Here in the Wilson home we recently did a Q & A with the new guy on the block, namely Jackson Wilson. The interview went pretty well so I thought it would be nice to share and a good way for you, our long distance family and friends and blog visitors, to get to know him.
Q. So Jackson, how old are you now and do you go by any other names?
A. Oh I’m almost four months, have been living here with mom and dad for two months now, but it seems like it’s been about a year or two. It’s a pretty cool place. They call me Jackson, but I’m a.k.a. Colonel Jack, Jack, Super Stud, Mister, Dude, and Buddy, they throw all kinds of names at me and think I’m catching on.
Q. I noticed you needed a nap in between our interview, are you pretty tired because you’re growing so fast?
A. Yeah it wipes me out sometimes. I’ve gone to the vet and found out I’ve been growing 4 pounds a week. That’s about a half pound a day! I now weigh about 35-40 lbs.
Q. What are some of your favorite things?
A. Treats, of course. Also play time with mama and dad, meeting new people and other furry four-legged guys that bark. I try to play with all of them but some of ’em are old and boring, kinda snobby, and just want to ignore me, snarl, and growl. But I don’t mind I just keep trying to play with them and get them to act young again. I also love fetching toys, love sleeping, smelling all the smells (especially of all the birds near home… pheasants, doves, geese), deer poop, horse poop (love that stuff but mom doesn’t let me eat it when I want), going for walks, running and exploring around the big wheat and straw fields by the house. I’ve just started to like going for rides in mom and dad’s truck. I really love anything that comes out of the laundry basket, socks, clothes, and shoes are good too. These teeth have been bothering me lately so I really enjoy hard chewy things in my mouth, but I get in trouble most of the time when I get a hold of those things.
Q. So you now live with your mom and dad, as the only child? Do you have a favorite yet?
A. Well I’m pretty much a mama’s boy right now, I spend most of my time with her. She takes me walking and running every morning and evening, feeds me, and takes good care of me. The ol’ Man is really cool, he’s my kind of guy. He isn’t here at home everyday, but when he gets home after a few days it’s really exciting. He takes me out in the fields and I find bird scents all over, he takes me off the leash a little more than mom, and he plays the best game ever with me using a fishing pole and a real bird wing at the end of the fishin’ line. The wing smells like a real bird and I get to chase it, but have to listen to him say “Whoa” a lot, so I stand still and wait ’til he says “Fetch It”. I’ve actually bonded to both of them pretty good already. It’s a good life.
Q. So they say you’re a Bird Dog, have you been hunting yet?
A. Yeah I’m a Pointer. Like I said, dad plays the game with me and the bird wing and is teaching me things to get ready to go hunting. We haven’t gone yet but I really can’t wait. He’s elk hunting right now but right when he’s done we’ll go get on some birds. It’ll be a great family thing to do, I think we’ll start this Fall already.
Q. What have you recently learned in life?
A. Been catching on really good to a lot of the commands. I now totally know ‘Whoa’, ‘Come’, ‘Sit’, ‘Stay’, ‘No’, ‘Fetch It’, ‘Get It’, ‘On Your Bed’, and ‘Heel’, thanks to the treats and the games that mom and dad play with me all the time. Oh and I know “Where’s daddy?”, mom says that to me and I go look for him. Mom also says “Go potty” when we’re outside and just started to catch on, I usually squat and pee when she says that if there’s a treat in her hand. Also learning to hold my bladder and go pee outside, getting really good at that.
Q. Would you like to give a shout-out to your extended family, anything to say to them?
A. Yes I would love to see them soon, just tell ’em to come over anytime and play. I haven’t met some of them yet, so hopefully soon!