This is Jacob. This is the first part of his story.
“My name is Jacob. I’ve heard people say that I am the naughtiest pug ever to come through rescue. I don’t know why, it’s utter lies! I was VERY poorly when they found me, needing lots of love and extra special care.
I moved into a house for ‘fosters’ to take lots of medicines, have special baths & extra food to gain some weight.
I had a new family waiting for me. They visited me a few times. My foster home Mum kept telling them I was a ‘pickle’ & a ‘menace’ which was untrue. I was just making sure all of her other foster dogs knew who was in charge.
Finally I settled at a ‘forever home’ with my new family & 2 pug sisters, not brothers! It’s a full time job keeping them on their toes. I’m exhausted by it. I’ll tell you more next time …”
“Hi, Jacob here again! Can you believe that when I arrived at my new forever home they had square corners on all of their kitchen cabinets, wardrobes and skirting boards? I’ve had to chew all of them so that they now have nice rounded corners. No-one had ever weed up any of the table and chair legs either, so now I have to do that to make up for it.
But don’t get me started on the garden …. they keep plants in pots or borders around the edges instead of strewn across the lawn! It’s such hard work digging them all up!
Then to make matters worse, they moved house & I had to start my home improvement list all over again! I have been so unimpressed by this (and their ungrateful attitude as they are always telling me off for it!) that I secretly dug underneath the fence to escape to my neighbours – but they brought me home, and some strong-looking men arrived to replace all of our fences with new ones! Now there is no way underneath them & believe me, I have tried!
I am ingenious though, and I am currently scaling all of the pots, borders, tables, chairs … I’m sure one of them will raise me high enough so that I can jump over?