Today we are down to the last 2 kennels. The power company is out surveying the area to hook up the power. We've had several requests about horses in need of food and shelter. We're hoping to help after the kennels are done. We did build one horse stall just for emergency stuff. I was hoping to finish the kennels by Christmas but with bad weather and delivery problems we got side tracked. We are off to a great start for the New Year!
Happy New Year everyone!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Merry Christmas to Everyone! We Thank You for your support.
We're looking forward to our 1st Annual Open House at Joe Jackson's Dog World. We hope you can attend and see the progress we have made. The Indoor Training Facility is 97% complete..., just in time for the winter weather!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
"From time to time, people tell me,"lighten up, it's just a dog', or "that's a lot of money for just just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent every day, or the costs involved for "just a dog." Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog", but i did not feel slighted. Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog" and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day. 'If you, too, think "it's just a dog" then you probably understand phrases like "just a friend", " just a sunrise", or "just a promise". "Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and the pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that's makes me a better person. Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks, and look longingly to the future. So for me and the folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of that moment. "Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and directs my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day. I hope that someday they can understand that's it's not "just a dog" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a human". So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog", just smile, because they "just don't understand".
Buffy and Meeko are doing great for being wild dogs. When we first encountered these babies they were very weak and needed special attention. We were called in from the local animal control as what to do with them, they could not go to the shelters because of there temperment and condition. In the beginning there were 3, but due to their health one died that night. I received several bites from Meeko (the black one) but that didn't stop me from making sure they would be safe for days to come.
Present day they are running and playing with several of our other dogs. Buffy will come to you when called, but Meeko is still very timid and shy. We are working with Meeko as much as possible and she's responds every day with love.
Monday, November 14, 2011
We also have our nature/riding trails almost finished. There will be 13 camp sites throughout the trails over looking some beautiful mountain scenes (we are in the foot hills of the smoky mountains). Also under construction are 10 full hookup RV sites. The dog park (20 acres) is all fenced and the trees are manicured and it's looking good! I will have some pics next week of our progress. Bye for now. :)
Friday, November 11, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Two of the five Jack Russell Terrier / Dachsund mix puppies were adopted yesterday!
Howie (the solid brown dachsund looking male)
and Angel (the little girl with the Halo on top of her head)
both found their forever homes.
Way to go Howie & Angel!!!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
We had a very productive week! We now have all the fencing done, plus the gates are now working with electric gate openers. We also have some of the painting, electrical wiring, 2 roll up doors, and all the kennel doors up. The kennel for the baby deer is finished, and some of the dog kennels are 90% complete. The dogs really like to roam in the dog park, so much space for them and they love it. One of them (Bubbee) loves to chase the squirrels. I did have a few hours to work on the RV park, and then it started raining...., rain go away! Tommorrow we will be working on the front side of the rescue, we have 3 more rollup doors to hang and then it will be all dried in! YEAH!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I have been going in several directions in the last couple weeks. We have been working on the cemetary cutting and triming trees, cutting grass and clearing areas for the plots. We had a small service for Ranger's passing. We are working on the fencing which will be finished next week (we're waiting on the wire to come in). The next phase is to complete the kennels for the orphaned deer. They will have an inside area that has heat & a/c, so they will have a super cozy place to sleep. And they'll have an outside fenced area to run and play in until they are big enough to release back into the woods. The next phase is the dog training hall: the upstairs will have to be painted and then we will be ready to start training dogs. I'm working on one dog run at a time until that run is complete, then I move on to the next one. The most important projects, like the dog training facility, will be completed first, before we move to the next project. We will be working towards creating the areas of primitive camping, and the RV park will have 10 full-hook-up spaces which will accomodate some large motor-coach type RV's in addition to smaller RV's or Pop-up Campers. We will have several primative camping sites in different places on the hills and mountains (we have several hills and are nestled in the southwest portion of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains). They will be beautiful when we finish them. Something else we are working towards is kid stuff: a farm area with chickens, turkeys, goats, and maybe some ponies to ride. Plus other animals you can pet and feed if you like.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Today has been a very fun day at Dog World, we walked out this morning and there are 2 little pups running down the road towards the rescue. Starved skiny little babies. They are covered in fleas too! We also took in a husky/shepherd mix named Eudora. She's a cutie for sure. And the last dog we got today is a Yorkshire Terrier named Abby.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
I was notified that last year I spoke these words on this day (9-8-10), and this is what i said........."The kindness one does for an animal may not change the world...but it will change the world for that one animal." So a year has passed and I know I made a difference for many dogs lives. It seems to be a natural thing for me to do. What about your rescues? Tell me about your past year, I would love to hear your stories.