ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Day In The life Of Jack The White English Bull Terrier

Updated on October 6, 2014

Jack The Bull Terrier On Guard

Soon the new family members would be here and Jessie the snow white English bull terrier was now reluctant to move far from the chosen room she had decided on. It was little Johnnies bedroom.

Of all the family members Johnnie was her favourite and that was the room her pups would be born into. As she returned from her short trip, into the back garden-just to check all was well with baby Claire and that Jack was kept in his place.

She had started to do this lately by giving a short deep throated low growl whenever Jack looked at her, then he would put his head on one side and give that long questioning glance of his as though saying 'Oops- what have I done now girl' ?

Flo and Fred thought it hilarious but Jack didn't get it.

Jack was also a snow white English Bull Terrier. Jack was in his prime. He was full of muscle and loved a good battle. He wasn't a trouble causer but neither would he be pushed around. He enjoyed his work which was to guard the children.

The boy Johnnie was six years old and his sister Claire was a baby still in a pram. The children's mother was Flo who was a very vibrant woman she was married to Fred who was a building worker.

During the summer days Flo would put baby Claire out in the fresh air for her morning sleep and Johnnie would be at school.

The days of rationing were tough days for the residents of Manchester and today as usual Flo would rack her brains as to what she would be able to conjour up for her family's meal.

On this particular day Flo had put all the washing on the line and Claire was sleeping soundly in the comfy coach built pram ,lulled into sleep, as if by magic, as the young child had watched the washing waving gently in a most delicate breeze. Safe in the same coach -built pram ,that had been Johnnies, with Jack conscientiously guarding the sleeping child as he had done when Johnnie was a baby.

Woe betide anyone who ventured near that pram. He would be only too pleased to caution them by 'setting' them ! in his 'dogged' Bull terrier fashion.

After the washing was left blowing in the gentle breeze Flo marched out of the house with the precious rationbook held tightly in her hand along with her shopping bag and wheeled the pram with Claire still sleeping, to the local butchers shop ,with Jack trotting firmly alongside her.

When Flo reached the butchers shop she was soon in conversation with the other shoppers as the queue was very long with 100 or more people in it.

After a while a disturbance brought the people in the queue back from their chatter. They were astonished to see the butcher in his striped apron and white hat with a very red face(usually caused by too much afternoon whisky) running down the cobbled street waving a cleaver madly at a white dog which was running for its life. It was carrying a huge leg of lamb and was not going to be parted from it. The butcher could be heard shouting 'who's dog is it'?

Flo smartly turned the pram handles and briskly left the queue and without a word to anyone made her way home.

At home she repeatedly banged on the window shouting 'Fred,Fred, let me in.'

Fred quickly grasped the situation and went to the back door ,where their back garden met the fields of Heaton Park.

He didn't have to go far. In the garden,by the washing line, Fred and Flo were astonished to see the dog covering over, what had been, a large hole. When whistled Jack came running up to them and sat almost grinning at them in pride ,with soil and a touch of red ,covering his snow white paws ,which he was offering to them in turn.

'Well, that was a good feast Flo' said Henry and friends, the next day.. 'Now don't forget when the pups are born we want the biggest one. we'll expect Jack to train him in the art of visiting the butchers shop'.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      3 years ago

      After examine just a nuembr of of the weblog posts in your website now, and I actually like your way of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website record and can be checking again soon. Pls try my website as well and permit me know what you believe.

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Thanks for that Tony !Good to sometimes have a lighter mood isn't it,best from m.

    • tonymac04 profile image

      Tony McGregor 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      That was hilarious, Maxine, simply hilarious! Thanks for the belly-laugh (which I had to smother as the family is sound asleep!).

      Love and peace



    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)