Labrador Retriever
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Home:Louisville, KY  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Jake

pumpkin, honey bunny, jakester, trouble, jellybean, punk, jakey wakey

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

March 2nd 2005

Jake loves when you rub his stomach or brush him. He loves rain and playing in water. He also likes to join us on the couch for Bones DVD marathons ;)

Jake hates when people are having a conversation and ignoring his presence in the room! He's very jealous. He's also very bossy! He likes to tell you he wants food & then lead you to the room he wants to eat it in. Jake also gets annoyed w/ grandma's dog.

Favorite Toy:
Jake LOVES squeaky toys. He likes any toys that helps you play tug-of-war with him. He also carries around empty water bottles & a pink rabbitt that used to have a squeaker in it.

Favorite Food:
Jakes loves jumbones & IAMS biscuits. He also likes to try & steal people food when the family eats...and he LOVES jellybeans!

Favorite Walk:
Jake is nearly impossible 2 walk(hates leash), always thinks it means he's going in the car so he's uncooperative. He likes to chase g-ma's dog Libby in the backyard & stick his head out the window in cars. Sometimes he escapes & goes 2 visit the horses

Best Tricks:
Jake dances w/ people, gives "high 5s", sings/laughs in his sleep & gives everyone kisses on the chin. He is also very intuitive. When someone is upset, he gets close to them & cuddles & kisses all over them. He can make anyone smile & feel better :-)

Arrival Story:
Our family dog(we had him for 13 years) passed away summer 2005. I had been looking for another dog for months before Alex had died & not fallen in love with any I'd seen. When Alex died, we wanted to wait & I also couldn't decide if I wanted a large or small breed or male or female... I kept going back to black labs... My husband took me to a woman specializing in animal rescue... I saw Jake and instantly fell in love w/ him. I took him home 30 minutes later. He was slow to warm up to us because he's been abused, slowly but surely, though, he has become a big part of our family over the last 5+ years.

Jake has come a very long way since he was adopted. We got him all cleaned up, got rid of the flees, got him on heartguard and got him the appropriate meds he needed at the time. It took a long time for him to calm down, even after he was neutered. We had to install a radio fence, which didn't even always keep him from running away. We stuck it out and now, 5 years later, Jake is well adjusted and happy in his home. He does have allergies now though, and it breaks my heart when he gets swollen. Abused dogs inspire a special kind of love and it's a challenge, but he was/is very worth it. He still reacts to certain things in a jumpy way, but he is safe and happy in our home and will remain that way for a, hopefully, very long time :)

Forums Motto:
Jake... The Spoiled Boss Man

The Groups I'm In:
(For the love of) SQUEAKY TOYS!!!, DAWGS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN!, Adorable Adoptees, Ban Stupid Legislation, Black dogs, Black Lab Lovers, Pets With People Names, ~!Black Labs!~

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 18th 2005 More than 11 years!

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Meet my family
Alex -- RIP

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My life as a cute troublemaker :-)


April 9th 2010 8:55 pm
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I have recently developed allergies. 6 months ago, it started. My ears were itching badly. Then my eyes were itching. It was mild, not too bad.

Then 2 months ago, both my eyes were swollen shut and my mommy was crying looking at me. She said I looked like Stevie Wonder. Benadryl helped a lot then. It took about a week for me to be back to my normal self.

Today was the worst attack though. My whole face, lips, eyes, jaw- everything were swollen to about 3 or 4x their normal size. Mom was very scared and upset when she first saw me. She has given me Benadryl all day. It has only helped a little. I don't know if I was stung by a bee or swallowed a bee or if I got into something I'm allergic to. My face looks and feels funny. We went on a ride earlier to a vet but they were not very friendly or helpful so we came back home. I heard mom call a 24 hour vet a little while ago and apparently she is watching my breathing and swelling to see whether or not I need to go to the emergency room.

I hope I feel better soon. This is no fun at all and I don't feel or look like myself. Mom even had to leave work early tonight to come be with me. I like the extra time with her though. Dad keeps telling her I'll be fine but I don't think it is working. She worries a lot.


Hi guys!

February 1st 2007 8:21 am
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Can you believe it is 2007?

I'm still going strong in my rebel mentality. I got out of the backyard this week and I was gone for 9 hours. Mommy didn't know but I got over to this horse farm and was hanging out with really cool horses. A very nice lady fed me and kept me in the barn with the horses while she went and found my mommy.

Mommy was very excited to see me. She hugged me and hugged me. I was glad to be home... I was just trying to go on a new adventure is all. I didn't mean to scare her

We got a lot snow last night!!! It's everywhere!!! I wanna play in it!! But until the fence is fixed I have to go out with mommy or grandma or someone so I can't get out of the yard... so I don't get as much time out there.

I got all kinds of new toys for Christmas! I'll hope to post some of my new pictures soon!



September 29th 2006 12:32 pm
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It's been soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long since I came and visited my page here. I almost forgot it existed! You know what, I've just been so busy playing and having fun.

I have so many new pictures. I've gotten MUCH bigger and you guys have to see! I'm such a ham... or well... that's what my mommy calls me... a big ol' ham.

I think I've gained some weight since I went to the vet last. I'm getting to be a big big boy, literally.

I'm going to come back and post in my groups and post new pictures this weekend. WOOF WOOF everyone. I've missed you!!!


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