This past week Pete, Zack and I packed up the car and made the long 10 hour drive through the mountains to Kelowna, BC to visit Pete's family for a couple of days. It is truly a beautiful drive through the mountain passes, although there was quite a bit of snow at the top still.
We saw two moose, elk and a black bear on the way there. Sorry no pictures as we couldn't stop very easily on the highway but it was truly amazing, especially the moose as you don't see them every day.
Pete's brother and his family have two dogs, a mixed breed named Jorja who Zacky has met before when he was younger and a new pug, named Sally. I think she has just turned one and this was the first time we got to meet her. Well, here she is.
She is the cutest, pudgiest, roly poly little thing and wiggles just like Zacky. Zack was smitten for sure and they played pretty much non-stop all weekend. Jorja played too but was just as happy to be grandma and watch the litt'luns carry on.
Here is Jorja. She is such a sweet dog too and so well behaved especially off leash and never runs away. She could sure teach Zacky and Sally a few things.
Zack kept stealing Sally's toys and there were occasional tug of wars between them which was hilarious to watch - they were pretty much evenly matched size wise and it was funny listening to Sally's snort, snuffles and I don't know what noises that she made LOL
He also popped our niece's little boy's ball - I warned them that Zack was a serial killer and sure enough another murder took place that night.
Zacky finally pooped out and had a cuddle with his dad.
Time flew by and it was soon time for the long drive home. Zacky got harnessed back into his booster seat and we were off.
Zack travels so well and never makes a peep so it makes the road trip a lot easier. It was a bit rainy when we left which made for some low clouds and wonderful reflections in the lakes as we passed by.
We did see mountain sheep on the way home and I managed to get a quick picture. Zacky woke up to have a nosey as we slowed down to get by - he was quite intrigued but didn't bark.
We got home safely albeit tired although Zack found a second wind and charged round the back garden shaking his wubba kong with all his might. I think he was glad to be home and blaming his wubba kong for being cooped up for 10 hours in the BT TAXI.
Sorry for such a long post but thought I would make up for the "lack thereof" this past week or so.
My name is Lisa and my husband and I share our home with White's Wiggly Zack our border terror (I mean terrier). We named him Wiggly Zack as ever since we got him at 9 weeks old he always wiggled his bum sideways and still does!!! He has another furry friend he shares our house with our cat Asia (aka fat cat). I have a passion for anything to do with animals and their welfare. I also love to paint when I get a chance.
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Zack is a Border Terrier. He is Grizzle & Tan in colour and is full of fun. He is such a happy little guy who loves everyone. He has such a zest for life and loves, loves, loves other dogs. From being a little terror of a puppy, Zack has grown into a wonderful dog. We can do anything with him, from stripping his coat to clipping his nails - he loves it all (weird but true)!
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Asia (aka "Fat Cat")
Asia was a rescue cat. I got her from my friend who is a vet. She is a grey tortoiseshell. I have had her for approximately 11 years and we don't know for sure how old she was when I got her. She had been abused and was very emaciated in the beginning. After a couple of months of recovery from her wounds and a respiratory problem she blossomed. Considering what she went through she is the sweetest little thing and very affectionate with us (not so much with strangers ahaha). She is definitely not thin anymore and is overweight I am afraid, hence the name "fat cat". She is Zack's good buddy and is more like a dog than a cat. She comes when called and always greets you at the door when you come in.
We adopted Molly our little rescue dog on June 7, 2013. They figure she is about 2 years old. We don't know what breed she is and was very scared when we took her in. She came from a hoarder/puppy mill situation and we were told she was almost feral when the rescue group took her in. Zack has helped her come out of her shell so much and now she is so sweet and loveable and way more trusting than she was. She is such a happy little girl and is enjoying the "outside world" I think. We are glad she has joined our family and will update her progress from time to time.
Gone, but never forgotten. My Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and old cat.