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This beautiful young lady, just pushing a year and a half, is Jinx. According to the vet, she's 99 percent Lab, if not pure. She's starting to show a bit of chocolate in her coat, when the light hits just right. Jinx nearly lost her life on Route 1, when a man tossed her out of his truck window. He tossed her siblings out as well. Dusty saw the event, and, while she wanted to chase down the abuser, she had to get the puppy off the road. Another driver stopped to assist and to tell her that he was going to follow the truck. He rescued the other puppies. Then he headed off after the truck. We don't know who he was or why he did this.
Jinx's hind legs were injured in the fall, but she's coming along beautifully. She loves the water, runs and plays, and is, of course, a lap dog. Freckles adopted her, and she and Sasha and Romeo play with Jinx. It helped that Freckles wasn't more than an adolescent dog when Jinx came into the family. In six months, the Gres had lost two dogs, Tammy and Jack, and gained three, Freckles, Romeo, and Jinx. For Sasha, Repeat, and Trouble this was a traumatic time. The transition was unsettling; there was scrapping. But they are all family now.
Please keep in mind that people give away and abandon dogs of all breeds to local agencies. Have patience. If your local Humane Society doesn't have the dog you're looking for, you can go on line. For a small fee to cover shots and food, you can have the breed of your choice.
Jinx's portrait was completed with Derwent pastel pencils on black pastel paper.