Pomeranian/Jack Russell Terrier
Picture of Parker, a female Pomeranian/Jack Russell Terrier

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Home:Tacoma - Proctor District, WA  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Parkie, Parker Anne, Parkerella, Parkette, Rat, Cutest Doggie in the World, Puppy Wuppy, Puppy Pants

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog

To play/wrestle, hide chew-toys in my bed and chase bugs. Oh, and lick everyone's ears. She'll lick your brain out through your ear if you let her...

I can't think of any - she's the most tolerant dog I've ever met.

Favorite Toy:
Her bat, the dog she got from grandam, or her duckie (all plush).

Favorite Food:
corn chips or steak (which she's only had once, but boy did she go through the tricks for the second piece!).

Favorite Walk:
She loves to go anywhere, walking or riding.

Best Tricks:
"Get * and bring it to me" (she'll get whatever you ask for and then put it in your hand). She also will turn full circles on her back legs, which is very cute.

Arrival Story:
I spent years trying to convince my ex-husband for a dog only to be shot down because he has asthma. We eventually separated and I would have gotten my own dog, but I moved into an apartment we had planned to move into together which didn't allow them. About 5 months after our separation, he calls excited for me to meet his new puppy. I was livid, needless to say. Besides the obvious, he had just broken his foot so it seemed like a bad time to adopt a puppy. I was pretty sure he wouldn't be able to take care of her, but kept my mouth shut. I met her and fell in love with her. (I can say that as adorable as she is now, when she was 3 months old it should have been illegal!) A couple of months later I decided to move into a house with a nice yard that allowed dogs. My ex called and asked if I wanted Parker because he couldn't take care of her. I immediately said yes. The day before I moved I decided to borrow her for a few hours to get to know her. I went to take her back to my ex and he wasn't home. I took her home with me and she helped us move the next day. He never took her back, and the rest is history.

Parker is a wonder dog. I know a lot of people say that, but she really is. When she was just under 1, she dislocated her hip. I called the vet and they said she probably pulled a muscle and to keep an eye on her. She seemed to be trying to walk on it, so I wasn't overly concerned. A few days later she was looking ill, so I took her in. They poked and prodded her legs and hips and she didn't even wince. They took an x-ray to check for blockage in her intestines since she seemed bloated and found her hip dislocated. They said they couldn't fix it without complex surgery at that point. (She was bloated because she had a hard time squatting to go on her bad leg.) We took her home to try and figure out surgery ($1500 we didn't have). In the mean time she started using her leg and doing fine. The vet was surprised but said we could hold off and see how she did. She started doing everything like normal, including jumping up on my bed, chasing things and running in the yard, so we were glad and went on with life. Then, about a year and a half ago she broke her pelvis in a freak accident. Right through from the holes for her spinal cord through the right side. Her bone looked like Pac Man in the x-rays. So now we were looking at $$4500 surgery to put a plate in. She was on crate rest for 6 weeks, with us carrying her out and giving her meds everyday, etc. By the end of that 6 weeks she was walking pretty well and quite anxious to get out. We were making sure she didn't do any jumping, etc. I was reading on my bed about a week later and she jumped up to join me. I was shocked! She continued to act normal, not even with a limp. So I took her to an orthopedic specialist to talk surgery one day. He looked at the x-ray and then at her and asked if I was sure this was the same dog. He examined her and said "What you have is a miracle dog!" She had not only healed her pelvis, but her muscle had formed a new joint for her leg to fix her hip. He was amazed that she didn't even have an odd gait. Her leg bone had grown to adjust to the new joint and even though in an x-ray you can see one leg is clearly shorter, you would never have any idea that she had a problem. She tears around the yard, runs on the hard wood floor for tennis balls, jumps up onto my tall bed, and turns circles balancing on her back legs for treats. Not to mention jumps straight up in the air when I get home from work. :)

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