Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Foster Brother Ziggy (Guest Post by Noelle)

Hello my furiends. Noelle here. Today was supposed to be Ziggy's turn to post, but when Mom asked him if he wanted a turn to write a blog post, he said "Huh?" "Whaa?" And then he started chewing on her shoelaces, so she said I could write the post for him. I'm still not quite clear on why the fosters get to write their own posts before Remi and I do, but whenever I ask Mom, she just gives me a chew bone instead of answering, so I really don't mind so much.
So since this post is supposed to be Ziggy's turn, let me tell you a little bit about my foster brother. He's quite a handsome fella, although Mom says that is all he has going for him.


I quite admire his ability to disregard all commands, requests, instructions, and rules, and just live his life without regard for anyone or anything around him. To me, he embodies the concept of freedom. Freedom to enjoy life as it is meant to be enjoyed. No rules to follow. No people to please. No future to be concerned with. Ziggy lives for the moment, and not only does he not worry about the consequences of his actions, but he doesn't even understand that there are consequences. That, my furiends, is freedom.

The Zigster, as he is known, loves to chew. He is a chewing machine. He shredded Mom's barstool while she was sitting on it yesterday, and she didn't even realize it.  She had sprayed it liberally with some no-chew spray, and she thought it was working.  Obviously not. 


I am in awe of his chewing talent. And Mom says he has nothing going for him other than his looks. Boy is she wrong. Not only can he chew up anything, but he does it faster than any dog I've ever met. If there is ever a chewing contest, I'd bet my entire supply of chew bones that the Zigster would win. My foster brother is amazing. I could be quite happy without the constant stream of dogs coming in and out of my house, but in Ziggy's case, I must say I'm a better dog for having known him.

15 comments:

mayziegal said...

Whoa, Noelle! Ziggy really does have some Most Impressive skills. Maybe he's part beaver? Tell your mom to look out for a family of lumberjacks cuz I bet they'd LUVS to have somebuddy of his unique talents living with them.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Frankie Furter said...

Maybe you should change his name to CHIPPER!!!

hero said...

We all love Ziggy the chewing machine :)

Licks, hero

Schwang said...

He should go into construction work!

Remington said...

Ziggy is one talented guy!

Gnomebody said...

Hi Noelle:

Thanks for sharing about the Ziginator. Good golly! And we thought we chewed a lot!

We still love ya!

Sniff & Licks,
Auggie & Riley
BooDee BooDah Tribe

Erika said...

Wow Noelle, you must have been one great big sister to help him learn all those great skills

Moxie Paws said...

Many thanks for giving of your time to foster these wonderful animals. Could you email me regarding post I am writing for my blog? info@moxiepaws.com

JackDaddy said...

I think the no-chew spray just adds an extra taste to whatever it is they want to destroy! :)

Kari in WeHo said...

the girls always liked the smell of bitter apple so that never worked for us

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hm, that is an interesting post Noelle. We can't tell if you like him, or if you are being sarcastic. We think we know the answer but dont' want to assume anything.

And we agree that he is a very adorable boy!

Noelle said...

Oh I like him, Amy. Most of the time. Sometimes he tries to chew on ME, and then I'm not so happy with him. But otherwise he is fun - and he keeps Mom distracted so I can get away with more!

3 doxies said...

Um...I swears WE are related. Mum says I coulds comes lives with you and you have 2 of da same doogies. But her says, you would eventually kick me out. I am so muches like Ziggy. I don't think nuttin wrong withs him. Don't think abouts puppy skool...he would be expelled.
Puddles

havetailwillwag said...

i love reading about zigs!! no-chew spray doesn't work on the dogs at my house either.. no-scratch doesn't work on the cats!! all that no-this and no-that stuff is useless!! molly doesn't care how gross something tastes, she'll still put it in her mouth. how nice that zigs lives with a total sense of freedom. it must be sooo liberating. more of us should live that way too!

Lola said...

That is some special chewing talent. There must be some use for it. Maybe he could be some kind of top secret weapon or something.

wags, Lola