Hello world! My Name is Preston, and I’m a West Highland White Terrier (A westie). Welcome to my very own website PrestonSpeaks.com. My official AKC name is Sir. Preston Peabody, CGC, but I am only called that when I’m in really big trouble. I am five years old and I live in Western Kentucky. I have two cat brothers and sisters but they aren’t very friendly to me sometimes. Mom says I’m too jumpy and they don’t like to play the same way I do.
I am trained for camera and video work. I have been attending classes since I was five months old. I have certificates in puppy, intermediate, advanced, and two click a trick classes. I also have a novice trick dog title and am AKC Good Canine Citizen (CGC) certified! Currently, I’m working on competing in earth dog and obedience rally. I am a highly trained dog!
You might think dogs don’t have jobs, but I take my work as seriously as I take chewing my chew bones. I am a model and have been featured in nine westie calenders! I have also been in front of the video camera. I have filmed for Febreze, I was on the 2012 Eukanuba/AKC National Champions telecast, and I was cast as a sick dog in an Iam’s prescription formula dog food video.
I also enter photo contests and won the national cuddle moments Nestlé’s holiday photo contest. You may ask how do I spend my money? I am a saver and don’t blow it all in the toy and treat isle at the pet store. I am saving for a fence for my backyard so I can run and play and invite my doggie friends over. I also spend a lot of time online on my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instragram, Dogster account, and of course here at PrestonSpeaks.com. One day I would like to be a big time model and maybe be in a movie or two but Mom says that’s a long shot.
I have too many human friends to mention by name, but I love them all and would give them a big lick any day. I have wonderful grandparents who take care of me when Mom and Dad go out of town, I have friends at my vet, and of course all my friends at WestieMed, Westie Rescue Indiana and Southeast where I volunteer! I also have human puppy friends (kids) too such as Anna and Emma who come visit me and take me with them to the playground to swing and slide down the slides. My two best dog friends are Bella and Charlie. Charlie was actually my foster brother who found the perfect forever home an hour away. He still comes and visits and I visit him! Of course, I can’t forget about my number one girl and best friend Bella. She is a pom mix who was in class with me and stays at my house a lot when her dad is out of town. We have the best time playing!
I love, love, love to travel and am a regular on airplanes! These days I fly at least once a month to somewhere in the United State to visit my fans. So far, I have visited over 18 states!
I have been travelling since I was a puppy. My first travel trip was to Nashville to Hotel Preston (isn’t it cool to have a hotel named after you? … ok, ok, Mom says it was the other way around). I spent my first birthday in the Smokey Mountains in a cabin. My birthday is December 25th so I’m a Christmas puppy. That was so much fun! Santa Dog even found me there and I had a stocking on Christmas morning! There were a lot of smells in the woods and I even met a raccoon! In 2011, I took my first flight to Fransisco for vacation. That was a blast and I made a new friend Wescott, my SF westie pal! In 2012, I went on a cross country tour! ==> PrestonSpeaks.com Cross Country Tail Waggin Tour. Then in 2013 I started travelling the country with Amazing Pet Expos.
Now in 2014, I will continue to travel all over the country as the online ambassador for 45 Amazing Pet Expos!
Ok, I can’t leave out my dog brother. I have a younger/older brother named Elvis! He is seven so he is older than me, but since I was here first, I claim the title of “older brother”. He is a puppy mill survivor who was used as a breeding dog for the first four years of his life. This means we have been busy teaching him how to be a pet, what a toy is, how to go up stairs, ride in a car, etc. Sometimes we fight, but we are working on that … but I still love him! Elvis serves as the of Junior Executive of Pet Wellness Products for PrestonSpeaks.com. He is in charge of all bath product reviews and nail trim items, but now he can wear a tie to work each day. He will also be our special correspondent on puppy mill issues since … well, he grew up in one.
Preston’s Dog Sister – Daisy
Daisy is the newest member of my family and PrestonSpeaks.com. She is a one year old West Highland White Terrier. She is a recipient of a WestiMed grant after coming into rescue with a very broken leg. Her story is here ==> WestieMed and Miss Daisy. She serves as our general intern and fashion model for female attire. In the past, we have been limited on showcasing female fashion items because frankly, I refuse to wear a dress. Now we can expand our reach into the high fashion world of dog couture! She will also be doing product reviews and working towards her certificate in doggie obedience.
I love typical dog stuff like playing, chewing, and I love, love, love car rides and long walks! I love meeting people and other dogs and like going to festivals and other places I’m allowed like pet stores. Most of all, I just enjoy spending time with my mom and dad, my brother (most of the time), and my cats. In 2011, due to my website’s growth and popularity, I got my way and my mom was able to become a full time professional writer/blogger. Now she is a stay at home puppy mamma (except when we are travelling) so she never has to leave me during the day anymore.
I hope you enjoy my website and please e-mail me any time at preston (at) prestonspeaks (dot) com. I love getting e-mail! And I promise I will e-mail you back!