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Dexter
All in the Family
Jasper Piper Murphy

Dexter

Jack Russell Terrier
Male
No

This is Dexter our J.R.T. Piper's 17th baby. He is very special to us because, his was to be, the first litter that we had decided that we would keep one of the puppies. We decided this, because, tragically, we had just lost our beloved 7yr. old Huskey, Jasper, to cancer, two months prior to his birth. He came as quite the surprise to us because, believe it or not, Dexter, was the only puppy born to the litter, when all of the other litters, had been 5 puppies min. 6 puppies max, although, she was the same size as she usually was, at her birthing date? We noticed right away, that he was twice the size, as the newborn puppies usually are, we were still not convinced, that he was all there was so we rushed Piper to the vet, in a panic, fearing the rest of the litter, was stuck inside, without any birthing fluid, or oxygen! Only SURPRISE! Dexter was all there was, this was strange coincidence number one. The reason is because we have always said, it would break our heart, to have to choose only one puppy from the litter to keep and we would never be able to agree on the same one. It would be an awful challenge, as love all of our puppies, as our own and make them, part of the family, until they find families. We tend to love each and every one of them, only, each for a different reason. They all have their individual, endearing qualities . Now, if all of that wasn't unusual enough, the story gets even stranger. We decided on a few of our, "favorite features" ,from past puppies and created a wish list. We were hoping, that the puppy we decided to keep, would possess at least, one or two features from this list. When he came out, he had circle marking around his eye, this, was the first on our "favorite feature" wish list. He is a Tri-Color, this, was second, on our wish list. He is male, this was third and he has a smooth coat and this was the fourth favorite feature, of the only four things that we had on our wish list!!! Dexter has continued, to shock us, each and every day, with his extreme intelligence, grace, beauty, gentle happy-go-lucky behavior. Also, his silly personality, keeps us constantly laughing and entertained. He has brought joy back into our family, as well, he has helped us move on, from our grief stricken state. If it is, at all possible, I would believe that, Jasper our husky sent him down to us.

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Comments (16)
Dec 17, 2008 smooches
so very special how blest are you heh?
Dec 17, 2008 wolfgirl66
soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 18, 2008 ashley09
So sweet sounds like your FOREVER FRIENDS he is a cutieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :) (he's a keeper)
Dec 18, 2008 allpupsilove:hannah
1 wordCUTE
Dec 18, 2008 luvmyboyz
Dexter looks and sounds like a real sweetie!!! So glad he's a part of your family forever! :)
Dec 18, 2008 ckendall
What a cutie pie!!!!!!!!!
Dec 18, 2008 tlbrown3365
He is so cute, I have tears in my eyes. You are so very blessed to have such a friend!
Dec 18, 2008 JONASCUZ
your pup is so cute
Jul 18, 2010 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 2nd Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Jul 18, 2010 johnandcindy
Happy Birthday Dexter. Love the name.....
Jul 19, 2010 Pretty_Baby
Happy Second Birthday,little love of my life!!xxxooo
Jul 18, 2011 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 3rd Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Jul 18, 2012 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 4th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Jul 18, 2012 Jacknlili
I have 2 JRTs of my own, and little Dexter here looks to be all the wonderful things that JRTs can be (super smart, entertaining, affectionate, curious, energetic). I love the little spot by his tail! I know he's all grown up now (4th birthday) but they don't settle down for a loooooong time! Enjoy him!
Jul 18, 2013 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 5th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Jul 18, 2014 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 6th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
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