Little Jack Russell Man
I just lost my 7 year old JRT I called Jack Man.
He died as a result from what your site refers to as the Napoleon complex.
He was a great little shorty, all muscle and tough as the governor of California used to be.
He would never leave my side day in or day out, and was as obedient as you could ever want a dog to be. All except for one particular night.
We had moved from a place in the country where Jack Man could run and roam to his heart's content. But we had to move because of my changing jobs and began renting a little house in a quiet neighborhood.
It's a small town and everyone who lived on our street let their dog run free. I was relieved because Jack Man was used to being loose, so I let him roam like the others.
Everything was fine for months and he had adjusted to urban life fine and had made friends with the people just down the street who also owned a large male Jack Russell named Digger, and a sweet little female named Bailey.
The three of them became inseparable.
The thing I was not aware of is that Bailey came into heat and was drawing every dog from miles around. I noticed Jack Man was staying gone for longer periods of time, but I had no idea. I just thought he was visiting with the neighbors.
One night he didn't come home at all. And this
was not like my little Jack Man. I searched and called for him most of that night. Finally I just prayed he'd make it home by morning.
Come morning the awful news came to my front door. A nice lady down the street said she thought my dog was laying very still down by the neighbor's hedge.
There wasn't a mark on his body. We think his neck was broken and death very quick.
It turns out, Jack Man had faced-off against a dog 4 times his size. Some of the neighbors had overheard the commotion and peeped out to see it was my dog and a Doberman going at it. Days later, the dog was pointed out to me...he WAS big.
Jack Man was like your typical full-blooded Jack Russell... he had no sense of his own size and wouldn't back down to anyone or anything. Like you said, the Napoleon complex.
Yep he had it. Gosh I miss him.
Before I go, I just want to say how much I enjoy your site. There's a couple of pictures here that resemble my Jack Man.
When I recover a bit more I'll be taking out an ad on your site asking for JRTs that are for sale or adoption. But I'm not ready just yet.
Thanks for the chance to express my feelings for little Jack Man, and thanks for the page on pet grave markers. I found just what I was needing to set on Jack Man's grave.
Rest in peace little guy.