Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mischievous Ziggy

According to dictionary.com, mischievous has the following definitions: 

1.maliciously or playfully annoying.
2.causing annoyance, harm, or trouble.
3.roguishly or slyly teasing, as a glance.
4.harmful or injurious.


With my deaf foster dogs, I talk to potential adopters about how to work with and train deaf dogs.

Ziggy is deaf..
and he's playfully annoying.

With my pit bull foster dogs, I talk to potential adopters about the challenges of adopting and owning a pit bull.
Ziggy is a pit bull...
and he's good at causing trouble. 

With my foster puppies, I talk to potential adopters about raising a puppy.
Ziggy is a puppy...
and he has a rougish look. 

But in Ziggy's case, even though he's a deaf pit bull puppy, instead of educating people on deaf dogs, or pit bulls, or raising puppies, I find myself spending all my time talking to potential adopters about how to deal with his mischievousness.  Because more than anything else..

Ziggy is mischievous...
Which sometimes results in harm to others. 

But he is showing improvement, at least on some days.  There are days I wish I could keep him.  And there are days that I think if he's adopted, he'll definitely be returned.  Because there are days that I would return him if I had adopted him. Of course, I'd have to return him to myself as the foster mom - this is the downside of adopting your own foster pet.  But on the days when he acts loving and sweet, when I can spend hours with him cuddling on the couch, I forget his mischievous side.  At least temporarily. 

I love this mischievous dog.   


Frankie Furter said...

Yep... the good the bad and the ornery all rolled into ONE!!!

Kea said...

He's lucky to have you as his foster mom. I hope that eventually he does find the right forever home.

One of my three cats qualifies for all definitions of mischievous, and some days...weeks...I'm almost tearing my hair out in frustration and stress. But then he paws at me to get down so we can do our head-rubbing routine and he melts my heart. I think they know when they push our buttons...and when to do some sucking up. LOL.

Kari in WeHo said...

He sounds like a good one :) I think mischievous is something all pitties are, at least a little bit!

Schwang said...

He looks so adorable. I guess because I don't have to experience the mischievous side. Miss M's rescue group works with a lot of deaf pitties. We met one...I don't know if she was as crazy, but people don't realize how much you can do with deaf dogs.

Anonymous said...

Oh, you can look in those eyes and tell he's a l'il stinker, that one. But a good l'il stinker. I really believe there's somebuddy for everydoggie. It just may take a little bit longer for him to find the Most Perfect Home That Ever Was. But I bet one day someone will walk up and say, "That's the dog I've been waiting for!" Paws crossed real hard!

Wiggles & Wags,

Remington said...

But he sure looks like a sweetie!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Well, that is why puppies are so cute - because it makes it harder to get mad at the mischief (most of the time at least). Kittens are the same way (though probably a lot less of a handful then he is).

Mango said...

Aw, he is just a little baby. Hopefully he will outgrow that devil dog stuff. He looks like a ton of fun.


kissa-bull said...

you always get to love the problems child the most
ziggy will be so much loved once he gets outta the puppy stage
give him extra kisses from all of us