Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Friend, Partner, Defender, Dog

"Cam's Best Buddy Jake"
CKC Registered Yellow Labrador Retriever
March 13, 2000 to November 29, 2012
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."
I'm not sure we were ever worthy of his devotion. Jake made sure he was part of every activity and every project.  He supervised the children on land and in the water until his back injury in 2011 prevented it. He protected me against door to door salesman and the acreage against coyotes and foxes.We left him at home when we moved to Turkey. He was in good hands with our house sitter, my brother. He was lucky to have such a kind friend in his last year.
He will certainly be missed.
The blacksmith's dog.

In the newly built chicken coop.

Jake supervises the painting crew.

Gun dog.



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Pam. We were well prepared that the time was approaching but it hasn't made it any easier.

  2. Having recently lost a pet dog my heart breaks for you all. Jake was definitely faithful and lovable. HUGS!!

    1. Thanks Lori - Dogs seem born to break your heart.