Saturday, September 24, 2022

Wolf at the Door

Some of you have read and commented already, but this posted by mistake yesterday, so I reverted it to draft and reset it publish today. Sometimes, I get confused when I have a number of posts in the queue. 


The wolf is at the door, is an expression that means that your finances are close to the edge. However, we had a literal wolf big wolfish, black dog come to our door for family dinner on Monday evening. In stature, it wasn't as huge dog as in a St Bernard or a Russian Wolfhound, but this guy was big enough and powerfully built.

Look at that short, thick tail! Good thing it is short
because it can send objects flying.

This is the kids' second rescue dog. You may recall Tip, the little golden retriever mongrel from early August. Well, that sweet pooch was adopted out within a week.

Now, they have Jasper, who is 7 years old.

He's gentle and friendly, which is somewhat remarkable for he has a sad history. For 5 of his 7 years he was tethered to a porch in . . . wait for it . . . Iqaluit!

You know Iqaluit, right?

It's right up there on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, very close to the Arctic Circle.

Iqaluit is that lonely red dot.

What a life! being exposed to the elements on Baffin Island. Imagine living, chained outside in that long northern winter. Good thing Jasper is part Husky.

He behaved pretty well during dinner in our little place and has accompanied Shauna to work and done well enough.

You may recall that Tip didn't much care for me, but Jasper likes to be petted and rubbed, even by me. 

I don't know if Jasper is here for a long time, but, hopefully, it will be a good time and that he will be well loved and cared for, for the rest of his life  


Barbara R. said...

A good dog that may be able to eat more than I do in a day! But he does look to be well behaved...and what a history!

DJan said...

What a good story about a wonderful creature who is lucky to have found your family.

Marcia said...

Amazing he's as friendly as he is considering his early treatment.

Boud said...

He's certainly learning fast about home comforts. He must think he's in heaven. I thank your family for taking care of him.

Jeanie said...

I admire Shauna taking in the rescues. Jasper looks like a good one -- pretty, too!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Nice to read that Tip did find an adoptive home, and Jasper seems like he has adapted well to people despite his tough life before. Hopefully, he will stay with Shauna and family for awhile and we will see more photos in future.

Red said...

Good story. Having spent 5 years in the arctic, this is how most dogs were treated. They were tough and mean.

The Furry Gnome said...

We had a dog that looked just like that a few years back.

Marie Smith said...

Such a sad story about Jasper but he knows where he is well away now by the look of him!

Joanne Noragon said...

That's a dog who knows how to be happy in a good place.

Debby said...

Oh, I hope that he lives happily ever after.

Celia said...

Jasper's in doggie paradise. Such a beautiful dog, bless Shauna for doing this.

Kay said...

You are all so very kind to care for these animals who led such sad lives until they can be adopted.