Category: adoption

week 1 highlights (and yes, there was surfing and belly-ups)

FoodLady here to share some milestones from week 1.

Jim is tired

Jim is tired

  • Day 1: Jim is so tired, he purposely moves a stuffie, and then puts his eyes under it and goes out like a light
  • Day 2: Let the stuffy frenzies begin! Both Jane and Jim enjoy a morning squeak-a squeak-a fest
  • Day 3: Jane’s giving tail wags (Jim’s been wagging his tail since he got here)
  • Day 4: The Mister gives Jane one of his amazing-doggie-massages. And Jane gives The Mister the signal “you stoppin’? don’t stop!”
  • Day 5: Jane’s sleeping with her eyes closed
  • Day 6: Jane goes belly-up and starts sleeping in her favorite position of legs-up-the-wall
  • Day 7: Jim goes belly-up!
  • Day 8: Jane came from the back bedroom (her safe spot) when I called her. When she got to me, she gave a look as if to say “uh-oh, did I just do that?”
  • Day 9: Jane is coming out to the kitchen when she hears the dinner kibble hitting the bowl, and then waits after she’s done for dessert cookies (nightly dog treat)
  • Day 9: Jane surfs FoodLady’s dinner. Though this is not to be commended, as it is unacceptable behavior, it is to be quietly celebrated, as it showed she’s getting comfortable here
  • Day 10: Jane comes ‘a runnin’ when I say “wanna go for a walk”, then speeds it up when she sees the leashes in my hand
  • Days 1-10: FoodLady is in JOY! mode
Jane belly up

Jane: belly-up!


so this is home

Here’s some pictures of our first steps into our new home. I wasn’t sure I wanted to go through this door. or if I wanted to “play” FoodLady and the Mister like I did with the volunteers in the Greyt Works big yard. But, FoodLady and The Mister stepped back, and I leaped into my future. Jim was right behind me.

Jane and Jim come in

Stepping in our future.

Checking out the new digs

Checking out the new digs.

Taking a break

After a lot of sniffing and exploring, we decided to relax for a minute.

I believe I can hang out wit you fellas for a little while

In the words of Billy Ray Valentine (movie: Trading Places), “I believe I can hang out wit’ you fellas for a little while.”

queen of all I survey

We got adopted!

That’s me in the header picture. I am queen of all I survey!

Jane and Jim arrive home

On Saturday, me (maroon collar) and my friend, Jim (blue collar), arrived home! We were so excited!



I think we landed good!

I think we landed good! Jim thinks we inherited a farm! I’m no going to tell him those are carrots, not kibble trees.

Auntie Lee Ann said:

[I] am dancing for joy that OUR Miss Jane, and Mr. Jim, have found their forever homes. I say OUR because everyone at the kennel feels like Jane and Jim were theirs and we all rejoice in this day.


She is right – I may live with FoodLady and The Mister, but me and my sisters got so much love and care when we were at the Hern Greyt Works kennel that all of the volunteers are our family. We are forever greytful to them. That’s one reason I started this blog – so that my extended family can keep in touch with me.



Do you volunteer somewhere? where? what do you do?  Are you queen (or king) of all you survey?  Tell me about it in the comments!