Wishbone


Jack Russell Terrier
Picture of Wishbone, a male Jack Russell Terrier

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Home:Nepean, ON, Canada  
Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Nicknames:
Wishy, Wishby, Buddy

Quick Bio:
-purebred

Likes:
To steal remote controls, his collar

Pet-Peeves:
To be left alone

Favorite Toy:
Nylabone

Favorite Food:
Loved all food

Favorite Walk:
Everywhere

Best Tricks:
play dead

Arrival Story:
Wishbone was actually my mom's dog, however they lived with us for 2 years and he became 1 of the family.

Bio:
Farfalle's biological half brother (same doggy mom). A talented thief, he would often grab entire loaves of bread out of the grocery bags before we even had a chance to put them away! Sadly, After a brief battle with liver failure, Wishbone moved on to the Rainbow Bridge Sept. 2003. He was often referred to as "my buddy". Like all things he did have his faults... We were never able to fully house train him, and he had a penchant to get into scraps with Bazil. But through all this, he was a good tempered, faithful, energetic, crazy ass companion. Over the span of a few days he developed some sort of liver problem which caused his liver to stop functioning. He was jaundiced, unable to hold down any food, and was quickly becoming very dehydrated. The vet gave us several options including some very invasive procedures, we painfully decided that the best option was to put Wishy to sleep. The surgery option would have been painful for him, and may not have clearly diagnosed the issue anyway (not to mention the financial issues). So we all waited in the vet's examination room so that Wishy could be brought in so we could say our final goodbye's. The wait seemed to last an eternity, the four of us standing there, dreading what was about to happen, but knowing that it truly was the only humane option. I remember hearing the steps of the vet as she approached the room, footsteps which foreshadowed what was about to happen. Wishy was brought in, and looked worn out, but very happy to see us. We said our final goodbye's and the Vet euthaniszed him. It was over very quickly. He did not appear to be in any pain in his final moments, he simply laid down, as he had thousands of time before and went to sleep. When the ordeal was over, we removed his collar, this time without any objections. The only time in his existence where we were able to remove it without him shoving the tags in his mouth and glaring at us as if to say "do it, and you're in trouble". People say that pets are therapeutic and I honestly think they are. More than that though, they are non judgmental, comforting in difficult times, and give their affection without hesitation or expecting anything in return (except for maybe a belly rub). On Sept. 14th 2003, we lost one of our best friends ... Farewell, Wishy.

The Groups I'm In:
!!!!!!!!**Ottawa-Area Pets**!!!!!!!!, 'Just Jacks', Jack Russells of canada and their friends, JRT Dawgs

I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 13th 2004 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
61359


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