Philo, a Boston terrier, got tangled up in some Virginia creeper while owner Stephanie Philo was weeding outside their Hillsboro home.

Philo, a Boston terrier, got tangled up in some Virginia creeper while owner Stephanie Philo was weeding outside their Hillsboro home.

Philo, a 7-year-old Boston terrier, is named after a Clint Eastwood movie character, owner Stephanie Ernst of Hillsboro said.

“He was named for the character in the 1978 movie, ‘Every Which Way But Loose,’ Ernst said. “It’s just a cult classic we’ve watched a bunch of times. We used to have a beagle named Clyde, who was named after the orangutan in the movie. So, we’re sticking with that theme.”

Ernst said Philo enjoys an active lifestyle.

“Philo loves to lay around the house and loves going camping, hiking and kayaking,” Ernst said. “When we go camping, he likes to look at other people and other dogs at the campsite.”

However, one type of creature gets under Philo’s skin.

“His arch enemies are squirrels,” Ernst said. “He chases and barks at squirrels. The only things he barks at are squirrels.”

In general, Philo is amiable.

“He’s very enthusiastic, maybe more enthusiastic than other dogs,” Ernst said. “But, he’s very friendly. He’s a good dog.”

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