Digger wants to know if you have a spare tennis ball. Because many so-called experts promulgate the claim that Jack Russell Terriers are fox hunters, few people know that their natural prey is actually tennis balls. Digger can rip the felt off a tennis ball in a few minutes. Once they have lost their fur, tennis balls become desperate creatures, treacherous and slimy, and often attempt to escape by squirting away like watermelon seeds. Few succeed, since even should they make it to the nearby river, this only results in Digger leaping into the water and retrieving them. Some yellow balls have evolved the dubious defense of making a dog's tongue yellow, but this lasts only as long as the felt stays on, which isn't very long.

When Digger's brashness gets him into trouble, he can always count on Shiva for backup.

Vital statistics: Digger is a purebred Jack Russell Terrier, born in Miami, Florida on June 13, 1990. He has a flat brown and white coat, and is big for his breed, weighing 11 kg.


Digger's favorite links: Jack Russell Terrier Club of America.

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Last updated March 18, 1999