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Birthday Dogs!

June 20, 2012

Do you celebrate your pets’ birthdays? We always do; well, not with a party or anything but they usually get some special treats and maybe a walk someplace new or just a little longer walk. Even for the pets whose birthdays we weren’t certain of we picked a day around the time we thought they were born. When we adopted Zeke nearly 10 years ago, I’m glad I thought to ask the farmer when the puppies were born and glad he remembered. Zeke turned 10 on June 12, and Foofoo, the crazy Pomeranian, is 3 today. So while Zeke is entering his “golden years,” Foo is just becoming legal (if you count each year as equal to 7 in human years). In Zeke’s case, you’d never know it. While his hair is a little lighter on top, (distinguished gray!) he’s active as ever and can still pursue critters around the backyard like it’s a racetrack. I thought for sure he had a squirrel the other day when the crazy thing changed course in its flight and made for a tree instead of the fence. Another second or two and Zeke would have caught him. I’m glad he didn’t, as well as I hope he doesn’t try to catch the the raccoon that likes to visit the birdfeeders at night.  I wouldn’t care to intervene in that encounter, so I’m keeping the motion-sensor light on in the backyard at night to avoid that scenario. Like most other Jack Russells, Zeke thinks he’s a mighty hunter, but that’s what they were bred to do, so it’s pretty useless to try and change him.

Foofoo, on the other hand, is a little clown. Or as my husband says, a little ditz. I guess with a name like that, what can you expect? She’s feisty and funny and likes to twirl and whirl and bark and bark and bark…… You get the picture. She thinks she should take on every big dog in the neighborhood, but she loves little kids and if she sees them playing with a ball or frisbee, she so wants to join in the fun. She loves to give kisses.  Sometimes she is the typical bratty little sister and there are spats I have to break up (usually over a stolen rawhide chewie) but for the most part Zeke and Foo get along well. The two of them keep life interesting and won’t let us turn into couch potatoes; and since today is Foo’s birthday, I need to visit the local pet bakery and get some of those special doggie treats.  Not sure about the long walk tonight, as it’s heading for the 90s again today, but there is always the backyard and squirrels to chase. They make everday special for Zeke and Foofoo.

Foofoo!

Zeke at 10

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Welcome to the Zeke Chronicles!

May 18, 2012

Hi and thanks for stopping by. This is my new blog and this is my dog Zeke. He’s an almost 10 year old Jack Russell Terrier (some people call them Parson Russell but I think Jack fits much better). We’ve had Zeke since he was just a little fella (about 10 weeks old) and even though I’ve owned dogs all my life, I have to confess that being owned by a Jack Russell was a whole new experience for my family and me. They are truly unique little dogs. I could go on and on about that, but the reason I started this blog was to tie it in with a little column I write called the Pet Corner. It’s appears once a month in Mailmax, a small weekly paper that’s published in my area. The Pet Corner is dedicated to helping pet owners live better lives with their furry kids; but most of all The Pet Corner tries to help whenever possible to draw attention to the many pets living in shelters who would like nothing better than to find forever homes. I try to make readers aware of activities in the area that help support our local humane society and several rescue groups, but sometimes it’s just fun stuff about everyday life with pets. And sometimes Zeke himself takes over and writes a column! (I did mention what a unique little dog he is, didn’t I?) So I hope you’ll stop by often and see what’s happening. I plan to post more pictures of our pets who also include Foofoo, the crazy Pomeranian, and Spidercat, who was once upon a time a skinny shelter cat. I’ll also post some of my older, most favorite Pet Corner columns here. If you love pets, this is the place for you. Hope to “see” you again here soon.