Sunday, January 16, 2011

May He Chase Squirrels and Be Happy

My best friend was just carried out of the door.
Jake woke us up at 6:30 this morning and when I let him outside he could not get up to get back in.  I had to carry him. Apparently he had some type of stroke during the night. Dick and I have made the decision to have him put to sleep.  We have contacted the children and made them aware of what is going on. They understand and agree. Jake is 15 years old. He is a Lab/Shephard mix that was rescued from a groomer. He is absolutely the best dog that I have ever had.

 From the first day that he was in this house I was sure that he was my Dad reincarnated. When I was cooking he was not only under my feet, he had his nose on the counter checking to see what I was doing, but, he never took one thing off of the counters. He was well behaved in every way you could imagine.

He has been a proud, well loved and respected member of this family. I have been heard to remark that I would sooner loose my husband than to loose Jake. He will be missed for years to come. When God made this one he made a jewel.

"Squirrel Jake, Squirrel!!!!

Love, Mom

8 comments:

KK said...

Joyce - tears in my eyes - your Jake looks just like my Rudy that I lost last year. I hope theyare romping and chasing squirrels together now.

Big hugs

Shakerwood said...

Been there, done that three years ago. It still hurts both me and Dear Hubby even though we have gotten new dogs since. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Teresa said...

I am so sorry for you loss of your wonderful pet and family member. Pray that God comforts you and your family with lots of happy memories of Jake and all the love and fun he brought to your family.

Geri said...

My heart goes out to you -- we have lost several pets in the past year and I know your pain. Your are in my thoughts.

Geri

BeckyK said...

So sorry! May he be happy chasing squirrels in doggy heaven!

Joyce said...

Thank you to everyone for their comments. There was one that I accidently deleted. If it was yours then I am so sorry.

Vicki said...

I am so sorry. I know how it is. they are our children too.

Gari said...

I, too, have tears as I know your pain. To love and be loved by a dog is so wonderful and so hard to loose. My thoughts are with you.