Saturday, January 23, 2010

Jake 1996 - 2010. Good boy, Jake. Rest in peace, boy.

Jake RIP 1996 - 2010
We lost our black Labrador Retriever "Jake" late Friday / early Saturday January 16, 2010. He was almost 14.

Ever since he died, the song "Feed Jake" will not leave my mind.

I always seem to give several nicknames to an animal...

Dad usually called him "Jake the Snake" or just "Snake", so I called him that and "Snake Boy" (sort of after "Lobster Boy" - I dunno why).

I also called him "Sneaky Snake" after the Tom T. Hall song.

When my wife Jackie would mow the grass, he would hide out in the grass watching her until she got close, then move to another spot. For that I called him "Snake in the Grass".

Once in a while we called him "Seal Boy" because of the way he would whine and bark like a seal. We had heard about a lab that got rescued from a fire and when the fireman first heard it, he thought it was a pet seal.

Jake yelped and whined just like a little puppy when his mommy would come home. He loved his mommy more than anything, and I was happy to take second place to him. I think I'm lucky he didn't have thumbs!

But more than anything, I called him "my old buddy", and he was indeed that.

We made this short video of him when we took him to Mounds State Park last year. He liked it out there.

We dearly loved him and we miss him. He was a great companion.

Good boy, Jake. Rest in peace, boy.

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James R. Rummel said...

I'm terribly sorry for your loss, William.

deMontjoie said...

As a fellow dog-lover, I feel your pain.

It's always hard to lose a good friend. Cherish the memories forever.

AmyOops said...

thats so sad. Hang in there

William E Miller said...

Thanks for your kind words.

I buried him facing the house, forever guarding my blackberry patch...