Taylor Williams and her husband Brad brought home a Prairie Dog on 21 April 2016. They named him Prince after the singer who had passed away on the same day.
The Williams knew that raising a Prairie Dog is much different from raising a regular dog. They did plenty of research and learned a lot from Prairie Dog specialist Gena Seaberg.
Prince has a lot of personality and he’s very intelligent. Although he differs from normal dogs in many aspects, he also has a lot in common with them.
Not only is he similar to them, but he has also developed a special bond with one of the Williams’ dogs, a German Shepherd named Banksy. They took a liking to each other from the moment they met.
Banksy is very loving toward Prince and he’s always licking him and wanting to play. Prince loves playing around with Banksy and he’s always bothering him just like a younger brother would.
When they aren’t playing, they enjoy napping and snuggling together. You can always find Prince lying in between Banksy’s legs.
Prince also enjoys begging for treats, running on his wheel, and getting into trouble.
Prairie Dogs have no relation to dogs, despite “dog” being in their name. They’re actually burrowing rodents native to the grasslands of North America.
You can follow Prince and his adventures on his Instagram page.