Monday, October 12, 2009

My little Zoey

My Miniature Pinscher, Zoey is very lovable but I am sure she has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. Here are some "people" symptoms that she has of the disorder:

* Often fidgeting with hands or feet, or squirming while seated. (fidgeting with paws)
* Having difficulty remaining seated. (lays down but jumps up anytime someone else gets up or walks out of the room)
* Having difficulty awaiting turn in games or group activities( difficulty waiting her turn for treats and food)
* Having difficulty in following instructions. (doesn't listen when asked to stop barking, or to quickly go potty, or . . . )
* Having difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities. (loves to play, but gets distracted and leaves before we've played very long)
* Often shifting from one uncompleted task to another. (she leaves her toys everywhere and never picks them up!)
* Often talking excessively. (barking)
* Often interrupting or intruding on others. (our other dogs)
* Often not listening to what is being said. (doesn't always like to listen to what we have asked her to do. She will look away when we are having a discussion with her)
* Often forgetting things necessary for tasks or activities. (takes her toys outside and forgets to bring them back in)
* Often engaging in physically dangerous activities without considering possible consequences. (running too far in the yard, running to the woods, darting outside)
* Being easily distracted by extraneous stimuli. (going outside to potty and getting distracted by everything before she gets her "job" done. It can take 15 mins for her to potty)

Of course this is all in fun and I don't even know if dogs can suffer from ADHD or not and I'm not making light of the disorder. But regardless, little miss Zoey is a piece of work and is one of a kind. But we wouldn't have her any other way! I love you Zoey!


  1. Zoey sounds like a normal little dog.:) We used to have a dachshund and she was a character, too.

  2. Zoey is precious! I love a person(pet) with flaws it makes them memorable.

    Happy writing!

  3. She is one of a kind! I used to say she is an 8 lb "Marley" from "Marley & Me"! Believe it for not, but she has ever eaten holes in drywall before!! She had to be in time-out last night for trying to eat a frayed part of the carpet rug. Her time-out was 5 mins in her pet taxi (with the door shut). She was better after that. LOL!

  4. Love little Zoey! How cute!

    I often wonder if my puppy, Romeo, has ADD for dogs. He literally bounces off the walls sometimes.