Upon arriving at the Terrier Rescue, Jake bounded over, Bird clutched firmly between his teeth. He'd just spent two weeks running free on the beach and was doggone excited (if you'll
forgive the pun) to help his fellow Terriers put that $1,000 to good use. Jake let it be known that, while he was impressed that Dean-o got so many votes, he wasn't at all surprised that
an American Fox Terrier won for Petster of the Month. Terriers are so friendly and smart, how could it have been otherwise, his sparkling eyes declared.
True to the breed, Jake was full of energy, confidence and a snuggly charm I couldn't resist. Does he love me for my oversized Petster check or for myself, I wondered. Oh, who cares?
He's so cute! And after the short time it took him to win me completely over, he turned his full attention to Bird so that his mom could get a chance to talk with me a bit about the
American Fox Terrier Rescue charity.
Jake's mom filled me in as to how the American Fox Terrier Rescue has grown rapidly in recent years, and that the internet has been a wonderful help in getting the word out about this
caring organization and what it does for Terriers in need. Another reason for the Rescue's success is the dedication of its many volunteers to their individual tasks -- tasks that all come
together to serve the Rescue Operation as a whole. Very efficient and well organized, I couldn't help but note, but of course you wouldn't expect less of a place that's devoted to
supporting the intelligent American Fox Terrier breed!
I think Jake actually said that to me, but I couldn't be sure. His mouth was full of bird toy.
But enough chat - Jake decided it was all about him again and simply had to show off a few tricks, with Bird of course. And even though I was having such a great time with Jake, his mom
and his fantastic doghouse, it was soon time to make the trek back home. So some last Terrier cuddles and off I went. All I could hear was Jake crying as I walked to my car and that made
it instantly clear to me: it wasn't the Petster of the Month check he loved, after all -- he loved ME!!!
Thanks Dean-o for helping dogkind so generously, and thanks Jake for sharing Bird.