Sunday, April 3, 2016

Day 59 for Jake!

 We end the weekend in a good place with our newest addition, Lady.
~Lady, checking out the view from the front porch~
Her meeting her new pack-mates one-on-one went really well.  Lady is a nice, easy going gal, that loves attention and aside from her over-interest in the cats, which we'll work on to curb, I think she's fitting in well!    
Lady, "was that a cat that just went by?"
Of course, Todd is always the proverbial wild-card when meeting any new arrivals.  He was okay with Lady until a treat was (accidentally) dropped on the floor, and Lady and Todd both went for it at the same time.  She quickly learned that you don't get between a Scottie and a treat -- something I should have remembered because I'm sporting a pretty good bruise on my hand from putting my hand where it shouldn't have been.  Lesson learned for both of us!
Today also ends with a milestone.  Our foster boy Jake, as of today, is celebrating day 59 of grace.  Fifty nine days ago he left a local shelter where he'd been taken to be euthanized.
From not being able to walk to now being able to go up and down the 2 outside steps unassisted is a reason to celebrate!  We are really enjoying having Jake as part of our household. And just when I thought I knew him, I found out a couple of days ago that he can balance and catch treats that are put onto his nose.  He misses more than he catches, but it's fun to watch him try!


  1. God must have a special place in Heaven for people who rescue dogs everyone else has given up on. Bless you.

  2. Euthanasia is a euphamism for eugenics.

  3. I am smiling hugely for Jake. Someone must have loved him at some point to teach him that trick. I'm so glad that he has you to love him now! Every day is a gift - and his story makes that all the more obvious.

    And I'm so glad that Lady is fitting in!

  4. Nice to read about Jack. He has got a wonderful lover for him. They love as more than we do. The tricks they play will be lovable to watch. Lady looks cute and calm...

  5. I'm so happy to read that Lady is fitting in well!
    That photo from your previous post still lingers in my mind.
    She just knew as she rode in the backseat that she was going to some place safe.
    Thank god you were there for Jake and look how far he's come.
    People drive me mad. The way they can just toss away a life.
    Two of my own dogs were brought to the clinic to be put down and luckily I was able to talk them into letting me adopt them and now they are wonderful members of my family.
    Looking at Jake's face...Omg. I am so thankful he's with you.

  6. Oh, what a sweetheart Jake is, and you, too!

  7. Were so happy that Jake is doing soooo good!!!
    And he knows tricks! I agree with KB.. someone must have loved him a lot and gave lots of attention to teach him how to balance cookies on his nose!
    And were happy Lady is fitting into the pack so nicely.

  8. Great news . . . way to go Jake . . .

  9. What a wonderful start to the week Kim, thank you for posting this. It's heart-warming to see how well Jake has progressed in such a short time, and know that Lady will have all the love and care that she needs.

  10. Dui is very quick to get any dropped treat. At the river, he gets loads....probably why he's porky. Glad Lady is settling in.

  11. Such good news about all your guys & girls. Especially Jake , you must feel great yourself when another day is added onto his life . When I get old and lame will you to me into your world of paradise. I just love reading about the progress of all the dogs that come to you, some sad times bring tears to my eyes, when one has to pass on. I'm such a sucker for the Labrador, lady looks just like my golden girl who we named Lady Della, She loved her comforts and thought she was Queen of our home. I have such happy memories of her & still miss her.

  12. There seems to be always more room at your "Inn". we had a very dear friend who travelled through NZ, and her phone calls went like this " Is there any room at the Inn for a night or two" and when I read your words, think of Janet . Your canine family have so much love, I think your heart is equally as roomy!!

  13. Yay fur Jake...keep practising wiv those treats Jake...don't catch too many, keep 'em laffings so you get more!
    Hehe, Todd, nefer get between a scottie and a treat, that made me laffs!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  14. Good morning, I am so happy about Jake. He has made such great progress being with you. Good news that Lady is fitting in with the gang. They are all so cute! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  15. Yeah for Jake I am glad he is doing well ! Glad Lady is fitting in nicely to . As for Todd well I would have that problem nipped it in the bud right away none of my dogs ever did that Scottie or not Todd you behave Mr lol ! Lovely photos , glad all is well . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

  16. OH JAKE!
    i'm in love.
    there's a LOT of good dog left in you jake.
    show'em all my boy!
    and sweet lady... you have no idea darlin' the family that you've adopted. just no idea.
    only good to come. ♥
    and TODD.
    you rascal. you rule.
    we all know it. you don't have to show it! LOLOL!

  17. Bless you for taking that gorgeous golden in . My Huck would balance a treat just that way

  18. Oh Jake! What great news that you're doing so well! And Miss Lady...How lucky you are!

  19. Awww, we just love Jake:) And we bet we will love Lady too. She is a very lucky lady to have landed at your place.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  20. Well lets hope Todd is not in action when Jake is doing the balancing treat trick or poor Jake might be sporting a black and blue nose. I'm glad he has got these days.
    Sweet William The Scot

  21. It seems all Jake has done is continue to improve physically and bloom into an even more wonderful dog. Reminds me a tiny bit of Sunny's circumstances of getting another chance, such heart warming good news. Sweet face boy. 2 steps by himself must make your heart swell, as well as Jake feeling so independent.
    Lady can certainly breathe a sigh of relief knowing she is safe and loved. Welcome pretty girl!
    Gus' Miom

  22. Warms my heart to see Jake. He's a lucky pup.

  23. Great news on both fronts. They know when they have a good thing goin'.

  24. Makes me so happy visiting you Kim. Melts my heart to hear the good news on these sweet fur babies. Hugs Francine.

  25. Two most beautiful gifts!!!!! I love how you wrote that lady says "is that a cat that went by?" So cute! YAY for Jake and YAY for YOU for giving him another chance!!! DakotasDen

  26. Jake and Lady are both lucky to have landed in your loving home.

  27. Happy to hear Lady is fitting in fairly well. I know from an experience when I was six to never get my hand between two dogs mouths. Jake is doing so well, he sure has made progress!

  28. Wow, looks all is going well these days. Glad to hear it!

  29. Welcome Lady: well done Jake and Todd you must learn not to grab from a lady.


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