Deuce Fail

19 01 2009

So our dog is primarily a Jack Russel Terrier, with a little bit of Chihuahua. You can barely tell his dad has any chihuahua, so you can’t really tell by looking at Deuce. I’ll admit if he did look just a little like a Chihuahua I don’t know if I would have wanted him. I know that’s a horrible thing for me to say.

When we go Deuce, we did all sorts of research on him, bought books, spent hours on google, and listening to what other Jack Russell owners had to say about theirs pups.

So here’s what expected:

  1. Fast and Energetic, needs tons of space to run free.
  2. Attention whores. They love attention and needs constant affection.
  3. Loves to explore, they are known for being so adventurous that one of the worries is they don’t come back home.
  4. They have a Napolean complex. They think they are much bigger than they are and try to dominate bigger dogs.
  5. They can jump up to 5 feet high, biggest Jack Russell trait.

So those are the biggest traits of all Jacks’ and I was prepared for all of it. I was really looking forward to most of them, practically all of it. I take that back I want him to come home.

And you may ask, “How does Deuce fail?!” Let’s see:

  1. He’s energetic and fast sure. When you scare him to death!! He’ll have his boughts of energy running back and forth non-stop for an hour, but then he’ll just walk around doing nothing. But the moment a cat scares him he’s like a lightening bolt.
  2. Which being a scardy cat pretty much kills the Napolean complex. He gets so scared and intimated he’ll run under the bed to take cheap shots at your toes. As if we can climb under there he hids even deeper under the bed.
  3. He likes to sniff around outside, check things out, but he’s only looking for cat food. He gets a small wiff of it and he bolts straight for the cat food. Weird dog I tell ya. He never disappears. Except for once, some how the backdoor opened he went to explore and told no one. Dad closed the door thinking he was inside the house. Next we find him at the door crying to come in. I guess he realized his comfy bed was inside. lol.
  4. He can’t jump. He can’t jump for shit. Not even if his life depended on it. I’m lucky if he gets 2 inches off the ground for his treat. And it’s still barely a jump, he’s holding onto my leg when he does it. I can put him up on our bed, hold his favorite treat out and for the life of him he can’t jump down to get his treat. Deuce is so afraid of heights. It’s funny and sad at the same time.

The only thing he adheres to is the love whore. He’s like a cat, he’ll bite (nibble) your hand until you pet him in the right place. He barks at you if you are cuddling up with anyone and he’s not included. He gets so mad when Preston and I are on the bed, not even cuddling, playing video games and he’s not laying down in the middle. Maybe if he could jump he would be there more, jeez.

I love my dog though, just wish he could jump.



One response

27 01 2009

hahaha. ooooh puppy. I know dogs go through a serious fear stage from 4 months to about 8 months. maybe once he passes that he’ll feel a bit more secure about being a little chicken. Ceri is defintiely in that spot now. She jumps even when nothing moves or makes noise. the other night she “thought” she saw something move and jumped mid pee…there were yello spots flecked all over the snow. lol. and needless to saw what scared her was a stationary pipe that HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE.

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