21 December 2018
21 December 2018,

StudentCo’s Pet of the Month – Sokkies!


The gorgeous Sokkies pawing for more treats.


It brings us great pleasure to present to you StudentCo’s December 2018 Pet of the Month – Sokkies! This little bundle of energy is by far StudentCo’s youngest little nominee and definitely our most playful one!


Who nominated Sokkies?


Sokkies, Blits and Daisy.


Leslie Imrie is the De Bruyn family’s regular sitter and she’s been looking after their fur babies since before Sokkies was born!

She is definitely the cutest little fur kid! She ALWAYS wants to play ball. Sometimes I decide to either sit or lay down and cuddle with the other fur kids, or just read a book, but this cutie will sit next to me and keep putting her toy on my lap and then jump up and use her paw to push it closer. As soon as I try to take the toy, she turns it into tug-of-war.” – Leslie.


What did mom and dad have to say?


Dad, Philip, was really excited and surprised when he found out that his fur baby was going to be famous! He even took the time to answer some of these burning questions on everybody’s minds:


Everyone loves a good origin story – how did Sokkies become part of the De Bruyn clan?


Sokkies with her little fur socks.

Sokkies is the daughter of my son’s furkid, Blits. Sokkies’ mother is my sister’s son’s furkid – her name is Bella. I always let my dogs have an opportunity to choose their owner as well and that’s what Sokkies did.”


Naming our fur kids is always fun – how did you choose the name Sokkies?


“We chose the names Sokkies because of the colour of her fur. If you look closely, you’ll see that it looks like she’s wearing little socks.”



Does she have any unique quirks or habits that can’t help but make you smile?


Sokkies, Blits and Daisy

She loves playing tug-of-war! She brings me her rope whenever I come home or early in the morning when I get up. It’s always a good time for a game of tug-of-war!”


Would you describe Sokkies as adventurous or laid-back?


“Definitely very adventurous!



Sokkies taking a breather in the middle of tug-of-war.


Her perfect day would be…


A whole day of playing tug-of-war!


As pet parents we’re not allowed to have favourites, but who is Sokkies’ favourite human?


Definitely her daddy!


Sokkies greeting Leslie at the gate.


Her favourite food is…


“Literally anything edible!”


Her favourite toy is…


“Her tug-of-war rope.”



Sokkies hiding under the chair.


Her favourite StudentCo Pet Sitter is…


Leslie Imrie, without a doubt!”


Any funny memories you think other pet parents would enjoy?

“No funny memories, just some advice – spend as much time playing with your fur kids as possible. They’ll love you even more for it!”


Author: Andrea Wilkins


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