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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Road's End Papillons owned by Others (Statements)

Hi Antje! I hope this finds you and your household doing well.

Well, Zen is definitely top dog around the house here. This last year,

we increased our little pack by two when my Mom's dog, Pippin, and her

cat came to live with us. Zen and Pippin are inseparable and have set

up a set schedule to follow during the day. The wrestling games start

the moment the alarm clock goes off, this then becomes a game of chase

and tag on the first trip outside. After breakfast and a short nap in

the sun, one of the dogs will grab the tennis ball and a crazy race

starts with ears back and tails flying. Once they tire themselves out,

they either nap on the couch or Zen will use his favorite ball to rest

his head on as he lounges in the sun. When not keeping watch out the

front window they are stalking whomever is in the kitchen to get some

dog snacks. Evenings are spent on any available lap.

Zen has learned some tricks on his own. He will grab his ball if you

ask for it, when told "go to your room" he runs to his sleeping crate,

and we are teaching him to chase the birds off the patio (he loves

this "game"). His favorite toy is a small pink tennis ball that he

takes with him from room to room. Although he fetches it consistently,

he loves to tease our other two dogs with it in order to be chased.

And he just flies when he runs! He has also teamed up with the cat to

come get someone to open the door for her whenever she scratches at

it. It doesn't matter what time of day (or night) or where he is in

the house or yard, he has a special bark/howl to let us know whenever

she what to come inside. I'm not sure who trained who on this one.

As I was reviewing some of the older pictures I have of Zen I'm amazed

at how much his coat has filled in. His tail is very full and flowing

and his ears would be longer if he didn't get so many knots in them.

Even with daily brushing, all of his physical activity and wrestling

just knots that ear hair up. It's a good thing he enjoys being brushed

and bathed. These pictures are ones I took this last week. The snow

pictures are from last year. He wasn't sure about the cold but he

wasn't about to let Pippin go outside and have fun without him.

(I am posting a 7 week old pyppy photo of him with this letter)
And here is his dad: Road's End Mickey: