Meet Jake

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Say “Hello,” Jake!  Whuz up dawg!

This dog, I know he looks cute but don’t let him fool ya. He’s sneaky and tricky, and up until a few months back, he’d been the bane of my life. He’s a year and a half now and has settled quite a bit – thank the Lord.

He joined our family when he was 3 months old, about 6 months after we moved into our brand spanking new, no scratches, no scuffs, no dings, no bite marks house.

He proved to set us straight on this just being a house. Just a house, nothing more. Kinda like when you get a new car and you keep it clean and park far away from everything to protect it, until that first ding. Then it’s just any other car. Just a car used to get from A to B.

Well, Jake was our ding maker. As well as scratcher, digger, chewer … you get the lovely picture don’t you? Up until then I had been obsessing about everything being kept new looking and clean. I had a lesson to learn, I guess. And my teacher came in the shape of this big lug of a pooch.

Anyway, this is what I wanted to share with you today. This is what we get to look at daily around our house. You see, Jake likes to chill and relax around here…

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and here…

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and here… Put a robe on or something, Jake – geeez!

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We should’ve expected it. He started out young chillin’ in the hizzy.

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I guess we’ll keep him – scratches, dings and all.