Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Vale Jack

We said goodbye to Jack today - he is gone but will not be forgotten. His pawprints have been immortalised in concrete at the Botanic Gardens in the geology/archeology walk, done a couple of years ago.

Waiting for one last throw of the ball before we took him to the vet. He was alert and cheerful to the end, but could not breathe or eat properly and a large number of tumours were growing all over his body. Not fair to make him keep going like that.


  1. Sympathy Robin. Over the Rainbow Bridge to play.
    I know what it is like to loose such a close friend (or foour)
    Planting a tree helps
    Heather HDD
    Cooloola Cove

  2. Oh Robin - I know how you must be feeling. It is so hard to say goodbye but you have done the right thing. Our labrador was 17 when we had to make the same decision and we have so many happy memories of his antics.

  3. It's always hard to say goodbye but there are times when we have to overcome our own feelings for the comfort of those we love. Enjoy your memories. Maggi

  4. Oh Robin - sure you did the right thing - it is two years since I had to do the same with Oscar - I know it was right and he was happy to the end. It is the downside of owning dogs when they don't have our life span. Commiserations.

  5. Oh Robin. I am so sorry.It is the worst thing in the world and although on a farm we lose so many dogs I still get terribly upset. Dear old JAKE IS GETTING SLOWER AND DEARER AND WILL GO DOWN AMONGST THE TRACTORS IN THE YARD AND i AM TERRIFIED SOME ONE WILL KNOCK HIM.
    Sorry about the cpitals, hit the wrong button.

  6. What a sad day Robin, but you made the right decision! I've had 3 labradors in my life, so I know how it feels.
    Thinking of you!!


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