Roxy & Jack are two peas in a pod

Posted by Nerilie Watson on 21 May 2012 | 3 Comments


Thought it was about time to give you another update, but this time including Roxy (Taffy). It’s been almost 18 months since we brought Jack (Hamish) into our home and it’s now been 12 months since Roxy joined the party.

Roxy & Hamish

Both of them got on extremely well from their first meeting at Shenton Park (all extremely well handled by you guys). Indeed it seemed to be a competition between the two of them on who could roll around on the floor the most.

After a few weeks of Roxy eating everything from sprinklers to furniture she settled down and has developed a wonderful character. Very movement focused to Jack’s food focus so we now have loads of toys and treats to keep them keen. Although only a few toys every make it past a couple of days with Roxy before they’re destroyed! Cheap tennis balls still seem to be her favourite though.

They love each other’s company and frequently play on their own either in the back yard or anywhere in the house now I come to think of it. They are though, very well mannered and listen first time to any polite instruction (well they do listen to me at least but unfortunately not Maria so much, but neither do I). Jack is still a huge sook and even though he’s a decent size is most at home curled up on Maria’s lap or our bed. Roxy on the other hand seems more than happy wherever she is, as long as a ball is nearby.

Roxy & Hamish

Anyway, photos tell a thousand words so here are a few to give you an idea of how happy we think they are.

Thanks again for all the great work you guys do at the Shelter. Jack & Roxy, we hope, have gained both companionship and a loving home that they may not have received if you’d not picked them up.

Kind Regards

Roxy & Hamish

Maria and James

Roxy & Hamish


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  • I loved your story. Thank you for makking the lives of these two beautiful dogs so special.

    Posted by Miranda, 28/05/2012 1:49pm (6 years ago)

  • What a great story Maria and James. I spend many hours walking dogs at the Refuge, and this sort of story certainly lifts my spirits. Thank you for sharing ... and they humour!

    Posted by Linda Mort, 27/05/2012 12:43pm (6 years ago)

  • oh they look so happy.good on you maria and james

    Posted by dot weary (volunteer), 22/05/2012 10:05pm (6 years ago)

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