I know I should be recognizing Zippy for the wonderful bravery he showed but I am afraid I am going to have to criticize him as well. Zippy is a little Yorkie just like I am. He too is an adorable little lap dog. But this week Zippy broke a very important rule. He showed how powerful we really are when we have to be
Zippy as with his Dad, Eric Waters, on vacation in Asheville North Carolina this week. Together they went for a nice walk through the woods. Mr. Waters saw something in the distance. At first Mr Waters thought he was looking at a bear but then he looked down at Zippy who was very excited.
Suddenly Zippy got a burst of super Yorkie power. He pulled on the leash with his five pounds of weight and snapped his collar. He began to run at the bear who turned towards the little dog. That is when Mr. Waters realized it was no bear. As he reported to WTVD what he saw was a Sasquatch. And his little Yorkie was chasing it. Chasing high into the hills before Zippy returned to his grateful Dad.
I know what you are thinking: Mr Water is a little yahoo in the whowho. But I have finally been allowed to tell you the truth since Zippy has let the cat out of the bag. Us Yorkies are Sasquatch hunters.
When I was on the mortal side of the River of Life, living at the condo with the big back doors that looked out on the woods, I would growl and bark. Mommy thought I was barking at the butterflies but I was scaring off a Sasquatch. If it wasn’t for me he would have ripped off the back door, eaten all the Pringles, done shots of Hi-C, slapped himself in the head when he realized he could have had a V-8, and maybe ripped out my parents livers. My parents couldn’t see it because Sasquatches are very good at hiding themselves. Only Yorkies can see them because we are close to the ground and we see their Big Foot. One of the cable networks have a show about finding Big Foot. But they are never going to find one You know why? They are scared of Yorkies.
But we are not the only demon hunters in the dog world. Bichon Friese are vampire hunters; Shih Tzus handle the zombies; haven’t seen Frankenstein's monster lately, thank a Chhuah. What is standing between man and the apocalypse? Lap dogs.
I know Zippy sprung into action to save his Dad but he also exposed our biggest secret: We are the last defense against the supernatural.
All dog breeds have the ability to scare off evil creatures beyond humans’ imaginations. I don’t have the time to list them all but if you have ever asked yourself why you have never seen a English Sheepdog and Donald Trump now you know why.
So next time your dog is staring into space seemingly barking at nothing do not get angry, they are saving you from some unknown evil, yes, some unknown evil even worse than a Sasquatch. Or Donald Trump.