It's hard to believe that Zoë turns 5 today. It seems like yesterday that we picked her up from Brighthope - our "puppy with the black eye", "Puppy Number Two". Our little tiny puppy, asleep in the back of our SUV. Zoë was very car sick when she was small and to this day, she isn't a big fan of a car ride. She was a very mischievous puppy who loved bothering her cat brother, Gus. She always had a very large, bright white tip on her tail that would draw a lot of attention from people and other dogs - from a distance it looked like a bandage. She was a restless sleeper and still is - except now, she snores!
Over the years, Zoë has grown in to a beautiful, soulful dog. She still has her black eye and she has grown into her white-tipped tail - for a Blue, it is a very beautiful, full feathered tail. Our breeder, Vicki has always referred to it as a "Hollywood Tail"! There are many things that have not changed - she is still very stubborn, loves a game of chase, buries bones in the backyard, sleeps on her back and hates thunderstorms and fireworks. Zoë is not the cuddliest of dogs, but when she chooses to, there is nothing better. She is a very happy dog and loves meeting new people and new dog friends. Is she obedient? Not really. Does she do tons of tricks? Nope. We have to say, seeing her sitting under her favourite tree, relaxing in the shade, nose in the air.... she is a beautiful, beautiful dog.
Happy Birthday Zoë!!! We love you!!