Here are the puppy photos! These were taken in front of my grandpa’s sliding glass door.
There were seven dogs in this house this week.
No one was hurt.
There were turds on the carpet a few times.
And Willie did quite a bit of growling. But he does that anyway- especially when the puppies interrupt his game of fetch. Both puppies retrieve, but Willie’s game cannot be interrupted by such rank amateurs.
The puppies are prone to charging around and play fighting like small gremlins. They also make gremlin sounds, and just to be careful, no one can feed them after midnight.
This is what one gets when puddin’ JRT’s are bred with long-legged JRT’s. The short-legged dogs are dominant to the long-legged ones, but the short-legged dogs often will produce long-legged puppies. Rhodie is very long-legged. She is already taller than Willie at the shoulder, and she will probably be a slightly heavier dog than he is. Her long legs make her quite fast, and seeing as she is only three months old, she can run pretty darn fast– which is really bad because she is prone to running off when you’re not looking.
Rhodie will also try to surf the web. If she is on a lap and a laptop is up, the cursor on the screen will have her transfixed. She has figured how that the cursor moves when a finger is placed over the sensor pad– so she is now putting her paw on the the pad to make the sensor move. This is not necessarily a good thing!
Cammie is going to be a total diva. In just a few weeks’ time, she will be living with the ultimate dog spoiler.
She doesn’t much like other dogs around her, and she playfights much more roughly than Rhodie, who will sometimes run and ask to be picked up in order to avoid those teeth. Cammie likes to hide under the couches and ambush her longer-legged sister, who normally outruns her when they play fetch. If Cammie gets the toy first, she will try to take it under the couch the couch.
I’ve never seen anything as creative as two Jack Russell puppies. They figure out how to get into the weirdest situations, and they find the most banal objects amazing.
It was a big mistake to try to use a Cool Whip bowl as a water dish.
They drank out most of the water, and then Rhodie decided that it would make a fun toy. And the two of them tore it to pieces– after spending several days having very fierce sounding play-fights over it.
The only thing this week needed was for us to buy some lab rats and let the puppies kill them.
Then they’d be “sporting terriers.”