||Bailey, Humphrey, Boswell
||3, 4, 1 1/2 years old|
||Female, Male, Male
||Middle Haddam, Connecticut, USA|
is Bailey, Boswell & Humphrey, who we lovingly refer to as
"The Paw Firm." They love to guard the house and each one has
their own sentinel post. They watch the comings and goings on
in the back and can detect the slightest movement.
Westies are typical terriers, active, alert inquisitive, and
demanding of attention. That's why we have three. They keep
each other company. They are pack dogs and tend to be very
close. When one is missing the other two are despondent and
Westies are hunters and were used to hunt rodents, weasels,
muskrats, etc. in Scotland, where they hail from. Consequently,
our three "patrol" the grounds surrounding the house looking for
squirrels and chipmunks. When they spot one, all hell breaks
loose and they go spastic until I let them out into their run
where they bark until the intruder disappears. Westies are only
"barky" when an intruder invades their domain, otherwise they are
relatively calm. However, they are terriers and have all the
traits associated with the breed.
Westies are very friendly and make great pets, especially with
children. However, if raised with adults, some tend to find
small children annoying.
Bailey, our smallest, and the one on the left of the picture, is
the female and runs the household and the males. She tends to be
very vocal and keeps the "boys" in line. She's 3 years old. She
has decided that it is her "duty" to see to it that the house is
run perfectly. If anything is out of place, she lets you know.
Humphrey, the oldest and largest, 4 years old, is a sweetheart
and loves to go for rides in the car. His joy in life is to lay
in the sun and soak up the rays. At night he sleeps on the bed
and has to be touching you. He tends to lay his chin on your leg
while he sleeps.
Boswell, on the right side of the picture is the youngest, 1 1/2
years old, and still has a lot of puppy left in him. He loves to
play with stuffed animals and tends to destroy them, especially
if they have a squeaker inside. Boswell also loves to "hide"
under the bed and call out to the other two so they try to get
him to come out. It's like hide and seek.
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