Adopting Jackson, March 27, 2011.
He'll be 3 in 3 months, has a tracker chip and was badly abused by his previous owner. Jax was going to be put down this week, and I couldn't let them do it. After twisting Brian's arm and pretty much begging we agreed he would come live with us. His previous owner as we found out, didn't feed him and he was in the vet's office with seizures because he was abused so badly.
He is a sweet little guy, very "floppy" and happy. Beans and Lewis are not sure what to think of him. Beans likes to sniff him while he is in his cage, and Lewis hasn't stopped bawling. I hope they can all get along soon but, for now, Mr. Jax is in a kennel until he gets a bit better with his house training and stops growling at Beans and Lewis.
When we called the pound to say we would take Jax, they said that another woman wanted him. I said it was good and if she wanted him that was fine, as long as he was in a good home. So, sadly the lady looked at him and didn't like him. We had told Alex we probably wouldn't get him. After he was sad beyond belief, we surprised him with Jax this afternoon. We needed to scrub him down, get his shots, and feed him first. But, the reaction was priceless! It was instant love. Even Alex said, he loved Jackson more than me.
Everyone considers saving a pound puppy. He has been here a mere seven hours and has brought us so much joy and love! There are so many animals being put down every day for no good reason. But, I can think of millions why we should save these sweet little guys and gals! Trust me, its worth it!
$15 for his rabies shot.
$11 for his license.
$22 for his flea shampoo, a toy, food, leash, and a collar.
The look on Alex Ray's face, worth a BILLION dollars!
It's been two days with the new addition to our family. Jackson has been amazing. Friday night I suggested that Brian go to his parent's house to spend the night because I thought Jackson would be barking all night being in his cage. It's a big cage, and he can run around, so it's not bad but, I was worried. We put him to bed Friday night, and he was out cold. Saturday we let him upstairs all day. He was fantastic! He played and played no floor messes, no barking, no bad behavior at all.
He even had some visitors. The nieces came over to see him and took him for a walk...or run I guess. He was so happy running with them. Then he went to visit his new Papa and Nana and was sweet at their house too. We have lucked out with him. The only problem we have is his interaction with our other boys. They bark and growl at each other, and we are still working on getting them together. But, for now, we are taking it slow, so there is no jealousy issues or fights.
Alex has had a blast with him. Lots of running, and giggling! He gets to laughing so hard he turns all red. He is trying to teach Jax all kinds of things. They follow each other around, and Alex just talks and talks to him. (I should ask what Jax says back to him) He tells Jax, "I'm your boy".