Jackson of Port Franks

Jackson of Port Franks

Just thought we would give you an update on Jackson and thank you for making it possible for us to adopt such a fantastic dog.  But mostly to tell you how happy (if he could talk) we think he is.  He settled in right away, like he was coming home.  First of all, he was totally comfortable on his two hour plus ride home to Port Franks, played with toys and enjoyed the odd treat with a brief stop in Tilbury for a washroom break.  Once at our home, he walked in like it was his home (which it is) with no trepidation or skepticism whatsoever.  Although he wasn’t quite as responsive on that day, as he is now, by any measure he was pretty darn obedient for a dog who had only just met us.  Tomorrow, it will be a week since you handed over the keys, and he has worked his way into the hearts of this family like he was born to us.  A neighbour who was over, met him, loved him (she has a chocolate herself, who is now Jackson’s best friend) told us that through the year she has two special days.  One is her birthday and the other is her happy day, which was declared by her adoptive parents when she was a child.  Jackson’s happy day will forever be, January 3rd.  I won’t go on about Jackson like a proud papa, but he is bright, athletic (gallops around our back yard and loves his walks), knows many tricks, has personality plus and he has easily rearranged the pecking order in our house.  I am right back in last spot where I was when our border terrier, Bliss was around.  But that’s OK, I am used to it.  Anyway, to say our family is in love with Jackson is an understatement.  Jackson adores our twenty-four year old son who lives with us while attending university in London.  Loves it when James picks him up and carries him around the room like a baby.  Jackson just shows complete confidence and love.  I left Jamal, our black cat for last, because as you may guess, Jackson thinks of Jamal more as a squirrel or a rabbit and he is ready for the chase.  However, we have them where they will sit calmly at either side of a baby gate wondering to themselves why such things exist and what are they doing in my world.  We are determined that they will be friends and will send you pics when that union unfolds.  That’s it.  Just wanted to let you know that the work you do unselfishly everyday at the society pays off handsomely for people like us.  Not everybody cares about somebody else’s animal but because you do so many animals and so many people are able to live many joyous moments together.  Thanks again, Brian and Elise W