Here are some of the Zappa happenings:
Zappa has been going on these long barking sprees and for the last couple of months, we don't know what they are about, but we either ignore him or join in. Think he just wanting to hear barking again, even if it was his own voice.
While he used to not like a lot of attention, Zappa has discovered that attention from us gets him whatever he wants. And he is liking that. He has been using this power, to teach me the language of his barking. He thinks he is pretty clever getting us to jump when he calls. He is the new King! lol
We are developing a routine with him for our days together and that has been pretty cool. I didn't think I would ever get used to having only one dog, but I am kind of liking the quiet and calm that comes with it. Not to mention the extra time to get to know Zappa on a whole other level. Since it is just Zappa, we are witnessing his true self evolve. It is not only getting exciting for us but for him as well. When treat time comes around he will sometimes get up, bark and shake and whip his head around. Which is hilarious because that's what Fiona used to do. Before he would stand and bark, He was always a happy dog, but his happiness is lasting longer than it used to as he was more serious with the other dogs around.
And it has been fun getting to know Zappa all over again. Before my moments with Zappa were few and far between with the rest of the crew, so I really didn't know him very well except in those moments. And now that we are through the scare of the dogs' death, Mark and I are both getting to know the real Zappa and that is pretty cool.
I am kind of liking this new dog world we are in with Zappa leading the way. It's still too early to think of adding a dog or two, neither of us are ready for that, which makes this time with Zappa even more special. We have been so blessed to have him every. single. day.