Profile: I have too many dogs...and almost too many cats. But, I sure do love them all. Oh, and several Jack Russell's are easier than just one. They have each other to play with when I get tired.
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Maddie is almost 4 years old and the mom of my other two jacks. I'm omitting the breed, because she is not a Parson Russell; she is an Irish shorty.View Profile
He is definitely a "Mama''s boy." She taught him HOW to play HER way. And he does. He's been her favorite since they were born. He cried more than the other pups when she left the puppy box. He remains with his mom and litter mates, so it is a mystery to me why he sucks stuffed animals. He has a compulsive ritual he does before he "latches on," to the toy, and afterward. He is very specific about the size and feel of the stuffed animals he likes. In some of his pictures, you can see him sucking away.View Profile
I WILL NEVER FORGET MY SEAMUS! Seamus was a magnificent, calm puppy from his earliest days. He was the middle-born, breech puppy born of Maddie. He loved to be loved (don't most Jack Russells) and he carefully looked at new situations before committing to them. In summer of 2007, i moved from the country into a town 1000 miles away. I didn't realize I was behind on their shots until Seamus became very, very sick. In four days, he went from healthy to death's door. He passed over on a Saturday morning, have lapsed into a coma. His cause of death was parvo. He was only 2 years old and a healthy dog. I feel terrible, still, that I forgot to keep their boosters updated. My other dogs did not catch it and they were all walked together. I don't understand why only Seamus died, but I am grateful that it wasn't a mass tragedy. Although we try not to play favorites, I did. Seamus was my "Baby Boy" all of his days.View Profile
My female, Maddie, had three pups. Lizzie was the only girl, and the smallest by only a few ounces. She was named for one of my best friends, Elizabeth, "Lizzie." She was always a snuggler; she seemed to be the most insecure, also. She imitated the other dogs and that's how she learned. Even to this day, she'll look to see how mer mom is handling a new situation and copy Maddie's response. When Seamus died, about 9 months ago, Lizzie seemed the most confused about how the "pack" was going to reassemble itselfView Profile