Monday, November 30, 2009
Jackpot (Jack) is One Year Old this week
Ever since Lily and Bonita (my previous great dog) became lovers, I have been looking for a new friend. In the past 2 years, I have had 2 dogs that did not work out. One went to a Ranch in Utah and the other had an infant disease.
This past summer I visited the Boise Humane Shelter (a first class operation - including a Vet Practice onsite.) I was looking for a working female type dog - Healer, Border Collie, etc. As I passed through the Kennels I got this look (above) from a Male Border Collie/Aussie Shepherd/and ? cross. I walked by, I walked back, then I walked by again. I went to the front desk and asked about other dogs, puppies, etc. that were being home cared.
I then asked about Jack. He had been adopted twice and returned...and then the receptionist said "One of the nicest dogs here - and I'm not hustling you here - he's just too active for being a house pet - very smart...blah, blah, blah.....I adopted him and he has turned out to be the greatest dog I have ever kept company with.
I honestly believe he is a gift from a greater power, for my last stretch in life. Happy Birthday Jack!! and Thanks for being my friend.