Saturday, June 23, 2012

In touch

The first time I saw Jack, he was curled up in a concrete kennel, his face close to the front chain-link, his chin tucked into his paws.

We took him out of the North Central Los Angeles Animal Shelter and brought him home to be part of our family.

He's managed to charm our friends and all the other dogs in the neighborhood with his playful yet non-aggressive attitude.

One of the things that's amazing about him is his connection to the physical world. He is a dog that delights in touch - the touch of a hand, a pat on the head.

When he is sleeping he often likes to brace a paw against a physical object - the wall, a chair leg.

He likes to be in touch.


Anonymous said...

I love him.


smalltownme said...


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...


I'm having fun taking care of my dad's dog.

Been waking up much earlier in the morning, and going to sleep earlier at night, btw.

Alexia said...

He's so lovely. He looks so serious - comtemplating how lucky he is to have been found by you, no doubt!

shrink on the couch said...

Brought back memories of picking out our dog in the shelter. He was about a year old and his nails were painted yellow! Ours can't get enough of being petted. He will nudge for hours. Big fan of shelter dogs here!

Life with Kaishon said...

He is so beautiful.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

beautiful baby boy :)

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

A fellow tactile being [happy sigh]
You've been blessed with a wonderful dog, no doubt about it!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

you already know that I have a serious case of dog envy. I always love the Jack posts!