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Thank you so much Ecin. It is so hard to give up someone that is so much a part of your life, I know you know that pain also. We're so lost. We were feeding him, even through syringes at the end. The Dr's said to keep him eating. We juiced his veggies, I'd drive an hour away to get all organic meat and vitamins and veggies - anything just to keep him another day. My husband wasn't sleeping for weeks on end, and yet he couldn't let go. He encouraged me to do the same. We prayed each day that we could see another. We're kicking ourselves much more because of the blood loss, the change of his beautiful golden eyes into black, and his wagging tail with everything we said to him. He trusted us even through all that pain. Maybe we waited too long.
We were raised in NY and were there for 50 years. We moved after 9-11. I've had a few problems with anxiety since then, but Jake always knew and comforted me. He'd sit with his beautiful head in my lap for hours, he would sit on the couch with me, cross his legs and we would have a "talk", all the while he'd be looking into my eyes and way down into my soul with those beautiful eyes.
After our chocolate lab passed, Jake was very lonely. We found Anya, who has a problem with separation anxiety, and he had such a calming effect on her also. He seemed to be wiser than wise, way beyond his years. There was so much love in his heart. I thank you for your kind heart! We know we'll go on - it's happened before. But Jake was so exceptional to our family. But we'll always say, as some of our Scandinavian ancestors would have said, those 6 years, "Yah, it was good"!
Thank you Ecin, good friend!