My girl, Zara came in to my life when she was 4 months old and this month she turns 2. I’ve had a few dogs in my life and have written about Mac https://cmphotographyblog.com/2011/03/22/remembering-my-dog-mac/and Taylor https://cmphotographyblog.com/2014/10/21/my-dog-taylor/. I loved both of them but Zara is a totally different dog from any that I’ve had before. Mac was fun but Zara is even more fun and she doesn’t have the evil twin side that Mac had. Taylor was affectionate like Zara but he didn’t like to play. Zara has the best of both of their personalities and is beautiful as well.
This is Zara at 4 months.
Zara loves her toys and she has tons of them. She especially likes ones that make a noise and will sit and make a toy squeak anytime I’m on the phone or not paying attention to her. Zara also loves bones and branches and sticks and almost anything she can get her mouth on, including 2 Fitbits, a friend’s shoes and one hearing aid. Yes, she can be destructive but that is getting a lot better.
She is the top dog among the 2 dogs that my boyfriend, John has. His 2 dogs are older and bigger but they let her push them around and she eats first. It’s is kind of amazing but she shows her teeth and growls at them if they overstep their bounds. Either one of them could take her on but they don’t. I’m not sure why.
John’s dog, Maddie is her best friend. It’s clear that the 2 of them love each other. Maddie will clean Zara’s ears and the 2 of them will play and romp around together. Maddie was quite sick with Blastomycosis before Zara met her and she lost one eye. It affected her personality and she slowed down a lot. Zara has been very good for Maddie as she now is back to her old playful self.
This is Zara and Maddie:
If you know dogs, you know that some are smarter than others. I don’t like to brag, but Zara is very smart. She is probably the smartest dog I’ve had. She aced the obedience class that I took her to and she knows a ton of words. Here are some of them:
- car ride
- time to get up
- time for bed
- shake a paw
- Go pee
- Grandma’s house
- be a good girl
- UH UH!
Since it was her birthday, I got her a special cookie and we did a photo session. Here are some of the pictures: