posted on Oct, 1 2012 @ 01:05 AM
I'll have to add pictures later, but here's a little about my furkiddos.
Amelia is the old timer in the house, she's almost ten years old. You couldn't tell by watching her, she has a very obnoxious personality and loves
performing her "acrobats" on the furniture. She is a Jack Russell Terrier/Miniature Poodle mix. She was the runt of the litter, my very first JRT
was her mama. She has two brothers whom we adopted out to a friend and neighbor. Their names were Wilbur and Orville. They all had to have aviation
themed names lol, I have a true passion for airplanes.
Something kind of cool regarding Amelia, is that she was almost adopted out to the Hanson's mother and little sisters. As a teenager I was very
active in our local children's theatre. The sisters were both in the play Oliver Twist with me. The puppies had been born not long before we started
rehearsals. As they got a little older during the course of the production I would take them with me fairly often. We organized a play date later on
with their two adult JRT's to see if they would get along with each other...though they didn't really care much for any of the puppies, lol! That's
the breed for ya, they definitely know what they like and dislike! Nevertheless it was kind of a strange experience!
Lydia is what I believe to be a Yorkshire Terrier/Maltese mix. She was brought in to the first animal hospital that I worked at, supposedly they found
her wandering on the side of the road. She had a broken carpus (wrist) on her right front leg. We took xrays and discovered that she already had
hardware in her right shoulder from a previous incident. She had no collar, no microchip, no tattoo. She had recently been groomed and had her nails
painted. The family that found her couldn't afford to have a pin placed in her wrist, so they signed a euthanasia form and left. Once I discovered
that she was going to be put down, that really bothered me. She only appeared to be a year old and otherwise healthy. I would not have felt right
about her being put to sleep over something that's very fixable. I rescued her assuming that I'd find her family, but I never did.
She's five years old now and knows no fear lol, she's hilarious. Always looking for an adventure. She had surgery and was in a cast for several
months. When it came time to remove the pin, my veterinarian told me that the bone had healed so well that it would have caused more damage to remove
the pin rather than leave it. She she hops around on three legs for the most part, but it doesn't slow her down a bit, she takes off like a bolt of
Hazard is my little buddy. He's a three year old Jack Russell Terrier. He is such a people dog, he doesn't know a stranger. It totally makes his day
when I have company over. He is, hands down, the best dog that I've ever owned. We're into obedience training, he's fantastic, loves seeing all his
friends at dog class. He and I are hoping to take our Canine Good Citizen test this month and work towards becoming a therapy team. JRT's tend to get
a pretty bad rap. Hazard is always changing people's minds about that! He is very high energy, but he truly loves nothing more than being by my side.
He can make anyone laugh. He got his name from being such a klutz. He never pays much attention to where he's going because he's always looking up
at me, lol...so he'll run into boxes, doors, etc.
He came into my life in a pretty cool way. The day after I had to have my first JRT put down, I was so sad that I didn't want to go into work (I
worked at the same clinic). But I did and mentioned to a coworker that I eventually wanted another Jack. It just so happened that her daughter had a
litter that she was going to try to adopt out that day. She hadn't yet and was able to swing by so I could see the puppies. She said that she had the
perfect one in mind already. I was tied up in radiology that morning so I couldn't get up there to see right away. A client had just come in to pick
up his dog that was boarding. He saw the puppies, he and his wife had been discussing for a while that they wanted a JRT, and he chose the puppy that
was potentially going to be mine. So instead I chose Hazard and it was the best thing that could have happened at that point in my life, he's been my
constant companion and I don't know what I'd do without him.