||Seven and a half months old|
||Jack Russell Terrier|
||Plano, Texas, USA|
waited many years to "adopt" a pet. I must say it's been one of
our most rewarding experiences. DJ is the highlight of our day. He
is also our little shadow. It's such a thrill to come home to this
little bundle of joy each day.
One of his favorite spots is lying on his pillow, on my lap, while
I'm working on my computer. It's only a matter of time...
Even though he is only five months old, he has graduated from SPCA
Pet University. He also knows quite a few tricks - as you can see
from the photo of him doing his "Treat Machine" trick. He loves
company and they love him! He also thinks it's a great adventure to
ride in the car.
One of our favorite things is to take DJ out for his walks. It's a
great way to meet new neighbors. The kids love him, and they always
ask if he's Wishbone. He has actually stopped traffic. Motorists
will stop; ask what breed he is, and mention how well he walks along
with us. Do we sound proud - you bet!!
I had the distinct fortune of being home all day when we brought DJ
home at eight weeks old. I literally followed him around 16 hours a
day for the first four or five months. But let me tell you, it has
really paid off. He is the most loving, non-aggressive, smart and
non-destructive pet I can imagine. Our friends come over to see DJ,
not us anymore. He is so darn cute and personable - I'm quoting
friends mind you!!!
If you want a dog with a lot of personality and almost too smart for
their own good, Jack Russells are for you. I love talking to DJ and
having him "answer" me! I also think it helped that we took DJ to
SPCA's Puppy Kindergarten. It helped both DJ and us in the training
process. He does know who the leader of the pack is, and that can't
I would absolutely recommend that anyone research the breed they are
considering. Just because it's the popular breed of the day should
not even enter into the decision process. Those days come and go,
and you still are the owner of that once popular dog. He still needs
the same love and attention he did the day you brought him home.
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