Friday, October 30, 2009

Fridays With Jake - From behind the nose


Hi, let me introduce myself to you, my name is Jake and I am the youngest member of the family.

Mom let me ghost write a time or two and I have been begging for my own spot ever since.  I got really excited when she put my picture up last week for "Wordless Wednesdays".  I sure got some nice comments - thank you.

The family and I had a rough lesson in patience during my adoption process.  Let me take you back:

I first laid eyes on my family in January of 2007.  I knew from the moment they walked by the cage that was my family.  I just had to convince them of it, dad was saying something about getting too big when he walked by. 

You see -  I am a rescued pup.  I don't remember how I ended up at the Capital Humane Society but that's where I met my family.  Don't take me wrong, they were very good to me but I wanted what every pup wants - a family of my own.

Back to the story, I was invited in to the "Get Acquainted" room to be introduced to what I was hoping was my new family.  They were very nice and I just wanted to play with all of them at once.  While I was playing with Big K I accidentally scratched her and drew blood (what ever blood is) but from what I gathered is wasn't good.  I heard mom trying to tell them it wasn't my fault but they said something about policy and a waiting period.

I was put back in my kennel and they put something on my door.  No one came to visit me and then I got sick.  One of the kind people from the shelter  loved on me and scratched me behind the ears.  Then they put a lead on me and they said something about Puppy Foster Care until I was better.  I was hoping they were taking me to the family I fell in love with - but they didn't.

In dog time it seemed like I was in puppy foster care forever.  I felt like I would never see my hopeful family again.  Then one day they took me back to the shelter where I found "mom".  She was there waiting for me and took me to my new home.

And that is where I have lived for the last 2 1/2 years.  Well got to go, mom says this is too long already.  Blog with you more next Friday.  Have a great weekend.

11 comments:

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

So adorable Jake. It's no mistake...you are with your forever family.

I bet you get tons of treats being as cute as you are!

Ina in Alaska said...

Dear Jake, We read your story with great interest and admiration for your family and how they stuck it out for you! We know you are loved and happy in your forever home, just like we are!! Happy Halloween Jake!! Toby, Ginger and Jeter (as dictated to their mom, Ina) xoxo

MAX said...

Dear Jake
That is a heart-warming story if ever there was one! We are so happy that you are with your forever home now. May you have a long, happy and healthy life with lots of muzzle kisses.
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

Heart2Heart said...

Loved getting to hear Jake's story from his perspective. What a wonderful thing pet adoption really is.


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Anna the GSD said...

Wow Jake! What a great story! My brother Duncan came from the Human-Society too. Mom loves Human-Society dogs, she said they're the sweetiest!

Deborah said...

Hi Jake, Thanks for visiting my blog today! I like your blog and your post is great, I am glad your were resuced. Will you be the mystery writer next Friday also!
Have a nice weekend! Deborah

Black Dog's Photographer said...

Hey Jake. Congrats on your new Friday column. I look forward to checking back in on Fridays. (anyone with a name like Jake has got to be interesting.)

~Jake, the velvet nose

KK said...

What a sweet story. I'm so glad you found such a great forever family!

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Hi Jake, we are rescued doggies too, Mom likes to adopt! I am so glad you found a wonderful forever home, Scampi went through a lot before Mom found him ( he is much older than me)and I had 1 home before Mom found Me! You are very cute!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hello there Jake! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving comments! Soo happy to be making new friends! You sure are one regal-looking furfriend!

Cheers,
Maxx

ocmist said...

Came over to your Mom's blog to thank her for the kind thoughts and prayers for my Mama OC. She is doing better.

It was nice to meet you Jake and to hear how you found your forever family. You look sort of like a Border Collie or mix of that... sort of like my Auntie Sadie. I love my Auntie Sadie... BG