As you can probably already guess, todays post is not going to be about my students or my classroom. But instead I’ve decided to join a group of lovely ladies for a fun linky party dedicated to OUR PETS!!!!!!
Let me begin by introducing you to the pooch that stole my heart…
This is my dog… JETER!
… and yes he was named after this equally gorgeous NY Yankees shortstop…
Jeter, our dog and not the player :0) , came into our house about 2 1/2 years ago.
Before getting Jeter I was against having another dog in the house. Our previous pooch had died a few months before and I did not want the added responsibility of having to feed, walk, train, and pick up hair…. did I already say PICK UP DOG HAIR?
(As you can see, dog hair inside my house is a BIGGIE for me!)
You’re probably wondering… Then how did she end up with a pet?
Let’s just say that my hubby and the kids can be quite persistent when they want to. After about 2 months, I finally caved in but not before I gave them a list of my requirements.
MOM’s Dog Requirements
1. The dog HAD to be smart or easily trainable
2. He had to have little to no shedding
3. I wanted an indoor dog
4. He had to be really friendly and have a fun loving personality
…and that’s EXACTLY what we found in our Hungarian Vizsla! I can’t imagine my life without him!
He is MY shadow… he follows me EVERYWHERE… and has to be next to me, on me, or touching me at all times… I LOVE IT!!!!
Jeter LOVES to give “besitos” or kisses! He’s especially fond of ears…
He LOVES to cuddle!
He does NOT like to lay on cold floors and prefers fluffy beds. This is his “place”… Whenever we tell him to go “place” he scurries off to his bed…
He is a HYPER dog that needs lots of exercise! He NEVER seems to tire out… He jumps through hoops, fetches, run’s like a madman in our back yard, and is GREAT at finding hidden treats…
One of his favorite activities is to race back and forth across the yard chasing the water from the garden hose. He loves to play this game before bath time…
Vizsla’s are known for their excellent hunting skills and Jeter is no exception. He likes to hunt for lizards… chase birds… track cats that taunt him by walking right through our back yard… and he’s great at alerting us when people walk in front of the house…
This is THE LOOK that melts my heart! Isn’t he GORGEOUS?
Do you have a pet that took you by surprise, like my Jeter, and just captured your heart more than you ever thought possible?
A third-grade teacher with a passion for creating time-saving classroom resources. She enjoys sharing her attempt to juggle it all... grading papers, lesson planning, student referrals, parent communication, test prep, and so much more all while managing a busy home life with two active teens.