Pet of the Month Winner – Zena!

Zena2All right, we’ve lapsed a bit in our Pet of the Month contest. Not that we didn’t have pets on the mind – the preparation for our first charitable endeavor, the Raffle for the Rescues had us focusing on doing as much as we could to help raise funds for homeless animals in our area.

But we’re back! There are just too many pets clamoring to be the next winner at we heart this! Today we’re declaring Zena our latest Pet of the Month! Proud parent Katie, was kind enough to send in Zena’s submission for her:

My name is Zena and I’m a 5-year-old Decker Rat Terrier. My nicknames are “Batdog”, “Tuxedo Mask’ and “Empress Z.” I’m one of 400 of my regal breed registered in the whole world. I was adopted by my current owner, Katie, two years ago and love my new home!

My hobbies include hunting rodents, cuddling, tearing apart squeaker toys, napping, walking with my sister, sunning, watching House, MD with my sister and mommy, being cute, scaring anyone who rings the doorbell and being silly. Oh, and I love belly rubs and pets behind me ears.

She’s a cutie Katie! To celebrate Zena’s victory we’ve got a little box of we heart this goodies (beauty centric, of course) coming your way! A happy Mom equals a happy pet after all!

Think your pet has what it takes to be our next Pet of the Month? Want your own box of we heart this approved goodies? We’re taking submissions for our November Pet of the Month now! So if you are a wht member and think your pet has what it takes, please email us a photo and 100 words telling us why your pet should be next up for the crown! We will be announcing our next winner Monday, November 30th.

All entries will be held for future Pet of the Month giveaways as well, so even if you don’t win this one-you may still be featured in upcoming months.

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Written by Tyna Werner

16 Comments

  1. Avatar of katezena
    katezena

    Thank you everyone!

    Zena would love to type her thank yous as well, but she lacks opposable thumbs so she can’t. So, as her human counterpart, she would like to say, “Thankies!” and sends an interested head tilt (with bat ears sticking straight up) and a raised paw.

    Christy-Is that your puppy in your icon? He (or she) has a really cute face.

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    Mel

    What a sweet pea! Congrats Zena and Katie!! Zena and my Vinnie would be best friends – they could tear squeakers out of toys and bark at the doorbell together all day – Vinnie even barks at the doorbell when it rings in commercials on TV!

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    katezena

    Irene–I’ve never heard that song. I usually tell people, “Zena, as in the warrior princess, only with a ‘z’ and not an ‘x.’” That’s interesting as I didn’t know there was a song with her name in it.

    Melinda–Zena does the same thing, but only if the doorbell sounds like the one we have. It’s hilarious because she’ll prance to the door and go in circles whilst barking (aka her normal routine) and doesn’t realize the doorbell is on television.

    Is Vinnie a boy or a girl? She’d be best friends with Vinnie as long as Vinnie is a girl. It appears my dog is sexist.

    Christy–Awwww, Zena is a cuddle bug too, albeit a 34 lb cuddle bug. She sends a big e-chewy bone to Oonah and Lobok!

    Tiffany–Thank you!

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    irene

    Katie- Guess you should still call Zena, the warrior princess and not punk rocker.. turns out that the song from so long ago wasn’t called Zena at all.. It was, “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” by the Artist(Band):The Ramones. Maybe now you might recall the song? I swear, getting older really can play tricks on you! HA! Anyway, I started to sing the song in my head and it just wasn’t sitting right.. which lead me to search on the internet to see what the heck i was thinking! Here are the lyrics – Keep in mind the Romones where not the best song writers! You would think with the amount of times they say “Sheena” nobody would ever forget it, but I did! Here you go!

    “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”

    Well the kids are all hopped up and ready to go
    They’re ready to go now
    They’ve got their surfboards
    And they’re going to the discotheque a go go
    But she just couldn’t stay
    She had to break away
    Well New York City really has it all
    Oh yeah, oh yeah

    Sheena is a punk rocker
    Sheena is a punk rocker
    Sheena is a punk rocker now
    Sheena is a punk rocker
    Sheena is a punk rocker
    Sheena is a punk rocker now
    Well She’s a punk punk, a punk rocker
    Punk punk, a punk rocker
    Punk punk, a punk rocker
    Punk punk, a punk rocker

    Well the kids are all hopped up and ready to go
    They’re ready to go now
    They’ve got their surfboards
    And they’re going to the discotheque a go go
    But she just couldn’t stay
    She had to break away
    Well New York City really has it all
    Oh yeah, oh yeah

    Sheena is a punk rocker
    Sheena is a punk rocker
    Sheena is a punk rocker now
    Sheena is a punk rocker
    Sheena is a punk rocker
    Sheena is a punk rocker now
    Well She’s a punk punk, a punk rocker
    Punk punk, a punk rocker
    Punk punk, a punk rocker
    Punk punk, a punk rocker

    Sheena is a punk rocker
    Sheena is a punk rocker
    Sheena is a punk rocker now
    Sheena is a punk rocker
    Sheena is a punk rocker
    Sheena is a punk rocker now [x2]

  5. Avatar of katezena
    katezena

    Irene-Nope, I still don’t recognize it. Then again, it’s waaaaaaaaaaaaaay before my time so I probably wouldn’t know. It was released 12 years before little old me was born and I’m not really one for punk. I’m more the Kerli, metal (Lacuna Coil, Evanescence type), Adiemus, rock, pop, soundtrack music geek. I’m really picky when it comes to jazz, country and classical. I’m definitely not the Led Zeppelin, Ramones, Pink Floyd, Rollingstones, Jimmie Hendrix person.

  6. Avatar of Krista
    Krista

    Congratulations, Katie and Zena! I will warn you, Katie, winning Pet of the Month can turn a dog into a diva…I swear, mine walked around acting even more self-important than usual :)

    Also,hamsters are notorious escape artists. When I was a kid, our hamster, M.C. Hamster (Am I dating myself here?)/Mr. Hamster, escaped into a hole in the wall in our basement. We all figured he was dead and then he turned up a week later, no worse for wear, like he’d had a great adventure. We had to start taping him in after that, too :)

  7. Avatar of katezena
    katezena

    Krista–ha ha, Zena went prancing about as if she were a royal steed for a few days than she was up to her normal mischief. Y’know, tearing out the rear end of squeaky toys and flinging innards everywhere, running around like mad for no reason, commandeering so much of MY bed I only have a teeny sliver, begging for belly rubs and food, playing tug-of-war with me despite the injured wrists, doing roll over marathons on the floor, side crawling up along the living room floor, scratching the bedroom door, giving tons of kisses, hunting rodents… normal Zena behavior. She did, much to my displeasure, try to hunt Monsieur Pepe le Peu last night and got a face full. That was fun (yea, right. My house still smells a teeny bit like eau de Pepe).

    Funnily enough, Sandy (my first hamster) escaped only twice in his three years of life. Pebbles (aka hamster #2) was Harry Houdini reincarnated into a hamster. She escaped at least six times in her short life. She even chewed through my mom’s dishwasher wires! We actually duct taped all the plastic tubing and had electrical tape everywhere else! Actually, the hamster looked more like a rat with his tail cut off but my aunt & uncle insist it’s a hamster. I beg to disagree. My hamsters were huge. My aunt’s is the size of a mouse.

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