We are all lucky dogs are domesticated. Even me, the kid who “hated” his dog because it required so many chores. Feeding, grooming, picking up after, and the epitome; poop scooping.
I didn’t know it at the time but I was learning core responsibilities and gaining valuable life experiences.
Lets face it, raising a dog is work. Butt… we love them so much!
Following are some of the dogs it was my honor to care for. They really taught me a lot!
Sabrina was hilarious. Her quirk was letting people in the house but later would grab your arm and not let you leave!
I won 2nd place in a Kodak photo contest during my senior year in high school with a photo of Sabrina. By then she was a soul mate as reflected in the photo.
On our last day at Keystone College a dear friend of mine rescued an adorable little puppy… and gave her to me! Jenny was a kind soul and loved and was loved by anyone who met her. She also got along great with Sabrina the Great!
Namesake of Jupe’s Treats! We adopted Jupiter from a rescued litter of 7 newborn puppies! I’m guessing 2 parts Dane, 1 part Black Lab. What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
Jupe was big, friendly and loved running an agility course. Our first official taste-tester.
We lost Jupiter to cancer in the late Spring of 2019. He is still sorely missed, I must come back and write more about his antics. 🙂
It didn’t take long before the emptiness of our home without a dog in it to feel so quiet and lonely. And then via a “friend of a friend” we saw this picture.
Artemis is 10 months old now (Jan 2020). She is super smart and a bundle of joy who, by the way, also feigns attention.
So here we are again house-breaking a puppy dog but I wouldn’t trade her for the world!
For more about Artemis please turn to Our Staffordshire Terrier.
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