"I didn't mean to tear up your slipper, Mom."

More: Rizzo aka Rizzy, The Rizz, Dude, and Sir Barks-A-Lot, came to us as a rescue. He had been on a farm but was fearful of many things. He has a high-anxiety level but is very slowly improving. Rizzo had some training as an emotional support animal which helps my son, who suffers from depression and anxiety. Rizzo senses my son's mood and will stay with him as support. Rizz does know sit, down, and shake. Sometimes I feel like he answers me with "yeah yeah yeah" when I tell him to chill out (I say that phrase to him quite often). Rizz loves his people and prefers to be the only pet in the house due to food aggression. We're OK with it as he's our boy and we love him so!