Jacob (Jake, for short)

May 19, 2003 to Sept 20, 2007

Picture from first Vet visit about July 2, 2003. (6 weeks old)

Jake at 8 weeks, 4 days old. (July 18, 2003)

Looking down


Looking right

Attacking finger

Looking right (again)

Looking at camera

Laying down playing

Graduation from puppy kindergarden September 21, 2003 (Jake is 4 months, 3 days old)

Graduation from Advanced Training oh around January 2004.

Mom's Visit January 2004.

Graduation from Agility Training February 29, 2004. (Jake is 9 months, 10 days old.)

September 27, 2004. Jake was in the way when taking some pictures of my house :) Jake is 16 months old.

September 20, 2007. (rewritten January 1, 2009) Jacob became terminally ill, and over the course of weeks was in great pain. I've spent weeks and thousands of dollars seeing specialists, but 15 minutes after seeing the neurologist they diagnosed the problem. An infection of the spine. Tests were sent to a lab, and I took Jacob home. But within hours he was completely paralyzed. I had no choice but to take him to Emergency Animal Care to have him put to sleep. It was extremely troubling, and was without a doubt the low point in my life. For months I would grieve his departure, and often dream that he was alive. I am a changed person, but grateful for the joy that Jacob brought to my life.

(removed the paragraphs of self-loathing)