Diary of a Dog: Ewok

Photos by Irene Searles

Okay, I know exactly what you’re thinking. My ears are really big. They are definitely my distinguishing feature and I’ve been told I look different from the average dog at the park. What kind of dog am I? Where did I come from? I hear those questions all the time. Given my prodigious auditory appendages, I hear lots of things.

I’m actually from far, far away. (Not galaxies like my namesake Ewoks but almost 7,000 miles!) An organization called Woofie’s Rescue learned that I was in a shelter in South Korea and flew me here to find my family. I’m told I’m a Chihuahua/Japanese spitz mix but I consider myself an original. Ashley, Lou, Jillian and Jamie recognized my unique, spunky spirit right away—even though I was a funny-looking puppy—with a shaved body and gigantic ears. That was three years ago, and as you can see, I’ve really grown into myself.

More than anything else, I enjoy hanging out in my neighborhood park. When my family even glances at my leash, I relentlessly follow them around until we go. I might have short legs, but I run really fast and can catch almost any of my friends when we play chase. I also love riding in cars and if I see the door even start to open, I will jump in, ready for any adventure. My other favorite transportation mode is Lou’s jacket. When he tucks me inside and carries me around, I feel so lucky. My family loves me so much that they say they would clone me if they could. I’m glad they can’t. I’m happy to be one of a kind.