Welcome to Jebís Corner!
My new book, Magic All Around, features
several important canine characters and those who know me are not surprised
by this; I am a dog person. I am the sort of dog person who puts her
dog on her answering machine, takes her dog to get his photo taken with
Santa and even celebrates her dogsí birthday on June 15. I
try to integrate my dog into almost every aspect of my life. He helps
me in the kitchen by closing cupboards, drawers and the refrigerator.
He helps with the grocery shopping by turning the receipts into puppy
spitballs and he sleeps in my bed at night. He doesnít like to feel
left out. Sometimes I go places where he has to wait in the car and he
lets the world know he objects by honking the horn (yes, really). This
is why Jeb has his own spot here on my webpage. And, because he helped
write all the dog parts in my book.
How we got our four-footed love child
Jeb is a Juneau dog. Born on a boat in
Aurora Harbor on June 15, 2011, Jeb spent his first couple months with his
mom (a blue nosed pit/American Staffordshire mix) and his seven
litter-mates. Jeb and several of his sibs then moved to Gastineau
Humane Society and thatís where I met him on October 11. I interviewed
Jeb and three of the other pups from his litter to conduct some elementary
puppy testing. Of the pups I met with, Jeb was the most curious and
least shy of strangers and unfamiliar stimuli. My husband and I were
looking for a dog that would be inquisitive and confident but not too
willful. Jeb seemed like the perfect match for us and we finalized the
adoption and brought him home the following day.
Following in the pawsteps of our previous
dog (the late, great and deeply beloved lab/pit mix Cavall) was a big job
for a puppy, but Jeb was up to the task and wagged his way right into our
Six days after Jeb came home, my friend
Debbie adopted one of Jebís littermates, Cailey. Debbie and I met and
became friends about sixteen years ago through our previous dogs who played
together at Sandy Beach and became best friends, so this adoption news was
tremendously exciting. Jeb and Cailey have frequent play dates and
Debbie has done a lot of work to track down more information about the pupsí
family. In fact, two of the other pups from the litter attended the
one-year birthday party. If you are curious to learn more about Jebís
genealogy or see photos of his littermates, check out the link here to
Caileyís Family Page.