BelvisBelvis2017-11-19That Scentsy warmer may have this place smelling like a rustic holiday cabin, but if you don’t gimme a piece of that sammich, I’m gonna make it smell like hot garbage and aged cheddar up in here. The choice is yours, decent hooman. 💨 https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23668252_1356716264455740_3644445678127546368_n.jpg2017-11-19
Tee✯ 🇮🇹Tee✯ 🇮🇹2017-11-19Five years ago today, on my lunch break, I visited AHS Tinton Falls to meet Jackie girl. It wasn't love at first sight. I desperately wanted to feel an instantaneous click with the shelter's then longest resident. Although Jackie calmly looked at me while every other dog barked, desperately seeking my attention (and shattering my heart), Jackie could care less about my presence once she was out of her kennel. She was so caught up in her surroundings and in the moment.
It wasn't for another week or so when I saw a photo of Jackie on Facebook, posted by the shelter. It was the first time I could see her soul in her eyes and I knew in that instant, I needed to bring this girl home.
Jackie taught me that the "immediate" click we think we're supposed to feel doesn't always happen that quickly. You have to also understand where the pup is coming from. In Jackie's case, she was surrounded by barking 24/7 for over 16 months and, for most of the time at the shelter, only two volunteers were allowed to walk her. She was lucky to get out of her kennel once a day. Of course she was overjoyed at the prospect of stretching her legs! Why would her focus be on me right away? The second time I visited her, she belly crawled over to me with her toy and that did it for me. Her immediate willingness to trust me and her injured, but not broken spirit captured my heart.
Give a shelter dog a chance and they'll give you the world. I love you with every fiber of my being, Jackie girl. More than words💗🤗
colleenkline86colleenkline862017-11-19First night in the new house! Thank you to those who came to help us move! ifuckinglovemydognewhomehttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/p640x640/23733752_1735913379812868_8002657763425517568_n.jpg2017-11-19
💁🏻Rachel & 🐶 Bella💁🏻Rachel & 🐶 Bella2017-11-19Bella, you are such a weirdo! 🐶 weenasareweirdhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/p640x640/23733821_310843432734677_1391645884386639872_n.jpg2017-11-19
Ginny The Jack Russell 👑🐶Ginny The Jack Russell 👑🐶2017-11-19Red sky at night, Ginny’s delight. https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23596545_159708414641617_5613475436433506304_n.jpg2017-11-19
Tom CampanileTom Campanile2017-11-19Watching Cheri make breakfast. He knows she’s got cheese! 🧀🧀🧀 https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23733736_1167350573394815_3781380166215794688_n.jpg2017-11-19