Hi everybody! This is me, Zeus, telling you about some of our doings. You would be amazed if you saw us now. We’re getting quite big. Well, me and Zorba and Zza Zza are, but Zoe and Zelda are different and aren’t as tall as we three are.
We’ve been eating some really good stuff that our Cathy mom makes for us. She calls it ‘being weaned.” I don’t know what that means, but she tells Ron that making baby food for human kids was easier. She started this weaning business by giving us human baby porridge all mushed up with tinned dog food and these little dry bits that come in a packet and are for weaning puppies. Those she’d first soak in hot water, and then with this noisy thing she has, she makes it what she calls “just right’ for us.
We’d sort of slurp it up when she gave it to us. It was fun because we were running from our own plate to each other’s plates, but it seems we all had the same food. Nobody got anything different. We liked it a lot – Cathy mom was worried we wouldn’t like being weaned, but we do. It didn’t taste like our mom, of course, but we would drink as much as we wanted from our mom. But our mom was getting a bit tired of us – so Cathy said. Anyway, Cathy was giving us this quite yummy stuff four times a day, and after we got used to it, she’d sprinkle the little dry bits into it without first soaking them. We like those dry bits – they make little crunching noises when you bite them.
Cathy and Ron spend a lot of time with us, and especially when we get our wet food – that’s what they call the yummy mixture they make for us. We have bowls of the dry puppy food there all the time for us and we like it, but for the wet food feeding times, they have to take turns to keep our mom busy because she really likes to eat our soft mixture. She’s not hungry – not at all – our mom gets some very good food for grownup dogs. She gets fresh meat, but Cathy thinks maybe she’s a bit jealous…Anyway, whatever we don’t eat, then our mom comes and finishes it all up.
We had to have pills that our mom got from the vet. Hmmm – we weren’t too sure about that, I can tell you. Cathy and Freddie were trying to get us to eat them – they were wrapped in some nice stuff. Ground meat, Cathy called it. Zorba, Zza and Zelda ate theirs quickly, but me and Zoe…well, we’re thinkers, we are, and so Cathy and Freddie had to really make sure we did eat ours. Seems it’s good for us. I dunno, but I did like that meat business. Quite delicious.
Apparently, I’m the biggest of all of us, and Ron and Cathy are always telling people I’m the leader. Whatever that means.
I really like to be with my brothers and sisters, and I ‘specially like to look after Zelda. She’s not furry like me, and she’s a lot smaller, but she’s a very feisty little girl and runs after me all the time. I look out for her because her legs are kind of short and she can’t always reach where I do. But she never cries – she just keeps on and on trying. She’s very determined, and she’s a really nice little sister.
Zoe is also different. She’s not like me, but she’s also not like Zelda. The humans say Zoe has a lot of labrador in her – mostly labrador it seems. She’s very gentle, very quiet, very loving. Zelda, the humans say, is a real mix. But they say mixes are good – being mixed makes them very strong. I don’t really understand all that, but we’re well and very happy and we love our lives.
8 thoughts on “GETTING VERY GROWN UP”
Zeus, you are a fine reporter & you & your brother are huge! I think about all of you a lot & wish I could play with you in person. What a fine family you have — sibs, Mama Bella & Mom Cathy & Daddy Ron. Who’s taking all those pretty pictures? Must be Zza Zza.
Thank you, Miss Diane. Yes, it is I, Zza Zza who’s running myself ragged taking the pics.
I love hearing of the pups goings on, Cathy! What lucky creatures they are to have you and Ron to look after them so lovingly.
They’re huge! So very cute! I love how they’ve settled into your routine there! They’re all so adorable, I’d never be able to choose! I hope a couple of them get to have forever families together with their siblings! One can wish! Thanks for the update!
Thanks Brenda – they have indeed grown, and are very sturdy little pups. All who see them are stunned – we’re so used to seeing pups in bad condition. I doubt these guys and Bella would have survived. Our vet, Theresa, reckons Bella herself is at least 6 years old, and possibly even as much as 8 yrs. How on earth did she manage to live in the wilds all these years? She’s not chipped, so it’s unlikely she ever had a home, and yet she’s a gentle dog. She’ll be neutered once all’s calmed down.
good grief, they are HUGE. Your ministrations have paid off a hundred fold. Anyone adopting any one of them would be getting a beautiful dog.
They are absolutely gorgeous – not just physically beautiful, but they have the sweetest natures. They come when I whistle – can you believe!