Enough good things cannot be said about this amazing little girl. Zema is one of our main leaders. She also happens to be one of the spunkiest, happiest dogs in our yard. Zema is currently on vacation. She was spayed last week — but don’t let that fool you, she has quite the maternal instinct. At the end of a busy day, we turn the dogs loose from being hooked up and teach them to run back to their house. Zema used to be one of the best at this, but in recent months has gotten distracted by the young pups in our yard. She beelines it for the puppy pen, whenever she is loose. If she can’t find a way in, she’ll attempt to nuzzle the pups through the fencing or, if she gets really anxious, she will start digging her way in.
After seeing her love and devotion to puppies, especially to ones that weren’t even hers, we had to admit we felt a little bad getting this special girl spayed. However, we firmly believe that if we do not intend to breed a dog, that spaying or neutering it is the best option. Besides eliminating any chance of accidental matings, it is also healthier for the dogs. Both females and males keep better weight when fixed and females are no longer susceptible to uterine infections.
Zema earned her distinction for dog of the week by continuing her peppy attitude despite having had surgery last Friday. You wouldn’t know by her attitude that she’d just gotten spayed. We recently put her back in the yard as she, along with the other dogs that got fixed, lived inside and our guests kept asking us to hook her up because of the sheer enthusiasm she was displaying at her house. Unfortunately for Zema, the doc said she still has quite some time before we can put her back in the team.
Keep up the good work Zema! We can’t wait to have you back in our team!
Position: Lead/Swing Dog
Interesting Fact: Zema is obsessed with puppies and small dogs.
Relations in the Kennel:
Siblings: Bud (m), Weiser (m), Apache (m), Guinness (f), Amber (f), Madori (f)
Nephews through BUD: Micah (m), Chumley (m), Big Hass (m)
Newphew through WEISER: Captain (m)
Nieces/Nephew through MADORI: Bonnie (f), Clyde (m)
Grand Nephews through MICAH: Levi (m), Wrangler (m), Carhartt (m)
Total Relations in Kennel: 16