The cold temperatures held on through the weekend. But a warming trend began on Monday bringing with it the slightest amount of snow.
It also brought an unplanned arrival. Jameson arrived at Golden Pines.
Jameson was taken to the vet in the town where I live to be euthanized because he snapped at his (former) owners baby who had crawled onto him. Young Vet
was able to persuade the owner to release ownership of Jameson to his practice and allow them to find him a new home. It didn't take long for Jameson to catch the attention of others in town, and soon he was popping up on local social media. Even I was told about him, if that tells you anything. Young Vets office
found what they thought was a new home for Jameson. But they'd also contacted the rescue that I volunteer with who of course, agreed to take him if things didn't work out. On Monday, Jameson was returned to Young Vets office
, and the rescue was called. The Coordinator for the rescue and I had already discussed Jameson, and I'd agreed to take him if needed. I was home from work on Monday morning, and so I was able to go and get him right away.
|~Jameson at Young Vets Office~|
We do not know too much about Jameson. But we do know he is about 8 years old, has arthritis and he's lived as a single dog for his entire life. I also know that he's was initially very nervous because he does not understand what has happened to him. Losing his first home, spending time at Young Vets office
, going to another home, with two dogs who didn't like him, back to Young Vets office
, and here to our house, it's totally understandable. This is why we've been giving him lots of time to adjust to our household, and have taken intros to everyone, including Todd, very,very slowly.
So far, things are going pretty well. I do not know if Jameson will stay with us until he finds his forever home or not. The Coordinator from the rescue and I are just letting Jameson settle in and regain his confidence. My instinct is telling me he would probably fare better in a single-dog-household. Until all this is decided, thankfully the adaptability of Jameson being a Golden Retriever is showing and for now or forever, wherever he goes, Jameson is going to be just fine.