I was interested in adopting a dog from the SPCA while I also volunteered as a dog walker. Jojo was brought out to the adoption area whilst we were filling out the adoption form to be on the waiting list for another dog but fate was with us, and hence, we got to adopt her instead. She has been with us for a year now. We decided to use her adoption date, 13 July as her birthday.
Although stubborn at times, she is a very sweet and loving dog. My life revolves around her and I always look forward to going home, because she will be there at the door waiting for me. She is the best dog that anyone could ever have. She is not picky at all, and eats anything that you give her. She loves food.
She is also a very thoughtful dog. Whenever I practise the piano in my room, which could go on for many hours every day, she would wait very patiently in the living room. She would look out for pauses and walk in with a big smile to see if I am done. If she sees that I still want to continue practising, she would walk out quietly and continue waiting.
Though she is not the fastest learner, I managed to train her to walk with me most of the time. She can now also listen to commands, like 'sit', 'down', paw paw', 'high-five', 'heel', 'roll over', 'carry', 'wait', 'stay', 'let's go', 'walk', 'ok', 'stop', 'no', 'bath', and 'touch'. Teaching her all these tricks has been very fun indeed!
I am truly blessed to have her in my life!