I had the pleasure of meeting these two little rascals at Boomerangs recently, where they were shopping with their humans. This interview is one of the loveliest yet on J.P. Dogs; you can feel the abundant love!
About these J.P. Dogs:
Lola is a two and a half year old Chihuahua / Yorkie mix, who unbeknownst to her human, was from a puppy mill. “I fell in love with her because she had a sadness in her eyes and it was exactly how I felt inside from losing my dog Muñeca when she got hit by a car. Of course that sadness turned out to be thirst and hunger, and then she turned into a little Tasmanian devil at home…(continue for more great photos of these two) and terrorized everyone even though she was so tiny. But she is the sweetest soul I have ever met.”
Meeko is a one and a half year old Shih Tzu / Poodle mix. “He was a surprise from my nieces who brought him to me in a shoe box with a big red bow. He is full of energy and so sweet and loving. Every morning he wakes me up with a kiss on my cheek. He’s very protective of my children and me, a little too much sometimes. He has peed on a few of my friends several times… Many of my friends do not visit anymore!”
“The nicknames I have for my dogs are in Spanish; I speak to them in both languages. I call Meeko mi gordo, because he is a little chubby, and Lola mi flaca, because in comparison, well, she is skinny! Meeko’s parents live with my brother, and his dad was rescued from an abusive home.”
About these J.P. Dog’s humans:
Meeko and Lola live with their three humans: mom Martha and her sons Abraham, who is 9, and Nathaniel, who is 5. Martha has lived in the Latin Quarter of Jamaica Plain ever since she came from Venezuela nineteen years ago. She is part of the board of directors of the JPNDC, and otherwise involved in the organization.
Do your J.P. Dogs have any funny quirks, odd behaviors, or defining characteristics?
Lola believes she is the alpha leader of our home. Sometimes it bothers me, but sometimes it makes me proud to have another female be in charge in a house full of boys! Also no matter how much I brush her hair and take her to be groomed, she always looks very scruffy. She is a very sweet soul that demands love and affection from everyone. From time to time, she will have the weirdest love affairs with certain teddy bears, caressing and kissing them for many hours at a time very tenderly.
Meeko on the other hand, well it’s not as deep as Lola. He likes to sit by the window and bark and cry over the cats outside, and he can do this for hours. He loves to drink water from the toilet and then try to kiss people. But he is also very protective of the kids and me. He sleeps with them to take care of them and never leaves the side of anyone who is sick at home.
What do you love most about your J.P. Dogs?
They are part of my family. They complete us and they bring a special type of happiness and love that no other person can. I believe in angels, and mine are not only part of my family but also happen to be very furry and cute.
Your J.P. Dog’s favorite outdoor spots in J.P.?
We love to go to Jamaica pond for walks and to play. We also love Boomerangs because they get to walk around freely and get a doggie treats. We also like to go to Cappy’s because we get to eat all together, all 5 of us. And on those days that are very hot, we like to go to JP licks so Lola and Meeko can share a doggie ice cream.
Photography: Lola & Meeko’s human (first 4 photos); The Dog Blogger (last 2 photos)