Friday, August 24, 2012
In Memory of Zeke
His separation anxiety was a source of amusement as well as aggravation. My wonderful neighbors watched him one week when I went on vacation. When they came home from work he was gone! They had doggy doors for the dogs to go outside when they wanted and Zeke managed to chew a hole in the chain link gate and get out of the yard. Luckily, they found him sitting on my front step.
If I walked out into the garden which was on the other side of the fence from where he was, he would bark and howl like crazy. I guess it's nice to be so loved.
Zeke followed me from room to room. I couldn't even take a shower without his company.
When I came home from work he would bark, howl, and wag his entire body. What a joyful and exuberant greeting!
I found out by accident that he liked Merlot. I had put a wine glass on the end table and quickly discovered him lapping Merlot from the glass! He apparently didn't get the memo that grapes are bad for dogs.
Despite his "flaws" I loved him. For those of us who have experienced the love of a dog-you know what I mean.