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Weekly Rochester Events #704 Starting Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Good Luck to Tieson
by Jason Olshefsky at 6:00 pm (add a comment)

Back in January I got a dog named Tieson. Even back then I knew he'd be a handful. But, over the last 5 months or so, I worked on his quirks. I took him to an obedience class at Dogs At Play (75 Howell St.) which helped a lot. I figured out how to keep him from peeing in the house: I just kept him confined — at first to his travel crate (which he didn't seem to like too much) and then to the foyer which gave him a little more room to move around (which he seemed fine with.)

But there was always his Jack Russell Terrier tendencies. His high energy level was not a problem for me, nor was his desire for play and attention. But he needed someone who was always dominant. And that was the problem.

Any chance he had to take his "rightful spot" as alpha dog, he took. For instance, if I was sitting on the couch to watch a movie and I invited him up, after a while he'd snarl a bit if I tried to pet him. If I persisted he'd eventually bite me. He was, however, a good and obedient dog, so I could just say, "get off" and he'd get off the couch (with a begrudging growl sometimes) and then I could call him over and (as long as he was on the ground and I was on the couch) I could pet him without any problem.

But I want a dog that is a companion, not a servant. And after he tried to attack a neighbor who came to trim the hedge row on my side, and after he attacked Ali and Lucy (the dog she and I have joint-custody of) I decided enough was enough.

I looked on the Internet and found Russell Rescue, Inc. who specialize in rescuing and adopting Jack Russell Terriers. There are only three contacts in the northeast and one happens to be in Irondequoit. I sent an e-mail and called but I got no response, so tonight I took Tieson to The Humane Society at Lollypop Farm (99 Victor Rd., Fairport).

Because of his history of biting, he's got an uphill battle. I think he'll get to a behavioral evaluation, but then it's up to him to not growl or bite. He's a pretty smart dog, but I hope he figures out that it's do-or-die.

Literally.

The house is now much more quiet with just me and my cat Pumpkin. But I am overall relieved. As I described to a friend, it was like living with a roommate you barely tolerate. Even though the good times were nice, there was a lot of tension and stress. And now I'll be able to sleep in when I want to because I'll actually be able to set the alarm clock rather than this:

6:30 a.m. wake-up call from my dog

The Tieson Alarm Clock

Good luck, buddy.

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    The Little (240 East Ave.) is hosting a special screening of F**k the Disabled: The Adventures of Greg Walloch tonight at 6:30 p.m. [source: Little Theatre calendar] [18+]

    Norm Davis will be at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) tonight at 7 p.m. for First Fridays / Wide Open Mic. [source: Writers and Books calendar] [all ages]

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    Tonight through Sunday at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is Metal Fest, each night starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

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    Over at Skylark Lounge (40 S. Union St., formerly Muther's) starting around 9 p.m. is The Colin Cannon Quartet. [source: Freetime]


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    JayceLand Pick Tonight at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at The Little (240 East Ave.) is an encore screening of Heist: Who Stole the American Dream. I saw it last month and it seemed quite on-the-ball. [source: Little Theatre calendar]

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    This morning starting around 8 a.m. in the cafeteria overlooking the arboretum in Bausch and Lomb (140 Stone St.) is The Artists' Breakfast Group meeting ... anyone interested in art or creativity is invited.

    Today from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in The Kate Gleason Auditorium at The Rochester Public Library (115 South Ave.), Cachelle Guadagnino will be on hand to talk All About Appraisals — Antiques, Decorative and Fine Arts. [source: City Hall press release] [all ages]

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    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Deliverance starting at 8 p.m. As if you didn't already know, but the Eastman House calendar has this to say: "four 'civilized' businessmen confront 'primitive' man, one another, and ultimately themselves when their back-to-nature weekend takes a harrowing turn. Boorman's haunting adaptation of James Dickey's novel remains a shattering exploration of survival, the American myth, and the darkest corners of the self." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

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