Tag Archives: Jake

Jake the Diamond Dog

It’s spring training time and soon the baseball diamonds all around the USA will be open again for Major and Minor League Baseball.

So I thought it would be worth giving Jake a mention.  Jake is a special Golden Retriever who travels around the Minor Leagues entertaining the public.

Jake has many duties, such as retrieving bats and balls and even bringing water out to the umpires.

Good boy, Jake.

And bring on baseball season!

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

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The little pit bull who survived a fire

Firefighter William Linder was washing his car last year when he smelled smoke.  A neighbor’s shed was on fire and when he entered, he found a little pit bull puppy cowering in the corner.

Jake

He revived the puppy with mouth-to-snoot resuscitation and the puppy was admitted to a veterinary hospital with burns over 75% over his body.

The puppy endured six weeks of antibiotics and morphine to survive his injuries.  His owners abandoned him because they couldn’t pay for his care.  So Linder, who works in Hanahan, South Carolina, adopted him.

Jake as firefighter

Although Jake has bald spots from the burns where fur will never grow, he’s become a station mascot and Linder takes him to elementary schools to teach fire prevention.

Another pit bull showing the world that, just like other dogs, they only want be loved.

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand