“One Thanksgiving day, my husband Bob was online, and through the Mayflower Corgi site found Jack. He wasn’t a rescue — there were none available at the time — but he was nine months-old and up for adoption. Jack had shown as a puppy, won some first places, but they had decided to keep only so many males, and felt his personality suited him to life as a pet.”
We met “Foxtail Silversaddle Sweet Storm” (aka Jack) that following Sunday and never looked back. He came into our home, raced through it sniffing and inspecting everything, and then stretched out on the living room floor, ending up on his back for belly rubs. That’s how Jack stole our hearts!”
Jack takes the green ball outdoors.
“He’ll race in the snow snow and burrow in it, using his face as a mini plow!
Our “Jack Frost”.
“He relishes his walks in Highland Park, a place to race, check ‘p-mails’, meet up with other dogs, and enjoy all the sniffs of nature!”
“Two of Jack’s cousins, who love taking him for a walk when they visit. Jack loves playing ball with five year-old Madalyn.”
“On the trail with Sophie, the New Hampshire Shih-Tzu he’s got a big crush on.”
“Ahhh, puppy love!”
“Jack had to be crated for 23 and 1/2 hours a day for eight weeks. No stairs, no toys, no running or even trotting. He could only be ambulatory for 2 minutes at a time with at least 30 minutes in between times, so we’ve had to carry him outside to do his business and then carry him back in. Jack had his sutures removed on January 25th.”
“We took him for his latest visits to Tufts yesterday, where he had well over an hour with the doctor thoroughly checking him out! They feel he’s walking well with minimal weakness and incoordination in his hind legs which has improved since his last visit. Though he’s still crated, we are now able to add two five-minute “walks” to his day, and in three weeks we can start adding five minutes a week to the walks. His doctor is hoping that eight weeks from today he can be back to fairly normal activity — barring stairs in excess of 1-2 steps, which he will need to avoid for a few weeks more than that. While he warned us that Jack — though not 100% — might be “fully recovered” in terms of his coodination at this point, he said he wouldn’t be surprised if we continued to see some improvement. So, while he may not run 90 mph anymore, it sounds like Jack will still be running around, hopefully for many years to come. :)”
“Jack can’t wait to get back to defending his yard from the evil machinations of the squirrels that frequent our property. Silly Corgi that he is, he can be sunning himself and pay no notice to a squirrel ten feet away.”
“I know we’re biased, but Jack’s the greatest!”