Posted tagged ‘Pomeranians’

Time

August 25, 2021

Time is a gift and we always seem to want more of it. More time to spend with our families, friends, and the pets we love, and no amount of time ever seems to be enough. The sad truth is time often runs out before we know it. It did for our Foo Foo dog and sadly, we had to say goodbye to her. She was a brave little girl who lived with her health problems for twelve years, never complaining and facing adversity with courage and grace. But it finally became too much for her, and we had to let her go. To say there is a hole in the fabric of our family is an understatement. She was my clown dog, so funny in her crazy ways, always ready for a treat. She loved lettuce, go figure, and would come running when she heard me making salad. Pizza night was her favorite, when she got a few bites of crust. As she grew older, she was less fond of walks and would run and hide when I brought out her harness, but she always loved car rides and was the best behaved in the car, mostly napping the entire trip. She got along with other pets but would race to be the first to get the morsel that fell on the floor. At dinnertime, she twirled across the floor until we reached her dish. Her favorite activity was to watch me as I did anything, mostly in the kitchen. She never tired of that, because you never knew what opportunity might arise where she could get a treat. Do you think she loved her food? It really was a savored enjoyment in her life, but as a younger girl she loved to run through the backyard, while I sprayed the hose in a shower for her. A favorite memory is of her laying in the water as we walked along Traverse Bay on a particularly hot day. Who would think a Pomeranian would do that?

I am going to miss your funny little face, Foo Foo, and I’m pretty sure I haven’t shed all my tears yet for your passing. I know you ran across that Rainbow Bridge and found your brother Zeke, Pete, and Uncle Clyde where they were waiting for you and where you can now twirl to your little heart’s content or lay in the shade and watch the other world go by.

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

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.