Monday, August 27, 2012

Zaphod at week 3

I realize I haven't done a true update on Phod for a while. The reality is, he just fits in so perfectly that it feels like he has always been here.

Here are some things we know about him:

He demands more love and snuggles every day.
He still can have very sad eyes at times, but we see those happy eyes more often!
He would play fetch forever. Fortunately our house is big enough to play inside. I am trying to limit it to play with soft toys.
He is the slowest eater we have ever had. He takes his time to eat. We have to keep Lee out of his food, she is not a slow eater.
He is having a really hard time learning the command down. We will keep at it.
His recall blows my mind. If he takes off into the woods after a deer or the turkeys I don't worry because I know in 1 minute he will be back at my side. (Even with the horses he came back soon).
He hasn't had an accident in the house since his first week here.
He has pup dreams and breathes really loudly when sleeping.
He was drinking water obsessively when he first came here, but that seems to be gone.
We have to keep the toilet seat down or we get wet bums when we sit down.
Turns out he loves to be brushed. Finally a dog that likes this. Lee gets jealous when you are brushing him, so you can brush her.
While he spends most of the night sleeping on the floor, he likes to come up for his pre-sleep snuggle on the bed before we go to sleep.
He really wants to make us happy.
We think he sleeps up against the front door when we are out. There are big glass windows he can look out.

He truly is a wonderful boy and we feel very blessed to have him in our pack. Initially we (and by we, I mean me) had planned to expand the pack in the fall. However, we are thrilled it happened earlier because he is just so wonderful! Let's just hope he stays out of the horse pen!


  1. Nice post and we too hope no more horse rustling! Have a great Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Hi Guys,

    So happy to hear Phod is settling in well and loving his new forever family :)

    Big Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  3. Zaphod is so cute and sounds really sweet! It's so adorable he has pup dreams :-) We have to put the toilet seat down in our house, too, because one of my kitties is always attracted to toilet water!

    1. My parents couldn't keep up with the drinking of a former dog and just let him use one toilet!

  4. Try using the command for 'down' in French. "Coosh" (sp?) with a point to the floor worked for us. Most dogs picked up in Plantagenet are French and we try to couple the french command with the English command to make them bilingual.

    I'm so happy it's working out with him and you got the dream dog you were looking for. He is truly one of a kind and I still think about him often (when Daisy's being a brat haha)!

    1. We will try the french. He so wants to make us happy, he is trying!

  5. Oooooohhhh my gosh!!!! Clearly I missed something with this new arrival!

    Heading back 3 weeks.. prepare for comments on old posts.

    1. Yep, you missed the "birth" of Mr. Zaphod, best dog ever! I will watch the comments!

      Welcome back!


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