Monday, March 23, 2015

Meet Jack

I first met Jack when my mom and sister brought him home in January. We got Jack from a man who decided to move to Alaska and couldn't bring Jack with him. Jack has been with us ever since.

My sister says Jack is a boxer and when I looked up pictures online Jack looks like one. He is very soft and doesn't have long fur. The softest part of him would be his head and ears.

Jack is house trained, but he doesn't always listen to directions. He doesn't like to share his food with other dogs. He is a good guard dog. He will eating flying bugs if he sees them in the ear. He will chase after squirrels. He doesn't like it when the outside dogs go inside our home. He will barks at strangers when they are too close to our door.

Jack makes for a nice cuddle buddy. He likes to sleep and lay down next to others. However, if someone calls his name he would be away in a second.

Jack is a pretty good size. I've grown to be comfortable around him. I used to be very afraid of dogs when I was younger.

If you ask me a year ago if I would ever have a house dog, I would immediately say no, but now I would change my answer to yes. Jack has fleas, which is unfortunate for him and we tried using some products. I find myself talking about Jack a lot. Yes, I like Jack.

Short Hike in Auburn with Xeng

I believe it was in January when me and Xeng hiked in Auburn. Xeng wanted to look at an overview of the American River, but we weren't quite sure where is was though.

After hiking for about 15 minutes, we ended up at this former dam site. It was scenic there. I can't believe that place used to be a dam.

I didn't want to continue the trail since it looked pretty tough and I didn't know where else it would lead. We came back to where we started and noticed that most the trails listed where way too far for us to do.

We decided to walk around the area a bit and look around, but not go on the long hikes.

During our walk, we noticed a fish pond. It was nice to see. I assumed that the water came from the American River. After our short hike, me and Xeng ate at Oscars. It was Xeng's first time, but I think she liked it. Even though our hike was short, Xeng suggested we check out Lake Clementine for a future hike.