Likes: FOOD!!! WATER (of any kind except baths), destuffing stuffies, eating anything and everything and being a Momma's boy!
Pet-Peeves: THE CAN!!!!!!!!!!! An empty food bowl and when his Mommy leaves the house.
Favorite Toy: It was his squeeky Duck... RIP! He loves Kongs and frisbees... he can't destuff those!
Favorite Food: Anything and everything that is remotely edible and some stuff that's not. In his bowl is Innova, non-fat yogurt, fresh vegi's and pumpkin.
Favorite Walk: WALK?!? Try RUN to his food dish if anything is dropped in it. The beach, the dogger park and downtown when his Mommy goes.
Best Tricks: Inhaling a full food bowl in less than 5 seconds, opening the front AND back door with his nose when he wants in and catching some serious AIR when leaping into the pool. Jakey does the standard no-brainers- sit, down, high-five, bow, talk, wait...
Arrival Story: A few months after we rescued Harmony (our black lab puppy) we started thinking about getting her a playmate to release puppy energy. The rescue had one of the biggest, sweetest labs we'd ever seen so we happily added him to our fine family of fur fun.
Bio: He's one of the most laid back dogs I've ever known, especially for a lab. He's incredibly sweet, loving and a total Momma's boy. He follows me everywhere and is a true velcro dog. He was purchased by his original owners as a "breeder" and kept in an outside kennel most of his young 2 years without much human contact. Once he was old enough to be used for stud, he refused to do his "job" so his owners just dropped him off at a shelter. Once his time "was up" the shelter contacted the Mid FL retriever rescue and he was placed into rescue instead of destroyed. Jake had been neglected (had heartworms and was emaciated) and I suspect abused before he came into rescue because he's scared of loud noises and fast movements toward him. He loves people outside of our home especially kids, but is leary of visitors and hides by the back door when we have company until he feels comfortable around them. He came with the name "JAKE" which was the only thing he knew, so we kept it. Even though "JAKE" is a generic name, he's by far ONE OF A KIND!
Leash: A strap that attaches to your collar, enabling you to lead your owner where you want him or her to go. Make sure that you are waiting patiently with leash in mouth when your owner comes home from work. This immediatly makes your owner feel guilty and the walk is lengthened by a good 10 minutes.
Dog Bed: Any soft, clean surface, such as a white bedspread, newly upholstered couch or the dry cleaning that was just picked up.
Drool: What you do when your owners have food and you don't.To do this properly, sit as close as you can, look sad and let the drool fall to the floor or better yet on their laps.
Sniff: A social custom to use when you greet other dogs or those people that sometimes smell like dogs.
Garbage Can: A container your neighbors put out weekly to test your ingenuity.Stand on your hind legs and push the lid off with your nose. If you do it right, you are rewarded with food wrappers to shred, beef bones to consume, moldy crusts of bread and sometimes even an old Nike.
Bicycles: Two-wheeled exercise machines, invented for dogs to control body fat. To get maximum aerobic benefit, you must hide behind a bush and dash out, bark loudly and run alongside for a few yards. The rider swerves and falls into the bushes, and you prance away.
Thunder: A signal the world is coming to an end. Humans remain amazingly calm during thunderstorms, so it is necessary to warn them of the danger by trembling, panting, rolling your eyes wildly and following at their heels.
Wastebasket: A dog toy filled with paper, envelopes and old candy wrappers. When you get bored, turn over the basket and strew the papers all over the house. This is particularly fun to do when there are guests for dinner and you prance around with the contents of that very special bathroom wastepaper basket!
Sofas: Are to dogs like napkins are to people. After eating it is polite to run up and down the front of the sofa and wipe your whiskers clean. If there are people sitting on the couch just include them as a handy wipe.
Bath: A process owners use to clean you, drench the floor, walls and themselves. You can help by shaking vigorously and frequently.
Lean: Every good dog's response to the command "sit," especially if your owner is dressed for an evening out. Incredibly effective before black-tie events.
Love: A feeling of intense affection, given freely and without restriction, shared by you and your owner. Show it by wagging your tail