If you remember, approximately six months ago my family and I rescued two dogs (a mom and her puppy) from our local shelter. Since welcoming the pair home, our lives have vastly improved (as well as theirs, of course!). So, I thought that I would write a quick update on Kira and Jordan (the girls), as well as share a few photos of their time here so far.
Jordan and Kira: Six Months Post-Rescue
Out of the two dogs, Kira is undoubtedly the one that was the most traumatized by their past. As a result, the poor mama dog still isn’t 100%, and she may never be. However, with that in mind, it’s apparent that Kira has become significantly more confident over the time we’ve had her.
Unfortunately, though, despite her progress, Kira was recently distressed by a loud bang from one of the nearby blueberry fields; leading to her inability to walk around our neighbourhood out of fear. Although, on the positive side, Kira is still eager to go to Campbell Valley so that she can still walk while watching the squirrels with her baby. As an anxious person myself, I find that I can completely connect with Kira in this particular area.
Aside from stalking squirrels, Kira’s favourite pastimes include taking over my parent’s bed, eating Timbits, and being anywhere near her family.
It’s become apparent to my family that ‘mama’ has become the queen of the household. Although, it’s also obvious that she isn’t fond of visitors or other strangers coming into her ‘pack.’
Jordan is mischief with a capital “M.”
While Jordan has matured significantly over six months, she occasionally gets an apparent urge to chew a hole in our wall. Nevertheless, despite this goofball’s love of drywall, we have come to love her dearly.
All things considered, Jordan has settled in amazingly; she is truly a sweetheart that lives for food. I reckon that due to her razor-sharp intelligence, and her breed’s protective nature, she would be an amazing guard dog if an emergency arose. For the moment, though, this big baby is content with eating, snoozing, and playing with her mommy.
The Jordan and Kira Photo Gallery
It turns out that over the course of six months, I have accumulated approximately 500 photos of these girls. So, I have selected a few of my favourite (unedited) snapshots of Jordan and Kira enjoying their new home.
Home At Last BC Dog Rescue
Overall, rescuing Jordan and Kira has been one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives; I’m filled with so much love when I see how happy these girls have become. So, a huge thank you goes out to the staff at the Home At Last BC Dog Rescue; my family and I are incredibly grateful for your help in bringing these two sweethearts into our lives.
For more info on the Home At Last Dog Rescue, you can find them through the following links: