So it’s official, Ziggy is my new dog! Having him around has been wonderful, he’s so sweet and loving and definitely keeps Phyllis young. He seems pretty comfortable at his new house and really loves the yard. I took him to the vet to get his last shot and also had him microchipped. Microchipping is fairly inexpensive and it really is the best way to ensure that if your pet becomes lost, you’ll be reunited. The chip is the size of a grain of rice and goes in under the skin just like a shot. Then you are able to go online and enter the dog’s info plus your contact info. If Ziggy ever gets lost and someone finds him, they can take him to a vet and they can scan for the chip. Anyway, the vet said he was in perfect health and that he looks great. Also, she thinks he is part Dachshund, which I have actually thought myself. He doesn’t have the short stumpy legs but he does have other characteristics. I also think he’s part Pointer. I want to do a DNA test so I know for sure b/c it kind of drives me crazy! LOL
I guess this has been a week of dogs because the other day I was coming home from a doctor’s appointment and I saw a Yorkie running loose. He ran right into my garage and when I got out of the car, he laid down and wanted me to rub his tummy. He didn’t have a collar or anything and I started walking around my neighborhood to see if anyone knew who he belonged to. Of course it started to pour rain! I took him to the vet down the street to have him scanned to see if he had a chip and he didn’t…nobody has reported a lost Yorkie to them either. Long story short, I didn’t want to bring him in the house due to the fact that Ziggy was still new and the Yorkie wasn’t neutered. So my parents were nice enough to let him spend the night with them, even though he was a dirty mess! We cleaned him up a bit and fed him. The next day we took him to the no kill shelter in our area which is a very nice facility and I was hoping the owners would find him there. By chance, my girlfriend called me the next day and she saw a lost dog poster in a near by store with the Yorkie’s photo on it! I drove to their house and sure enough, it was their dog! They were so thankful and relieved to know their baby was safe. And I felt so good to have helped out! I know that’s what I’d want someone to do if my dogs were ever lost. However, if nobody claimed the Yorkie then my parents were going to adopt him…he stole their hearts in one short night!
So I’ve had my hands full!! But in a good way. I am still adjusting to having two dogs in the house, it’s very different. For instance, Phyllis is very mellow and loves to sleep while I am working but more than once, Ziggy has interrupted my webcam sessions by jumping on my lap while I am trying to get naked on camera! But he’s learning quickly to hang with Phyllis when I am busy. And I am learning to keep the door shut!
And I am super excited about the Tigers in the play offs!! Verlander is a kick ass pitcher and I hope we can knock the Yankees out tonight! I know what I’m doing this evening…beer and baseball!!
Here’s some photos from recent updates to the site! Always something naughty and hot!