Last updated: 27 Oct, 2020
Published on: 12 Feb, 2014
Love at first sight conquers distance
For Lyn and her daughter, they knew from the moment they laid eyes on Zeke’s (nee Beethoven) adoption profile, that no matter the distance between them, he was coming home with them.
“In March 2013, my daughter lost her much-loved and devoted Jack Russell at the age of nine to cancer of the spleen. It happened so suddenly and was a shock to us all”, explains Lyn.
“After his passing I visited the PetRescue website and saw a photo of a lovely little fellow named Beethoven. My daughter fell in love with his photo at first sight - especially with his orange eyebrows!
“We travelled over 12 hours, there and back, to pick him up and let me tell you, at first sight we just burst out laughing!", Lyn chuckles. “We said, ‘What do you call that?’ as he came bouncing out with long legs, huge elbows, a funny tail with a white tip that curled like a pig and a huge head that didn't match his little body.
“The nurse said ‘We think he is Kelpie, red heeler, blue heeler and a long-haired terrier of some kind, and if you don’t like him you can bring him back.’ As if! What a find! He is the most gorgeous, smiling, happy big-headed fellow you could ever hope to meet. He’s settled in with Bindi the Burmese cat, whom he carries around like a kitten after she’s cleaned his fur every morning.
“He’s just a tad bigger than your average small-to-medium-size dog and yes, that head is still too big for the rest of him. He tends to topple over when you’re patting him and he falls off the side of the bed with no warning, but up he comes with that big smiley face.
“His new name is Zeke, he didn’t quite seem like a Beethoven. He has even been painted by a local artist who said she just had to paint that face and those ears, and has had his photo in The Advertiser. What an absolute joy, we all just love him!”
Thanks for sharing your happy tail with us Lyn! We hope Zeke and Bindi continue to get on famously!
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