Meet Jack. He Is A Good Boy

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This is Jack. As you can tell he is a Boxer. I fostering Jack for Big Dogs Rescue.

Jack’s story is pretty infuriating. He lives with his precious family for 8 years. They bring home a little yippee dog, fuzzy, small, quick, and he sees it as prey. So, off Jack goes to a kill shelter.

As an intact (read: not neutered) adult male dog, Jack occasionally sought female company. He learned some pretty nifty tricks to gain freedom long enough for a visit. So, his first foster family didn’t work out.

His second foster family had to leave him in the garage while they went to work. Jack wasn’t crate trained. Being left alone upset him and he started tearing stuff up.

Since I work from home most days, I brought Jack to my home. He was neutered. We work on crate training almost every day. He can now rest up to five hours in a crate.

We walk up to two miles a trip several times a week. This keeps him calmer, and helps keep his weight in check. He does pretty well on leash. He is good with my niece’s two young kids, ages seven and four.

This good boy needs a forever home. Our place is too small for two Boxers and their stuff. If you would consider adopting Jack, contact Big Dogs Reacue.

Nesting for Gracie

At the swap meet this past weekend, I picked up a reflective collar and a “seat belt” harness for Gracie. Mr. Holstein found the leash we had for Kona, today. I needed to find dog food (dry and canned), food dish, and crate.

I found the dry food and a dish at Tractor Supply. Although they had a sign up in the can food section, they did not have the brand she is currently eating. They also did not have the soft-sided crate I wanted for her. There were only cage and hard plastic styles.

Wal-Mart had the soft crate I wanted, but not the can dog food. Kroger did not have the dog food either. So I gave up, got a couple cans of a similar food by the same company, and came home.

I opted not to travel 26 miles to PetSmart to check the dog food. I will be in the area Tuesday and will check then. PLUS, PetSmart is majorly expensive. If I can find the food at a better price elsewhere I will purchase it. Amazon is looking good, actually.

If all goes well , Gracie will be home by lunchtime! I hope she will be settled enough to meet the kids this weekend. Tori is especially excited to meet her.

My routines will change again when she gets here. I will need to make time to walk her, especially in the mornings. My plan is to walk her so she rests in her crate while I am away. She can then be free to roam the house when I get back. After she and the cats have made peace Gracie won’t need the crate unless we are traveling.

 

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