Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday Treasure

It's Tuesday again, which means it's time to show another treasure!
Most of you will remember my post from a few months ago about how my beautiful border collie dog, Jake, passed away.
In the vet's waiting room was a stuffed toy dog which they had hidden "ticks" on, to try and show people how difficult they are to find. While waiting for the vet to complete tests on that terrible day, all I could do was to hug that toy dog close and cry. When we learned that Jake had passed away, we were devastated.
My wonderful vet Terry, the same vet that neutered Jake all those years ago, knew how much Jake meant to my family and I. When we collected his collar the next day, Terry gave me that stuffed dog who looked so much like my boy.I took the original collar off and he now wears the one that belonged to Jake. Registration tags and all.This stuffed dog and Jake's collar are both treasures I will always cherish! I miss you Jake...

10 comments:

Sue said...

What a gorgeous vet you have. Such a lovely memento of Jake for you to keep.

BubzRugz said...

That is a lovely way to remember Jake....... special treasure... Hugz

Joy said...

Oh what a lovely vet you have!!! That was such a kind thing to do, and what a lovely way to remember your sweet Jake too :o).
Big hugs,
Joy :o)

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

That is so special.
What a loving vet sensitive to both human and furry patient

marina said...

What a compassionate vet.
and you will be able to hug the memories of your boy.

clare's craftroom said...

Wow isn't that vet wonderful ! They are special treasures to remind you of Jake . Thanks so much for showing us and playing along .

Jo in TAS said...

Oh that made me cry! What a lovely, thoughtful vet!
RIP Jake

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Manda...your new little Jake is so cute and a perfect way to have your old Jake with you all the time...

rozhearts said...

Oh Mandy what a heart renching story certainly bought a tear to my eye. A special treasure to have been given to keep your memories alive.
(((HUGS))) Roz.

val said...

what a thoughtful gift...I think it is wonderful that your vet did that. That little toy is perfect hugging size :-)