With his tongue hanging to the ground and his slow waddle, you wouldn't guess it but "Zeke" is an internet sensation...for running!
A couple of weeks ago, Zeke's owners John and Margaret Wray caught the little guy playing hide and seek...and chase...with one of the many neighborhood deer.
"Ever since he's arrived, he's been fascinated with the deer but the deer aren't all that fascinated with him. This one seemed to be interested in him," Margaret said.
The Wrays say Zeke is a 5-year-old Pit-Bull mix they adopted recently from Georgetown Animal Outreach. When Margaret heard him doing an awful lot of barking in the backyard recently, she went outside to check it out.
"I was just astonished. I watched him for a little bit before it even occurred to me that I had my cell phone in my hand. So at that point I just started filming," she said.
Like many who see the video, Zeke's veterinarian Dr. Stephanie Webb says she's never seen anything like it.
"I think he's just having fun! You know, someone to play with and a willing playmate. And he's just going back and forth and they're both obviously just having a good time," Webb said.
And it looks like the deer is enjoying herself too. The Wray's say that same deer came back a couple of times later that day to run some more.
"He's happy to run with anything. Of course now he thinks that any deer is a running partner so he almost thinks that the game might be afoot if he sees a deer out there," John said.
Margaret says the video was her first ever YouTube post. As this story airs, it's fast approaching a million views.
Obviously the Wrays love their dog and apparently so does the rest of the world. Margaret is hoping it gives a positive view of pit bulls.
"This dog is so mellow that he's too lazy to pull his tongue all the way into his head. His tongue is always hanging out. He's just a mellow dog! And if we can show the world that by posting our little guy running back and forth with a deer, I'm happy with that," Margaret said.