On September 16, 2017 (day of our 39th wedding anniversary), we had to put Neo to sleep due to cancer. She was a Jindo, that we had adopted through the Toronto Humane Society.
The prior owner used to beat Neo and I ended up adopting a difficult dog that was very aggressive towards all other dogs and children as well as most adults. Years of patience and perseverance paid off, however, and Neo became a very loyal and loving friend. My best friend to be exact. So, instead of taking my wife out for a fine dinner, we stayed home and cried ourselves to sleep.
I was devastated over the loss and so, my younger daughter directed me to the Free Korean Dogs website in Toronto. I wanted another Jindo and after reading about what EK was doing and why, adopting another rescue made sense. I wanted another female, as we have always had female dogs for the past 23 years. The first one we wanted was already taken so EK had suggested Haejin, a male. I was going to decline, however, the wife and I decided to take a closer look at Haejin.
He was so cute with those puppy ears and I loved the colour. He was described as very pleasant and easy going and got along well with other dogs, which was very good news, as we had a lot of dogs in our area. Eleven days later (Jan 27-2017) and with EK’s tremendous help, I was able to pick Haejin up from Toronto. I have subsequently renamed him Jinn, a spirit from Arabian Legends.
Jinn is adorable, intelligent, loving and very easy going, getting along well with everyone, be they dogs, children or adults. He loves being petted and raises his paw or pushes my hand with his nose, if I am not getting the right spot. When memories of Neo make me sad, Jinn is there to distract me with his company and affection and his demand for attention.
The rescue journey continues on Feb 9, 2018 when I drive to Toronto to pick up Mirae, a female Jindo mix to keep Jinn company.
Sincere thanks to EK and her wonderful organization.