This blog post is dedicated to one of our dogs, Jake! A year ago today we adopted him from the Atlanta Humane Society. I had adopted Angie ( on the left) years before I met Austin, and when we got married we talked about getting a “man” dog. I absolutely love dogs and I would have 10 if I could, so I was all for it! We talked about it for a couple months and we went to many PetsMart adoptions and shelters and we did not see “the one”. They were all cute, but there is a connection you feel when you find your dog!
So, Austin got to leave work early that Friday and called me at work and said that he was at the Humane Society. He told me to go on the website because it was between two different dogs; Jake ( named Bundy at the time, ew!) and Greed. They were both SO cute but they were both puppies and I didn’t really want a puppy, I really didn’t feel like training a dog, cleaning up pee, etc. Well, Austin ended up choosing “Bundy” (which was quickly changed to Jake) because he was very scared and quiet and Angie seemed to like him too. When I arrived home from work that day this is the little face that I saw and I could not resist:
It was tough at the beginning, alot of barking, accidents, and not alot of sleeping!! After we moved to our house things were better, he was able to run around more and get all his energy out! At about 7 months old I took him to a training class at City Dog Market called Jabula ( I would recommend the class & the store, both are great!) I was grateful that he wasn’t the worst dog there and didn’t embarrass me too much! So, after 8 weeks of hard work he graduated and we were on our way to a better behaved dog!
Jake is now 1 year and 5 months and weighing in at 65 lbs. We were told he was a lab/great dane mix so I think we definitely got a runt! haha. He has been a great addition to our family, he has made Angie much more playful and they are great friends! Here is to many more years with Jake! We love you buddy!!