THE KING OF MY CASTLE

I promise that this blog will not become dedicated solely to Jordy, but I’ve taken the week off work to spend time with him, so it’s really all I’ve got worth blogging about.

The Sweet Spot

Jordy has been adjusting to his new life beautifully, with a full appetite, playful personality and affectionate demeanor. I’ve been working at training him in getting him into a routine of being left alone for periods of time during the day. Today he was alone for an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon; by the end of the week, he should be used to my work schedule.

With anything this major, there’s always that momentary thought of “oh man, what have I gotten myself into?” but I have fallen so madly and completely in love in only three days.

Jordy has lived in six other homes in less than three years. It’s hard to believe, looking at this guy, that no one would want him enough to keep him.

I’ve committed myself to loving him and to give him the best possible home – the home that he deserves – for the rest of his life. God-willing, we’ll be together until I’m into my 40s.

Now if you’ll excuse me, Jordy and I have some sunshine to frolic in (yes, I said “frolic“) before he gobbles up his dinner (and he really does gobble)!

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours,
faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

– Author Unknown

If you haven’t yet signed my online petition to protect the cats and dogs of this Province, please take a minute to do so now and invite your friends and family to do the same. I will bring this issue to the attention of my local constituency office once I have gathered enough signatures.

13 Comments on “THE KING OF MY CASTLE

  1. He’s so precious – I love his bedroom eyes. He also looks very dignified and proud. I think he’ll take good care of you.

  2. He really is the King of your castle…and such a regal little fellow!

  3. Good for you for giving Jordy such a wonderful home. I wish all pet guardians were like you!

  4. How come Jordy kept running into the kitchen? Did you hide some goodies in there or something? 😀

  5. I love to hear this:
    I’ve committed myself to loving him and to give him the best possible home – the home that he deserves – for the rest of his life. God-willing, we’ll be together until I’m into my 40s.

    I take pet owning as such a huge responsibility and which that everyone would think about it as a long term commitment.

    Plus your fella smiles. Aww…

  6. He’s beautiful!

    6 homes in 3 years is rough. I have a blind Pom right now that someone adopted and then abandoned in Manhattan. Blind, and they put her out in the streets. And she had already survived Hurricane Katrina.

    Glad Jordy finally found a good home.

  7. Good for you for adopting an adult dog.

    I agree with your petition too so I signed it.

    The 2 shelters I volunteer at are No Kill shelters and take every opportunity to educate people on the joys of adopting adult animals and not purchasing from pet stores.

    At the beginning of April I adopted a 3 year old cat as a companion for my older cat. She would have lived her live at the cat sanctuary happily but I think she loves having a home of her own. As well it is one less mouth to feed for the charity / or (sadly) room for one more abandoned cat. :)

    I’m sure Jordy will be a great companion for you, and you a great mommy to him.

    Cheers

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