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Chers folks, bit of a loss as to what to do with myself at the mo. Will see if I can dig out some of the older photos I have of him tomorrow maybe.

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Can't believe I'm writing this so soon after my last post but we lost Jake very suddenly this morning. He'd had his morning meds with his breakfast and seemed quite bright. He went out to the garden as usual and when I looked out I saw him collapsed on the slabs. We rushed him to the vet but by the time they admitted him he had stopped breathing and we had to just ask them to help him on his way. The vet thinks he had a stroke and on top of everything else it was just too much for him. 
Really sorry for your loss, bow wow Jake.

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Sorry to hear about Jake. I know how we felt when we lost our first two cats. It’s a different kind of loss from losing a relative, but just as painful. Hopefully the fact that so many strangers on a daft fitba’ forum can identify with what you’re going through, and can offer their heartfelt best wishes through the crazy thing called an internet forum can help cheer you up even a wee bit. Aw’ ra’ best.

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One day you've got your head stuck in a big bag of treats, next day you're out in the garden, and the last thing you remember is your best friend was there with you. We should all be so lucky. 

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There is that certainly, I was worried we'd have to make a decision while not being entirely sure if it was the right one as well so we've avoided that situation.
I've managed to grab around 4 hours sleep but wound up on my laptop since 4am looking through photos that we want to have printed. So far I've managed to narrow it down to 74.
 I'm pretty sure this is the first photo I took of him, he'd been handed in to the dogs trust at 9yo after his elderly owner had to go into sheltered housing. He really struggled in the kennels and when we got him home he howled for around an hour solid. He quickly struck up a bond with hubby though and we had our other older dog at the time too so luckily he settled pretty quick.
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He loved to play with balls.
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and sticks
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He really liked sticks
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He did a few hills in his time, he was far more sure-footed than you'd think given he was having problems with his vision from the day we took him home. Off the top of my head he went up the Meikle bin in the campsies a good few times and also did 4 munros, a Corbett and Ben An.
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He went on holiday with us up north and to the west coast quite a few times. Off the top of my head he's holidayed in Aberdeen, Inverness, John o Groats, Glen Feshie, the Isle of Mull, Blair Atholl and Tighnabruich.
He was the best mongrel at our wedding in 2018. The bandanna was a compromise as my MiL wanted him kitted out in a kilt. 
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He campaigned for the good guys in 2014
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In his younger days he was a really happy wee playful dog, not a bad bone in his body at all. It's only really been in the past 6 months that we ever really noticed him slowing down to any great degree and despite having his cancer it never really seemed to bother him that much. He had maybe 3 days that I'd have described as hard since he was diagnosed with it and the rest of the time he just took it easy. Our vet said last September that we might get a couple of months with him if we were lucky but we got four and a half. Overall he's not had a bad life at all I don't think.jake_bounce.gif&key=c1f47c31ba93d09fa15b1a6aa937484aec952f0fde9eab53667fbd55829878cc
This is the last photo I took of him on my big camera.
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How is Skye? I remember when one of my Mum & her partner's Westies died & the other one was confused & inconsolable for weeks afterwards because she didn't understand where her pal had went. Sorry to hear it m9, hard just now when it is so raw but just remember the good times on the hills with the mad boy.

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4 minutes ago, Moomintroll said:

How is Skye? I remember when one of my Mum & her partner's Westies died & the other one was confused & inconsolable for weeks afterwards because she didn't understand where her pal had went. Sorry to hear it m9, hard just now when it is so raw but just remember the good times on the hills with the mad boy.

She is pretty withdrawn this morning and doesn't seem to want her breakfast which isn't like her. When we lost my first dog she was put to sleep at home so Jake was able to see her body and he seemed to grasp the fact she had died pretty quickly. Skye hasn't had the benefit of that and I think she is really confused as to where he's gone. In saying that she knew there was something up with him as she kept on sniffing his tumor. :(

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She is pretty withdrawn this morning and doesn't seem to want her breakfast which isn't like her. When we lost my first dog she was put to sleep at home so Jake was able to see her body and he seemed to grasp the fact she had died pretty quickly. Skye hasn't had the benefit of that and I think she is really confused as to where he's gone. In saying that she knew there was something up with him as she kept on sniffing his tumor. 
Poor wee thing, hopefully she will be ok & will respond to all the attention she gets.

