You learn a lot about people by watching how they behave with their dogs. You find out that dogs are better judges of humans than you could ever be, and you learn that what some humans say masks some really damning beliefs and behavior in my book. . . dogs can spot a “fake”.
Jimmy came to me about 7 years ago, long before I realized that government facilities warehoused and killed stray dogs. So called “friends” said they didn’t want him (someone found him on the streets) because his energy did not fit in with the rest of their pack. What a lousy excuse! To make a long story short, Jimmy ended up with me . . . dogs know when they are unwanted or unwelcome. People always tell me that they know dogs have feelings, and yet treat them as if they don’t.
Jimmy and I never looked back. He came home with me and became one of my most self-confident and happy dogs. He went with me to El Paso when I picked up Lucia from people who considered her a nuisance and just wanted her gone so they could have “their house back.” One day in spring, I watched him pick up a snake and slam it into the ground to kill it. Luckily it was just a garden snake and not something poisonous. He has this adventurous spirit . . . no matter where I go or what I’m doing, he, more than any of the others, wants to be part of it . . . preferably in charge (lol). Needless to say, I love him dearly . . .
Well, Jimmy is in a little bit of trouble and I need to make some emergency adjustments so that he can heal well and build up his back muscles. Because of his anatomy (long, heavy body and short legs), he’s developing some back problems that are causing some neurological issues like pinched nerves and spasms. I need to set up a hydro-therapy area so that he can exercise by swimming in warm circulating water. This is nothing fancy, just safe, functional and sturdy enough to use throughout the year. Please follow this link if you would like to help. More information is posted there. Your help will be greatly appreciated . Jimmy and I thank you!