Jacob (04/26/95 to 03/16/07)

Siberian Husky/Labrador Retriever
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Home:Ottawa, The Glebe, Ontario, Canada  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Jacob (04/26/95 to 03/16/07)

snakeob, Coby, pudding, dingo

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

April 26th 1995

long walks in the middle of the night

dogs walking on HIS lawn, strangers petting his face, rain getting in his eyes, puddles that dirty his feet

Favorite Toy:
toys??? BAH give em to the babies!

Favorite Food:
any , all, gimme gimme gimme,,, pant pant, kiss kiss, sit, lie down, give a paw, roll over... JUST FEED ME!!!

Favorite Walk:
the back lanes in the Glebe, the back parking lot of Landsdowne Park

Best Tricks:
the act... sit, give one paw, then the other, lie down, roll over and yep... get fed!

Arrival Story:
Jacob was the tragic victim of severe abuse and neglect, coming to me at a year and a half, nearly a quarter of his body weight, at just a mere 24 lbs. He was physiologically anorexic and took months of patience, force feeding and hand feeding. He slowly learned to trust me, but it took my poor Jacob YEARS to trust anyone else. He is now turning 11 years old and is the apple of my eye. When I first rescued Jacob we, as a rescue organization, were told that the best thing for this dog would be to put him down. One day I am going to take Jacob to visit the trainers and vets who made this recommendation and show them that there is a forever home for EVERY dog, and though it may take years of sociallizing and love and patience, that you can indeed teach an old dog new tricks... I'm the old dog, not Jacob, and Jacob has trained me well... I will NEVER give up on any dog! Jacob breaks my heart and lifts my spirits, he makes me angry at man-kind, and teaches me forgiveness.

In Jacob's Words...I was rescued when I was 4 days old, from a farm that had 82 dogs on it. My Mama protected me by hiding me and my siblings in the seat of a broken car. I was adopted when I was 7 weeks old, and I liked my owner, but he was in the army and got transfered out of the country so he gave me away to a horrible man who had a sled-dog farm in Quebec, there I was starved and beaten. I was beaten so bad that it broke my spirit. I was starved for so long, and beaten away from the food dishes that I was terrified to eat... I didn't want to eat, just looking at food made me shake and shy away. It took me many many years not to be afraid of anyone but my Mom. I would growl at people and back away. Now I will be turning 11 years old on the 26th of April and I am a happy go lucky, sensitive boy who loves EVERYONE! I'm glad that I am finally truly happy and have let go of my past.***************************** ******* BREAKS MY HEART TO TELL YOU THAT JACOB PASSED AWAY AFTER A STROKE ON MARCH 16 2007. MY HEART STILL BREAKS. I LOVE YOU JACOB, YOUR MAMA WILL NEVER EVER FORGET HER VERY SPECIAL BOY.****************************** *******************

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The Groups I'm In:
***I"M*A*MUTT*&*PROUD*OF*IT***, 10 YEARS OR OVER??? DOGS or CATS, Rainbow Bridge Angel Babies, Rescues Rock!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Question about "Bloat" and Dog Food

I've Been On Dogster Since:
April 6th 2006 More than 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

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Gracie HopeMozart.Oct
11/95 to June
Baldric (In
3 to 06-22-06

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My Boy

September 14th 2007 9:28 pm
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On the 26th of February my Mom suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm. I had just flown in from a business trip. Jacob had been staying with his Uncle Paul while I was away. I found that Jacob had suffered a small stroke. While my Mom was in ICU I was also trying to treat Jacob with Steroids to reduce the swelling in his brain. Jacob was a hardy boy, but sadly he started collapsing and became disoriented easily. After three weeks of deterioration I had to make the terrible choice to let my boy go. I wish my Mom could have seen Jacob one last time. Jacob adored his Grandma.
I think that Jacob left me so that I could still have my Mom here today... there was only one space in heaven available and I guess Jacob knew that me and my Mom both needed an angel.

I LOVE YOU my dear sweet angel.


Happy Birthday to Jacob from Mama

April 26th 2006 10:10 am
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11 Years ago, on a farm
not far away
My dog mum had a bunch of pups
All the more to stray

She hid us in a broken car
Way down in the seats
And 4 days later rescue came
Much to our mum’s relief.

My first home was okay, I guess
But then things went awry
I was given to a nasty man
Who left me out to die.

Beaten down and all alone
Starved and so afraid
Please let me find my rescuers
Who came once… that I prayed!

And come they did
Yet again, to save me from the hell
That bruised my soul and spirit
And my little heart as well.

It took me years, I have to say
To really trust a soul
To live, to eat, to run, to play
To live a life that’s whole.

But today is such a joy to me
I’m 11 now, and see…
My happy, playful silly life
Has truly set me free.

My Mama holds me in her arms
And kisses my freckly face
“Happy Birthday Kiddo”
And oh such sweet embrace


mom's weepy

April 26th 2006 9:34 am
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I don't get it! It's my birthday! A day of celebration and joy, and PRESENTS!!! I got french fries for breakfast! And Mama's all weepy!!!! She keeps kissing my face... ugh! I'm only 11 for crying out loud! But Mama is a sensitive type... I think she's weepy cause SHE didn't get french fries for breaky, that's all I can figure... Poor Mama, I'll let her have some of my left overs!

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