As posted in a previous article, written by Greg Willey, you learned that Jay Jay has a special place in our hearts (Getting “Hip” at Friendship APL). He has been through a lot, being 6 months old, hobbling around without any hips, and enduring two hip replacement surgeries. But Jay Jay has had a wonderful family, to call his own, that has without a doubt been an instrumental part of his recovery process. Now that both surgeries have been finished, and Jay Jay is almost completely recovered, enjoy his adoption story written by the couple that adopted him:
“Since the day I was born, I have always had a dog. They are truly a part of my family. When I got married, we had 2 dogs in our little home. Sadly, our girls both passed away. One of them only a few days before we moved to our new home. We were both devastated by her loss.
I was without a dog for 2 years before I told my husband that I was ready for a another. It had to be the right dog for us. I am a physical therapist. I was at my desk one day when a dog profile came in a message for my husband. He may be the perfect dog for us. Jay Jay needed bilateral hip replacements. My dream job is to be a PT for dogs. We met him the next day, and it was love at first sight. I remember sitting in the shelter waiting for them to get Jay for us to meet him. I was so nervous. Eric asked me what was wrong, I said, “ what if Jay Jay doesn’t like us?” Turns out Jay loves everyone. We met the sweetest dog on the planet. They told us that it would be a long road because of the surgeries that he would need. He needed a loving home that he could come to and recuperate and a family to show him the love he deserves. What I didn’t know that day was that we needed him as much as much as he needed us. He brings us so much joy and happiness. He turned a year old a few months ago and has been through so much in his life, and despite all of that, he is a snuggle monster. Every morning and everyday after work when we open his crate, he runs right to the couch for
snuggling. He wants to get a good snug in before he will go outside. If you ever have the chance to experience it, I promise, it will be the highlight of your day. But be careful, he is aggressive with his snuggling.
Now that he is in his final stages of
his recovery and walking up to an hour at a time, it is hard to keep him from being on the go All The Time! He loves to walk and wants to be outside. We could be home five minutes, and he wants to go again.
I recently had to have a minor surgery that has put me on the couch with him for a while. It is nothing compared to what this guy has been through, but he has been the sweetest. He has been so gentle with me. It is like he knows what I am going through. I was there for him, and now it is his turn.
Soon, we will both be recuperated. We will be ready for anything! He is a true gift to our lives and we are so thankful for him.”