Thanks for asking, Homesweet. Yes, I do love Jobie very much. It's virtually impossible not to since that is what Jobie is all about--Love. Jobie came into my life when he was 4 days old and in very bad shape. I had every intention of making it a "limited engagement" at that time. Life takes turns we don't anticipate, however, and just less than 5 1/2 months down the road, Jobie became legally mine.
We've been together for about 5 1/2 years now and it has been both an adventure and a learning experience. Jobie has friends from all walks of life (and varying numbers of legs). Not only is Jobie about love, he is about not being judgmental. He sees everyone as having gifts of their own and treats each individual as such (although, admittedly, he seems to believe everyone needs a kiss). I will be the first to admit that Jobie is more tolerant than I am--especially when it comes to those that are hateful or hurtful (but I'm trying to improve). He simply returns love. Jobie's "mailing list" that he corresponds with on a monthly basis (at a minimum) is close to 100 now (based on addresses--some addresses have multiple recipients so he's touching far more lives than that).
Hopefully, you've had a chance to take a look at some of the photos and stories on RedBubble. Some go back to when he was very young and others are current. To view all of Jobie's photos on Red Bubble, go to http://www.redbubble.com/explore/jobie
and click on the photo to bring it to full size (i.e., not cropped) and see the story that goes with it.
You might also take some time to go to Amazon.com and look at his book, "Dear Grandma . . . Love, Jobie: Letters from a Black Angus Terrier" (the Look Inside feature is active) or, even better, go to the Library and take a look at the book (thank you again, Jeri, for contributing a copy). Many of the most explanatory photos about Jobie that are in the book cannot be posted on RedBubble due to limitations on use of photographs under Montana law (free and clear for books, for the most part--all required permissions were obtained--but limitations exist for photos being sold and, since they can be bought on RedBubble, we can't put them out there). Of course, there's the even even better yet that you want your own copy! Just let us know--we still have some left.
Most hopefully, you will come away from your encounter with Jobie with a reminder of what life can be and should be and, most importantly, with a smile or two to carry you along through your day!