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  posted on 3/15/2009 at 09:28 AM
After a great life and lots of treasured times together, our first dog Jake had to be put down last Wednesday. He had some kind of a tumor attached to his spleen that ruptured and he was bleeding internally. The vet who has treated Jake since we first got him 10 years ago, said he had maybe two days at best and unfortunately, would be in pain. There was no hesitancy on our part. At his age (plus the cost) surgery wasn't an option period. The procedure was quick (as many of us know - unfortunately) and all was done. I knew the day would come eventually but it still always takes you by surprise.

Jake became part of our family in 1999 after picking him up from the Augora Animal Shelter. He was a stray and no one claimed him. There was an instant connection and we always figured he came looking for us. Jake loved to go on walks, loved to play in the backyard, loved to curl up on you when you sat on the carpet with him, loved people and sometimes, loved to just take off if the front door was open (the stinker!)! Fortunately, he always came back. When we got Eddie a year later, it took Jake some getting use to but he liked Eddie and they had fun playing "Crazy Dog Chase" in the backyard and through the house (always cracked my son up to no end! ). Jake was part coyote and could be real crafty. When he wanted a toy that Eddie had in his mouth, he'd make Eddie bark or howl, drop the toy, and then Jake would pick it up and go play with it LOL!!

One of my favorite things to enjoy with Jake (and Eddie too when he was alive) was to take him to Starbucks with me on Saturday mornings. I'd share my pastry with him and we all do a pack howl inside my truck. It was quite the experience at 5:30 in the morning sometimes! When I'd take Ryan on the jog stroller to SB's both would be waiting for us when we got home. Sharing our "bites" with Jake and Eddie was always part of the ritual! (When I went yesterday reality reared its ugly head and it was a little tough.)

Jake didn't care for loud noises and always hated the 4th Of July. We'd make a cave in the hallway of the house for him so he had a place to go. He loved to sleep on the bed with us but would stay off the sofas (off limits to dogs). Jake enjoyed the holidays with our families and liked to hang with our nieces and nephews. He always got and gave lots of love. Kim would tell me that when I was gone for a few days, Jake and Eddie would always wait by the door for me to come home. The last few months, he'd be out by the gate on the side of the house and would rush in when he heard me drive up and greet me at the door.

Sadly, our dogs usually have to move on before we do. It's too bad it has to be that way but it's part of what we sign up for when we decide to have pets. Thanks for letting me share. There isn't a pet obit page in the papers but Allman Brothers Band.com works just fine. I'm not a religious person but if there is an afterlife and we end up where our dogs and other pets are, we can truly say we lived honorable lives and did it right.

We love you Jake and you'll always be part the pack. Please visit us like Eddie does from time to time when we're off in dreamland. The Road Goes On Forever. May we see each other again down that road one of these days.












 

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  posted on 3/15/2009 at 09:36 AM
So sorry for your loss. It is never easy.


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I'm not a religious person but if there is an afterlife and we end up where our dogs and other pets are, we can truly say we lived honorable lives and did it right.







Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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  posted on 3/15/2009 at 11:03 AM
strat dude,,,,,,,,,we so sorry for your loss,,,,,,,,,a dog is one of the best thangs God lets us have in this life,,,,,,,all they ask for is a little food (or in our dogs case ALOTTA food) and some love,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

 

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  posted on 3/15/2009 at 11:40 AM
StratDal - so sorry to hear about Jake...thoughts are with you and your family. Hope he and Eddie are having a fine old time together playing Crazy Dog Chase. Dogs enrich our lives in so many ways and ask for so little from us. It's always a great priviledge to have a friend like this in your life.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2009 at 01:40 PM
Very sorry for your loss. Sounds like Jake was a fine dog.

 

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  posted on 3/16/2009 at 10:02 AM
Strat, so sorry for your loss. Your story is beautifully written.
A fine tribute to Jake.

We don't have dogs anymore, but we do have two cats and they
play the Crazy Cat Chase.

I have only had to put down one pet, my Sweet Billy, the ferret,
who lived a long life for a ferret. He ruled the house and the cats
better stay in line. I still miss him and he does visit me in my dreams.

To Jake, You Good Dog, You. I know you are in a lovely place.

 

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  posted on 3/16/2009 at 10:05 AM
Very sad to hear. Our dog is a family member, I know it must be very hard for you. Condolences
 

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  posted on 3/16/2009 at 11:52 AM
Dal, my condolences on the passing of Jake. He looked like a fine boy. Thanks for the beautifully written tribute.

 

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  posted on 3/16/2009 at 12:46 PM
Strat, so sorry for your loss. Jake sure is a handsome boy, you gave him a fine tribute.

Take care,

Ryan

 
 


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