Zeke, the Buffalo Nickel gym dog. You know him, you love him. But where did he come from? Why does he only have 3 legs? What makes him the greatest gym dog ever? It’s time to answer all these questions.
What kind of dog is Zeke?
I’m not 100% sure, but we believe he is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix.
How old is he?
He is probably about 7. I got him when he was around a year old.
Where did he come from?
Zeke was found by my parents. They were walking and he followed them for 2.5 miles. He seemed like a good dog who obviously liked people so they brought him home. We put up signs and tried to find who he belonged to but no one claimed him. So, I kept him.
Did he always have 3 legs, two half paws and 1.5 ears?
No. I got another dog shortly after Zeke. They were both dominant personalities and did not back down from one another. The majority of time they were okay but one night in 2018 while I was working they got into a fight.
They did a lot of damage to each other but Zeke had so much damage done that the only way to save him was to take a few toes, a leg, and half an ear. The vet did an amazing job and after a little recovery period Zeke was back to his happy go lucky self.
How is he the greatest gym dog ever?
Zeke greets everyone with a smile and a wag of his tail. He has certain rules at our gym, and for the most part he is fine with that so long as he can hang out in front of the fans and stay cool. He is very happy in a group and does not do well alone so that makes him perfect to hang out and cheer on CrossFit athletes.
What does Zeke like?
He loves his right ear being scratched, sunbathing, going for car rides, belly rubs, rivers, lakes, pongs, and toys. He will not say no to a Greenie though.
What is Zeke’s favorite CrossFit movement?
Zeke loves burpees. He basically thinks it’s play time and wants to join the fun.