Update from Zing and Gerry!

Friday, February 25, 2011
Handsome boys:
Gerry (with blue collar) and Zing (with black collar)
At the beginning of this month, Zing (Thrilling Zing) and young unraced Gerry were adopted by Clare and Matt from Paraparaumu.
They are both brindle, and look like brothers :)
 (in the photos Gerry has blue collar, Zing black collar) :)

This is an update from their proud new Mum Clare:
We welcomed 2 large brindle boys into our home, named Zing and Gerry. Gerry, supposedly quiet and uncomplicated and Zing with a reported challenging character not to be considered by the faint hearted. Zing has truly lived up to expectations with a confidence that almost suggests defiance!
However, he has proved to be the most loving and endearing character already. He has displayed moments of true mischief with regard to toys: it seems they are not to be shared and almost worth valiantly fighting for....with this in mind the offending objects have been temporarily removed!

Stunning looking Zing
However, Zing's creative mind has overcome such depravity by simply adopting the odd jandal or sandal....or even cushion....All of these treasures have on occasions been skerited away to his bed to be guarded with utmost seriousness! Not only can he be described as highly intelligent but also embarrassingly nosey....nothing misses his keen eye and he can often be found looking out of windows for ages watching intently as the world goes about it's business....he has also been witnessed looking at pictures and in mirrors and seems quite perplexed by the lack of depth from the view through the glass on the wood burner door! With an appetite that astounds, his ability to devour dinner in nanoseconds is hardly surprising and just this evening, he fathomed a great way to get his head in the covered BBQ from beneath - just to make sure there were no bits of food that needed sweeping up! Being 2 yrs older than Gerry he often seems wisely elated as he watches his mate make the odd repeated stuff up from his favourite spot beside the couch....he clearly thinks he has the entire house sussed and has an IQ that far exceeds all of us...funny that he still trembles at the mere thought of ascending the stairs?...we love him already!

Cute Gerry
Gerry (above) arrived very sheepishly and had us all convinced he was the delicate silent type...He was initially quite worried by little things such as the tiles that needed negotiating to get out the back door! A few skidding incidents in this area with catapulting water bowls did little to suppress his early fears....the washing line also seemed rather freaky and was infact scary enough to avert any toilet stops in the back garden for at least 3 days....his ability to store massive amounts of poo until morning and evening walks was truly remarkable! He immediately informed the entire household that 'BED' was his life and quickly established total control over all bean bags, duvets and other soft areas! He even managed to curl his lithe frame onto the smallest of cushions...seemingly proud of his gymnastic ability to turn himself into a squashed and no doubt uncomfortable ball! Despite be a pensive starter, he has now really developed a sense of humour and has already shown immense playfulness in an almost 'puppy like' fashion. He, it seems, could actually be substantially braver than Zing and despite his initial terror seems far keener to explore the waves in the ocean and negotiate stairs up from the sandy beach than his supposedly older and wiser counterpart! He has already been caught on the queen sized guest bed and had us all doubled over when his response to being discovered was to simply freeze mid 'duvet ruffle' in hope that no one would notice he was there....he adopted his statue like stance for an admirable period before succumbing to demands and sulkily plodding out of the room! He does still seem a bit confused about his name and happily complies to all instructions even if they are directed at Zing....he may not be top dog with the toys, eat his dinner with lightening speed or watch TV ,but Gerry is undoubtedly King of the duvet!

In conclusion, both dogs are a complete contrast to each other and already have us totally enamoured ...They can also clear a room in seconds with wind that neither seem prepared to own up to! We look forward to seeing how they blossom further in the coming months! :)