Most of Jake’s vaccinations are due this week. That’s because one year ago, his family gave him up for adoption. What I know about that is this…
- There was a husband and a wife and a yellow lab
- The yellow lab was the husband’s dog (so to speak) and the wife got Jake as her dog (as a puppy)
- Come last September they made the decision that they only had time for one dog, and that dog was not Jake
- The wife was sad to surrender him
Jake was given up for adoption the week of his 5th birthday. I’m guessing they were not the type of people to celebrate dog birthdays so they likely didn’t know. Or maybe they did. Either way, one year ago a decision was made by strangers that would change my life forever.
Melvin and I were meant to be together. Jake was meant to be part of this family. That means, their former families were supposed to have them first. I rescue dogs, they all have previous owners, a past that I have zero control over. Then… our lives collide, and that is a little thing I like to refer to as sweet, sweet destiny.
I will kick of this Week-o-Jake with the very first picture I ever saw of him, just about one year ago to the day.