Tuesday, July 11, 2017

New Leash On Life With Jake Brady

Ron and I had decided it was time to have a dog again. We loved Sport dearly, but we were missing having a dog in the house. We went to our local SPCA and looked at dogs. Enter Brady. Honestly, I fell in love with him the first time I saw him. He had so much character, just wagging his tail and looking so happy to see everyone. He is a jack russell terrier mix.

We got to meet with Brady and he was so sweet and loved sitting with us. We decided we wanted to adopt him. Ron filled out all the paperwork and we had to wait because he had to be neutered. Then we hit a small snag. They called and explained that we couldn't pick Brady up on his designated day because he had kennel cough and in fact all of the dogs had kennel cough so they weren't letting any of them out until they were sure they were all okay. We had to wait one more week and then we got the call that today was the day we could pick him up. Ron and I had discussed what we wanted to name the dog and decided that we would name him Jake after Jake the Dog from Adventure Time. We liked Brady too though, so we thought that his full name would be Jake Brady. Ron joked that he was going to call him J.B. because it was cool.

We got the same lady that helped us last time and she was super helpful and so nice about everything letting us know that he was doing better and explaining the rest of the paperwork. She loved the name Jake Brady and said she was all for it with a smile on her face. She said that he's a year old and he was found as a stray, but they made sure he's up to date on everything. Jake was so happy to see us and when we went out to the truck, he hopped right in. He was excited to go to his forever home.

Jake enjoying the view.

We got home and we walked Jake around the yard and down the street so he could sniff all the new smells and see the neighborhood. He gave me a happy dog grin when I told him, "Welcome home, Jake!" He was very happy. We introduced him and our cat Loki. Loki hissed at first, but we sat with them and they did get used to each other. No one got hurt, so that's a good sign. It will take a little more time, but the first meeting went fairly well. 

Welcome home, Jake!

Jake is a year old so he's still a young dog. We're going to have to work with him on things like not jumping on the coffee table, but he's young enough that we have plenty of time to work with him and he has shown that he's eager to learn. He loved cuddling with Ron and he gave Ron a high five as Ron told him today is his birthday. He's settling in nicely. I think that perhaps Sport was with us in spirit and helped us find Jake; helped us find each other. We're going to enjoy our new dog and appreciate the differences. This is a new leash on life with Jake Brady and we're looking forward to having wonderful adventures with him. 

Jake and Ron high five celebrating his birthday and forever home day.

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