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Meet J

Over the past years, we have thought about having a pet but never really acted on it. S had done research on various breeds he thought might be a good mix for our family. We looked at websites, talked to dog owners and our friend C, our local "dog whisperer" but never really looked specifically to add a dog to our family. Then along came J.

Several weeks ago, C posted on Facebook that a dog he walked in his group walks was needing a home. S shared the photo and we both thought we should meet him. There was something about this dog, that pulled at our heart and had us wanting to inquire about him. S was heading out of town and we decided to wait until he returned. A week later, he called C and asked about J. Someone else was interested in J as well. A few days later, we got a call that we could meet J. He came for a few hour visit. J was a very timid dog. He seemed very nervous about everything but slowly he warmed up to us and found his way into our hearts. It was hard to return him to his owner and the kids were anxious to see him again. Because it was the week of Halloween, we decided to wait until the following weekend to see J again. It seemed like he would be anxious and nervous around costumes and the energy level that would be present in our home. He came for a sleep over the Saturday after Halloween. He was much more relaxed and settled into our home. It felt like he had been part of our family forever, not just a day. No time had been set for J to return to his owners house so S had a phone conversation with her and we were able to keep J as part of our family. We had been approved. The kids were very excited.

Over the past couple of weeks, J has become an intricate part of our family. His is a very playful one year old. He is a very large puppy and as a puppy has a lot of learning to do. We are all working hard with the training as he is a ball of energy and would prefer to drag you down the street after a squirrel than walk nicely beside you. He also loves to chew things. He has destroyed dog toys (2 stuffed animals, a tennis ball/rope toy, and chew toys) in a very short time frame and has chewed a ruler, chip clip, towel, the garbage, plastic jumping frog, a stuffed animal, ball, foam dart, hair bows, and drawstring from a jacket. J loves sticks of all shapes and sizes. He will pick them up on walks and bring them home. Because of his love of sticks, our home filled with lots of pencils for schoolwork has been a treasure chest for him and he has chewed many pencils. Hopeful this will encourage the children to put their pencils away,however, I am not holding my breath.

Adding a pet also adds chaos, extra chores etc to our days but J has definitely filled our hearts as well. We look forward to the many adventures we will have together.















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