won't you please all say g'day to the newest member of our household
or - to be more exact
ARCHIE NIGEL McPHERSON - JRT
(Jack Russell Terror.... yes you read that right... TERROR)
Archie is EJ's very first fur baby
(don't you love the name she has given him?)
what a delightful
(and delightfully WICKED)
little man he is
Archie is a Jack Russell Terrier (JRT)
he is now almost 12 weeks old and he joined our gang just over a week ago
after almost a year searching for
just. the. right. mini-hound.
WHAT and action-packed time he has had already!
EJ & Archie at Parkrun
EJ & Archie at hockey
(hey Archie - where's EJ?)
EJ & Archie at soccer
EJ & Archie at cross country
I think you can see why it took us a while
to find just the right mini hound for our maxi sport grrrrrrrrl
and how perfect the breed choice is...
EJ is the human version of a Jack Russell!
But its not all sport sport sport sport sport
a grrrrrrl has to feed and clean and train her fur-baby
so far Archie has learned his name and to come on command
he has learned to sit
(including for his meals - without prompts either -- good boy!)
he has learned to travel and settle quietly in his HUGE crate
(he gets to sleep beside the grrrl child in his crate --- lucky boy!)
he has learned that balls at WONDERFUL fun
EJ is now teaching him to fetch and return items
and to play soccer
with a full sized football
(good grief !!!!!!!!)
and he has also learned to snuggle for lovely laps....