This little dog, Tibetan Spaniel/Cross, is called ‘Jampa’ – meaning ‘Love’ in the Tibetan language.
He likes to cuddle, lick, eat, sleep, bark at the neighbours coming and going as well as scare Old Chinese Women. He is my pet dog! I found him at the Lost Dogs Home in North Melbourne; Victoria, Australia.
The Lost Dog’s Home, whom I am very greatful to, advertised him as a Pug! Obviously they new as much about dogs as I did because I thought he was a Pug too!
My daughter talked me into getting a dog and he seemed as good as any. I had never had a dog before, so it was a real learning curve in understanding dog psychology. Pitty they didn’t tell me Tibetan Spaniels are impossible to train!
One person I spoke to described Jampa perfectly, “A dog is like a four-year-old that never grows up,” this seems fairly accurate. It’s now nearly four years since he took up residence at my house and he seems to have made it his own.
Sadly, the Lost Dogs Home only keep dogs for rehousing for a few weeks as they get so many dogs coming through. If they don’t find alternative accommodation, the dog is put to sleep. Jampa was three days away from too late!
Jampa had no microchip, indicating his previous owner’s whereabouts, or collar with details like phone numbers. He had been rehoused once but returned from a potential owner, I’m guessing due to him not getting along with other dogs.
I am very greatful to the Lost Dogs Home for this little fellow who lights up my life, every day!
Lucky dog and lucky me!
You can find many lost and surrendered dogs and cats…even horses, at the addresses below: