Friday, April 15, 2011

Zach: An Old Dog With a Young Heart

Zach is not man's best friend, but child's best friend. Zach is Hillwood School's black labrador retriever. Zach, or as I call him, Zachy, at the time, is almost 14-years-old. Though he does not retrieve, he still follows...well...children.

Before Zach
Before the Mr. and Mrs. Grantz had Zach, the school had another pet dog, Balthasar. Balthasar was a Bouvier DeFlanders, a breed from France.

Baby Zach
Mr. and Mrs. Grantz got Zach, in Vacaville, his name was Chaser, because he would chase children, which he still does just at a slower pace. When they noticed the star on Zach's chest, they renamed him Zacharia Northstar Grantz.

Adult Zach
Now that Zach is a school dog, he literally lives in the school, he gets fed by Claire, a 4th grade girl. When I first met Zach, he was only 6-years-old. He now has a hernia in his right leg, so I guess that makes him a lefty.

Other Pets
When I was in Kindergarten there was a bunny, snake, puppy, and of course Zach. I think of Zach as my own dog, I've known him longer than my own dog. I love Zach so much and he will always be in my heart.

1 comment:

  1. Funny post Pooch. As soon as I read the title I knew you wrote it.