Sunday, October 20, 2013

My 2nd best boy

Jack was very, very shy when he first arrived. It was pretty clear that he had had no safe or friendly interactions with humans. It was hard for me to hold back because I just wanted to hug and kiss and pet him, but I managed to restrain myself. In the past 2 months, he's gotten more comfortable with us. When I put out my hand, he wouldn't cringe but would carefully sniff my fingertips. A few days ago he was in the yard when I got home, galloped up to me to say hello, and actually nudged my hand, as if to say, "Pet me!" So I did. Since then, he's been eager for any attention or petting we can offer. He was so miserable when he got here, and so happy now, it does my heart good.

Here's a photo of him taken yesterday. Except for the white spots, he looks like a black Lab, doesn't he? His coat is thicker, his eyes are clearer, and although he's still pretty stinky (like most dogs, he loves rolling in dead things), he has won my heart.
Now that Georgie is in heaven, I think it's safe to say that Jack is my best boy. Well, 2nd best boy. Babe is still my #1 boy:
And Polly is my best girl. Followed closely by Patch and Meg. Sadie still falls into the Devil's Spawn category.