Doggy Life Lessons and Inspiration

A little over two years ago, my mom brought home one terrified little yorkie from a local shelter. He came from a family that horded animals. His name was Jax, and for 6+ months, he did nothing but quietly sit in the corner of the living room hidden by a recliner.

IMG_0784When he wasn’t nervously shaking or sitting in the corner, he would get a little more comfortable…and sleep in the corner.

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Each time I went over to visit, it was the same thing. I kept thinking to myself, “Is he ever going to be okay here?” And then, bit by bit, he found his place.

On the couch.

Jax couchAnd me.

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He started playing with toys.

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He wouldn’t walk on a leash, so my parents bought him a stroller (that I wish I could find a picture of because it was hilarious).

In 2014, Jax started barking. We were all in shock. I would imagine it’s like a parent hearing their child speak for the first time.

And in 2015 (drum roll please), with the help of his cousins Bella and Bailey, Jax started walking on a leash.

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As ridiculous as it may sound to some, that little dog has inspired me quite a bit. I think he’s proof that with enough love and a little guidance, anything can happen. Hugs, belly rubs and patience go a long way.

So whether you need to be patient with yourself, or someone else, may you harness your inner Jax and move on forward. 😉

Happy hump day!

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