Nicknames: Jakey, Na Na Boo, Ba Ba Doo, Na Na, Lil' Prince,Big Boy
Birthday: April 28th 2005
Likes: Going to the beach
Pet-Peeves: Being around anxious nervous dogs
Favorite Toy: Gunga ball
Favorite Food: Chicken
Favorite Walk: Beach walk/run
Best Tricks: Catching the ball
Arrival Story: I Got a phone call from a friend, asking if I would be interested in adopting a blind Pomeranian puppy. Of course I was a little hesitant about taking on the responsibility of another pet, and a blind pet was something I had no previous experience with. I was down to one 22 year old cat (Wee Wah) in the house and had been telling myself, this was it. Nevertheless, I said I would like to meet him and we could go from there. Well, meet Jake I did and needless to say that was it. I took one look at that little ball of fur with his happy baby puppy face and I was in love! Before meeting Jake I'd checked out numerous web sites about blind dogs, as I wanted to do my best to make sure Jake's life was as happy and normal as possible. While we did have hopes that Jake might have an operable blindness, we learned that Jake is completely blind and it's not an operable condition. The way the doctor explained it, we all have a disc of some sort on the back of the eyes and Jake was born without them, a condition which can't be corrected. Nevertheless, after all was said and done, Jake surpassed all hopes and expectations to become the most joyful, loving, confident, little man around. In the same month that I adopted Jake, I also found myself adopting two other cats as well, one less than a year old cat who had been left in an apartment when the tenants moved out and a calico kitten who showed up on the back yard patio. So within a month I had a house full of new pets.
Bio: Jake loves his feline brother and sister, Moe and Koko. Wrestling with Moe is one of his favorite passtimes and racing through the house all three chasing after each other is another. Jake also loves playing catch, inside and outside of the house. He'll go into the living room and wait when I tell him to, "go get ready" and then I'll toss the ball to him and he'll pounce on it, catch it and bring it back to me to throw all over again. Outside, he'll go down to one end of the yard, and we roll a ball to him and he's on it every step of the way. Of course there's huge applause with each catch and return, which he just loves. He also loves going down to the beach, where he can run full out and meet up with all his buddies.
It's that time of year again, my Birthday is the 28th of April and I'll be 7 years old. Woof, time really does fly by!! I've figured out by now that I'll ALWAYS BE momma's "BABY BIG BOY", but that's okay, as long as there's 'big boy' in there somewhere, BOL!! I've had an ear issue lately, the doctor thinks it's a dog food allergy, after 3 visits to my regular vet, mom took me to anther vet for a second opinion and things are looking very good now. I'm on hypoallergenic food and treats, but every once in awhile I still turn my nose up at the food, so mom gives in and cooks me up a little something like chicken (my favorite). I hear the word "spoiled" a lot, but somehow I think that's a good thing. I keep trying to convince mom that regular dog food is for chumps anyway, but she's not buying it....can't blame a guy for trying though, I do love my real chicken and beef when I can get it. Anyway....Spring is here, Summer is on the way and LIFE IS GOOD!!!
Spring is just around the corner, time for Mom to finally put away my winter Parka, YIPEEEEE!! This morning mom gave me a full pedicure, brushing and brushed my teeth, then we went for a nice long walk and the weather outside was just beautiful! Mom keeps trying to take some new pics of me, but every time she gets me lined up in the lens, I move....oh well mom, keep trying, BOL!! :) I'm so happy that the weather is warming up, that means more and more time outside, which I just love!! Yesterday mom and I went down to the beach where I ran all over the place and stopped only long enough to listen to the seagulls. Mom calls me her "fly boy" because I fly all over the place when we're on the beach, it really is my favorite place because I can run all over and not bump into anything! I will try to stop long enough for mom to take some new pics of me soon, wish me luck with that, BOL!!
My family and I just want to say Thank You Dogster for making me today's "Diary of the Day" on DOGSTER!!! We love Dogster and are greatful for all of our wonderful Dogster friends. Also want to give a huge BARK OUT to all of my PAWSOME PUP PALS!! And by the way yesterday was my grooming day, mom clipped the hair on my paws, trimmed my nails, brushed, combed, bathed and dried me. Now I'm ready for anything.....who knew....BOL!! Thank you Dogster!! WOOFS & WAGS!!!!