Thursday, October 4, 2007


Mugging for the camera.

Jezebel 01

A more introspective moment.

Jezebel 02

We have rescued many dogs, and this is the only one whose name we were able to discover. She had been micro-chipped as a puppy, and although none of the other information on her was current, she definitely responded to the name.

Given how many times and ways it has been misspelled since then by people who know her (Jesabel, Jesabelle, Jezabel, etc.), who knows if the original owner actually spelled it this way. She has never complained, however.


gemma said...

Came here from Rachel..your pictures - actually dogs -- are awesome..How many do you have currently? We only have one. . a rescue Rottie. Her name is Raven. She is just 2 and we LOVE her. Wish we could take them all but Raven kind of fills up our teensy home. I'll be back to check on the pups. Thanks for sharing.

Hank said...

Gemma: currently we have seven, although there have been times when we have had as many as 10.

We started with a dog from the pound (Ivy), and she was so great that we were willing to add more to the pack when circumstances arose. All others have been picked up off the street/highway. Well, Jezebel and Buddy came to our front door one Christmas Eve, so technically that was a doorstep and not the street, but we heard from the mailman that they'd been wandering the neighborhood all day. No response to posters and classified ads, of course, and Buddy wasn't chipped. So we kept 'em so they could stay together.

You are correct that it's a huge commitment, especially with a larger dog. George is part Rottweiler, so we know a little bit of what Raven must be like (he's a great dog, but definitely takes up space). And don't even get me started on Buster, the Great Dane mix. We definitely overdid it in some respects. However, I was able to buy some land in the country and build a weekend house with about an acre fenced, so we're not too crowded, at least on weekends.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll try to post more photos more regularly, along with helpful dog advice that I've learned over the last 17 years of intensive dog care.