All posts filed under: Jackie and Lou

Meet Lou

Guess what I did? Yup, I adopted a second dog.  I have an obsession with browsing the adoption galleries of Animal Shelters near me, and since I had been thinking about getting a second dog, I had been looking for one similar to Jackie in size and age.  I happened upon a handsome Border Collie mix that was estimated to be about Jackie’s age, so I took the plunge and went to go meet him. They picked him up as a stray, so they named him Manning for the time he was there. He was all over the place while I walked him outside, making me wonder how long he’d been cooped up in that place.  He was sweet as can be, so I took him home without a second thought.  The first thing I did with him was name him Lou. The shelter I adopted Lou from was a low cost branch of the county’s Public Health department, so they didn’t have the resources to have in house veterinary care.  I took him to …

Meet Jackie

Hey you! I’m glad you’re here because I am not at peace until everyone has met my puppy, Jackie.  Here she is!     Of course, she wasn’t always this big. In late March of 2016, I adopted this little booger from the Orange County Animal Shelter in Chapel Hill, where I went to college.  Here is her first car ride photo.   At the time of the adoption, I was living on campus and didn’t exactly get permission from my parents to adopt a dog and drop her off at home.  She lived with a friend off campus in a sort of co-parenting situation where I visited daily and spent most of my time teaching her not to chew fingers.  After I graduated, she moved in with me and my parents, and we all make up a happy family! This is Jackie with my friend Alex.  Alex says that I was being very irresponsible when I went to adopt her.  But look how happy he is!   My mom has a Dachshund named Chipper, …