My name is Zephyr, and I’m a 9-month-old cocker spaniel. My dad works for Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. as a business development manager, so he’s always on the go, helping his loan officers and their real estate agent partners find new business opportunities. But this story is about me, and as April’s featured DKMC Pet of the Month, I’m really excited to tell you all about my life!
I was born in a small town in Indiana but always dreamed of the big city lifestyle and growing up to be a top show dog, just like my grandfather was. At 8-weeks-old, my dream became a reality as I arrived at my new home in Chicago to meet my new daddies and siblings. My older brother and sister, Toby and Belle, are both cocker spaniel mixes, and my other sister, Cybill, is a cat. (Having a cat-sister definitely took some getting used to!)
Unlike most dogs you might know, I have a full-time job! I am the office assistant to my other dad, office manager of Sit Means Sit Dog Training. As the office assistant, it’s my job to learn the ropes of the office while remembering to mind my Ps and Qs to set an example for the other dogs coming in to be trained. Luckily, I get plenty of play breaks and lots of kisses from my dad in between training sessions. I always bring my favorite toys with me to work, including my “Pup”kin Spice Latte and Sherwyn the Dragon.
When I’m not busy working, I love to take naps and play fetch. I’m a very happy-go-lucky pup and am always bursting with energy! From the moment I wake up until bedtime, I am ready for action. I love meeting new people and want to instantly become friends with everyone I see. My favorite people food is fruit because it’s delicious and nutritious, and my daddies taught me the importance of investing in your own health and nutrition. To other dogs on the street, I may look small, but I have a big bark and am never afraid to let it be heard.
If I had to pick one area of improvement for myself, I would say it’s my love for stealing socks. I’m usually pretty sneaky when it comes to swiping socks, but lately, I always seem to get caught. My daddies hate when I steal their socks, but they can never resist the power of my “puppy dog eyes”.
And that’s me in a pup-sized nutshell. Thanks for getting to know me. I hope we can meet sometime soon!