For too long, humans have only experienced a dog’s life from the outside looking in. For us to truly understand our canine companions, we must delve deeper. We must…switch places.
What follows is a look into a dog’s life. A dog’s soul. I give you, Griff ‘n’ Zeke: Trading Places. (Note: Find out why Zeke is a fake dog in an earlier article)
Griff is in the shelter. He is scared, but Zeke can tell this is a special human.
After Zeke decides to adopt Griff, it’s time for the dreaded vet checkup…
To help curb the population, Griff had to be neutered. He now gracefully wears the cone of shame.
Next, Griff gets weighed. He is displeased with the results and blames it on bacon. Mmmm…bacon.
Zeke reassures Griff, just a little bit longer in the waiting room, then we can go home.
Before leaving the vet, Griff gets a treat and learns a new trick! Good boy!
Now that the vet visit is over, Zeke takes off the cone and let’s Griff enjoy his first car ride!
Zeke has a surprise for Griff at the tennis courts…tennis balls!
Griff loves tennis balls. They are now his favorite toy, and he can’t get enough.
Zeke turns his back for a moment and Griff darts off to heroically save the day from the menacing mailman!
After the exciting day of tennis balls and mailmen, Zeke takes Griff to his forever home. Griff immediately finds something he wants…Zeke’s shoes.
It doesn’t take long for Zeke to find out. Griff is ashamed, and uses his sad human face.
Zeke decides this is the perfect opportunity to make a splash on his Facebook and Instagram pages and posts a human shaming photo of Griff.
Zeke makes Griff put the cone of shame back on. It’s for his own good.
Later, Zeke introduces Griff to the vacuum cleaner…or as Griff calls it, the sucking devil.
Zeke settles down to work on his presentation that’s due tomorrow. Griff has other ideas…
At the end of the day, as a sign of solidarity, Zeke puts the cone of shame on as well. Griff and Zeke are now inseparable best buds.
Photos by Valerie Betterton Photography.
Special thanks to Carter County Animal Hospital, Heather Carroll, and Cade M. Wilson, D.V.M.