Nicknames: Jackster, Jackie, Jack the Pumpkin King, Jackipoo
Birthday: July 21st 2003
Likes: playing at the beach, long walks, napping on my mom's bed, my porch
Pet-Peeves: not being able to get the darn squirrels.
Favorite Toy: tug 'o war rope, chewie throw toy.
Favorite Food: cheese even though I think I'm being given some meds.
Favorite Walk: To the dog park and around Coffee Pot Bayou/North Shore park area.
Best Tricks: paw with both paws...I'm getting good at leave its. :)
Arrival Story: I had been at the SPCA for two months. The people there were really friendly but I wanted a real home with people who could give me lots of love and attention. I was eating but I was so nervous and excited all the time that i had gotten really skinny. This nice lady natalie and her niece Sarah came by and I got to meet them. I was so excited to be out of the family room, which they kept me in during the day cause I had been there so long. So, I didn't really pay too much attention to them but when they called me I came over and got a treat. I even gave them paw. They left me there that day but a few days later after I got some operation I didn't really like, the nice lady and her sister came by and brought me home.
Bio: We live in an apartment and I don't have a yard which I'd really like but I get tons of love and the attention I want. I recently got a sister named Abigail..she's a golden puppy...she's kind of mean to me but I like her non the less. I also like my cousins Lucky, a schnauzer, and Maui, a Golden Retriever. I got hit by a car a couple of months ago..and it was really bad. I guess the vet said I shattered my elbow and ended up having to stay away from my house for two days. I'm getting better but I still have this darn limp and mom still doesn't let me go down the stairs.
So...someone mentioned that I didn't say anything about my accident on my page. In august my mom was really stressed out and she took a week off of teaching summer school so she coudl relax and hang out with us before she started the new year. It was monday and we went to the dog park early and when we got back she released us to go upstairs to our apartment. Well...abby started to run around the stairs and down the alley and I followed her in hot pursuit with mom running behind us yelling to come back... As soon as we got to the busy street. I got hit by a big truck. The truck kept going and I was hurting really bad and didn't know what happened to me. I saw mom come up and she looked worried. She was also screaming and muttering to herself that I had just got hit by a car. I think she and I were both in lots of shock. Abby just hung out right by us. This lady had heard the whole thing and came out to ask mom if she needed help. She did. She ran back and threw abby in her crate and grabed her truck. When she got there mom was still crying and i tried to jump in the car...but she grabbed me and picked me up into the back. All the way there mom seemed really stressed and i eventually laid down to get some rest. We got to the vet and the rest was a blur. I got meds and paid releavers and the had to stay the night without mom. Then next day mom took me to a specialist who performed a surgery which I heard put 4 pins in my elbow which had be shattered. Three days after the accident I got to finally go home. I slept for a long time and mom had set up sod on our porch where I did my business. She also put her bed on the floor so I didnt' try to jump up on it. After three months of potting on the sod I finally got the ok to walk downstairs and have been walkign and slowly running for the last couple weeks. It was a huge ordeal but all is well. I'm glad to be healthy again and soon I'll get to run free at the dog park but mom keeps me on a leash when we go for now.
My vet said that I can go downstairs now...and in a month I get to run... oh yeah...running...gosh I miss running. My elbow still bothers me and I have this limp which makes people when my mom is walking me ask all about it. I'm sure my mom likes the attention but I wish I didn't have the limp. Anyway...I'm free and my mom is taking me places again. It's kind a full load now that we have my sister...but she is cool with dragging two dogs around. I might get to start going to the dogpark. I have to promise to be good though...I'm always good. (wink, wink)
I'll keep you posted on how my recovery goes. I hear there is a beach trip planned soon. Oh yeah...SWIMMING!!!!!!!!!!! HOW FUN!!!!!
We moved. I didn't handle to move very well. I've been acting up. I'm upset cause we live with this new guy and I miss just living with mommy. I pitch big fits when she goes to work. I'm trying to behave but I'm just want to go back. We went and saw this lady this weekend though and she taught mommy all these new tricks on how to get me to behave. I dont' like them but I know mom is just trying her best. She's stressed at this new job and I know I haven't really helped but she loves me. I think I heard her say we are starting obedience classes next weekend. She's really excited. I can't wait to be around the other dogs. :) We went to a trail this weekend and that was fun and I know if I behave I'll get to go again. I do miss my cousins in st. pete though. :( but I will be ok.. Ok, gotta go get in my crate so mom can go to work. Bark Bark