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Jakemedic

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About Jakemedic

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    Grey Pup
  • Birthday 08/22/1963

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  • Real Name
    Brian “Jake” Jacobsen

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Cornfields of Iowa
  • Interests
    Rescuing greyhounds, woodworking, photography, public safety, “Stop the Bleed” campaign.
  1. We haven’t got that far yet, but am sure we will eventually. Bella would simply freeze when my bride would lift her onto the couch. We enjoy cuddly hounds for sure! Today seem to be another good day for the girls. In laws came to see the new addition and Bella came out too! She didn’t want to miss out on any attention! They both deserve to be happy and confident greyhounds. So far, so good!
  2. another update...... I am SO proud of Bella. She seems to have come out of her shell, just after one day. The issue now is "the good dog bed". We purchased it for our Angel Laci in 2017. It is big, comfortable and the girls are "battling" (well not really) over it. A few times today I walked into the bedroom to find Winnie laying in the bed and Bella simply watching over her...... What was really funny is when I would call Winnie out of the bed, Bella would join her, not wanting to miss anything. The new girl would run down the hall and take the bed before poor Bella had the opportuni
  3. The foster pup is named Winnie. She is a 6 year old brood momma that is an amazing brindle in color. Our adoption lady talked to the kennel and advised them of our issues with Bella. The breeder showed us two mommas that they thought would be a good match for us. We picked Winnie, and for now are fostering her. We let them meet each other out in the yard and of course “shook paws” by sniffing each other. They ran a little bit and then came inside so Bella could show Winnie the house. Winnie was of course quite excited and so was Bella! Bella was a bit protective of her bed, but did come and
  4. Good Morning! a quick update! I ordered some “Rescue Remedy ” which should be here later this week. My bride and I are going this morning to get a foster girl, as the one grey that lived in our area died of bone cancer in September. (We felt terrible for the family after loosing one of our angels to that as well), We will see how that goes. Bella seems to have found her “nummy treat” and I have been giving her one whenever she does anything at all positive. We took her on a walk yesterday and the neighbor’s lawnmower backfired. She jumped really high, so glad my bride had good hold
  5. Thank you for all your suggestions! Our first girl was around alone until we got her sister. They fought for a little while until the hierarchy was established then did just fine. Our last girl (before Bella) came in after loosing our one girl to bone cancer. So she had someone to show her the ropes. Once our first crossed the rainbow bridge, Laci became the rare "our dog", loving both my bride and I and did well until she died. We were without a grey for too long until we got Bella. She is a good girl, just not social and appears to be scared of her shadow. Maybe my bride is right, an
  6. Good Morning! We are reasonably experienced greyhound parents. Over nearly 20 years, we have had three females, all retired racers. We lost our Angel Laci in March of this year and after our grieving period, decided the best way to cherish our Angel was by getting another one. We obtained Bella fresh off the track the end of September. At the kennel, she appeared friendly, reasonably confident and generally a friendly greyhound. Once we got her home, we figured that this has to be quite an ordeal for the little girl, who just turned 4 years old. Never been in a house, never ha
  7. And she is the best girl! Still spooked at the microwave going off and looks at the coffee maker like “that thing makes a funny sound”. She has done all her business outside, and finally barked and ran this morning when she seen a white tailed deer in the field. Greyhounds make the world a better place!
  8. Greetings from our humble homestead in SE Iowa. We just adopted “Slender Slim” fresh off the track. We renamed her “Bella”. She is 4 years old and retired cause she wasn’t a winner. Would post pictures of our beautiful girl but the website doesn’t appear to be user friendly to do that. We lost our Angel Laci in March to kidney failure and our lives weren’t complete. Bella is our 4th rescued greyhound over the last 20 years. They are wonderful pets and great companions. If someone can help with posting pictures, I would love to share ! Bella is a “blue face” girl and is incredibly bea
  9. Greetings from our humble homestead in SE Iowa. We just adopted “Slender Slim” fresh off the track. We renamed her “Bella”. She is 4 years old and retired cause she wasn’t a winner. Would post pictures of our beautiful girl but the website doesn’t appear to be user friendly to do that. We lost our Angel Laci in March to kidney failure and our lives weren’t complete. Bella is our 4th rescued greyhound over the last 20 years. They are wonderful pets and great companions. If someone can help with posting pictures, I would love to share ! Bella is a “blue face” girl and is incredibly bea
  10. We lost our Angel Laci in March to kidney failure. It seems to be more common than we thought. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and Stella. You have an early diagnosis, and it seems to be quite manageable at the stage she is in. Also there is a group on yahoo called K9 Kidneys. They were WONDERFUL, caring and compassionate. They had excellent medical advice and are all volunteers. Google them and send them a message. They will ask for lab values and provide advice that both you, your vet and Stella can use. There is no charge for the service. They even put a banner on their website
  11. I wanted to call our Angel Laci “Klinger” cause she would stay by our side for almost a year after we got her. I finally just accepted that she wanted to be with us.
  12. Thanks so much! She was EVERYWHERE in our lives. The house is incredibly quiet......and lonely without her here. Finally took a quick look at available greys at adoption locations somewhat close......not quite ready even though the vet recommended we consider it. Maybe we will honor Laci in April (National Greyhound Adoption Month) with another 1 or 2. We appreciate your kind words, we genuinely appreciate it!
  13. We just lost our Angel Laci to kidney failure after a really quick diagnosis. Check out K9Kidneys on yahoo. It is a great group of people who are experts in kidney disease and dogs. Unfortunately for us, Laci was too far down a bad path for them to help. Check them out, they maybe able to answer your questions. You would need a recent blood lab values to get assistance. God Bless!
  14. Ok I will take a stab at it. Our Angel Laci came off the track with a broken leg. She would “hop” on three legs while on hard surfaces. We chose to help her by getting her to use her leg, instead of gimping on it. From the human side, the best results with arthritis is when the patient actually used it. She was “set free” before having it be too terrible, although her joint was always quite swollen. Our treatment would have been Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate. The thing to keep in mind is that no supplement will cure damage to your pups joints. The other thing we noticed is that in
  15. Thank you! Tears are falling here at our house. We know and understand we did the right thing for our girl. When she wouldn’t drink or eat, we knew that we needed to set her free. She so wanted to run, even with her broken leg. She was incredibly fast and lived to run, eat, lounge, sleep and provide unconditional love to Ann, I, our granddaughter Aubree and anyone she decided to grace with her wagging tail and her presence. She was genuinely a good ambassador for rescued greyhounds. She was gentle, quiet, and her big brown eyes told you to pet her, scratch her ears and love on her. So many
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