- their stories: Dakota: Curt Jagger had to put his lab down after 12 years of companionship about 6 years ago and he wasn’t taking it well. After crying for 30 days straight, his wife suggested they get another dog (for his happiness and her sanity). They stumbled across a young girl who was moving and needed to find a good home for her puppy. It took one visit to know that Curt and his wife would be a perfect fit and would give Dakota the home and love she deserved (and then some). She has been spoiled and fashionable ever since. Maggie: After having Dakota for a while, Curt decided he wanted another lab. He talked to his friend Terry (Missy’s dad and godfather to Maggie) who said he had a litter of lab mixes at the SPCA of Mckinney for him to take a look at. Curt met Maggie and fell in love and knew he had to have her. As time went on, Curt noticed she was staying pretty small and was a little fluffier than Dakota was as a puppy (not to mention having to return the large breed puppy food after it not working out so well). Turns out, Maggie is not a lab, as you can see (she is a SPCA designer dog, as Curt put it). Lucky for Maggie, she had stolen Curt’s heart and with that, Maggie, the lab, non-lab, completed their family.
- favorite treat: they both enjoy boiled chicken breasts, which is promptly served at 5pm everyday (with tea, just kidding).
- favorite toy: Dakota: her jolly ball (which she has 1 for the dog park, 1 at home, and 1 in reserve for when she might need a replacement…adorable) Maggie: chewing on her best friend, Missy.
- favorite activity: they both love the dog park…everyday…for 2 hours (If I get to come back in another life, I want to come back as a dog in the Jagger family) Dakota also enjoys sporting daily scarves, which Curt happily changes out for her (what girl doesn’t like having her beauty time)
Special note: Most dog owners I meet are amazing, you can see their hearts and their love for their dogs, but Curt and his friend Terry were on a different level. There was such a pureness there; the love they have for their dogs, the brotherly friendship they have with each other, and the kindness in which they welcomed in a stranger asking to photograph their dogs, it is inspiring.