Before we begin, I want to warn you that this story, the story of Zero The Dog who died last week in Houston, may break your heart. We often say things like “we don’t deserve dogs”, which is a phrase that we see on bumper stickers and t-shirts, and that gets tweeted hundreds of thousands of times per day. This is because we know there’s an imbalance. These creatures are loyal, true, loving, accepting, and they are often ruled over by more ugly emotions, such as anger, jealousy, fear, or greed.
On March 16, Houston’s best dogs showed their true colors when the Martinez family was woken up by the news that their home had been broken into on the day of their daughter’s birthday party. Laura Martinez’s account says that they identified the culprit quickly. He was a 16-year-old friend of their family. After posting a Snapchat video, he uploaded a picture of himself wearing a hat stolen from their home. Martinez left a note at his family’s home asking for their help. The boy returned to their house with a gun.
According to police, the confrontation quickly escalated. Zero the Dog pounced on the family when Zero was hit. Zero was hit, and the boy fired another round. Zero The Dog then got up and knocked him down. The boy fled the scene after the dog was shot twice more. Martinez and her two children sustained injuries in the attack. Zero The Dog was taken to the vet by Martinez and her two children. However, his injuries were too severe for him to survive. The family placed a small memorial in his honor at their home.
It was a terrible attack, and it is difficult to understand the circumstances. Martinez said Zero saved her family from worse injuries, and she told the Houston Chronicle that Zero’s actions brought the story home. Although most people wouldn’t be in the same situation as the Martinez family, anyone who has ever had a dog knows how they would react to it. They are too aware of our safety to think about their safety and have courage to defend us.
It is hard to imagine Zero’s death. This is because Zero loved his family so deeply. This is a simplified version of the story. He died because someone went to his house and started shooting. Dogs simplify things. This is part of what we love most about dogs. We don’t think we deserve dogs when we say we love them. Dogs will be loyal for a few cups and a bit of attention each day. Humans find it more difficult to be as kind to one another. It can be hard to believe that our dogs are worthy of the love they show us, even though we have flaws. We can only do our best to show them love and affection.
Personality Zero the Dog
Zero is completely loyal to Jack. He is loyal to Jack, even though he appears ghostly. Zero loves fetching Jack’s bones.
Zero was loyal, but he and Sally were the only Halloween Town residents to express concern about Jack’s unhealthy obsession for Christmas. Zero seems to be quite perceptive as Jack’s Christmas was a disaster.
Jack’s happiness is Zero’s main concern. Zero The Dog helped Jack to overcome his Christmas anxiety, despite his reservations. He wanted Jack to live his dream. However, Zero tried to help Jack by showing him a picture of Jack with a pumpkin and reminding him about his true purpose. Zero, like Sally’s efforts, fell on deaf ears up to the third act.
Zero, a ghostly dog who appears to be made from a white sheet of paper, is much like a stereotypical ghost. He has floppy ears that are reminiscent of a basset hound. His eyes are nothing more than empty holes in the sheet. Zero’s nose is long and thin and his upper jaw curves upward at its tip. His nose is small and glowing, much like Rudolph’s. His collar is faded brown.
Zero’s glowing pumpkin nose (which glows red), is a obvious Halloween pun on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Zero assists Jack Skellington in navigating through the Christmas Eve fog. Zero is buried in the doghouse graveyard, where Jack entered the Hinterlands. He is also known by Jack Skellington’s adorable ghost dog.
The Poem of Zero the Dog
Zero the Dog emerges from the graveyard in Burton’s illustration of the poem.
In Tim Burton’s original poem Zero is the first appearance. He is described as Jack’s best friend. Jack doesn’t notice Zero and Zero is sad. Zero tries to cheer Jack up, but to no avail. Zero transforms into a tissue box to help Jack wipe his tears.
Zero is back as Zero’s protagonist in the sequel comic book “Zero’s Journey”, in which he finds himself lost in Christmas Town following an accident at Jack’s House. He appears first as a sleeping character in the comic. However, he wakes up and wants to play with Jack. After being ignored initially, he convinces his owner to let him stay for a game. Jack then removes his rib bone, and throws it around the room. Zero follows it, nearly causing a mess in Jack’s study. Zero fell into a pile and lost his nightcap.
Jack throws his bone again, accidentally hitting his desk and dropping the portal device. Zero also opens the portal through Halloween Town. Zero flew through it in an attempt to catch Jack’s rib. He chases the animal through the cemetery and into the forest until he finally finds his rib at the center of the holiday doors. Zero, just like his owner, becomes obsessed with the Christmas door. He goes through it and finds himself lost in Christmas Town.
According to TOKYOPOP’s message, he is the main character because they “always wished there was more scenes with Zero The Dog.” He was Jack’s loyal companion, always there.