when we're finished! But I DO
mind the the weekly baths! I'm sure you agree Chewy! BOL! Mommy uses
Everyday Isle of Dogs shampoo and conditioner on me and it smells
Rio: I loved my first runway walk! The whole book premiere event was so much
fun. I got to meet many of the dogs from the book and I even got to
lick some of their mommy's and daddy's! I'm a pro at walking, so
walking the runway was a breeze! I saw my daddy and brother at the end
of the runway so I had to make them proud!
Rio: Yes I did. I had my special Fabuleash crystal leash in "graphite". I also wore a
Buddy Belt step-in harness and a special dog bow by Darlin Beauxs.
What can I bark? Rio is a class act! She is elegant and stylish, in the book and in person. I cannot wait to see what other projects Rio and her brother Bullet stick their noses into. Until then, I will just keep wandering... and reading!