Decker Dog, FEATURED ON EXPLORE FEB. 25, 2011
Split Hair Jack Russell
Crop of previous shot
Looking like the little bandit he is! LOL!
11 years ago coming home from work, I rounded a corner on highway 16 to see some kind of critter running right toward me down the yellow line, and just had dodged two log trucks, and several cars (or I might say they were all trying to keep from hitting him :O)
At about that time I saw movement over in the ditch, and it was a Chayote in hot pursuit, that little thing running down the yellow line was hairless, and was even hard to tell exactly what it was.
It was obvious it was about to become the Chayote’s next meal. I pulled over, and tried to coax that unidentifyable thing into my car. It paused a moment, looked at the Chayote, and ran right on past me.
I had to move on as the traffic was just crazy, and I was about to get myself killed over something I wasn’t even for sure what it was.
My mind was whirling as I continued to drive along, at first I decided not to go back, but in the back of my mind I kept seeing that aweful scene. So I turned back to give that critter one more chance to get in my car for safty.
Heading back, I rounded a corner again to see it still running for its dear life down that yellow line, and I drove a good piece ahead of it, pulled over, opened my door, and begin patting my leg, and screaming, “come on boy, come on!!”
This time it took me up on my offer, and I guess decided I might be the lessor of the two evils.
The animal didn’t even slow down, ran right across my lap, and hit the door on the other side of my car. Knocking itself out, and fell to the floor board.
It lay there till I got home, and we just kept looking at one another. I finally could see it was a small dog…not on hair one its body.
This is Decker 11 years later, and it took me some time to nurse him back to health. He is the sweetest dog ever, and has brought much joy to my life, and some grief. LOL! He is fearless when it comes to other male dogs, he will jump on a Great Dane, and try his best to kill it, and yet living on the mountain, and in the forest he is deathly afraid of the dark. LOL!
He knows whats out there that can eat him!!
So, this is my Decker Dog, this is how Decker became a member in our family, and he is loved by everyone who meets him, and he loves everyone, and he lives to go riding in the car, and for hiking, and playing in the river.