Anyone who saw Jordan when he was first rescued could not have imagined that his life would turn into something wonderful. It looked like he was about to die. But Hope For Paws got him the medical care he needed, and his spirit proved resilient. Jordan triumphed and now lives a loved life. A normal life. A family life.
If you’re curious what Jordan’s life is like now, we spoke to his mum, Julie….
He usually sleeps with one of the kids or in his own bed with Gracie. We have two other dogs. Luna and Gracie. She’s the smaller, feisty one. She hated Jordan at first. She’d hide under our bed and growled at him when ever he came in the room. Then after a few days, she just changed her mind and they started playing. They’ve been like that ever since.
I wake pretty early and Jordan is the first one up. If he hears me in the bathroom, he’ll go and wake up my husband by hitting up against the side of the bed frame to get his attention. And my husband will flop his arm down. After that, Jordan usually goes back to sleep for a bit until it’s time for me to take Layla to school. Then he gets very excited. Every morning he’ll go and sit by the door. Sometimes I take all three dogs but they generally get walked when I come back.
Jordan knows where the leash basket is, goes and sticks nose in and pulls out the bundle of lucky leashes. When we first adopted him, Eldad gave us one for all three dogs. So, Jordan gets the leashes out and the dogs go crazy, running around like bullets.
When we go for a walk, Jordan is usually in the middle, and balances on their bodies if he gets tired. They stay close together so I think they know to help him. Sometimes they walk under each other, in and out until they make a perfect braid with the leashes. It’s so cute.
After the walk they get their meal then they follow me around the house when I clean. If it’s more than an hour, they’ll start bringing their toys to me. They usually shred them and Jordan will destroy any flip flop left on the floor. But there’s one squeaky toy duck that has kevlar around the stitching and they all love it. They run around with it and spend the rest of the day playing and napping.
In the evening, the dogs like to relax with the girls when they’re doing home work or watching TV. Before dinner, Jordan gets a second wind and runs like a maniac around the back yard. Sometimes he’ll take a spill but he gets right back up and keeps running. After dinner, he likes to cuddle. He is so loving and showers us with kisses all the time. I think he’s grateful.
At the weekend, Jordan loves to go on hikes and is surprisingly good at it. There’s a creek nearby and he’ll go in the water and dive his whole face under to catch tadpoles. He’s just a normal, rambunctious young dog and fits in perfectly to our family.
Vote for him EVERY DAY until Sept 25th at MyRescueDog.com
If Jordan wins, Hope For Paws will receive $25,000 to help other dogs in need.
You can also follow him on Facebook as Jordan the Wonder Dog.
Jordan’s Rescue video – then one that started it all.