This weeks rescue Pomeranian comes from Michigan! His name is Jack and his “Pommy Mommy” Amy is going to tell us all about how Jack came to live with her and her family! Go grab your little cuddle buddy and get ready for a heartwarming read!
Meet our rescue dog Jack. He has many nick names; Jack-Jack, Jackie-Bear, Jack Black, Fluffer Bottom, Poofy Pants, Big Puffy etc. We found him last February at a locally owned pet store that does pet adoptions every weekend. Jack has stolen our hearts! We were starting our search for a pet and went to the adoption event to check out the pups. we were looking at a couple and Jack caught my husbands eye. I was a little worried he would be too yappy, as I suffer from headaches. Jack was living with a foster family and three other small dogs. His foster parent was talking to us about him and was telling us Jack was a bit shy and seems to take some time to warm up to people. Just as she said this Jack stood up and put his little feet on my knee and looked right in my face. His foster mommy was so surprised and said she had never seen him warm up to someone like that! Well, the decision was made! What we know about Jack’s previous life is that he was in a home with too many dogs and the owners were forced to surrender them. There were many Poms and Pom mixes that went to the rescue we used as well as others. Jack was the largest (16 pounds), probably about 2 years old, and had not been neutered. Something tells me he has several offspring out there! I think Jack spent a lot of time in a cage and without much human contact. My first
clue; he hopped in the guinea pig cage and started drinking from their bottle! It was perfectly natural for him. I had never seen a dog drink from a animal bottle.
When Jack first came home everything was a new adventure for him. He didn’t know how to up and down stairs, he didn’t know what to do with toys, he would not go outside by himself and seemed scared of the outdoors (still doesn’t like to be out alone), and definitely did not know he should go outside for potty! He always followed me from room to room, but laid on the floor across the room from wherever we were sitting.
Oh how he has blossomed! Jack now runs and plays and loves toys and plays fetch. He still follows me everywhere and does not like to be alone, but now he will lay next to me on the couch or in my lap, until he gets too hot, and sleeps on our bed at night. He went to obedience school and was the star of the class! He is very much a people pleaser and chases my two little kids around
and has two doggie neighbors he gets to run and wrestle with and seems very comfortable in a pack. I am happy to report he now tells me when he has to potty by grumbling at me! It kind of sounds like a noise Chewbacca makes! This means he has to go outside and it’s pretty cute 🙂
I was diagnosed with a strange and rare illness a year ago and I have been quite sick and had two surgeries this summer. I think Jack knows this and is always by my side. He has taken care of me and kept me company just as much as I have taken care of him. He is a mommy’s boy and goes everywhere I go and gets upset if I leave him alone for a couple hours. I may have to consider another fur buddy for Jack 🙂
Also, thankfully Jack is not yappy! He does growl and bark a few times at passing dogs, but jumps and shakes his Pom-Pom when any humans come to visit! He is our love and we are so lucky to have him in our lives!
Love Amy and the Noel Family