Memories of Jordon, My Jordie

by Paulette Thomas
(Chicago, IL)

Jordon was an 9 year old yellow lab retriever. I bought him at PetSmart in Nov. 2001. My mother's funeral was 3 days prior to 9/11, then 9/11... I was so heartbroken and wasn't thinking about buying a dog. Don't know how the world I found myself in a pet store but, I did with my two daughters ages 12 and 14. We saw him and instantly fell in love with him and he fell in love with us.

We named Jordon, because of the biblical reference. The river Jordan was a peaceful place that carried Moses down into his new family's arms.

I guess what I want to say is that Jordon brought so much joy where there was so much sorrow, and not at that one time but all the time. He was a great family dog. I can't believe he is gone. It hurts so much. I never knew how much it could possibly hurt when a person loses a pet. Now I know just how everybody feels. People who never owned or never will own a pet will never understand. It hurts just as much as losing a human.

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