It’s funny how life can take you along so quickly, as if it is fleeing away from you. I wake up one morning, and the next thing I know, the quarter is over. Some days, I miss Jay so much I bus home just to see him. I am currently set to graduate in Spring of 2018 and my future beyond that is all a surprise. If I do end up going to graduate school, I will take him. If not, I plan on staying around the area (if I can afford it) and living with Jay. As scary as the future seems, it’s reassuring knowing Jay will always be with me. No matter what mood I am in, he can always cheer me up. My 20th birthday is coming up in 9 days, and here I am, feeling lost as ever. Yet this time, it’s comforting. The sense of “lost” is comforting. I wonder if Jay ever feels lost, as if his soul is searching around. Jay, if you do feel this way, I hope you find the same comfort I find in you.
On Sunday, June 24th 2017, we took a 4 mile roundtrip hike up Rattlesnake ledge in about 100 degrees. Jay was totally fine, while I was not. He was leading the group the WHOLE hike, and would even stop and look back at us, as if we weren’t going fast enough for him. It’s crazy to think a 12 pound little dude can have so much energy packed into him. Afterwards, we suffered through pumping up two paddleboards and heading out towards the lake. After Jay’s near death experience in the backyard pond when he was 3 months old, I wasn’t expecting him to swim, even with his new nifty life vest. To my surprise, he swam amazingly! He even tried to “rescue”me after I got into the water. While on the paddleboard, he jumped into the lake once in awhile, probably just to give me little heart attacks. Once we got home, Jay was still full of energy.
Welcome home, Jay! At two months old, we rescued him from an old lady who wasn’t able to take care of him anymore. Little did we know, we actually brought him home with ticks… but after a visit to the vets and some baths, he was all good! His original name was Jerry Dog, or JD for short. Funny thing is, my dad’s initials are also JD! Since those names seemed a bit long, we decided on Jay.
First day home, he fell asleep on my ankle after running around the grass for a couple minutes. On his ride back home, he whined like a dolphin until he was cuddled. I have never had a dog before, so I’m not really sure what I was expecting. At the time, all I knew was that I needed a pal, someone who would be there fore me no matter what. Jay was the perfect little guy. He filled the empty void that slowed me down the last couple years of high school. He opened my eyes to future possibilities, dreams that I had never dreamed.
Here I am, sitting in my communications class, bored to death. So what do I do? Start a blog for my little pupperino, of course! Here is the most recent picture of Jay, at the top of Rattlesnake Ledge after hiking for an hour in 100 degrees. What a little trooper he is 🙂
My little dude is currently 2 years old and has an infinite amount of energy. He never fails to put a smile on my face, no matter what the situation is. Fearless, contagiously happy, admirable, and sassy are only a few ways I can describe him.
Jay joined our family of 4 and a fat cat, right before my high school graduation. Ever since day one, he has provided nothing but love to us. I constantly think about him, and even just the thought of him can brighten my whole day. Sadly, college has limited the time I have with him every week, but once I graduate, I plan on getting a dainty little house with a huge yard for him.