Photo Comments Sex: Female Weight: 11-25 lbs
Leave a bone for Jessica (8/26/87 - 6/7/03)
Dogster stats for Jessica (8/26/87 - 6/7/03)
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Jessie, Jess, Sweetie, Sweetgirl, Baby
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August 26th 1987
Running around in the backyard, going for hikes, spending time with her family, snuggling.
Not getting fed table scraps, creepy strangers, and not being allowed to rummage through the trash.
Her stuffed "puppies", especially stuffed animals that used to belong to me.
Chicken, dog treats, and any table scraps.
Any hiking trails and parks, or just around the neighborhood. Sometimes she used to escape from the yard and take herself for walks as well.
Sit-Paw-Laydown-Rollover, jumping, and being cute.
When I was four years old, my parents decided it was time for us to have a family dog. On August 26, 1988, we went to the SPCA and I was allowed to pick out a dog. At four years old, I was very specific in what I wanted in my new pet: it had to be a girl (because "girls are better than boys"), she had to be black (because the dog next door was black), she had to be shortfurred (because my mom is allergic to long-haired dogs), she had to be smallish sized, and she couldn't be a puppy but couldn't be old either. The first dog we saw jumped and knocked me over, so back into the kennel it went. Jessica was the second dog we looked at, and she was the perfect match. She was a short-furred terrier mix weighing about 25lbs, was a year old, and was very friendly. When they took her out of the kennel, she was so happy that she peed all over the floor. I looked at my parents and said "I want that one!" :)
Jessica was my best friend for 15 long years. She was my best friend through everything I'd been through in my life. When human friends would come and go, I always knew my dog would be there for me. She loved me unconditionally, and I loved her more than anything in the world.
Jessica was the best dog I could have ever hoped for. When we were both young, she put up with me wanting to play horsey and other silly games. When we got older, we would run and jump in the backyard. She loved being outdoors and going on walks with the family. And she loved coming home and sitting on the sofa with us, snuggling and watching TV.
She lived a long healthy life, spoiled and loved of course. After a gallbladder infection and an emergency surgery, we thought we would lose her, but the talented vets and techs at Bellevue Animal Hospital gave us a miracle and another year and a half with Jessie. At almost 16 years old, Jessica started to rapidly decline. The diagnosis was kidney failure, and there was nothing we could do.
Her last days were spend at home with those she loved. She got to lay on the couch and eat anything she wanted, which meant lots of chicken. It finally became time to make the hardest decision I have ever made. My family decided to put Jessica down. She was in too much pain.
The morning of June 7, 2003 at 8:40am, the vet came to our home and Jessica fell asleep in my arms, surrounded by her family, and was put to rest. She is always in my heart.
My Best Friend
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