Oh our sweet little fur babies. We love them like our kids, but sometimes they just drive. us. mad. Of course, the breed of our pets has a lot to do with their behavior. Higher energy pets need more exercise or they’ll get stir crazy and tear up the house. Same goes for the smart breeds that need constant stimulation to not get bored.
I had what I think might be one of the worst breed combinations in history. The Jack Russel Terrier Dachshund. AKA the Jackschund or Jackweenie. God help me. That little guy was excitable and anxious like a Dachshund but clever and hyper like a Jack Russell. He was constantly walking around the perimeter of the house, doing who knows what. But he never sat still.
And when it came to his behavior, Milo was definitely on the naughty list. Here’s a few of the things he did… he peed on the airbed when my sister came to visit. Making it very clear that he didn’t appreciate her intrusion. He also nipped at whoever dared to come into the house. Family, friends, the gas man, it didn’t matter.
When we traveled to Texas once, Milo jumped out of the car window and got lost for about three hours. Fortunately, the Jack Russell in him was smart enough to find his way back to where we were staying, which was nothing short of a miracle. It was a totally foreign place and he went about ten miles across lanes of traffic to find us.
Milo was constantly getting into trouble. Chewing, digging, getting his head stuck in grocery bags. It was an ongoing battle. He’s not with us anymore, sadly. But if he was, he would absolutely be on Santa‘s naughty list this year.
And he’s not alone. Here are 25 other naughty list pets who are sure to get coal in their stocking.
–Wendy Rush, 96.3KKLZ Las Vegas