Last night Pete and I went to see Elton John live in concert. Yes, he came to little ol' Lethbridge and it was brilliant and amazing. Normally Zack comes along to most of the things Pete and I do together and last night I am sure we could have smuggled Zack in and disguised him in the flashing red spectacles and pink boas that they were selling there, pretended he was a teddy bear and waved him from side to side over our the top of our heads with the beat of the music. No one would have known right?
Sorry Zacky but you would have howled when Elton sang "The Circle of Life"!!! LOL
Zack is vertically challenged when it comes to long grass and weeds and quite often all you can see of him is the tip of his tail. Sunday was no exception.
We bumped into an adorable 6 month old labradoodle puppy on our walk and it didn't take long before the two of them were whacking through the weeds trying to catch each other. I wish I had a video camera so you could see how Zack bounds through the long weeds - it's a cross between a kangaroo and a rabbit. Too funny.
Then suddenly Zacky bursts out of the long grass to the freedom of the short grass and then the zoomies hit for both Zack and the puppy.
We were killing ourselves laughing at the two of them playing together. Hopefully we will meet them again.
After whacking through the weeds and getting the zoomies it made for a hot tired dog. It was about +25 degrees yesterday!!! Really hot for this time of year here. Let's just say we had a nice peaceful evening with Zack catching up on some zzzzzzs.
It's Mr. Wiggles again who was up to no good yesterday and it was written all over his face, who me?
I was cleaning the fridge out and lo and behold Zack took off with one of my peppers from the salad draw!!!
When I had all the food from the fridge out on the kitchen counter Zacky was circling round the counter like a shark round a boat, and if he was two feet taller he would have been counter surfing for sure
I sent Zack to his bed like a good boy but he only did that half heartedly.
I had to laugh at Zack as he was so funny because that giant white thing in the kitchen with all the noms in it was finally open and he could see and smell all what was inside, it had thrown him over the edge with excitement and he was so trying to be a good boy but just couldn't. LOL!!!
There was a visitor to the White residence this morning. In the 7 years we have lived here we have never had a cat near our place but a cat decided to sit on our fence in the sun this morning. It was a lovely black cat, friendly and sweet. Of course I had to go out and pet it and check it over and it looked well fed so it must belong to somebody (I hope). It was definitely not feral anyway. Zack thought it was the best thing ever although I don't think the feeling was mutual I got Zack inside as he was going nuts - he was still trembling with excitement looking out the window at the cat who was still on the top of the fence. I checked with our new neighbours to see if the cat belonged to them but it didn't. Hopefully it will find it's way home and if not I will have to see what I can do. Poor thing.
Zack started to resemble a hyena again as his hair seems to grow over his back and withers the most and not down his sides very much at all....he was starting to look pretty funny I decided to strip his coat ready for the warmer weather I think he looks a whole lot better
On February 28, 2012, I posted about our friends little 8 month old bichon shihtzu puppy Archie who was very fearful of other dogs and a little snappy if they got too close. Zack has now visited Archie a few times and has been so patient with him giving him lots of space when Archie was feeling overwhelmed and snappy and yet still enticing him to play at every opportunity. I never taught Zack to be so good with puppies I think he just has that "in him" and "knows" the right thing to do.
On Good Friday we went over for dinner and took Zack for another visit. Well it was like night and day and Archie actually was happy to see Zack when we arrived and right away started playing with him. Yay Archie!!! It was amazing and definitely a breakthrough and they never stopped playing all night. Rachel & Jamie were overjoyed to see their little pup finally playing with another dog and I was happy for them. I am so proud of how Zack was able to help Archie out in the confidence department and we will definitely get them together more often now.
Archie is such a cute sweet little dog and gives lots of kisses and frenchies without warning - I must remember when I pick him up to cuddle him to keep my mouth shut!!!!
Next time we visit I will take some photos of Archie the little white fluff ball.
I caught Zack the other day doing circles round the tree stake in the back garden. Nothing has changed with the tree in over 1.5 years so I couldn't figure out what was so interesting. Zack continued dancing round the tree for over 20 minutes!!!! It was quite comical really. I wished I had a video camera as it would have looked really funny to music.
Maybe the old pair of panty hose that have been tied to the tree since it was planted in 2010 were starting to smell??. I couldn't figure it out but Zack hasn't bothered with it since. Weird.
We were back at the park recently for some more fun and games with Zack and his raspberry. Over by the lake (which has now thawed) the geese are starting to congregate. It's a sure sign of spring here. Zack was doing so well and then he couldn't contain himself anymore and took off chasing the geese. I had to put him back on his lead as I am sure he was wanting a goose for easter dinner. Trouble is I think the geese are used to the dogs in the park and just stay a few feet from shore. Good job Zack has a phobia of water as that goose would have been in BIG trouble. They are such beautiful birds just stupid. After a bit of excitement at the lake we headed back for some more off lead play and Zack had to visit his favourite tree. I had him sit at it for this picture. But this is why it is his favourite tree in the park. He always always always has to pee on it and then shows everyone that he has done so by kicking up chunks of dirt
It has been nearly six months since Pete's friend brought little Miss "Nina" over. She is the cutest, podgiest, sweetest unclipped mini schnauzer you ever could meet. She has one ear that sticks straight up and one which doesnt know which way to turn - so adorable. Zack and Nina clearly remembered each other.....
They were havin a good time havin a good time
They never stopped playing for over two hours in the garden and it didn't stop when they came inside. It was all teeth and tongues.
That's quite the move there Zacky - what ya trying to show her? Too bad there's nothing left there buddy.
It was great for Zack to have a playmate his own size who could keep up for a change!!!!
Nina is so cute I hope it's not another 6 months before we see her again. She is so like Zack in many ways, great manners, not possessive of anything, great around food, scared of fat cat LOL, and I seriously could have kept her but Jim wasn't willing to part with her :(
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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.