Wednesday, November 13, 2013

And Then There Was One :(

Baby Jack
I love dogs, all dogs.  I have been obsessed with them since I was teeny tiny. I have worked with dogs all my life, starting at 18 right out of high school, I got what was supposed to be a summer job bathing dogs for a local grooming shop in Thunder Bay.  I stayed for 15 years !  I then went on to run my own grooming business for another 15 years.
Brad & I moved to Lethbridge in October of 2007, I started working at Paws On The Run in March of 2008, again, with dogs, not grooming but still with them.

Baby Kerry
 I have alot of dogs I like at the Daycare, but my heart immediately fell totally in love with a pair of brothers, littermates named Jack and Kerry.  They were hard to tell apart at first.  In the beginning , before we got safety collars for the dogs to wear, they wore their own collars.  Kerry had turtles on his & Jack had flowers, so to remember who was who, I would call them Kerry Turtle & Jack Flower :)
The Boys
The Boys, as they were also known, have been failing in health, this year in particular.  I believe they were about 14 or 15 but they still came to daycare twice a week.  They puttered around, Jack particularly loved to sniff around outside, he would stop by to see me , give me a few kisses and carry on his way.  Kerry is more attached to me, he stands beside me most of the time for pats, if I go into the other dog area he stands & stares at me :)

Wendy phoned me this morning to tell me Jack passed away this morning, I am so sad. I can't imagine how terrible his owners feel, I wonder how Kerry is doing without his sidekick.  The brothers were very close, they would even play with the other dogs at the same time.
As they aged I started to give each of the boys a kiss before they left, I saw Jack last Wed.  I'm glad I got my kiss in .
I can't imagine daycare without my Jack Flower, I will miss him so much ♥

The puppy pictures in this post are of the boys, his mom sent them to me a couple of years ago as she knew how much I loved their dogs, I'm so glad I have them .

Kerry Sept 2011 at Daycare

Kerry Sept 2013 at Daycare
Jack and Kerry, Dec 2011
Rest in Peace Jack


WigglyZack said...

aww that is so sad, I painted their portraits.

Squishy said...

Awww....that's so sweet and so sad.

onecollie said...

I am not looking forward to work today, Kerry is there, I know I will cry, I'm such a damn crier !

Lisa I saw the ornaments last year!! They were gorgeous, what a wonderful keepsake they will have :)

manymuddypaws said...

That is one of the hardest parts of our jobs- falling in love with the dogs.



Dianne SS said...

Sad news :( Poor Kerry must be very lonely. Their puppy pictures are so, so cute. I know you will give Kerry lots of extra love today and everyday. ((HUGS))