“We had brunch together,” she said. “And then we went for a walk.”
The union was sealed, even though he was not too fond of being petted, she said. When they returned to her apartment, Ms. Davis adapted to Prancer, rather than the other way around.
She keeps his toys minimal (“he is not really a toy dog”) and she has learned to devote a solid 10 minutes to doggy kisses when she gets home from work, where the flexible hours mean she can “take care of my little demon monster.”
With the benefit of some time together, “I can see how the ad is very accurate,” Ms. Davis said. “If I had a bunch of dogs and cats, he would be wild, crazy and demonic. But he is an only child right now. He is very content to hang out and be peaceful.”
The rest is internet history.
Now, Prancer has his own Instagram account with more than 50,000 followers on Wednesday. His photo collection shows him clearly living his best life. He wears a bow tie, cuddles on blankets, has a wardrobe that includes at least one collared shirt, takes car rides and trips to McDonald’s and commands attention in the middle of a room, appearing, of course, like a very good, and only mildly demonic, boy.
As Ms. Davis and Prancer continued their morning walk during the interview, Ms. Davis agreed to put the dog on speaker phone, to see whether hearing his name could get him to wag his tail.
He had no reaction at all, Ms. Davis said.
“He is more interested in sniffing a tree,” she said.