Ben and I were eating breakfast at The Omelet Parlor (mmm!) one morning
when we started talking about dogs.
I told him that, when we think it's time/when we think we're ready,
I'd like for us to at least consider rescuing a dog from the shelter.
At the time, Ben was pretty convinced that buying a puppy was probably the best way to go.
We pulled out our handy-dandy iPhones and started looking at the dogs available at the shelter nearby.
When I saw Jack's picture I squealed with delight,
"A Border Collie! I love Border Collies! And his name is Jack!".
I showed the picture to Ben and we decided to head down to the shelter for a better look.
Upon our first meeting, we were not 100% that Jack was going to be a good addition to our family,
but the people at the shelter told us we had 2 weeks to try things out and decide if it's a good fit.
We took Jack home and he quickly showed us what a great dog he is.
He's house-broken, knows all the basic commands,
walks great on a leash,
caught on very quickly to my "no dogs in the kitchen" rule, etc.
It has been so much fun having a dog!
We love taking him for walks around the neighborhood, hikes, and to the dog parks.
His only "issue" is some aggression/anxiety around other dogs.
But, fear not.
We start obedience classes on Wednesday!
Here's some pictures of Jack...
First things first. Trip to the vet.
Then, a bath.