Sex: Male Weight: 51-100 lbs
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Jesse, Jess, Jessarooni, Jess-a-Mess, Mess, Mess mutt
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Jess was addicted to running and jumping for his Frisbee -- it's all he wanted to do.
Being left alone or -- even worse -- ignored.
His absolute favorite toy was his Frisbee; a distant runner up was his tennis ball.
Anything edible -- except radishes and brussel sprouts.
There's an abandoned railroad track behind our house, and Jess loved to run flat out along it for long distances.
Jumping high for his Frisbee -- sometimes 2 1/2 to 3 feet off the ground!
When Joshua, our 15 year old Lab, went to Rainbow Bridge, our Airedale Terrier, Annie, became despondent. She had known him her whole life -- he had practically raised her -- and she missed him terribly. She didn't want to eat or go out, and for the first time since her puppyhood she started relieving herself in the house. Our vet suggested getting another dog, so We went to the Humane Society. At that moment in time, however, they had no dogs that were trustworthy with cats -- and we had three. We called our vet back, and he told us about 2 GSP pups who were being sold on consignment at a pet store, because the breeder had been hospitalized and had no one to care for them. When we got to the store, we fell in love with both of them, and if we'd had the money (and the room) they both would've come home with us. As it was, though, we had to choose -- and we finally settled on Jess. We felt horribly guilty that his sister would be lost without her little brother. Thankfully, we found out later that she was bought within a few days of our taking Jess home.
Ironically, Annie wasn't anywhere near as impressed as we were with this little upstart puppy. When he tried to cuddle up to her, she'd give a low growl and push him away, or she'd get up and lay down somewhere else. Fortunately, just as we were beginning to think we'd made a big mistake bringing Jess home, Annie's maternal instincts kicked in, and all was well. From then on, Jess was "her" puppy.
Jesse was a beautiful, elegant athlete. His playful, energetic personality drew children to him like a magnet. He loved them dearly, and they loved him. No Frisbee flew so far or so high that he couldn't catch it; no ball bounced so hard or so fast that he couldn't grab it; no race was so swift or so long that he couldn't win it; no toy was so lost that he couldn't find it.
When Annie went to Rainbow Bidge, Jess was clearly upset and bewildered by her absence, but he accompanied us to the Humane Society to find a dog who needed a friend as badly as he did. He helped us choose his new sister Squeegee, an elderly Rat Terrier. He showered her with kisses even though she growled and snapped at him at first. Eventually, though, his patient persistance won her over -- just as he had won over Annie as a puppy. In his later years Jess had many physical challenges, including hip dysplasia and serious arthritis and nerve problems in his hind end and legs. He could no longer climb stairs without assistance, but he was always game to go for a walk -- even if it was just around the backyard.
In February 04, Jess had a disturbance of his inner ear, which made it difficult for him to keep his balance. After a few days he improved, but he remained quite unsteady on his feet. We began to realize that, at age 14, his time was approaching...
In August of 2004, surrounded by his family and attended by his caring Vet, Jess breathed his last; but his joy for life and his unstinting devotion will live on in our fondest memories. We will see him again at Rainbow Bridge, where he, Annie and all our other departed pets wait for the day we meet again.
***Jesse's homepage is: http://hometown.aol.com/figarocatf ish/myhomepage/Jesse01.htm
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August 17th 2005 1:23 pm
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It's been a year since Mama, Papa and Dr. Schmidt helped me pass over into the beautiful world that is Rainbow Bridge. It doesn't seem that long ago, and I know it doesn't seem that long to Mama and Papa either. Last August I was old, and in so much pain that I could hardly stand or walk, but it's hard to believe it now.
When I got here, Annie, Liebchen, Joshua, Casey, Sadie and dogs I had never met on earth were waiting to welcome me. I was so happy to see them (especially my Annie) that, at first, I didn't even notice how young and healthy I felt. Then, when I realized that I was running and jumping like a puppy for the joy of seeing them, I was amazed.
So many things have happened on earth since I've been gone. Grandma stopped here to pick up Liebchen and bring her to Heaven with her. I miss Lieby very much, but Annie tells me we will see her again. And since Annie knows everything, it must be true. Also, Mama and Papa adopted a girl dog who needed a forever home. It made us all happy, and we love Sandy already.
I want all my Dogster pals to know how wonderful it is here and how happy we are. There are all-you-can eat cookies and tons of Frisbees! Whatever toy we enjoyed on earth is stocked in an unlimited supply. We are all young and healthy again, and there are new friends to make every day! So I send this anniversary message to all Dogsters -- human and canine. Don't worry about us, or feel guilty that you couldn't keep us on earth forever. This is the way it's supposed to be. We are always with you, and though you can't see us, we can see you. We will be together again, and -- oh -- what a wonderful time we'll have.
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