Hello, I’m Jack

We stood outside to pay our final respects as the hearse went by, then I took Jack for a walk.Β  The route should be familiar, but as with all dogs, it was pee and sniff every few yards, but I wasn’t worried.
Back home we had some lunch, then settled down to do our own thing and let Jack do his.

As expected, it took a while for him to settle, but he soon realised we weren’t a bad sort and had treats at our disposal. It didn’t take long for him to get the idea of going through the net curtain to go outside where he sniffed away and christened the buddliah again plus basically anything else sticking up that was taller than he was.
There have been others……………………….

We had a variety of treats, from the small meaty nuggets that Maggie used to have to meat strips and mini marrow bone biscuits, the latter of which he buried in the garden just in case he came back.
Burying reserves.

He’s a good guard dog and barked at anyone or anything going past our house. I don’t know if the lounge is at the front or back of their house, but he was quite content to sit upright and watch through the window. We decided to put his blanket up on the settee and encourage him to sit beside me. Maggie never used to get up on the bed or bunks in either the caravan or the boat until her blanket was in place, so maybe Jack was the same. It didn’t matter as we have covers on the settees anyway, but once he knew he was allowed (we do know he sits on the furniture at home), everything was fine.

Me, my furbabies, and doggy friend.

Eventually, he could no longer keep awake and settled down to sleep. He snores, but very quietly, more like a gentle buzz, but it was obvious he was comfortable in our company and our home which was good to see.
His own ‘personal’ cushion and the land of nod…….

We gave him his tea at 4.15. He’s a quiet and careful eater, not scoffing his food like some dogs, which again confirmed to us that he was content to be here.
He was collected just after 6.30. Everything had gone off very well and they thought it was a nice touch that all three of us had stood on the kerb earlier.

I’m glad we were able to help out at such a difficult time. With over 50 people in attendance, thankfully not all going back to the house though a fair few did, it was one less thing for the family to worry about.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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33 Responses to Hello, I’m Jack

  1. Paula Light says:

    What a little sweetie! 😍

  2. He is very sweet and you, my friend, are a dog whisperer.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Looks like you were all very content , under the circumstances πŸ’œπŸ’œ

  4. Liz says:

    Awwww. He’s lovely.

  5. I think he likes you!

  6. cagedunn says:

    He recognised a person who understands pack.
    Terriers are great thinkers, but often anxious without pack.

  7. Sadje says:

    You’re babysitting him? He is adorable

  8. He’s such a cutie 🀩

  9. Such a sweet little fellow. And what a lovely way to help a neighbour. My husband and I here in Delhi had a terrible time when we got covid in April. (This was during the nightmarish peak of the second wave in India; the dearth of hospital beds and oxygen was all over the International news too.) Both of us were sick and weak and had no one to help us with our dog. We had to just cope and once we were no longer infectious, we struggled walking the dog as we hadn’t recovered our strength and lung health yet. I wish we had had just a little help from our neighbours.

    • I am so sorry to hear this and hope you are both making good recoveries. This lady had been ill for some time with cancer, and I was glad to help out on a difficult day, especially as there were likely to be a lot of people coming to the house. Jack was no trouble.

  10. TanGental says:

    Now that’s lovely. Love a content sleeping pup and those snores

  11. wow that is a good dog and a cute one in sleep

  12. Carol anne says:

    thats super Di! I’m glad he had you to look after him! He sounds adorable!

  13. murisopsis says:

    He seems very comfortable and relaxed! It is a wonderful thing to be able to keep him during what must have been a confusing time – especially if he had been in the midst of it all!

    • It was no trouble for us and we were glad to help out as having to worry about a dog with so many people coming and going was something they could do without at a difficult time.

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