--My Vet Animal Clinic
Zeb assigned himself the job of keeping an eye on Mom and Dad from Day 1. The first night home with us, he bravely stood in front of Mom and “puppy” barked at the neighbors menacing electric meter. Today, he continues his vigilance to safeguard Mom and Dad. When Mom and Dad are working in separate ends of the house, Zeb positions himself in between them in order to monitor both of them. And…that bark has evolved into quite a loud and deep bark. Many a door-to-door salesperson has turned around as they hear that bark.
His nicknames are Zeb, Zebbie and Zebbers. Mom occasionally picks other nicknames – most recently Bear. When he’s in trouble, he is Zebulon Montgomery! His favorite toys are bouncy tennis balls which leads to his favorite game, fetch! An ideal day for Zeb is running after the tennis ball a gazillion times then hopping into the kiddie pool to cool off. Then we start all over again!
Zeb is an energetic boy. He loves water and whenever possible will jump into a lake, stream or pool. He enjoys his daily walks and always seems to keep a store of energy for spontaneous wrestling matches in the evening. Zeb running across a field at top speed is a beautiful sight to behold.
Zeb is a smart boy. Mom & Dad keep him challenged and well behaved with a regimen of exercise and continued training. Even today, he is enrolled in a group training class that exposes him to other dogs and owners. He helps Mom in GSD Rescue activities and even allowed a 2 month foster in his kingdom.
Zeb’s favorite treats are baked by Mom and fit into a chew toy. In the evening, a mention of the “blue-thing” brings an excited pup with that chew toy in his mouth, ready to be filled with a cookie or two. He knows which visitors come with gifts and performs a handsome sit to wait for the inevitable goodies. Should the treat be a bone, Zeb will accept it and quickly hide it somewhere in the house. He seldom chews them. Instead, he is content to have them squirreled away in various places in the house.
Zeb has been a great addition to our family. He is happy, energetic and well behaved (at least most of the time, that is). He is our Zebbie-Bear!