Welcome home Jack. I think it was 3 years ago that Two first saw our neighbors black lab puppy. He got a chance to watch that dog grow and has been dreaming of a lab of his own for years. As plans were underway for the farm Proeun and I told him he could get a lab once we got a farm. So almost as soon as we moved in Proeun and I have been on the lookout for pups. Of course, things have been crazy as moves usually are, but when we saw an ad in the local paper for pups that were exactly what we wanted we wanted to make it happen, with a little help from above if you know what I mean.
We kept it all hush, hush. Yesterday evening we loaded the kids in the car for a “surprise.” They thought we were taking them to a restaurant. Along the way we passed the “Happy Hound Hotel” and Two was whistfully asking when he could get a dog.
We pull up to the house and Two said “why are we here?” Then he heard dogs barking, and he looked at us.
Here he realized that he really was getting his own dog. Of course every farm can use a good farm dog and as any mom of more then one child knows this a shared dog, but it is also a dog for a boy. Two loves it and takes him out for walks and wants me to wake him up at night when I let Jack out (Two picked out the name).
I feel like there is something really special about living with animals and being responsible for them. I am so happy that Jack has joined our farm family. He is missing his mom and littermates right now, I feel so sorry for him, but I guess all we can do is love him up real good. He loves the outdoors and Shack, the outdoor cat that is most attached to us. Oddly Shack doesn’t seem to mind Jack. I’ll try to post pictures soon.