Ziggy has always wanted to be a hockey player. Really, it's true. He doesn't talk about it much, but I think it's obvious in the way he acts. For one thing, he's always practicing his body checks. He loves to run around the house and body check other dogs or people. Like some hockey players, he is ready to immediately defend himself if another dog tries to push him around. And he spends quite a bit of time in his "penalty box", also known as a crate, as a result of his tough-guy hockey player attitude. If Ziggy got to play hockey, I'm pretty sure he'd be the enforcer of the team.
Pucks for Paws promotion. You can buy a calendar online here to support several area rescue groups.
Now it's true that there are eleven other months of the calendar with eleven other adoptable animals, but in Ziggy's mind, this is his calendar. His and Carlo's, that is. So when he heard that Carlo would be signing autographs at the Pucks for Paws kickoff event, he decided that of course he should sign autographs as well. This is why we spent thirty minutes yesterday with Ziggy's trainer, so he could learn how to pawtograph a calendar. The event is this Sunday and hopefully it goes well. Maybe a hockey fan will even be there looking to adopt a dog who loves hockey as much as they do! If you're in the area and would like to come to the calendar kickoff event, find out details here. Ziggy will be glad to sign his pawtograph for you.