Saying goodbye to my best buddy

Jake – doyce testerman
I’m going to tell you about a life. Somewhere in the middle of July, 2000, a puppy was born. I didn’t know about him at the time. I wasn’t even thinking about puppies. I had no plans to get a puppy. That’s just as well as, due to a few complications, this particular puppy – who luckily came into …

112 Replies to “Saying goodbye to my best buddy”

  1. So beautifully written. Jake would be barking to Glory when dog god tells him about how many people's lives are touched by his master's tribute. M scared of facing that day with My 10month old Tyson. Too attached already!

  2. A touching article and a wonderful tribute to your best friend.  I have a 10yr old Australian Shepherd.  I suppose he may have 3 or 4 more years with me.  I dread the day of his passing.

  3. Thank you for sharing your beautifully written story, sitting here, balling my eyes out, I thank you. A true tale of man and his best friend.

  4. Thanks 4 sharing, Doyce. My Lola (she's my sister's, but 2 me, she's "mine") is a 10 yrs old Boxer w/advanced cancer, so her time will come much, much too soon. Like Jake, Lola's also a big puppy: every time I visit she jumps on my lap-all 65 lbs. of her! Maybe she'll meet Jake up there! I just hope we've made her as happy as u made Jake.

  5. Thanks Doyce, for sharing your story about Jake. I cried like a baby when I read it, as well as some of the many comments in response to you. I have a lil shichi, shiatsu/chichauhau hybrid that's nearly four. I love my fur baby boy so much that I do believe I would be a basket case if anything happened to his. I am so sorry for you're loss. For you & others grieving for a beloved pet, there is a place online you can go for comfort. At., Bella, the pomeranian puppy from their TV commercial, has her own blog. About a year ago, she blogged about her human parents having lost their older dog, & the 'Rainbow Bridge', etc

  6. What a wonderful tribute to Jake. We had a Jake too. We now have three dogs, an 11 year old, a 10 year old and a 3 year old. Your story made me cry, but my 3 year old is making sure I'm petting him and not crying too much. Enjoy your memories!

  7. I lost my girl yesterday.  The pain is immense.  I choose to believe, they are frolicking like puppies in heaven and will be there for us again when the time comes.  Peace.

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