Written by Irie
(a.k.a. J.R.Chi, Chi-Jack)
Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua
‘alo mis perritos. It’s me, Irie, here to tell you everything about why Jackahuahuas are the best doggie you’ll ever give a belly rub to! Okay, pues sí, I’m biased; I am but of course, a J.R.Chi myself. I love confusing people! The humans look at me, then at my mami and say, “Wait, is she a Jack Russell or a Chihuahua?” My mami and I laugh together, I roll onto my back to do my booty wiggle dance and bark out loud. “I’m a Jackahuahua!” The humans smile and rub my belly. Yes, my cuteness is both my blessing and my curse. I exploit my Chihuahua ways to get as many belly rubs as I can, but then sometimes I get too many hugs and kisses when I just want to run away like a JRT and play with my squeaky football. When I wriggle and jiggle in your hands, let me go you bola de locos!
I’m itty-bitty, but I have some mighty legs. I’m a tough terrier packed into a compact Chihuahuense body. I got a droopy ear and a pointy ear, if you didn’t know that I was a mutt then that’s the proof pawpals. Pero, I’m no posh princess, that’s for sure! I do love tricking people into thinking I’m a lap dog – BARK! I’ll shoot around the living room and leap onto their laps with all the strength I have. I’ll snuggle, I’ll lick, I’ll paw, I’ll rub my snout into their necks and just as the humans start to enjoy the petting session I’ll leap to my next licking victim! I can’t help it; I’ve got dos attitudes going on inside of me: feisty lap dog & fiercely independent Jack! Es como un gamble on what you might get from my homedoggies, but I like to trick people and let them figure it out. Woof! Howl! It makes me laugh just thinking about it pup amigos.
I feel like a big dog, you know? Pero, everyone says that I’m small. You know what I say to that? Ruff ruff ruff! I just shake my coat, wag my tail, and strut away like the Jackahuahua Xena-like force of nature that I am. Es mas, just to prove it to that bunch of tontos, every time I cross paths with a Great Dane I bark and bark until he knows who’s boss – ME. I always bring those big beasts to their knees with my scary woof! Now what do you have to say about “little”, humans?
I’m lucky because I’m a mix of two very popular pups; I’m the best combination of two hip hounds. There’s Mariah Carey’s Jack Russell Terrier named “Jack”, there’s Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua “Tinkerbell,” and there’s me Irie La Mona, the best of both worlds, roaming the famous streets of Los Angeles. My mami found me at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter and never looked back; I mean, come on, would you? Like I said, Jackahuahuas will make you want to give them a belly rub that lasts a lifetime. Get hip humans, get hip.
By the way humans, do you want a puppy just like me? Check out your local animal shelter or these rescue organizations and ask them for a Jackahuahua:
Poochie pals, and human allies, can you think of other unique names for my mix? Tell me about them here!
Irie La Mona (The Little Doll) is a 7-month-old mixed breed, bilingual Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua adopted from the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter. Still a puppy, she aspires to one day host her very own show, and be the Oprah of mixed breed pups around the world!