Zeus


Siberian Husky
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Home:Hamilton, MT  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
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 Intelligence 
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 Friendliness 
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 Playfulness 
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 Disposition 
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Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog

Birthday:
April 28th 2004

Likes:
"Sumo wrestling" with other dogs

Pet-Peeves:
Being left alone during the day

Favorite Toy:
He has a "Kong" toy that he loves to toss into the air and play "tug of war" with.

Favorite Food:
Anything edible

Favorite Walk:
Nearby wooded park

Arrival Story:
Zeus was simply one more husky that someone else couldn't cope with and who was given up to the SPCA. Actually, Zeus is a really sweet dog. He has the usual husky traits: abundant energy, lack of patience, constant hunger. He also does not want to be left alone.

Bio:
Update 5/14/09 Zeus is 5 years old, now. He has adjusted to the move to Montana. He now has a fenced-in back yard that he "patrols" and lets everyone know that he's watching them. He still loves to take trips to Yellowstone, Glacier, and other interesting locations. Unfortunately, he also gets a little frustrated when he can't wander freely through the forests. (He doesn't know about skunks, porcupines, snakes, wolves, bears, and other potentially harmful animals out there.) Zeus has also become popular as a therapy dog at a local nursing home. He likes the attention, and the residents enjoy seeing him every week. In typical husky fashion, Zeus has just about finished presenting me with what seems to be a ton of hair in the last three weeks. He has been "blowing his coat", and the house and truck are still loaded with loose hair. People that see Zeus are impressed with his good looks and say that they want to get a husky. I have to remind them that there are some issues associated with owning a husky. The shedding is one major one. As of November of last year, Zeus has a little sister. Her name is Shadow, and she is a lab/german shepherd mix. She is now about 9 months old, almost as big as Zeus, and plays rough with him every time the two go outside. I'm amazed at what he lets her get away with.

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February 10th 2006 More than 8 years!

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Zeus' Tale


Summer 2010

July 10th 2010 2:37 pm
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Haven't been keeping up with the diary entries, but thought that now might be a good time for an update. Zeus is right in the middle of that nasty huskey thing: blowing his coat. After three sibes, I've gotten used to it, but it still is a pain in the butt. There's hair everywhere in the house, and lots of it at the local dog park. (I take a comb with me when we go, and we leave big, white balls of fur there when we leave. The birds like it for their nests) Shadow has grown up, and is now 1 1/2 years old. Both dogs have a reputation at the dog park. Shadow is the lab mix that has the OCD fixation on tennis balls, and Zeus is the sibe that "talks" to people as they scratch his back or rub his coat. I'm just the guardian of the canine celebrities.

 

Zeus Gets a Sister

November 3rd 2008 10:58 am
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11/03/08
Zeus has a little "sister" these days. She is a german shepherd/lab mix from the local shelter. Her name is Shadow (because she's black and follows us around.) She has been a part of the family for over a month, now and is perfectly at home with Zeus. In fact, she has no fear of the big guy, and plays with him all of the time. For his part, Zeus is very gentle with the puppy. He knocks her down and snarls and growls, but when he "bites", its just enough to hold her. She doesn't yipe, so I'm sure he's not hurting her, and when Zeus lets go, she jumps up and jumps on him again. I got Shadow to give Zeus a companion and to give him some more exercise, and she's done all that.

 

Adjusting to New Life in the Bitterroot

June 8th 2008 3:38 pm
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Zeus has been in the Bitterroot Valley for about 9 months, now. He still has the chattering problem, and most likely will for the rest of his life. Thankfully, it has only gotten a little worse, but is not disabling.
Zeus has joined a group of therapy dogs that visit a local nursing home once a week. The residents there love him like he was a big teddy bear. They make a fuss over him, and he just loves the attention. His new home has a fairly large back yard, with a 6 foot chain link fence. Zeus likes to "patrol" the fence line and bark at passers-by. (Most of them don't know how friendly he is to visitors to our home.) Although I'd love to take him up into the mountains to run free, there are plenty of wild creatures (wolves, mountain lions, bears, porcupines, skunks, etc.) that make that a bad idea. We have to settle for daily walks by the river. There, the only thing we have to watch out for is a moose cow and her calf that occasionally visit the area.
Right now, we're just waiting for the weather to get a little warmer, so that we can go visit Yellowstone once more, and camp there for a few days.

 
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