But now, we’re so excited to introduce one of Jackson’s co-stars and a Freshpet favorite: Beacon! She packs a lot of love for a small pooch and has really made an impression.
Mom’s Name: Laura
Trainer’s Name: Laura
Breed: Boston Terrier
Where She Lives: Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Favorite Food: Freshpet Vital Bison & Beef
How did you and your Mom (Laura) end up together? Originally I was going to be bred and have a whole bunch of puppies, but I’m a little too bite-size and they wanted a bigger dog. So I was sold to my Mom at a “bargain basement” price – I was a steal she says! I couldn’t have been luckier to end up here.
What Kind of Pup Were You? If you ask Mom, I certainly wouldn’t have made a good mailman. I used to jump up on the dining room table and look out the front window when Mom and Dad weren’t home. I couldn’t resist shredding the mail they left there – it was too easy! One time, I even tore up a $20 bill that was left near the mail- not my best move. Luckily they weren’t mad, but I haven’t seen too many dollar bills left out since then.
Can You Tell Us A Bit About Your Family? They’re the greatest. My sister, Paris, is three years older than me. She’s a Jack Russell / Boston Terrier mix who came from a shelter. She’s the smartest dog I know and also my role model. I follow her everywhere and learn my tricks from her. My Mom and Dad are so affectionate towards me – I’m spoiled. I get to sleep in the middle of their bed sometimes which is such a treat.
Speaking of Tricks, What’s Your Best One? Well, it’s not really a trick, but I am Therapy Dogs International (TDI) certified. My Mom and I visit hospice patients every Saturday morning. I sit on the patient’s lap or lie on their bed with them and do my best to make them smile.
If You Weren’t A Dog, Who Would You Be? My parents call me Monkey a lot because I love to bounce around the house, hop up on things and make funny noises. I’ve got a lot of energy. So I think either Curious George or Donkey Kong.
Are You Used To Celebrity Status? Don’t make me blush! I’ve only done one other TV spot – the Polka Dog Bakery for Target. It was awesome, but I loved the Freshpet one because we got lots of their food on set!
What’s a Day In the Life of Beacon Like? Mom loves to do Yoga in the morning, so Paris and I hang with her until she’s done. Then we head downstairs for breakfast – Freshpet to start our day! On weekdays, we go to Buddy’s Barking Lot (daycare) while our parents go work in some place called Manhattan. When we get home, Paris and I love to play tug-of-war or tennis ball before dinner. After we’ve stuffed ourselves, it’s back to the couch to watch TV with Mom and Dad.