Jess simultaneously became terrified and obsessed over dogs as a toddler when a family dog excitedly jumped on her and scratched her legs a little. Nowadays, she gets her dog ‘fix’ from going to places like the local animal shelters, and to stores like Petsmart who have adoption days on the weekends. There have been many cashiers at our local grocery store who have been through the dog inquisition as we check out. She manages to pull out some good stories, including which teenagers have bought and paid for their own dog even though they live at home, and which young adults have had to leave their dog with their mama because the dog has diabetes and has to be given shots. And yes, awkwardly, whose dog has died and when, why or how.
This past year, Jess has discovered youtube and how she can search for videos to hear more about dogs. She has watched a lot about different breeds and she talks about what kind of dog she wants to get next. But, along with learning about them, she really wants to hear them bark.
We love it that people are taking the time to make #barkforjess videos. Jess continually asks me if anyone else has tagged her in a video. The video I’m sharing today is from Mrs. Middleton. Her gorgeous and lively 6-year-old Husky / German Shepherd mix gladly obliges Jess with some good barks. Jess loves it! Just listen, she’ll tell you at the end of the video.
** Jess loves getting tagged in dog videos! Do you have a dog story to share? Jess would love to hear about it. You can send a message to our facebook page, or tag us @autistic_interpretations on Instagram and use the hashtag #barkforjess. **