Last October we brought young Oscar to our home in L.A. From a scared, insecure dog, he slowly changed into an amazing companion, sweet, playful, obedient, and with more energy than the Energizer Bunny on caffeine. That energy poses a small problem: Chief, our aging Jack Russell, simply cannot keep up with him. We discussed the possibility of getting a third, young dog to be playmate with Oscar. It happened a little sooner than we thought. Meet Bucky, a 4 year old Jack Russell with a lot of personality, but quite a bit of sweetness mixed in.
Buck is another rescue dog, who was living under pretty bad conditions, kept outside without much human contact or affection. We thought he was a different type of Jack Russel, with a tan color, but after his first bath, we discovered he is in fact snowy white, and the previous “color” was just Oklahoman dirt ingrained in his fur for years! Because he had never been inside a home, he was afraid of everything: doors, appliances noises, TV, but got better each day. We’ve had him for almost 3 months now, but unfortunately the journey has not been bump-free. Chief won’t accept the newcomer, and we’ve had to deal with some intense fighting, some quite scary.
Do you think I look like my brother Chief? Well, that’s because we are half brothers, same Mom, different Dad!
We are committed to keeping this family together, and hope that with time they will learn to co-exist. Buck (aka Bucky) is a very calm Jack Russel, and the only dog we’ve been able to take with us golfing. He sits in the cart, patiently waiting while we are on the green, and rides along with us through great shots and bad shots (those, for the most part, are mine… ;-))
But, bring on a hose into the equation, and off he goes!
How could we possibly let this dog find another loving home? No way!
ONE YEAR AGO: Grating Tomatoes (and loving it!)
TWO YEARS AGO: Peach Pie