With a heavy heart we are sharing the sad news that we helped our beloved Jake cross the Rainbow Bridge this past Saturday. After seeming a little bit “off” he showed symptoms of refusing to eat, vomiting and lethargy. A multitude of tests completed during three vet visits in four days provided answers only to what he didn’t have although an enlarged liver and lymph nodes were cause for concern. Friday night he took a noticeable turn for the worse. Jake valiantly survived long term treatment for blastomycosis a year and a half ago that claimed the life of his MWCR brother Mac. Although he lost vision in one eye as a result of the illness his sweet disposition remained unaffected. Earlier this year he welcomed the role of big brother to MWCR puppy Nick (f.k.a. Dash). He did his best to mentor the little “wild child” who had come into his life often probably showing Nick more patience than was deserved while he was jumped on, chewed and barked at. We are mourning the loss of this truly special member of our family.
Kathy, Mike & Nick