Monday, March 23, 2009


I have a Jack Russell terrier, which I have to admit, is more spoiled by my husband then any of our children ever were. The dog is so interactive with each of our personalities; he knows which buttons to push on each of us.

Freddie, the Jack Russell was named by my daughter, he was her dog, Freddie although loved very much was not being very good at her home. He constantly bothered the older dog and never let him alone, not to mention his household habits (potty training) wasn’t going to well.

On his visits to my house he behaved differently perhaps because he didn’t have another dog to compete with, and it was simple to potty train him at my house. It was easy to see he was happy here and the older dog (Buddy) was happy to leave him here. It was a win - win all around, no guilt about giving Freddie up for adoption, knowing you can see him whenever you wanted and that he was happy.

Over the years Freddie has given us much joy, he watches TV (only when there are animals on) and he knows the commercials that have animals on and when he hears them he comes running, with a toy in his mouth and he stands in front of the TV. I see his face getting older now, but his personality is still as it was when he was just a puppy.

I finally got him to stay still long enough in the right spot so that I could get a picture of the heart on his back. God must have placed it there to remind us how much love a dog can bring into ones life.

"Love makes ones soul dance to a universal sound that can only be heard by the heart."

LuLu Borealis


3 Peeps Designs said...

Such a sweet post!

Garden Gate Designs said...

Freddie is adorable. If you get the chance, check out "Wishbone" on WVIZ channel 13. It comes on about 1 or 1:30 p.m. every weekday. It is about a Jack Russell Terrier called Wishbone. In his dreams he recreates himself as Robin Hood, Icabod Crane, etc. My small Grandaughter and I watch it twice a week when I babysit her and she just loves it. You can also get the "Wishbone" books at the library.

Rosemary, Garden Gate Designs

Drawn to The Sea said...

There's nothing better than a dog. :-)

Blue Butterfly said...

He's so cute.. :D I've got a dog, a westie, and he's just like Freddie when he sees animals on tv. He mostly growls at them as if they were real. haha-

Cherry Tart Design said...

OMG he's so adorable! I had a jack russell mix that I loved. They're soooo cute!


LOVE your Freddy...thanks for sharing him!


Briana E. said...

Painfully cute pup!