Since Rosie (now Bella Rose) was adopted a couple weeks ago, Jet’s personality has really come out. He’s a happy, busy, spirited, snuggly lab puppy. And he’s managed to do the seemingly impossible – he’s won over Belle. Sure, she barks and snarls at him – but her tail gives her away (that slow happy wag). Well, that and the stampede that goes through the house a few times a day – typically in order of size (Jet followed by Bear followed by Belle) – followed by Jet’s parkour/keepaway exercise (jumping on sofa, off and onto chair, off and onto other chair, off and back to sofa – all the while dodging the big dogs). He can push it a bit much with Belle when they all get riled up – but luckily, that’s where St Bear comes in. He steps directly between them and alternates between wresting Jet and grooming Belle. It’s pretty remarkable to see. (Though, since Belle barks during the entire game, it does get less fun for me as time goes on.) Anyway, it still amazes me to glance over and see Jet chewing on Belle’s tail. The wrestling games with Bear are no surprise – nor is the jumping on his back or nipping at his ankles – but the chewing on Belle’s jowls? That privilege had been reserved for Bear only up to now.
He likes everybody – but he LOVES other dogs. LOVES. He desperately wants to play with every pup we meet. He’s still learning the signals – he doesn’t seem to comprehend the idea that another dog might not want to play back. I mean c’mon – it’s so fun! And he’s so cute. Right now, he’s all legs – it’s hard to know how big he’ll end up, but right now, I’d guesstimate around 60 lbs. He’s also quite smart – teaching him to sit for his treats, dinner and stick (his favorite toy) was remarkably easy. And as playful as the little monkey is, he’s just as snuggly. He has the typical puppy play hard, crash hard, and he prefers the crashing be done on the sofa snuggled up with me. Which makes me swoon, particularly when he chases bunnies in his sleep.
So – all this to say – Jet reeeeaaallly needs to get adopted – ASAP. Seriously, the longer he’s here, the more trouble! Assuming the weather cooperates, we’ll be a Pet Supplies Plus on Mockingbird on Saturday – come by and see us!
***** And a quick reminder – the Valentine’s special is still on (runs through the 14th). It’s a great deal! *****