30 March 2009

Dogs are Funny

I'm not quite a crazy dog owner, but nearly. I co-parent a Jack Russell/Mini Foxy dog that is the cutest and naughtiest dog ever. She is full of fun and is bascially the life of the party. When I go to my parents house they are more excited to see Jessie, the dog, than me. She is the favourite grandchild/dog and even the kids know it.

Jessie just loves to swim and when we go to my parents on the weekend she dives in the pool and starts doing laps. She gets really irritated when the kids get in the pool as she is a bit of a pool hog. Due to this pool hogging she has had numerous bans slapped on her as she also gets a bit bitey. This summer she progressed from her laps and boogie board riding to full speed swimming races against kids and adults. It's hilarious to watch as she eyes her competitor sideways and paddles as fast as her 3 inch legs will propel her.

As nutty fans of Jack Russells the family did a trip to Vacy a couple of weekends ago for the Jack Russell races. Basically a country fair, it was absolutely hilarious watching these pint-sized dogs racing up and down a make-shift track. Not all the dogs actually finished the race and a lot turned back before the finish line and others had to be picked up and walked to the finish line which made for a great race.

Here is Jessie, a-la Barbra Streisand. My sister took this pic of Jessie trussed up in my niece's cut off ponytail. What can I say - it made us laugh. Poor Jess, what she has to suffer for a few cheap laughs.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

oh my dog millie would love the races...but she has a bad habit at the moment at barking at everything...
and she is syill a little young...love the costume...

Katy said...

my, what pretty hair you have, Babs ;)

Snippety Gibbet said...

That's hilarious!!! Thanks for sharing that post.

I would love to have a Jack Russell. I am so envious of you.

jan

Amy C said...

I love your sense of humor - that is a hilarious pic and your dog looks so cute

design for mankind. said...

hahahah that's hilarious!