Nicknames: Jack Flash, Jaquito, Jax, JQ, The Boss, Boo
Gotcha Date: July 7th 2006
Birthday: September 1st 2005
Likes: Being picked up and held
Pet-Peeves: Don't know them yet
Favorite Toy: His stuffed elephant, stuffed bone and little squeaky ball
Favorite Food: Purina
Arrival Story: A friend used to own Jack, but then decided that she needed to rehome him. I got word and inquired about him and low and behold, I brought him home a couple of weeks ago.
Bio: He is a sweetheart! He loves to be held. He is a Minature American Eskimo.
****Update: 10/17/08 Jack recently injured himself while playing with his brother. He is just starting to walk on the bad leg, but not much. We start Glucosomine with him and that has seemed to have helped some. We also got him a doggy stroller, so that he may go on long walks with his brother. He can do short ones without the stroller, mainly around the apartment complex, but when we go for a walk around the strip mall, the stroller goes with us. He'll walk for about half of the way. If it bothers him before the half is up, he'll sit down and let us know. Otherwise, when we get halfway, he goes into the stroller and rides like a sweetheart. It's better then being cooped up in the apartment while his brother goes for the long walk, because he needs to...to much energy. We don't want any negative comments about the stroller, ok? We are working with him, and hopefully, he'll be walking normally again, but until then, we are not leaving him in the apartment while his brother gets to go and do things. Thank you for understanding.
Mom got me a new doggy stroller, so now I can go for longer walks! Mom would stay home with me, while my Aunt would take my brother for long walks. I would always want to go, but I couldn't because of my leg. Mom asked some friends about what they think of doggy strollers and why she was considering one. She listened to their advice and purchased one. I'll have Mom put it up on my page, so everyone can see it. It's a peachy-orange color. It has a "roof" like a normal baby stroller. It also has a mesh covering, so I can be closed in, if I want to. I don't want to though! BOL I sit very nicely in it, with the "roof" back and the mesh down. I ride real nice in it.
What Mom does though is, she and Auntie will walk both of us for the first half of the walk, which is all the way around the strip mall that is practically in our back yard. When we get to halfway, Mom will put me in the stroller and my Auntie walks my brother. I always try to make it to halfway, but there have been a few times, where I would sit down before then. If I do that, then Mom puts me in the stroller at that moment.
I am starting to walk better though and I am actually walking...well, more like limping...on it. I still do hop though. Mom is hoping and praying that this isn't permanent. She was going to call my vet again, but started Glucosomine with me first, which seems to help. I wasn't even trying to walk on it before I started taking that. Now, I am trying to walk on it! BOL How much longer should Mom give me? There is improvement. I guess if the improvement stops, then she will call my vet.
I GET TO GO ON LONG WALKS NOW!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!
Until next time,
P.S. Mom will put up the photos of me in the stroller and a pic of the stroller itself, sometime in the next few days.
This is not good. I found out that I dislocated my knee cap this past Thursday. Of course, I couldn't get in to see the vet until this past Monday, because of the holiday weekend. I have been ordered to rest for 10 days and I take a pain medicine/anti-inflammatory to help me with it. Do you realize how hard this is for an American Eskimo? We LOVE to run around and play and stuff! I want to play with my brother, but Mom won't let me. At least, I get to stay by her and that is a great thing. I was also told that I need to lose some weight as well. I can't help it if I have love handles! BOL The vet also said that she thinks that this was happening before I even came to live with Mom and the family. Well, at least it isn't fatal. The worse thing is surgery. We don't want to have to go through that. Mom would freak out. The vet even said the least invasive first, so that is what we are doing.
Another good thing about this is the fact that Mom and Auntie are now babying me! I'm getting spoiled! BOL They carry me around most of the time. They have to carry me outside, because there are stairs out there that they don't want me walking up and down yet. I do get to walk around a little bit outside and a little bit inside as well, but when Mom says it's time to lie down and rest, then I do so...right on her lap! BOL
I'll keep you all updated on my progress though.
I also want to take the time to thank everyone here, for their wonderful get well wishes. I really do appreciate it and a special shout out to Farrah, Flash and their Rainbow Bridge Pals, for not whacking me out of there! BOL Thanks for hovering over me angels! I love you all very much!!
Hi everyone! My name is Jack. I am a Minature American Eskimo dog. My previous owner had to rehome me. Thankfully, my new Mom, lives in the area. She drove 2 1/2 hours, to come and get me.
I admit, I was scared at first, but I have adjusted. I've been here for about two weeks now. I met Gypsy Road, my older brother, and Keifer and Sugar (the cats). Keifer is up for adoption, if anyone wants him. Otherwise, he's going to the SPCA or 10 Lives.
Gypsy Road celebrated his birthday yesterday. He turned one! I love it here. My new Mom and Auntie are wonderful! I love being held and picked up. I'm so sweet and docile, but I am the Alpha here! BOL I have already showed Gypsy Road that. I'm a little sneak. BOL
Mom also told me about Farrah and Flash. How I wish that I could have met them. They sound so nice. In fact, Mom uses Farrah's retractable leash for me.
I sleep with Mom on her bed, at night. I'm so happy!