A farewell to Jack

My wonderful dog Jack died of cancer a few weeks ago. I finally wrote something about it today on Charlie’s site. Here’s the link.

One Response to A farewell to Jack

  1. mere says:

    I read about Jack and thank you. I am losing my Maisy. She is a five year old golden retriever and I am devastated.
    Not having her in my life is crushing. My heart is in a kazillion pieces and I can’t gather them up.
    She is light and joy. It won’t be long and I won’t be able to feel her soft warm body pressed up against mine. No more playing hide and seek, catch, counting games or rides in the golf cart which she truly loved almost more than her many sqeaky tennis balls scattered through the house.
    She loved to swim and lay in the snow even if it was sub-zero weather. We brought her home in January, which in on the plains is freezing bitterly cold. Her birthday is Thanksgiving. She is my velcro. Always attached at my hip and not happy when I have to go out without her. The saddest face ever…but huge smiles when my hubby and I come home.
    It came on so fast. It was shocking and terrifying to hear the results of her many tests at the University of Minnesota Animal Hospital and teaching hospital.
    The odds? 50/50 for maybe not even a year. The initial visit was close to $1000.00 and could go up to anywhere from $6000 to $8000.
    I have decided to go with just the prednisone and give her all the love and comfort that is overflowing for her. She is my girl. She loves me. I love her…I hate what is happening to her.
    I don’t know why this has happened. Genetics? Environmental? But it stinks.
    She deserves so much more and then some.
    I am so sorry that you lost Jack. I am sorry I am losing my Maisy girl. The pain is excrutiating. She watches me so intently. I wish to God that I could keep the sadness from my eyes. She seems to see right through me. Dogs are a lot smarter than even the vets give them credit for. I am trying to think of all the wonderful times we have had for the past five years. There were so many in such a small amount of time.
    Thank you for listening. Sincerely, Mere

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