Nicknames: Jackie, Kat, Piglet, Gecko (he likes sticking his tongue out to kiss me!)
Birthday: April 16th 2004
Likes: Be around us all the time, smothering you with kisses; licking mom's neck; snuggling with mom; Dentabones, Pet Tabs, Iam's biscuits; Walks; Baths; Wrestling; Dunking snout in his drinking water; Jackie likes mom's after-bath wet towels!
Pet-Peeves: The tomcat who lives in our carport; having his nails clipped; getting ignored; not being included; not bringing him along; you eating and not giving
Favorite Toy: A headless 5-inch teddy bear and the one-eyed monkey (my fault mom, sorry!), a 5-inch stuffed mandrill, his mangled birthday toys, his huge pink teddy and now his minnie mouse from disneyland!
Favorite Food: Science Diet Gourmet Beef in can; Chicken liver & breast; any food with tomato sauce (spaghetti!!!); barbeque; steak; actually anything you would give him; he loves to chew on ice too!
Favorite Walk: The soccer fields of Ateneo de Manila University
Best Tricks: He has a great talent for taking ice-cubes from my mouth without hurting me; grooming me-giving me those small bites wc sometimes hurt; getting his harness & leash from the drawer when you say "LETS GO!!! Let's go for walk!"
Arrival Story: I have always loved dogs, having bred and raised dalmatians in the past. After years of not having puppies around, finally i have Jackie! I immediately got attached to him and his personality and wondered why all this time, i have never had a JRT. These jacks are so full of energy, love and affection! Jackie is so feisty, so intelligent, so inquisitive, always in high spirits, ready to join any activity on a moment's notice! He's the most affectionate boy i've ever had! There is no one sweeter, more faithful, more devoted to me than Jack...
Bio: Jack is always grateful for the little things around him. You should see how affectionate he gets after a snack, a meal or a short walk around the neighborhood. He gives you kisses, as if to say "Oh thank you, that was delicious or... I really enjoyed that!" He never holds back with his feelings : )
Today I see some white flecks on my Jack Russell’s face…
It’s been 5 years since I chanced upon that little rascal.
His eyes beckoned promise and commitment to a unique bond.
A journey through hope and struggle, laughter and tears.
… where LOVE blossomed everyday.
Five years but the little rascal is still at his earnest, never ceasing demand for anything he fancies.
… nothing has changed.
But the white flecks send reminders that he has but a few more years left with me… a fact I cannot change.
…the sadness, always so evident.
He looks at me with the same awe and understanding. I check myself in the mirror and… alas! I have white flecks on my head as well.
… we are growing old TOGETHER.
We didn't go to the fields for a month! Mom was busy and told us that we can only go about twice each month now because gas prices are so high (the fields are a couple of hours drive from where we live). Then she got a little sick, her ulcer came back and she was in bed for a week. Me and Phoebe kept her company and gave her extra little kisses. She kept telling us that as soon as she's better, she will take us - and that she did!
We went back yesterday to the grade school area of this huge university we always go to. We had the whole place to ourselves- the mini soccer field, the pocket gardens, the sunken garden with moss-covered rocks with so many trees, flowers, plants and you can hear exotic birds above flying from one tree to another- they drove me crazy! It was like a scene from Lord of the Rings (BOL). We also walked by the swimming pool and watched a couple of guys do a little Michael Phelps (big fan here)...
The weather was perfect for us. We always like it when there's a little rain and I ran like a maniac! I had too much energy yesterday and I loved it! Me and brother Max enjoyed the fields. Phoebe too but she's always looking behind for mom - always scared to lose sight of her. She brought our snacks but I liked her food better so she gave me some tuna sandwich : -)
Then we sorta felt cramped, we miss the wide open spaces of the high school area so we took a ride and ran in the fields again. I took a dip in the instant pools all over the place! I ran to the pond and was about to go in when mom saw something floating in the water - it was a dead frog. And it was huge! So she let out a scream "Jack No!!!" Mom is crazy - it's just a frog you know... I wonder how that tastes like…
It was getting a little dark so we packed up our things and said good-bye to the place. Hopefully I get to go again next week. I really love this place! Thanks mom :-)
Many times, I wonder why you are that way to me…
You like licking my ears… isn’t that a sign of submission?
But I don’t know how you managed to claim all my toys and my bed…
I share with you my food and snacks but I can never eat from your bowl…
I have to ask your permission if I can join you and mom in bed…
It’s obvious that you’re the favorite:
-Everyone greets you first and they kiss you and carry you in their arms while I settle for a pat on the head…
-When Aunt Kristine needs to buy something from the mini store, you get to tag along everytime…
-When mom makes an errand, she brings you as well…
-Anyone who comes for a visit, they give you a kiss…
-You get to sleep beside mom while I’ve made my own spot by her feet…
-You get jealous when mom kisses me…
-The camera is always aimed at you…
-Most of all, you always get the best part of the meat…
But you know what? I only have to think about the day you arrived in our home. That was the happiest day of my life! Because of you I became a better boy. I have someone to play with and hang around with. Mom doesn’t have to worry about me being alone again. And you make everyone else happy, specially mom!
I know why mom took you in… that’s because she loves me!