- Name: Hero Dogs Emily Jazmin Tatum Perez – “Jaz”
- Breed/Color/Sex: Labrador retriever, black, F
- DOB: April 26, 2017
- Current Status: Advanced Training Program
- Instagram: @herodogsjaz
- Breeder: Alejandro & Dolores Rodriguez of Canis Amicus
- Donor: Anonymous
- Puppy Raiser: Gary K.
- Puppy Sponsor: Knight Point Systems
- Puppy Scholarship: Julie Schmitz
On Friday, October 19th, Hero Dogs Jaz joined Marc at his alternate work site at Fort Detrick, Maryland. If I said that Jaz was very enthusiastic when showing off her skills, that would be an understatement. We all could not believe how attentive Jaz was to me and how she immediately retrieved whatever I dropped on the floor. She was sooo enthusiastic about opening the office furniture door, that she almost dragged the entire cabinet across the room. Need a little extra work on closing the door. She had no problem activating the “easy button”. As a special treat, we got to go to Mamma Lucia’s for lunch and she was well behaved, maintaining her place under the table. After work we even went grocery shopping and to a doctor’s appointment. I as running late for the doctor’s appointment and they told me that I needed to reschedule. I’m sure that it was Jaz that encouraged them to reconsider and the doctor took me right away. The doctor was very impressed with Jazs’s kills and said that he missed having a dog of his own.
Since I had the evening kennel shift, I brought Jaz home and she had an opportunity to meet and play with Xena. Not sure that it was so much play as it was Xena playing keep away from Jaz. She would taunt Jaz with her toy and bark and growl at Jaz when Jaz tried to play too. After all, she is Xena, the Warrior Princess. And she is quite the princess. When Jaz showed no interest in Xena and her toy, Xena would run around trying to get Jaz to play. Reminds me of the game “keep-away” from when I was a child.
Always a welcome addition to Fort Detrick.