A Few of Zeus’s Favorite Things

A Few of Zeus’s Favorite Things

Throwing up from his mom’s lap. Running after a tennis ball for hours. Bothering everyone to throw said tennis ball. Sleeping curled up under a pillow, or under the sofa. Wagging his tail in his sleep. Peeing over Apollo’s pee spot (and missing it by a mile). Smelling...
Apollo’s Careful Consideration

Apollo’s Careful Consideration

Apollo is the type of dog—not just a small dog—who likes to consider the many aspects of life. For example, when someone passes by, he listens first, then barks second. If it’s a dog, then all bets are off. Another example is dog toys. Apollo prefers tennis balls, the...
Zeus’s Bark

Zeus’s Bark

Zeus is a very smart dog. He knows the maximum number of barks in a row that are tolerated by his mom (that’s 3 in case you’re wondering) and he carefully portions his barks out in a one two-one-one-one two rhythm, to get the best out of his neighborhood watch. If he...
(Imaginary) Conversation with Apollo

(Imaginary) Conversation with Apollo

Apollo is very good at letting me know when he needs to go number two. Unfortunately, he is not very good on the follow through. When I take him to the designated doggie area (special fake grass for this very purpose), he loses all his confidence. “Are you sure this...
The Surprising Layers of Zeus

The Surprising Layers of Zeus

Zeus is a dog of many layers. He is the onion of dogs, really. For example, he loves cleaning the carpet, one spot at a time. He does his very best. It’s not his fault that the spots he cleans become worse. Another layer is being the neighborhood guardian. He takes...

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