I would like to introduce Jessie -
 the new member of our family...


This is the only picture we have of Jessie as a puppy
I have no idea how old he was....



Jessie - 6 months old
The very first picture of Jessie with us- September 29,  2000



Welcome home Jessie


All I know about Jessie's first six months of his life is that he was born somewhere in Indiana... sometime in the last part of March 2000..  Since one of our sons was born on the 22nd of March, we thought it would be nice if both, Jack and Jessie would share birthdays.
The people who owned him previously, didn't want him anymore...he had become a burden...Jessie is anything but a burden   He is the sweetest, most loving little guy.  
I really was not sure I wanted another pet...since I  lost my beautiful, precious little girl Misty-back in June of 1999...please visit her site......
"In Memory of Misty"

Somewhere deep in my heart I wanted and needed a new pet,  but yet I felt so much guilt toward Misty that I could not even consider bringing a new puppy home..... besides, I was not sure I wanted to go through the heartache of losing another one someday!!!!.As far as I can remember, I always had a dog to love-I am a dog person....Just the thought of getting another pet made me feel disloyal to my little girl....I felt like I was abandoning her...I hope she knows how much I love her. 
After nearly 15 months, I began looking at the ads in the paper...I knew it would have to be a little girl....well Jessie and Jake had other ideas about that...Jake is my dear friend Jeanne's pet...After I lost Misty, Jake became my friend and he gave me so much love that I said "maybe a little boy wouldn't be this bad after all" ...We went to look at some Border Collie puppies....oh yes-it would have to be another Border Collie just like Misty...I couldn't find one I liked...I couldn't feel the connection with any of them...
Then Tom saw the ad in the paper about Jessie.....of course, Jessie was no little girl and he was 6 month old.......but I was willing to go check him out. 
When  we arrived at the place, he was on a leash in the front yard...he was so scared and yet when I got down on the ground and called him, at the time his name was C.J., he came to me....very cautiously.  He went straight to my jacket pocket and started sniffing it.  Tom asked me if I had any dog treats in it and I replied "I don't think so"  (I always have a few  cookies in my pocket....just in case).   Well it so happened I had one.  .He went to Tom and made friend with him too.
Tom inquired about his shots and we were told that he had never seen a vet in his short little life..  I told her that I needed to think about it, and  if we would consider getting him, I wanted to have him checked by our veterinarian... All night long I thought about the little guy, about what would happen to him if we didn't take him 
We went to pick him up at 1PM, and I told the lady that she might as well tell him good bye right then, because, if he was healthy he was not going back, so she gave us his leash, his favorite toy and a chewy bone...I even forgot to ask her how much she wanted for him..
I  believe, in my heart that Misty had something to do with this...I know some people will think I am crazy, but its all right...My precious little angel girl was sending her mommy another little angel to love...Misty knows what her mommy needs...


Jessie-6 months old
Getting acquainted in his new backyard


He was scared and very nervous-we were total strangers to him.  While we were at the veterinarian, he was the best little guy ever...got all his shots, and went through all the tests like a little trooper.
He was beginning a new life, so we gave him a new name....thus he became JESSIE
I took him around the house and told him it was his new home ..when we first got Jessie he had a big problem with other people...as soon as he would see someone he didn't know he would become very scared... he would back off  with his tail between his legs... bark and growl...  He is doing much better now...
We took a big gamble with him that first night....Jessie grew up as an outdoor puppy,  and there was no way I was going to leave him out all night...I put some paper by the door and before bedtime I told him what it was for (most likely he had no idea what I was talking to him about) and to bed we went...I put a bed for him in the bedroom and we didn't hear a whimper from the little fellow...I got up the next morning and he had not done a thing in the house....he was so proud and to this day, Jessie has never done a thing in the house.  He wants to please so much...He learned quickly where the cookie jar was and when we say "what does a good boy gets Jess-he sits in front of the cookie jar...He is very smart and so loving...and yes----

Jessie is a Border Collie 




Thank you Petsburg  for this  very special and so unexpected award...We are truly honored..




I love my dogs 
This is their home 
From which I hope 
They'll never roam. 
They're faithful friends 
I love them best 
This is their home 
You are a guest. 
If dogs to you 
Are just a peeve 
Then by all means 
Feel free to leave!!! 

-Author Unknown- 


We recognize the importance of spay/ neuter...but we decided to wait until Jessie was more used to us before we had him neutered...We didn't feel comfortable, leaving him alone at our Veterinarian right after we brought him home.....so we decided to wait a while and on November 14th  Jessie was neutered....


Jessie's Banners...you are welcome to take anyone you wish
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Ten Commandments
 for Responsible Pet Owners

1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be very painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me -- it is critical for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me for long, and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment.
I have only you!

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice when it's speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I'll never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, remember that I have teeth that could easily crush the bones in your hand, but I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I've been out in the sun too long, or my heart may be getting old and weak.

9. Take care of me when I get old. You, too, will grow old.

10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, "I can't bear to watch it" or, "Let it happen in my absence." Everything is easier for me if you are there. Remember, I love you


Animal Abuse: The ultimate act of cowardice and mental derangement!
2001-Karryn Hart



Jessie's Holiday Pages

[Christmas-1]  [Christmas-2]

[Christmas-3]  [Valentine]  [St Patrick]  [Holidays 2002]

[Christmas Cards1-2002]  [Christmas Cards2-2002]



Jessie's Awards

[Awards-1]  [Awards-2]  [Awards-3]

[Awards-4]  [Awards-5]  [Awards-6]  [Awards-7]  [Awards-8]

[Awards-9]  [Awards-10]  [Awards-11]








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