Born March 28th, 2021
Who is Zeus?
.MY STORY AS I KNOW IT….
What I know about me b4 I got to the Shelter
So, I think I was trained a little as a puppy, and as I grew into a teen I got this urge to get outside (still have it today more on that later) and I am a very smart dog. I ended up at the shelter because I saw an opportunity and I jetted into the streets. I somewhat remember it being all fun. I kept finding other dogs, none wanted to play, they all just barked it up! Some seemed angry, not sure how long I was on the streets since I have no sense of the time but then I must have got in a fight, because today I heard my new parents talking about how many scars I have.
Now, on this day April 18th, 2023 and I know the day is coming where I get new-turd, not sure what that is but they always say balls when they say new-turd. Anyhow, I say this because I heard the new dad watching a YouTube about dogs and how my behavior is supposed to change.
I don’t know what part of me is called “behavior” but it sounds like I am going to get it taken away like that blanket I was eating on day three at the new home. It’s a small apartment, but it beats being in jail at the Linn County Animal Jailhouse. My new dad takes me out a lot and we go on long walks and hikes. And he can kinda throw a ball and I get my own sticks, we have fun. Or I know I do, this new guy named dad is cool.
Moving my story along here, so far I am still not sure I will get to stay, because when I got out into the streets as I said earlier, it was fun, until I realized I was lost, bloodied and I was scared a little, but I am a Blue Nose American Pitbull, and we don’t quit!!! Then I ran into this lady with some dogs, at first I was thinking are they going to fight me? Actually, ever since then I still worry and I am on alert for any possible attack. I mean all I wanted to do was play. So this nice lady took me to her place and wow all the activity kept me alert and still wondering when I will get to go home, but the hours turned to days and then weeks….I think, I am a dog and I can only rely on what I heard, I can’t read time.
Unfortunately, I was not able to stay and thought I was going HOME. But then we got to the Linn County Animal Control and the lady left me there and I wondered what I did wrong?
It was a really long time when the peeps I was told are called “Mom and Dad” bailed me out. I was not going to trust any of this since so far nothing seems to have got me home. The first few days I was kinda stubborn (okay I am always stubborn) but anyways this couple fed me some of the jailhouse food, and I knew for sure this was not going to be a good place for me and I must have been sent to a halfway house for ex-cons at least that’s what I was thinking.
Then what seemed like a whole bunch of days and nights, although everyday these two new rents would bring something home for me, first it was more food, and I was super impressed with the new food, yum. Then it was snacks and they kept saying “Zeus GoodBoy!” all the time and in the beginning I was a little depressed and uncertain and they kept talking to me. Of course all I could hear was “wah wah wah wah Zeus GoodBoy!” and again it got better and better and they do seem pretty cool for older folks. I am not the easiest to entertain at 14. And now I have a long list of cool stuff, I got a ball that I cannot seem to eat, two ropes with knots, two different harnesses, two leashes, and three collars and recently got a crate that makes me feel safe sometimes, and I got four bones all hidden around their place just in case I have to pack up and leave.
So far I am trusting more each day and the Dad takes me on long walks to the local school field sometimes and we play ball and fetch sticks. He cannot catch me and I keep playing “catch me if you can” I hope he knows I love him for that and look forward each day for those fun times.
So on this day in April 2023 I am still not sure and trusting is harder these days, I just hope I am right and they do love me and I will never have to go to that dog jail again! Oh I forgot to mention they let me sleep in their bed and on the couch, you gotta love that!!!
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