My Boy Jake
Breed: American Cocker Spaniel –
Color: Black Roan
This is my best friend, my fishing partner, my photography excursion partner, my walking partner, my sleeping partner, and my sleeping partner… Basically, he is by my side no matter where I am, or what I am doing.
Jake is 10 years old now. I have had him since he was 4 months old. He was one of those “puppy mill” puppies that you hear horror stories about. We were told that because of his age, that if he didn’t sell in the next two weeks, that they would be putting him to sleep because it is not “cost effective” to keep him there.
And they call themselves “animal lovers????”. I think not.
I went to this store to buy a hamster for my daughter and ended up leaving with a hamster AND a dog.
I’ve never had a dog with one bright blue eye and one brown eye, so that took me some time to get used to. But now, I don’t even see it. To me, he is now just “Jake”, and not “Jake with the one blue eye”.
I have never regretted bringing him into our family, as the matter of fact, I cannot even imagine life without him. As you can see, he does everything with me and loves every minute of it, as do I.
I took this picture of Jake the other day when we were out on a little afternoon walk/photography excursion. I had stopped to take a picture of something, and like he always does, he sat down right next to me and patiently waited till I was ready to move on.
When I looked down at him, it just struck me…. He is by far the cutest thing I have ever seen.