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