Ernie – The Terrorist Puppy

Posted: May 7, 2009 in Pets
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Well.. he’s actually like, 17 months old now.

Ernie is a Jack Russell / Beagle mix and has done everthing from rape every single bed pillow I had to tearing apart all the trash bags and trailing it all over the house.

He destroys toilet paper rolls.. shoes.. stuffed animals.. you name it. Anything with stuffing that he can pull out.. Ernie’s in!

One morning back in February 2008, I woke up and went in the kitchen to get coffee. Chief gave me a morning hug and then said, “.. I got one word for you”  and then whispered PUPPY! in my ear.

That was all I needed to hear.

He knew he wanted a Jack Russell.

NOTE: Let’s face it. We’re fucking masochists!

I knew that I didn’t want to go to a puppy mill. I preferred to go to an SPCA or Rescue Organization. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find one so we wound up at a farm on the country border of our state.

To be honest with you.. the place was clean.. obviously taken care of.. but I couldn’t get out of the car. I was in tears as soon as I heard the dogs barking.

We had taken Spaz with us. He didn’t know where we were going because the puppy was a surprise for him. Chief had felt that Spaz needed something that would be loyal and always be excited to see him. I agreed because animals played an important role in my life.

When Spaz realized I was upset about being there.. he became upset for me.. getting upset with his dad for taking me someplace that was obviously making me sad.

We had to tell him and then he was over the moon. I ventured out of the car a little just in time for the worker to bring out two puppies. One white, the other black.

As soon as Chief held the one that was soon to be named Ernie, he bumped his nose into Chief’s cheek. Chief was like, yep.. he’s the one.

So we paid for him and on the driveway leaving, Spaz asked Chief what his name was going to be. Chief though about it for a minute and then said ERNIE.

I don’t know if he read his personality or Ernie became what his name implied but he is definately an ERNIE.

Goofy.. silly.. a real love bunny.

Ernie will throw himself over your body like a fainting ingenue.. bury his nose in your neck and put his paw on your face and stare at you until he acknowledge him and then he’ll get all wound up and lick three layers of skin off of you!

He has personality to spear and tons of facial expressions. Me and Chief get silly animating Ernie’s thoughts. I’m going to have to take video of us doing it because it jsut won’t translate into print but we’ve given Ernie a little high pitched cartoony voice that we use to express his thoughts.

Sounds weird but … for instance..

Chief initially trained him to walk off the leash. He did this because he said that if for some reason he got away from us or the kids while on the leash, he wouldn’t THINK he got away… or something like that…

Anyway.. the first time we put the leash on him he had no idea what was going on and he wouldn’t walk.. so Chief had to tug and pull and tug and pull …

NOTE: DO not call PETA. Chief wouldn’t do anything to hurt an animal anymore then I would.

His facial expressions were so funny that Chief started saying in Ernie-Voice:

He’s CAH-RA-ZEE! He put a rope… around me NECK.. and he’s DRAGGING ME!!!

I really wish you’d get just how funny it is.. or when “Ernie” says “.. LOVE MEEEEEE!!!”

There are plenty of times when he does something and I just want to scream.. but then he gives me the face above and what can you do? Scoop him up in your lap and give in to the love!

  1. auroracoda says:

    LOL I do the same thing for Daisy the Guinea Pig!

    To me she has this sarcastic babyish valley girl “sound”…like

    “Uhmmm yeah, like, can WOO get off UR fat ass and get me some weddice?”

    She is just such a little Princess. All sweetness and light one moment and a total terror of flying fluff the next. I LOVE that little piggy!

    PS: I am thinking that you should definitely video it…post it on YouTube and embed it here.

    PSS: I dare ya.

    Another PS: I TRIPLE Dog dare ya!

    Yeah…that’s right, you ‘heard’ me right…I went against etiquette and skipped the double dare… :P

    • Leese says:

      .. I tried using the video feature on my digital camera but it didn’t come out too good. I’ll have to ask Bubba tomorrow if he still has his video camera from Christmas… Odds are definately against it but we’ll see…

      And really… girlfriend… you should know by now that one does not need to “dare” me to do anything!!! LOL!!!

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