Nicknames: ZiggyPop Little Buddy Braveheart Albert
Gotcha Date: December 2nd 2012
Birthday: December 25th 2009
Likes: retrieving tennis balls in the dog run, running down the hallway and retrieving a sock, riding in the car, going for walks, sleeping in my bed
Pet-Peeves: people carrying sticks
Favorite Toy: Mr. Duck, socks!, and furry squirrel
Favorite Food: Home cooked meals of hamburger, chicken, and veggies!
Favorite Walk: He loves walking everywhere with us
Best Tricks: Ziggy can sit and stand on command and walk around objects when asked.
Arrival Story: Ziggy was turned in to the local shelter here in Tucson with a broken leg. He quickly became a favorite with staff but no one adopted him. Hope Animal Shelter in Tucson adopted him, brought him to their shelter in July 2012 and paid $1000 for hip surgery to repair his broken femur. It's hard to believe what he's been through the last 6 months but he is just the cutest and sweetest dog in the world. We know he's a terrier mix but we're not sure what mix!
Bio: "You got yourself a watchdog here'....were the words of Ziggy's dog trainer when she first met him.
He's a black terrier-mix with a little white down his chest who carries himself with great confidence. His eyes are dark brown and he has floppy ears that stick straight out when he's happy to see you. He's curious about our 2 senior kitties but is respectful of their space. He has the cutest way to putting his paws in the air as he runs. Oh, and when he runs, it's on 3 legs. We hope with exercise and muscle building he'll be able to use all 4 legs in the near future. It doesn't slow him down.
We feel very blessed to have this sweet little guy in our family.
RoosRoos to my Pals and Friends,
Wow. I had my very first stay in DayCamp at Petsmart. I loved it! My family got a glowing Paws Report. They took good care of me. I really didn't care about mixing and mingling with the other dogs but I loved playing with my human keepers and looking out the window.
Hope everyone is having a good time wherever you are!
Roos to all my friends and pals,
My family took my on a 3 mile hike to see the ruins of Ft. Bowie. It's a National Historic Landmark, they tell me. It was a beautiful day and we got had a picnic at the fort when we arrived. We saw lots of scat from javelina on the trail but didn't see them for real. Thank goodness. We saw an Apache home and the Butterfield Stagecoach trail.
This is my family's favorite hike in Arizona and I think it's mine, too! Though I was pretty tired at the end and slept in the car all the way home.
I hope we go again soon!
Roos Roos to all my pals and friends,
Yesterday i took my first ride in our motor home. I LOVED it! I sat in the rocking chair and got to look out to see where we were going. I was there with my kitty sisters, Boey and Sophie, and we all did great together. I hear we're going to Las Vegas in a couple weeks. WooWoo!!!
Today I went to an old Victorian copper mining town called Bisbee here in AZ. I walked the streets and met lots of other dogs and people and even walked partway up the famous 1000 Stairs. (My mom had to photograph me doing this. I have no idea why.) We had lunch at the Bisbee Coffee Company and I met another terrier and a Golden Retriever named Daisy.
A very fun day. When we got home, my Mom took me in the golf cart to play fetch. I just had my dinner and I'm falling asleep.
Life is good for me. I hope it's being good for you.