Owner: Dede Siegfried
DeDe has always been an animal lover and has owned numerous pets throughout her life.
Wags, a black lab/Scottish deerhound mix, is nearly 12 years old; Clovithz, a mastiff mix, is 4 years old; and Squish, a rottweiler/Australian cattle dog mix, is the puppy of the family.
Squish was one of eight dumped puppies. She got her original name from Siegfried’s daughter who hugged the pup and said, “Mom, she’s so squishy-soft!”, something that Dede would lovingly say to her kids when giving them a hug.
Clovithz was rescued as a puppy running in the busy streets of the Brookside area, and quickly outgrew her assumed breed of boxer. “We joked that she would have a lisp if she talked, hence, the spelling of her name,” says Seigfried.
Although the dogs live primarily indoors, two of them were wet for their photo from taking a dip in the family’s pool.
“They like to be where we are,” says Siegfried. “They feel right at home, and even know where their treats are in the pantry.”