Jake went peacefully yesterday…and in true Labrador fashion, ate treats as my vet administered the pentobarbital.
What a great ten years I had with this boy!!! The day I picked him up from a kill shelter I knew he was going to be great. He just sat in the back of the truck and looked out the window - calm as could be.
Scarlett was thrilled to meet him. They were buds his whole life. I remember the day after we got him we dropped him off at my vet’s for neutering. When we got home dogless. Scarlett was looking all over for her new brother.
Took Jake everywhere with me, family events, shopping/errands, road trips. One of his favorite things to do was to catch McDonalds French fries as I flicked them through the back window of the truck cab. He snatched those like a crocodile.
He went with to pick up Reba in Michigan and Dora up in Black River Falls Wisconsin. Also took him on weekend seminar trips - several in WI and one in Iowa. Jake loved staying at the hotel and sleeping on the bed! He’d go to the seminar too and sleep in the truck while I was inside.
Everyone he meet adored him and the feeling was quite mutual. He’d rub up on your like a cat and moan with content.
The guy didn’t have an ounce of bad in him. He was super tolerant of obnoxious dogs. Got along well with every dog, man, woman and child. Cats he wanted to chase though - LOL He was GREAT with my vets. Everyone at the animal hospital loved him as did the groomers and employees at PetsMart!
The funniest Jake story had to be the time he ate 4, ľ pound raw hamburger patties off a plate that was on the counter. Oh yeah, I was getting the grill fired up. The patties were on the counter. I forgot Jake was down stairs and left the gate open. Came in to get the patties that I swore I saw out on the counter on a plate but no patties. Not back in the fridge either. Asked my wife where she put them. She said they were on the counter. Then I put 2 and 2 together, looked downstairs and there was Jake laying at the bottom of the stairs looking all innocent - LOL He left that plate shining like it was just outta the cabinet. That’s why I thought the burgers were never on there.
I’m gonna miss this boy terribly. He has now joined, Belle, Gus, Jasper, Lily, Gina, Reba, Shadow, Misty and Tundra.
Run free my beloved boy. We will all be together again one day.
I'm so sorry for your loss . He had a wonderful life, I hope you can take comfort in that
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