Thursday, February 9, 2012

Playing With Zeke

Rose is my "Social Butterfly". She loves everybody!! Man or beast matters little to my mongrel!! In Rose's mind, everyone is here for three reasons: Like her. Bring the treats. And lavish attention upon her!! Well!! She would be correct about that!! Rose is very, very, very cherished by me!! Our next door neighbors own two canines. Venus, an old, stiff-moving "blond"-furred purebred with white around her face. She's cantankerous too. Apparently Venus dislikes other female dogs, so this aging girl is aggressive toward them. As a protective Mama, Venus frightens me. But Rose is submissive, so she allows Venus to boss her through the wooden fence which divide our yards!! Then, there is Zeke. He's an absolute sweetheart and would never hurt a fly!! Beautifully unique, too!! That's right. Zeke is a black and white Border Collie/St. Bernard cross. He was the first canine to display "neighborly" love toward Rose!! With his lengthy tongue, Zeke slobbered kisses all over her face!! It was so sweet.... Rose sometimes searches for Zeke. She balances upon her hind legs to peek over the fence. But only if nobody is back there!! Because of Venus, Rose seldom ever greets Zeke. But on Saturday morning, cranky old Venus was temporarily absent!! So Rose seized the moment!! She playfully pranced up toward Zeke. Then, being the tease that she is, Rose ran a full-speed half-circle around our backyard!! Then back to Zeke. A full-speed half-circle. Back to Zeke. A full-speed half-circle. Back to Zeke!! This is, evidently, how Rose interacts with her own kind when fences are involved!! It was as if she were attempting to lead Zeke in a merry chase through our backyard!! Come, on, buddy!! What are you waiting for? And if the fence had somehow magically disappeared that day, Rose and Zeke would have been chasing each other with abandon....


2 comments:

Stacey said...

aw, Zeke sounds lovely - sounds like a big boy too being half st bernard!! What a good girl Rose seems - you definitely have a gooden :-)

Raelyn said...

Stacey....
Thank-you for commenting!!
Zeke is actually about the size of his Border Collie "half".... A little smaller than even his owners initially imagined!! ;op