Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Substantial Wires' Club

Calling all Wire Fox Terriers. Are you tired of people (OK, usually vets) saying "isn't he/she BIG for a fox terrier?" Do you tower head and shoulders over every other WFT that you meet? Is your weight a sensitive subject with your owners? If so, read on...

Applications are cordially invited for membership to the Substantial Wires' Club. Sorry, but no tiddler or pipsqueak WFTs under 12kg (26.5lb) accepted. Them's the rules!

Membership entitles dogs to display the Substantial Wires' Club logo proudly on their blog. They will also be granted the right to supersize everything. That means bigger and better toys, and more importantly bigger snacks and keep 'em coming. After all, we've got to keep our strength up, somehow.

Any blogging or non-blogging WFT wishing to join can email me their photo along with their vital statistics and I'll include them in our membership log and post their photo on our new blog (click here to take a look). See right hand side of the page for email details.

Suggestions for other fringe benefits will be carefully considered by the board, (ie me).


Maggie & Mitch said...

What a brilliant idea this club is, Jackson! You'll have WFT's charging your door to join up!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Gus said...



ps..I think one of my readers suggested "substantial" so I can't take credit, though I appreciate the thought.

let me know if you need fluffy butt pictures

OH, and how soon can we use the logo?



Faya said...

Great idea Jackson !
Kisses, Faya

Agatha and Archie said...

What a great club! There are going to be many members!!!We are shy of the mark but working on it..Love A+A

Blue said...

LOL here!
I think I'm excluded...

Harry said...

I hope no-one starts one for Airedales as I fear I'd easily make the grade!

Toodle pip
Harry x

Wiry Axel said...

Sign me up!! I was weighed yesterday - 14.5kgs or 32lbs. Let me know if you need a photo...and tell us when we can post the logo on our blogs. Finally, BIG is BETTER (oops, don't tell my mom, she is only 4"11 and waaaay under 100lbs).


PS Think its a guy thing? Any big chick-wires out there?

Lorenza said...

Hi, Jackson!
You had a great idea! I am thinking that you will have a Club with lots of memebers!
I am not a wire but my vet is always saying that I am fat!
Kisses and hugs

Amber-Mae said...

You're such a smarty pants, Jackson! Oh, I'm very sure many many many WFTs are gonna join your club. Can we non WFTs join too? Maybe have one section for Non-WFT's member. Hee!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Noah the Airedale said...

Way to go Jackson. If we were wires we'd be in for sure.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Penny & Poppy said...

Great idea, Jackson! We're sure you will get lots of members! If somedog starts one for Airedales, we think we would qualify.

Poppy & Penny

Mack said...

You just gave me a great idea!
See I am 28 pounds and that is really big for a Boston Terrier (it's all muscle though).

The Substanial BT group. I love it!

William Tell said...

Okay, count me in, too. I'm over your load limit, but I consider myself "leggy". Too bad Cap doesn't quite make the poundage, because he's a very chunky monkey.

Happy Tails,
William Tell

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

sigh.. I am not even CLOSE to becoming a member. I am a pipsqueek. I only weigh 22 lbs. Well, I still wish you luck, pal. Our mother would fit in quite nicely, along with Katherine. BOL. They are substantial, even if they are not WFT!

Jake of Florida said...


We thought we were going to be charter members too -- but now we're a pound or two shy of this arbitrarily established mark!!!

Just like everything else in life -- the "middle class" gets it in the "rump."

We're too big to be carried in a sherpa and fit under the seat of an airplane -- and too small to be part of this snappy new club.

Have you thought about having associate members -- or "emerging" members???

We may be contating our attorney...

Jake (24 pounds)and Just Harry (24.5 pounds)

Tofu Burger said...

Oh man... I'm a total 'pipsqueak' hahahhaha!

Jackson you are always on the cutting edge!


Kirby said...

He he he Jackson. I think this is a great idea. If there was one of these for Airedales, I'd be a member for sure. My agility teacher called me 'husky'. he he!

