|Waiting on a treat with rapt attention in May 2014...|
Were there a pillow under his chin here, this is the view I wake up to pretty much each morning - his nose. With his head stretched out along side mine and his hot breath in my eyeball is how we frequently welcome the day. All night long we sleep with some part of him touching me but usually along toward morning he migrates toward the top of the bed almost like a guardian angel watching for me to wake up. (His thoughts might be more like "Get up and feed me!" but I can always imagine right?) Then as time moves on, Jack is the boy most likely to come rest his chin on either my lap or chest and gaze at me for loves and kisses. Especially if they come with a little treat! And if I'm sad, he's the first in line to lick away the tears and kiss it all better. You really couldn't ask for a sweeter canine companion. I ask him sometimes just how they got so much sugar in one puppy...
Jack is my protector!
One afternoon there was a white cat wandering along the treeline out back. All the boys saw it and starting barking their heads off... but Jacky was all set to protect me from this threatening intruder. He was growling and down in his attack stance and all the hair along the ridge of his back was standing straight up! For them to bark at birds, the occasional cottontail or even leaves moving in the breeze isn't unusual... but for my little man to get this worked up? It got my attention. I stood back and watched with some amusement as the cat nonchalantly made his way through the trees and up through the yard of one of the houses behind us perfectly unaware of the ruckus he (or maybe it's a she?) was causing. Once the kitty was out of sight, the boys all settled down. Poor Jack's back legs were shaking so hard I wondered for a minute how he stayed standing! He was scared out of his mind but would have gone right to battle to keep me safe!!
Jack is a giant!
|A sleepy Jacky... all that growing is tiring!|
Jack is a clown!
|A rousing match of mouth wrestling is in progress.|
This is Jack shortly after we brought him home. Lightning was so excited to have a new puppy and turned into the best big brother/babysitter... His face seemed to say "A puppy!!! Thank you Mommy for getting me the greatest toy ever made!!"
|Baby Jack... He still fit in my arms and on my lap!|
And this is him just a couple of months ago... Just like all Mommies, I'm asking "why must they grow up so fast?"
|Big boy Jack... but still my baby!|
I sure do love you, baby boy!!