Story Name: My Baby Bennie
From: Lou Symonds
My Jack Russell Story:
Hi, my name is Lou Symonds(short for Louise). My beautiful baby is “Bennie”. He is two in November. I travelled some 200 kms or more to buy Bennie - I was in desperate company of a dog and chose a Jack Russell. He has been the answer to all my dreams. - although I had thought intensely about getting one for more than 12 months after seeing another JR after a house boat trip 2 years before hand. (This was before I read anything about JR's. It still doesn't change my views, even though Bennie is a handful at times.
Although I had some “trialing periods” with him when he was a baby, it has not thrown me from loving him. Some examples are:
Since having Bennie desexed, he has become very aggressive toward my boyfriend’s dog over his food and toys. I have scolded him when he has fought with the other dog and put him outside for a period of time. Although recently, he has refrained from this behaviour.
I do run him 4kms every morning and walk him for 20 minutes every night. What more can a mummy do!!!!
I recently had him desexed - this was last resort (pressures from family and friends in relation to his peeing inside and bonking anything and everything). I cried when I brought him home from the Vet (he was zonked out and ignored me- I was feeling guilty). I don’t believe in castration - it was a last resort). I thought that maybe the vet could just do a “nip and tuck” just like humans - but not so.
He has since stopped “bonking” my boyfriend’s dog but is still “cocking his leg” on my velvet curtains. I told that if I can take the scent away (using vinegar) he should refrain from this habit soon. Unfortunately I was not able to air the house out (because it is too cold) because of winter and Bennie will only go outside if he has to- too cold for him, even though he is housetrained. Anyway, it is now spring and I believe that the vinegar and the warmer weather should do the trick.
I am a computer person by trade and hope to import some pictures of my baby for you to see in the near future. If you don’t have that expertise, I would be happy to receive a letter and photos from you - I will do the same in return, either via the net or in a letter.
Look forward to communicating with you again, hopefully you have the technology of sending me some pictures of your “baby”.
Lou Symonds and “my baby” Bennie
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