Admiral Rickover or Ricky is our Jack Russell terrier of 17 and ½ years. He was born on January 19, 1995 from a breeder in the rural area east of Cincinnati Ohio. Like the navel admiral namesake, Ricky is a strong willed, fearless, sturdy, energetic little dog who has given our family of four, years of pleasure and enjoyment. There is nothing that our little family member seemed to fear. Fireworks, thunderstorms, larger dogs or strangers did not seem to faze him. (He does become a little nervous on his occasional trips to see Doctor Navin.)
At about 8 years old, Ricky did suffer a slight setback in his health. In layman’s terms, his gall bladder was impinging his bile duct, which in turn was affecting his liver function. The gall bladder was removed and he recovered to enjoy many more happy years with us.
An example of his playful spirit was exhibited on football Sundays. While watching the Bears you could look down at Ricky and say the word Football. He would take off in a run to his toy stash in the kitchen and invariably come back with his little toy football. It was now a time for Ricky to engage in a scrimmage of his own. This was only a small example of his entertaining antics that he demonstrated over the years.
At 17 and ½ years, Ricky is slowing down quite a bit. As our family reflects back on our time with him, we can honestly say that our lives were made richer by his presence. We all love this little guy!!
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Doctor Navin for all he has done for Ricky over the years and especially during his troubled times with his gall bladder. Doctor, you are probably the main factor for Ricky’s long and fruitful life. Thank you!!!!
Wayne, Carolyn, Michelle, and Lauren Carlson.
And of course, Ricky