Saturday, December 10, 2005

Zack, Part Two

Zack's been adopted! But we'll have him for another week because he has to be neutered before we can let him go. I guess the rescue org wants to make sure he's not going to go out and create any more little Zacks. So today we're going to attempt to put up our Christmas tree with the "help" of a puppy.

To prepare for this ordeal, I've made up a list of Top Ten Cute Things About Zack, to which I can refer when my thoughts turn less than charitable.

10. He has black ticking (that's dog people-speak for little spots) all over his body, except his legs and face, which have brown ticking. It's like he's wearing a matching hat-and-glove set.

9. To impress the cats, he does this goofy, paw-flinging, head rotating "dance" that makes Elaine from "Seinfeld" look like Paula Abdul.

8. He loves to chew Nylabones. This has never happened before in history, since most dogs show more interest in C-Span than Nylabones.

7. He'll toss a ball for himself to chase if no one is close enough to do it for him.

6. When he gets really riled up, he makes noises like a Tauntaun.

5. When his ears go up, he looks like those old Mickey Mouse symbols, and suddenly his head appears too big for the rest of his body.

4. I mean, come on, look at him.

3. Christmas carols knock him out like a handful of Quaaludes.

2. Sorry, I'm all out. But nine is enough, right?

And the Number One Cute Thing About Zack is (drum roll, Paul):

1. When he skids to a stop, he uses his face to break his fall.



"He loves to chew Nylabones. This has never happened before in history, since most dogs show more interest in C-Span than Nylabones."

You're right, they do. My neighbor had more luck with Greenies, the mondo-expensive green version, for her teething puppy.

Posted by: Blogger Sharon GR at 12/16/2005 10:19 AM

Meadow has gotten bored with Greenies, but she likes Denta-Greens (I noticed they're made with rice gluten rather than wheat), and REALLY likes Purina's Busy Bone dental chews and Pedigree's Denta-Stix. I have no idea if they work as well as Greenies, but she likes them, and they're cheaper. Probably full of crap, but as an occasional treat, it's okay.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 12/16/2005 11:18 AM

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