Jacques Miller Wallis will be 5 in January. His proud parents are Virginia Miller and Bruce Wallis (although Jacques sometimes assumes it's the other way around...).
He was born in Pennsylvania but always knew he had to be in New Orleans.
Vizslas are a very old Hungarian hunting breed, and Jacques is no exception. He loves to find quail.
Other activities he loves: mountain climbing in the Adirondacks, crawfishing in Mississippi, running with other dogs, and socializing generally.
He is regal one moment and an incredible goofball the next. He is not beyond striking very inelegant poses if they result in a butt scratch.
We call him "yoga dog" because of the contortions he gets himself into that he seems to be perfectly comfortable with.
Proof that he is a New Orleanian: he loves jazz (Ellis Marsalis and Miles Davis particularly). While he's not food obsessed he does love crab, oysters, and other New Orleans delicacies, as well as having a well rounded palate generally (loved papaya at a young age, for example). Also, he has (outdoor) tables at several fine restaurants: Coquette and Patois among them.
He goes to work every day! And he typically has one or more canine playmates at the office. (Beuerman Miller Fitzgerald, or BMF, on Magazine street downtown)
He has more aunts and uncles than anyone I know (all human).
Never met a person, dog or lizard he didn't at least try to make friends with (it doesn't always work out)!
On the not so great/perplexing side: he seems to disapprove of dancing. All dancing - even our UPS man, who has major rhythm, gets barked at if he tries!
He has two sisters: a 19 year old cat named Cleo and a 6 year old donkey named Tula.
He was one of the Windsor Court's 140 New Orleans Characters (we hear he made the top 20!) and the two statues in the entryway of the hotel are clearly Vizslas
He has his own Facebook page and his own email address: firstname.lastname@example.org - Jacque says Goodnight to his pals the valets and Rick the security director at Commanders Palace every night!