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.
Happy birthday week, Jake!!!
Let the celebration begin!
Gah – need. to. squish. face. No wonder you couldn’t resist.
A sad story with the perfect of endings! Rescuing dogs is so serendipitous, right??
Rescuing is perfection!
Best week ever 🙂
I hope Jake tells you every single day what a lucky guy he is! Proof, yet again, that all things happen for a reason!!!
Yes they do!!!!
It’s amazing how life weaves lives together! 🙂
It’s so important to recognize!
Well, my face is leaking. 😉 I’m so happy your life collided with Jake. I’ve only been here a short while, as you know; but I am enjoying every little tidbit of their life you share. Happy days with your Mommy, Jake; whether they’re birthday, gotcha-day, or every single day.
I just collided with my own pup.. well, he’s not a baby …a few weeks ago. I know some of his past, however sorted; but one thing I know for certain is, they missed out on a fantastic companion in my Steele. “Snooze — ya lose!”, I say. When we heard the okay on the adoption, we RAN to my car… and we never looked back.
Yay!!!!!! I had to work really hard to not be angry with Melvin’s previous family. They let his health deteriorate so much. But from day one, I was just so grateful he was mine. I truly believe rescue is about moving forward! Steele is lucky dude who found his destiny!
Every dog should have their very own week to celebrate them! Yay to the week of Jake!
Knowing Jake, this week will set some sort of standard he comes to expect!
It’s about time there was a week o’ Jake! Love it!
Should be big, googly fun!
Wooooo hooooo! Thank you!!!
Jake’s last family gave him the best gift ever for his 5th birthday, whether they know it or now. Looking forward to more from the week-o-Jake.
They gave me the best gift also!
That face always gets me! I never knew the history of his ending up for adoption, but like you said, it’s just a part of making sure they got to the right home later.
I know, he uses that face masterfully when he does something bad!
Jake is so lucky to have you and Melvin for his forever family… let the celebrations begin!
We are blessed, indeed!
Happy Jake Week!
Stop on by for a visit
Happy Jake! Happy You! Happy Melvin!? Happy Family! And a whole week to celebrate?! Awesome!