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Saturday, February 07, 2004

Tracker Jack 2/7/04

On Sunday, Feb 8 at 8:00 & 11:00 pm Tracker Jack was on MSNBC National Geographic Explorer.

They did show undercover film footage from the very same puppy mill Tracker Jack was rescued from. Tracker Jack, Bubba, Gracie and George the Poms and others were shown.

It was very difficult for me to watch, but I am so glad that the horrors of puppy mills were exposed.

To those that are new to the Pom Springs blog spot - Tracker Jack's story begins in the archives on the right of the page on the 1/16/04 entry.

Our blind Trevor's rescue story starts in entry 9/3/03.
He and Tracker Jack have formed and 'alliance' as the two rescues of the pack.

Tracker Jack on 1/13/04

Tracker Jack's one remaining tooth on 1/13/04

Tracker Jack on 2/5/04
This toothless pup playing with a chewy. He is a true 'Survivor'!

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Trevor - Tracker Jack - Timber - Tucker

Tracker Jack- the continuing digest

There was puppy play in this house this evening. ALL the pups joined in. Jack was running and chasing for a little bit.

He has been checking out the toy box too.

Soon- it will be his turn to go to Petsmart to pick out his very own toy, like Trevor did.

He is healing up very well. His feet are still black on the ends of the toes and they still feel cold to me, but his nails are now showing some pink. I can see tiny signs of fur growing in the bare places. He is getting some 'spunk' now.

Monday, February 02, 2004

We have been receiving some very special emails. They have been so encouraging and touching. It was time that our Tracker Jack had his own email address.
If you would like to contact us, you can reach us at :

Thank you all who have written. It is so nice to hear about how Trevor and Tracker Jack's stories have touched you in some way.

Tracker Jack has been a sleepy fellow today and just seems to walk from nap place to nap place. Must be this cold, dreary day! His special favorite spot is right here ay my feet underneath the computer, on a rug. He will scratch and scratch and turn around several times before he curls up in a small ball, where he snores like a lumber jack. We may have to change his name to
Lumber Jack. For such a tiny nose he has quite a loud snore.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Tracker Jack- the continuing digest
He RAN!!!!
It was the most amazing thing.

I had the pups in the back yard while the sun was shining and it was fairly warm.
Tracker Jack has been sort of toddling around on his wobbly legs.

Timber was racing back and forth beside the fence.
It must have looked like so much fun that he decided to try it.
Next thing I knew he was running.

He ran half the length of the yard.
The reason I am so excited is that this little fellow is just two days post-op, may not have even known how to run, and surely never had the opportunity to run- living his life in 'the box.'

Can you just imagine how the grass must feel to his little black toes?
Can you just imagine filling your lungs with clean fresh air after a life time of breathing the acrid air of 'the box'?
Can you just imagine how the sun must feel on his little almost hairless back after living years in the dark?
The very things we take for granted, Tracker Jack is showing me anew with his soft brown eyes.
Warmth, good food, clean water, security, freedom, health care, some one to love us, and care for us. A recipe that all creatures great and small - want- and yes- need, in order to not just survive, but to thrive.

Yes- Jack ran today, not as fast as the others, but he ran, and he was free and in the sun.

Today was a good day for Tracker Jack and for me ......