Jakes Story

 Jake is 7, see below for the his sad but happy ending story



May of 2005, I received a call from my friend Melinda. she said there is a dog starving in our street, we are trying to entice him with food to help him. If we can capture him, do you want him? he looks like a boxer mix and you said you like boxers.


I ask you to look at that first photo and say you would not take this dog. Most of you would not. the moment Hubby and I laid eyes on this starving mutt with marks where he had been hit and kicked, a scar across his small nose, we were SUNK.
we picked him up and brought him home.


Picked up on Thursday, Vet on Saturday for shots. Sunday he refused to eat, he collapsed and on Monday I rushed him to the vet and left him. they called me at work and said, Jake has Parvo, we need to put him down. there is no cure for Parvo, a disease that eats holes in the intestines.

Weight 12 pounds, should be 20

We had him only 3 short days, but our hearts had engaged, in tears I said can't you do anything? He said IV and antibiotics with maybe a 50/50 chance of survival, at least a week on IV.
I called home and said to hubby, "what shall I do?" they say even after a week he might still die. Hubby said
"tell them to do what they can for him and give it a try"

8 days later we brought him home, the above photos were taken the day we brought him home from hospital. he could hardly stand.
(the vet said since we saved a street dog he would cut our bill in half, 600 instead of 1200) Cooper is our other dog, deceased now



Above is 8 weeks later, Jake was 4 months when we got him, now he is 5 years 4 months old and looks like this.

He is very smart, very loving and our beloved Jake (see sidebar for current photos)
current weight is 47, perfect for his build


8 comments:

chancythegardner said...

Oh, sweet Jake we cried when we saw your pictures when you were starving. We are so very happy you now have a loving, forever home and you are doing so well. We love boxers and you are very handsome. Hugs and nose kisses

Brandi said...

I'm so happy Jake's story has a happy ending! He's so handsome. I'm sure he brings your family a lot of joy.

Team Beaglebratz said...

Thank you for giving Jake a chance - not many people would. But I can see what you saw in that picture of him that first time you met him - he was so asking for your help and I bet he has given back to you over and over again.
Mom Kim

K. Reid said...

I have French Bull dog that my husband bought from a couple of drug addicts. He was so thin when I first saw him. Now is 4 years old, we love him.

KathyB. said...

Wow, what a difference love makes. When I saw the picture of the skeletal dog ( puppy ) laying next to your healthy dog, that put his condition into even better perspective. Bless you , I already know Jake is blessed.

Gail said...

Thank you.

I could not have left him either.

Jo said...

Oh darling, darling Jake, thank goodness you were rescued by your loving mommy and dad and now live in your forever home. May they be blessed for this. xx

Sketching with Dogs said...

What a terribly sad story. How could anyone do this to a dog!
Thank goodness you took him in and saved his life, what wonderful human beings you and your hubby are.
Lynne