Jakey Joe

My sweet, troubled friend. Always first to please, always first to hide, huge, but frightened of the world.

You were my ever-faithful shadow, and like a shadow, you would not be shaken. Happy only when one of your family was nearby, but most of all, me. In the end, it was your fear that doomed you. Your self-destructive, troubling behavior when alone for only a short time, fear of nothing more substantial than shadows, the uncontrollable, fear-filled destruction that was only getting worse, not better.

I may never be able to forgive myself that I wasn't able to fix what was done to you before you came to us... our loving home and family were not enough to repair the damage that brought you to us. The neglect and damage done to you as a sweet little puppy by ignorant people who didn't see the love and need in you is why you were taken from them and given to us... but we couldn't undo it.

The boys miss you so much... and I miss your presence, always protective, always loving. I miss my friend, my Jakey Joe.

Where's your toe... I don't know... please don't go...

I miss you so, my sweet, sad, giant friend. I'm so very, very sorry, sweetheart. I'll never forget you.

Love,
Mommy

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Makes Me Tear Up...
by: Eddy

God Bless you... I too have a dog who goes by Jakey Joe. I know this is probably years old by now but if you ever read this just know that reading your post made me give my dog more love and attention than he was already getting.

Canines really are man's best friend. I hope you got a new one to love and cherish, and I’m sure Jakey Joe is up there wagging his tail, thankful he got a second chance at love.

Blessings to you and your family.


Sincerely,
Edward J Rock

Our stories are similar
by: Teresa

We too have a dog that had been dumped somewhere around our house. He came up the drive one day and knew he was home instantly. I don't know where he came from, but it's been many years now and he is still very shy and timid. He's the best natured dog I have ever been around.

I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like you made Jakey Joe's life a very happy one.

I think it's true what they say that when a dog is taken from an abusive situation and put into a loving one, they never forget where they came from and are forever grateful for a loving owner.

Your Jakey Joe
by: Anonymous

I don't know the whole story but am saddened by his loss as well.

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