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18 minutes ago, Moomintroll said:
28 minutes ago, Rizzo said:
She is pretty withdrawn this morning and doesn't seem to want her breakfast which isn't like her. When we lost my first dog she was put to sleep at home so Jake was able to see her body and he seemed to grasp the fact she had died pretty quickly. Skye hasn't had the benefit of that and I think she is really confused as to where he's gone. In saying that she knew there was something up with him as she kept on sniffing his tumor. emoji20.png

Poor wee thing, hopefully she will be ok & will respond to all the attention she gets.

I hope so, we are both off tomorrow luckily and she normally goes out with our dog walker on a Tuesday and Thursday. I think hubby is trying to make arrangements for her to go to work with him on Wednesday and Friday so she won't be on her own at least.

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30 minutes ago, Rizzo said:

I hope so, we are both off tomorrow luckily and she normally goes out with our dog walker on a Tuesday and Thursday. I think hubby is trying to make arrangements for her to go to work with him on Wednesday and Friday so she won't be on her own at least.

Sorry about your fur buddy...I know how hard it is.

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3 hours ago, Rizzo said:

There is that certainly, I was worried we'd have to make a decision while not being entirely sure if it was the right one as well so we've avoided that situation.

I've managed to grab around 4 hours sleep but wound up on my laptop since 4am looking through photos that we want to have printed. So far I've managed to narrow it down to 74.

 I'm pretty sure this is the first photo I took of him, he'd been handed in to the dogs trust at 9yo after his elderly owner had to go into sheltered housing. He really struggled in the kennels and when we got him home he howled for around an hour solid. He quickly struck up a bond with hubby though and we had our other older dog at the time too so luckily he settled pretty quick.

jake_firstpic-scaled.jpg

He loved to play with balls.

jake007.jpg

and sticks

jake010.jpg

He really liked sticks

jake003.jpg

He did a few hills in his time, he was far more sure-footed than you'd think given he was having problems with his vision from the day we took him home. Off the top of my head he went up the Meikle bin in the campsies a good few times and also did 4 munros, a Corbett and Ben An.

jake014.jpg

He went on holiday with us up north and to the west coast quite a few times. Off the top of my head he's holidayed in Aberdeen, Inverness, John o Groats, Glen Feshie, the Isle of Mull, Blair Atholl and Tighnabruich.

He was the best mongrel at our wedding in 2018. The bandanna was a compromise as my MiL wanted him kitted out in a kilt. 

jake004.jpg

He campaigned for the good guys in 2014

jake040-scaled.jpg

In his younger days he was a really happy wee playful dog, not a bad bone in his body at all. It's only really been in the past 6 months that we ever really noticed him slowing down to any great degree and despite having his cancer it never really seemed to bother him that much. He had maybe 3 days that I'd have described as hard since he was diagnosed with it and the rest of the time he just took it easy. Our vet said last September that we might get a couple of months with him if we were lucky but we got four and a half. Overall he's not had a bad life at all I don't think.

jake_bounce.gif

This is the last photo I took of him on my big camera.

jake018.jpg

 

Amazing photo's, I love his face in the video, well done Rizzo you gave him a lovely happy life, he might be gone but he's still spreading joy.

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Great pics rizzo, you clearly gave Jake a good life, and that’s the most important thing.

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5 hours ago, Rizzo said:

 

He was the best mongrel at our wedding in 2018. The bandanna was a compromise as my MiL wanted him kitted out in a kilt. 

 

 

 

You’ve given him a fine obituary there. This bit struck a chord as I was speaking to a wedding photographer the other day and he said he’d done a wedding where the best man and the bridesmaid were both dogs.

He had the unusual phone call before the wedding to say that unfortunately the best man had been put down (I’m sure a few brides would have wished this had been the case at their wedding) but not to worry as they’d got a new best man.

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