In our case it was the advent of “Jake” and “Jennifer.”
A good Samaritan friend found them near the Wilson-Trousdale County line right after the February 5 tornado, brought them home and, in a completely random act, presented them to my wife at the veterinary hospital.
The handsome pair have been with us for about a week, now.
We like having dogs in our home, and it would be hard not to love these particular two canines.
“Jake” is a large Irish setter. He is elderly, somewhat gray around the snout and distinctly stiff with age. He's much larger than our Lab, perhaps 80-100 pounds, tall at the shoulders and long through the back, with a great long tail he thumps contentedly and loudly on the floor.
This Irish setter is imperturbable, friendly and dignified. He is very attached to “Jennifer,” who was with him when he was found on February 6.
“Jennifer” is a black female Lab, probably less than a year old; she still like to chew on shoes.
Both are well groomed, well behaved, housebroken and have collars, albeit without tags. Jennifer is incidentally a beautiful dog, in addition to being very sweet and affectionate.
We would cheerfully keep these dogs, but realize they lived with people who loved them and took good care of them until they were ripped from their home by the storm.
Due to where they were found, that home is likely near the Castalian Springs area. These are not “throwaway” dogs, or at least shouldn't be. Again, my best guess is they are from the Macon, Trousdale, Sumner county interface area.
If these two lovely dogs seem familiar to you, please let us know.
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