Today, we lost my childhood dog Jake. He's been suffering from severe joint problems for as long as I can remember, and more recently from canine diabetes and massive infections. As of this morning, he has stopped responding to his medication, and my parents made the heartbreaking decision to end his suffering.
Oddly enough, Saturday would have been 14years since we brought him home from the local shelter. He was the cutest little pup, and I knew immediately that he was the one for us. He grew from an adorable puppy into such a wonderful dog. He was a huge teddy bear with a terrifying bark.
Unfortunately, Jake lived with my parents in NY and I'm up in NH. I wasn't able to be there. But thanks to modern technology I was able to skype with my mom, and she put the laptop on the floor so I could say goodbye.
RIP Jakey. You were the best dog I could have hoped for and I'll miss you.