Congratulations to our May 2024 DOTM, Penny!

Yellow lab sitting in a field

Congratulations, Penny! Read all about how this beautiful Labrador Retriever acts more like a cat than a dog! Have you ever met a lab that didn’t like water or playing fetch?

How did you pick her name? We took her home after taking our children to their first Iowa football game, where the Hawkeyes upset Penn State.

When is her birthday? August 2nd.

What is her breed? She is a Yellow lab.

Does she have any nicknames? Penn-Dawg, Penado, Penn-Penn, Penny Mango.

What are her favorite places to be scratched? Her butt, all day long.

If she could eat any human food, what would it be? Ice cream or popcorn.

What is she most afraid of?  Her reflection in the window at night.

If she had a profession, what would it be? Rodent or small mammal exterminator.

If she drove a car, what would she drive? She would have a chauffeur so she could focus on sleep not driving.

Does she prefer her Mama or is she a bigger fan of Dad? She loves her mom but enjoys rough-housing with her dad.

What is the naughtiest thing she has ever done? She jumped our fence to chase down vermin.

Does she prefer the floor, the dog bed, the couch, or all of the above? The floor in the sunshine, on top of the air vent, or in her dog bed.

What is your favorite thing to do with her?  Her brothers like to hit tennis balls to her in the backyard.

What does a day in her life look like?  Leisurely gets out of bed, plays frisbee with Mom, hangs out at DDG, plays baseball with her brothers, naps, and wrestles with Dad.

Can you describe her in 3 words? Playful, snuggly, and independent.

Does she prefer chicken or steak? She will take whatever she can get.

Does she prefer a walk or a swim? She prefers a run, but shhhh! We don’t say that out loud.

What is her favorite toy?  Her frisbee.

Does she prefer a good snuggle or an energetic wrestling session? She will love both.

What is one thing you would change about her? We wish she could wipe her own dirty paws.

Who is her best friend? Luna.

What word or phrase do you say to her most often? Drop! That’s not yours.

What is her favorite thing about DDG? All the smells!

What is YOUR favorite thing about DDG? The caring staff.

Please tell us anything else about Penny that you would like to share! We often feel Penny is more cat-like than dog. She stalks like a lioness, loves laying in the sun, and rubs up against our legs to be petted. She doesn’t love fetch or the water.


Photographs done by Studio Twelve 52

Dog Day Getaway’s  DOTM is brought to you by Kasey and Tyler Rajotte of Studio Twelve:52/Twelve:52 Pets. They have 5 rescue pups of their own – (all fittingly named after Marvel comic book characters) – who also love coming to DDG. So, chances are your furkid(s) and theirs have played together! This is their 11th year documenting wagging tails, nose boops, and slobbery puppy kisses – and when they aren’t doing that, they are photographing weddings and families.