Thursday, March 05, 2009


The dog's name is "Jiko." It's pronounced GEE-koh. Yes, that's an unusual name. I think my daughter named it after an African restaurant in Disney's Epcot. They took this dog in from a shelter before they had a place that allowed pets. We were to doggy-sit in the mean-time. We ended up having the dog for a year. I grew quite attached. The whole family loved her. She's in Florida now, with my daughter and son-in-law. I expected that we would be seeing this pup more, but it was not to be. I got to spend a couple hours at their apartment, and all the rest of the time, I've been at my parents' home near Orlando.


When I walked into their apartment, I wasn't sure how the dog was going to respond. It's been forever since we gave the dog back, so I prepared myself in case she did not recognize me, and I had to make a slow re-introduction. Long story short, she licked my face entirely clean, and when I sat at the couch, she plopped herself down comfortably right at my feet. Why can't people be like that, eh?


I'm looking forward to getting back home, and seeing all the other pets. We virtually have a zoo at home, with all the hamsters and fish, and dog and cat. There are a few people I really like to hang out with, too. Maybe I'll lick their faces and sit at their feet, just to let them know how much I missed them.


Anonymous said...'s at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. :)

mommanator said...

nice looking dog, so glad he remembered you

lime said...

lol, if you greet your pets by licking their faces i want to see the video of that!

glad the reunion was sweet.

donsands said...

My pet days are "Days Gone By", and I'm happy they are. Yet, I have some fond memories, and not so fine memories of all the dogs, cats, ducks, turtles, snakes, fish, and all the rest.

There's a time for everything under the sun:
A time for pets, And a time to refrain from pets.

Have a blessed Lord's day Craver.

Lin said...

Wouldn't you know that a dog would not forget your past kindnesses. Animals are often so different from humans in that respect. What a lovely and heartening reunion story!

Anonymous said...

Jiko pee'd on my carpet once......