Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The dog formerly known as Jack

If you follow this blog daily, and you read yesterdays post about the block party you are not too surprised to see the title of this post, are you? Ahhh, you know me so well, don't you?

He is all ours now. It is official. This amazing guy is 4 years old, sweet as sugar, and we got him the minute the shelter opened this morning.

We know his history because his owner died and he was surrendered to the shelter. This dog hit the jackpot lottery today. I would think that being a dog in a nice Jewish family is a slam dunk in terms of canine lifestyle. He will never know bad weather, he will have the finest medical attention and when it comes to eating, G-d Forbid he should want for anything.

The only thing we need to do is re-name him, according to the shelter his name is/was Jack. Having a Jack Russell Terrier named Jack is just too cliche for me, and besides, Jeff and I have a nephew named Jack Slutsky so that is nixed. Our previous Jack Russells had names related to the Beatles, and while we could go there again, we are letting the older children assist in the selection of his new and improved name. (Unless Mitchell continues suggesting Ohio State players and random streams of conscienceness)

So, NU, he is a Jewish boy now and we will announce his name on the eighth day. I guess since he is neutered we can skip the circumcision ceremony and go straight to the brunch. I am open to suggestions for names, so take a look at his precious smiling face, and leave a comment. We have seven days left to make our decision.

Mazel Tov to our new dog formerly known as Jack. Brunch is next Thursday at 11:00.


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Jack for hitting the Jewish Jackpot! The poor little guy has been through some trauma with his owner about naming him something familiar - his former owner's name...if he was old, I am sure it was something fabulous!

The Husband said...

I like Perro Si Nombre. Call him Sy for short

The Husband said...

I like "Perro sin nombre" We can call him Sy for short

The Husband said...

That's all we needed. One more living thing to poop, pee and scratch the wordwork in the house

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Mack the Jack.

Nothing shocks me anymore... said...

ANYTHING you pick is more original then the two that live next door to me.. Yah... you guessed it.. Jack and Russell... OH! The originality just oozes into my yard..

Anonymous said...

(lurker coming out of the woodwork)

I think he looks like a Remi / Remy.


ree said...

Rufus. He looks like a Rufus!

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