For the love of a dog..

I've often wondered if I was very different from other people because of my love of animals. No, I am not a "cat lady" with hundreds of cats around me nor do I find that behavior healthy..but I feel connected to animals in a way that is indescribable. They aren't just animals to me, they are family members, friends and sometimes even confidants.
There are many attributes about animals that I adore: they are friendly, loyal, funny, cuddly, forgiving, loving and patient. They offer a paw to hold when you need one, they lick away the tears when they are falling, they rejoice in your happiness and they offer protection when scared and worrysome. They truly are our best friends and for all these reasons and more..I have a love for them that not many could understand...

Which brings me to Jake..

Jake, is my baby. He's a soulmate if there ever was one. He & I are connected and bonded for life. I adopted him from the SPCA after he had just turned 3 and I loved him from the moment I laid eyes on him! When I ended a relationship that was most certainly not to be, I took Jake with me and never looked back. It is because of him that I felt 100% safe living on my own. Even the nights were never lonely because I knew he was there {most often on my bed}, snoring away and growling at any suspicious noise {furnace or not!}. He gave me love, friendship, protection and security and I will always be indebted to him.

Fast forward a year and there were new men in my life. Jake was always very cautious of whom I spent my time with, never letting them get too close or else showing them his disproval at every turn. On a few occasions, Jake would even jump up on the couch to put space between my date & I {a sure sign it was never going to work out between us}. But that all changed when I met Adam. Jake approved of him right away and every day I see my now husband fall more in love with the little guy, just like I have. It makes my heart swell with pride when I peek over and see my hubby on the floor with Jake, petting him and cuddling him {a huge feat for a farmer who previously believed all dogs belonged outside!}. It truly means the world to me!
Now, I'm not naieve, I know that the years are flying by and that my baby won't always be around for me to cuddle up with. And it breaks my heart to even think about it. In fact, I'm tearing up just typing this out. But he is still so active, happy and loving his life on the country that I know we still have a few good years left in our road together..

So whats this post about?! Nothing much..just wanted to talk about my baby, I guess. You see, Jake & I are a team..its been him and I against the world for a long time and wherever I am you can most certainly bet this little guy is right alongside me. Whether it be lounging in the shade while I garden, sleeping next to the chicken coop while I play with my chickens, sniffing the fresh air from the back of a truck bed while we go for a drive or snuggling up with me in the early mornings when its just he & I in an empty house. He's my beau bear and I guess I just wanted you all to get to know our love story a little better ;) Have a great weekend everyone! Adam, Jake & I are off to visit my family in the city this weekend. It is my maternal grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary and we are celebrating their big day with them..see you all back here on Monday!!!


  1. What a cute post about Jake and cute pictures of you two. I totally get what you mean about animals and your Jake, they are like family. I've never been that much of a dog or animal person but can understand why people love them. Mostly it's because I'm scared of them and that they could hurt me or the kids. I've been bitten by our dog as a child, had some issues with our dog when my hubby and I married. So fast forward to fall of 2010. My kids have always wanted a dog, pleaded everyday and wrote me notes about it, begged me every chance and I always said no more dogs for me or for us. Then that fall 2010 we stopped at a garden center to get pumpkins and play some fall games and they had 8 puppies just put out for FREE!! Of course my kids were all over the puppies and they were so dang cute. One certain little puppy had the cutest face and puppy eyes ever. We all fell in love and took this puppy home. His name is Lucky because we are lucky to have him as he is to have us. I never thought I'd love a dog so much and spend as much time making sure he gets all the love and attention that the kids do. He's like my baby and life is better with him here.
    My oldest daughter in Florida has a unique bonding with animals since being little. They all follow her and she has a way with them that is magical. Even at the zoo, the wild animals would come to her, sometimes with her calling them other times with her just standing there, they just start walking towards her.
    So glad you have Jake in your life and all he's done for you.
    Sorry I got a little carried away here.
    Read your other posts about the bday and your garden, enjoyed them both. HOORAY FOR THE GARDEN!!
    Enjoy your family celebration weekend!!

    1. Dawn, thank you for your sweet comments! I am so happy you were able to surpass your fears and open your heart to a dog that needed your love & attention..makes me smile!

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    1. Thank you!! The connections we have with our pets is amazing, isn't it?


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