Your pal,

Asta said...

I think I need a lot mowe food..I'm going to have a talk wif my pawents about this..cleawly they awe undewnouwishing me(19lbs),,I will let you know as soon as I weach my goal..I want to be a membew of any club you'we in.
When I fiwst came to my pawents, my gwoomew Beth said I was hooge and laughed at me..what happened?
smoochie kisses

Romeo said...

This is the best idea yet.
I am definitely in since I am a substantial wire. Oh boy am I ever.


Life with Ozzy said...

Well like my brother I too am joining this group since I am a big boy and proud of it. I think this is a great idea.


Eric said...

I want in Jackson but last time I was weighed I was nearly 11 kilos.I look fairly big when I haven't been stripped, does that count?
I've been stocking up over winter though so will do my best to join you big boys.Love the membership badge!

Give me treats Mom- lots.

Wiry wags, Eric

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Sigh. No I cant join. Not only short, I am now non-substantial.

If I ate a lot of rocks and then stepped on the scale would that be considered cheating?

Bussie Kissies

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Jackson are ya really over 26.5 pounds? Not that I'm sayin' there's anything wrong with that....but are ya really? And all the other guys are chiming in as being that substantial too..wow and my Gram thought I was heavy at 19 pounds, my Mom is 19 pounds too( she needs to loose weight) and Toby is 16 pounds...can we be associate members? please.....

We can eat more...really we can....
Dewey Dewster here.....

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...


This gives me something to strive for. More table scraps, treats, and exercise or dieting and exercise? I will have to talk to Mom and try to sway the easy parent.

Luna Licks,


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Rocks...a backpack with a lot of rocks...

Jackson...I only please don't laugh...weigh...um....

17 pounds...and I gained a pound from last Christmas...I was 16 something then...

Perhaps I will form the Skinny Wire's Club....woe is me...

Associate membership application, please???


4xBs said...

that's so cool that you big boned WFTs have your own club. clubs are fun and it sounds like you have a lot of members.


Stanley said...


I LOVE your club, and applaud you for empowering big boned wires everywhere! I've got a feeling that we'll be seeing some Wires start porking out just so they can join!

Goober love & smooches,

Asta said...

I am still heawtbwoken that I can't jin youw club..it looks like you have fabulous membews applying
I'm taking cawe of Mommi and Myrna
You wewe a much easiew patient
smoochie kisses

Pacco de Mongrel said...

how i wish i'm a wire

Peanut said...

What a great idea. I need to do that for boxers. I am always getting comments about how big I am just because I'm pretty tall for a boxer.

Asta Kroon said...

I was listening weally hawd..I'm suwe I heawd you bawking in suppowt..tjank you and thank youw Mom!!
It was a big success thanks to evewyone's help...did you heaw about the tewwific wuling in the Lapowt Wiwe's case in Montweal! The scum bag will NOT get any dogggies evew!
smoochie kisses

Koobuss said...

Hi Jackson,

I like your club and I think it's a great idea, but I am so embarrassed to be the only girl. Can I join if I whisper to you what I weigh? I don't want the whole world to know. I am so shy. Maybe I shouldn't join after all. Maybe I should just hide.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Jake of Florida said...

OK, sigh, rules are rules. Mom keeps telling me I'm a roly poly porky dog -- but I guess not roly poly enough to be part of the club. Sigh.

On the other paw, Just Harry is turning into a real lunker and he may be eligible before long.

We still think this is discriminatory, but we've decided not to sue 'cause we love, love, love you all.


Lenny said...

Hey Jackson,
I'm glad you started this club as a bright shining example for WFTs everywhere, and for their PEOPLE to see what WFTs should be like. I am only 21 pounds, but I used to be over 23 pounds. I got my summer haircut and my mom realized that I was too skinny, and that they hadn't been feeding me enough every day!!!! So I think at least 6 pounds would do me good.

Your friend, Lenny