Saturday, April 30, 2016

All Good Things Must End, Puppy Jack

Friday evening we had Puppy Jack out on the porch. The Pony wanted a new picture of him to text to various girls. So he squatted down on his heels and tried to get Jack into the frame. Puppy Jack had other ideas. He's an inquisitive sort. As The Pony held the phone ready, Jack rushed up and sniffed it. His little puppy nose hit the camera button, and he TOOK A SELFIE! Much to his own surprise.


Not a flattering angle for you, Jack. And no fair including Val in the background, behind the prison bars of Baby Genius's rocking chair, now relegated to the front porch and the elements by Hick. Yep. Them's Val's red Crocs. And the chicken house in the distance, where no chicken deigns to sleep.

Perhaps Puppy Jack's expression is due to the disturbing news he overheard from Val.
HICK IS RETURNING TONIGHT!

Yeah. Hick is no longer across the pond, allowing Val and The Pony carte blanche with Puppy Jack's nighttime whereabouts. So it's off to the hutch for our dear puppy. He can handle it, though. He's much more self-assured than when he arrived. He doesn't even want to be held! He wants to gallop with his little bowed back legs along the porch boards, sounding like a herd of...well...bow-legged puppies on stampede.

One more week, and we hope to let Puppy Jack roam. Depends on his step-ascending, and more importantly descending abilities. He'll still have to be put up for a couple more weeks while we're at school. Can't have him running after Juno, and then getting pupnapped by a neighbor.

More on Hick's early return tomorrow.

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    1. Even the pups are in on this trend!

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  2. I think you're falling in love with this adorable little guy. Who wouldn't?

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    1. As much as I had qualms about Puppy Jack's heritage...I AM starting to fall in love with him.

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  3. He seems to have a natural talent for photography!!

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    1. AND...if somebody hadn't already snatched up the name, he could have started YELP dot COM!

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  4. No more cougar and cub fun in the mansion for you and Jack.

    What a shame.

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    1. Let the record show that my reply to Stephen above was all about PLATONIC love, Madam.

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  5. Smart puppy, it is the dachshund genes!

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    1. He got the waddle and the bowed legs and half the body and the smarts...but he didn't get the ears! Or the coloring.

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  6. Beware the hawks and birds of prey; they can easily grab an animal 12 pounds or under the news guy said. I'd hate to see that little short legged baby get et.

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    1. Funny you should mention that! And I don't mean funny ha-ha.

      Just this morning Hick opened the front door and saw Juno chasing a hawk. "She run right after it. I saw its shadow as it took off."

      When he went outside, he found a dead chicken that the hawk had killed and not been able to carry off. I guess my fierce, fierce Juno put the kibosh on that plan.

      So now we might keep Puppy Jack put up for three more weeks, only letting him out while we're in the yard with him. He IS quite tiny. When he's bigger, though, he'll live like a king.

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  7. He's a smart young pup, knowing how to take a selfie at his age. I caught a loose dog yesterday that was half pit bull and half blue heeler. He was very friendly but glad when his owner came to pick him up.

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    1. Heelers are feisty. As much as people love pit bulls and tout their gentle nature...I am wary of that breed. Leopards can't change their spots, you know. Hundreds of years of breeding for aggressiveness cannot be swept under the rug.

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