Saturday, March 21, 2009

Introducing JR

After many lengthy discussions, K and I decided that the household was just too quiet without Spanky, not that he was a "noisy" dog, but a very entertaining one...we also decided we wanted to "rescue" a Jack Russell in need of a good home. (I also knew we'd get another dog and didn't want too much time to pass for our two other furbabies to be just two and then add a third, I didn't want them to get used to one routine and then switch YET AGAIN, I wanted an easy transition for them) So I perused Petfinder.com and there were TONS of Jack Russells looking for homes. I think most people think Jack's are cute, but don't realize that they are HIGH ENERGY dogs...however we live in an ideal situation for Jack's...we live on a farm with lots of activity going on daily and the dogs are a part of our working day as well as our personal home life. So I found two candidates...one was in Virginia and had an adoption in the works and one was in Illinois...so we applied for Illinois and in about 3 days I drove the 10 hour round trip and adopted him. Isn't he cute? So far he's working out wonderfully, although he's still very unsure of the horses and barks at them at every opportunity. He is by no means a replacment for Spanky, Spanky Doodle will always be in our hearts, but JR is a nice addition to our family and I'm glad we were able to "rescue" him...

...there will be more JR stories coming...he's a Jack Russell...there's ALWAYS cute stories about Jack Russells! LOL...

7 comments:

Jackie said...

What a cutie Paula! I hope you have many happy years with your new puppy!!!!

Crafting Joanne said...

Awwww, what a cutie he is bless him. Wishing you all ever happiness with your new addition to the family.

Alicia said...

You gotta love that face wishing you many years of companionship with your new family member.

MollyD said...

a barn is not complete until there is a dog...love the newest family member!

mamichelle said...

He is adorable!!! Best wishes with JR!

Anjou Krelovich said...

He's adorable!

Jan said...

OMGOSH! He is soooo cute!!! Enjoy your new puppy Paula!