Today's adorable pet of the week provided me with a sweet trip down memory lane, and hopefully he can provide you with a future full of great memories!

This cute critter is Cricket, and he is a 5 year old male terrier mix.

 

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I am especially fond of this guy, because the first dog I had growing up was a black poodle named Cricket. I gave him the name because, in my child's brain, it made perfect sense; he was black and he liked to jump a lot. I sure did love that dog. He was the sweetest guy ever, and I was even able to find a pic of him in his older years today. (So glad my Mother dressed my brother and I up as ketchup and mustard for this Christmas pic)

 

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Anyhow, back to today's Cricket. He is super sweet and friendly, and has even gone through about 9 weeks of obedience training with his previous owners. He sits well for treats, and gets super excited to go on a car ride. He gets along well with other dogs and cats, and he passed my selfie test too.

 

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I sure did love this little guy, and I am hoping you can give him the home deserves today. Hop on over to Winnebago County Animal Services today and adopt Cricket for $110, or call 815-319-4100 for more information on animal adoption.

Thank you Cricket for reminding me today just how much one sweet dog can change our lives forever. Will you let him change yours today?