Trixie (pictured right) and Eddie (pictured left) are Wire Haired Fox Terriers. This picture shows them in the back seat of the BAT mobile behind the Terrier Barrier, a home-made contraption of PVC pipe and plastic netting to keep them from getting up front. Trixie and Eddie are sister and brother but from different litters. Trixie is about a year and a half older than Eddie and even though she’s smaller, she’s the boss and never lets Eddie forget it.
Wire Fox Terriers were very popular in the 1920’s and 30’s but are rarely seen today. We often get stopped on the street by someone telling us their grandparents had one when they were growing up. If you watch old movies, you’re probably familiar with Asta from the Thin Man film series. Nostalgia for a simpler time probably drew us to this breed for the same reason we were drawn to our Airstream.
Trixie was 8 years old when this photo was taken in 2013. She’s loves other dogs and people but is deathly afraid of thunderstorms. She likes to swim and wrestle with her younger but but bigger brother Eddie. She can make one or both of her ears stand up but this gets harder the longer her hair grows. Her main job in life is making people laugh.
Eddie was 7 years old when this photo was taken. He’s too big for his breed and is best described as a Mamma’s boy. Unlike your typical Fox Terrier, Eddie likes to be around people all the time. It’s close to impossible to get up from an easy chair since he’s always laying right at your feet. If he’s sleeping and you go from one room to the next, he gets up and follows right behind. He likes most other dogs but is unsure about those bigger than himself. Like his sister Trixie, he loves to swim but unlike Trixie, he loves to be groomed. Whenever I trim my beard, he hears the clippers and insists I trim him up as well. Eddie’s main job in life is barking at every other dog and person that wanders into view.
Why the Barefootdog?
A couple years back, my sister invited us up to see her new house. When I told her T&E would be coming as well, she said they’d have to wear shoes to keep from scratching her hardwood floors. There’s no way these guys would tolerate shoes so hence the name Barefoot Dog.by