Thank you... Peggy Sanford Parker for the name "Jack'"



Recently our beloved American Pit Bull, Bess came to the end of her life, leaving a very big hole in our lives. The only way we could see to heal over that hole was to adopt another dog. Not that another dog could take her place, but at least to allow another dog to enjoy a good life here at the "Hovel". A house as big as ours just doesn't seem right without a dog in it.

When we moved into the "Hovel" in 2000 Bud the Wonder Dog was already part of the family and still a pup. He ruled the backyard for 13 years before he passed. We took his passing very hard.


Then came Bess, a 40 pound American Pit Bull, a very energetic and loving dog. She was already an adult dog when she came to live with us. She had been in several different homes before coming to live with us. One with children and one in an apartment; Bess was a very active and energetic dog and her previous homes and owners couldn't deal with her. Here at the "Hovel" she had a big house to roam and an even bigger back yard to rule over. Over time she calmed down and matured into a great dog.

Well the best way to heal a hole in your life is to fill it with more love; so in comes a new dog, Jack is all of a few ounces and 4 to 6 weeks old. This little dog will never be able to take the place of Bud or Bess, but then he doesn't have to. He'll make his own place in our hearts, and rule the kingdom left behind by his predecessors.



24 March 2019

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2 November 2018





















24 October 2018












Jack 21 September 2018












Jack 25 August 2018










Jack's first visit to the Vet




Jack and his favoite Veterinarian Dr. Mitzel










Jack the Puppy formaly Known as the dog with No Name, 14 July 2018
4 to 6 weeks old































Jack the Puppy formaly Known as the dog with No Name, 12 July 2018
4 to 6 weeks old












"I've been through the shelter with a dog named Jack
It's good to be out of the rain"

 

On the first part of the journey, I was looking at all the life
There were cats and dogs and rocks and things
There was sand and hills and rain
The first thing I met was a animal control officer with a big net
And his truck had no light in side because didn't have no windows
The heat was hot and the cage floor was dry,
But the air was full of sound


I've been through the shelter with a dog named Jack
It's good to be out of the rain
And in the animal shelter you can't remember your name
'Cause there ain't no relief from the bark of dogs
La la, la, la, la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la, la la la, la la la, la, la

After two days in the animal shelter's cage, my skin began to turn red
And after three days in the shelter's cage, I was looking at a river of poo
And the story it told of a drain that was stopped up Made me sad to think it was plugged


I've been through the shelter with a dog named Jack
It's good to be out of the rain
And in the animal shelter you can't remember your name
'Cause there ain't no relief from the bark of dogs
La la, la, la, la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la, la la la, la la la, la, la

After nine days, I let the dogs run free
'cause the animal shelter had turned to poo
There were cats and dogs and birds and things
There was sand and hills and rain
The animal shelter is overflowing with its rich and stinky poo
And a perfect disguise above
Under the city lies it doesn't care if the place is overflowed with poo
But the humans will give no love

I've been through the shelter with a dog named Jack
It's good to be out of the rain
And in the animal shelter you can't remember your name
'Cause there ain't no relief from the bark of dogs
La la, la, la, la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la, la la la, la la la, la, la