Wednesday, March 7, 2012

goodbye my friend.


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Goodbye my best friend, my best teacher, my first dog, the dog that started it all. It's ALL because of you. Jane left us last night in the comfort of home laying on her favourite blanky, we cuddled her, petted her and told her how much she was loved until she fell asleep peacefully in our arms. We love you Jane, you fought a good fight for 1.5 years - you told CHF where to go, you amazed all of us with your will to live, you had True Grit. Thank you to our family, friends and our wonderful team of Vets and Techs for all of your support, she knew she was loved. ATCHC Silver "Rowdy Jane" - May 11, 1999 - March 6, 2012

“It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.” Mark Twain

Because of Jane, I have an obsession with all things dog - I do not like to fail, and it was NOT an option to give up on her. She is the reason I love to teach other people and dogs - if I can do what I've done with Jane - ANYTHING is possible, you just have to want it bad enough. She is the reason I have this blog, she is the reason I have an SUV, she is the reason I have Kaleb and Gyp, she is also the reason I have white sheets on my bed and an obsession with getting rid of those damn little white doghairs.

29 comments:

WigglyZack said...

So sorry for your loss. She was truly a fighter and a dog in a million. No one will forget her.

Sue said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's never easy saying goodbye to a four legged friend.

Nicki said...

So Sorry Sara. It's so hard to lose them. No words can make the pain go away. You provided her a great life.

Dianne SS said...

I am very sorry to read of your loss Sarah. Jane was an amazing dog and you and her did so many amazing things together.

Brittany said...

My heart goes out to you! I am so sorry for you loss of little Jane. She was such a fighter!

Tammy Moody said...

Thinking of you and your family tonight. I am so sorry for the world's loss of Jane.

Joanna said...

So, so sorry. She's been a part of all of our lives.

Karen said...

Oh I'm so very sorry. You and Jane fought a good hard fight. I've enjoyed reading about her. Hugs to you.

Taryn said...

I am so very sorry. I know how hard it is to lose such a dear and cherished friend.

Jen said...

I'm so sorry! Jane was such a true terrier; she chose to live fully even in the face of CHF. You are so lucky to have had one another.

Debbie said...

I am so sorry. I loved reading the Jane stories. No matter how much time we have with them it's never enough.

Diana said...

Oh, Im so sorry. My heart goes out to you.

andrea said...

So sorry to read this ...
Amazing to think we all have been worrying about her for a year and half ...

what a wonderful journey you shared - cherish the happy memories even as you mourn your loss

hang in there

Jules said...

so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Sarah Duke said...

Jane is the reason I started reading your blog. I am so so sorry to read of your loss today. The world needs more Jane's.

Stacey said...

oh gosh, so so sorry! Jane was a true fighter

lifewithmydogs said...

That's terrible! I'm very sorry for your loss. I never knew her in person, but I could tell that she was an amazing girl.

marylin said...

I don't know which words to use to try to give some form of comfort. As I write this, my eyes are burning, thinking of the grief you are feeling.
I read your blog and love how you love your dogs. The love and dedication you had for Jane was beautiful and unique. Not everyone is fortunate enough to experience such a connection as you had with Jane. I sincerely wish you all the best in dealing with your grief. You have Gyp, Kaleb and a great human pack to help you.
I will check in on you again soon to see how things are going....

Sweetpea said...

Awwww, your beautiful little Jane, what an amazing fur pal...
Happy trails, sweet girl.

I'm sure you are missing her so very much. My very best to you & your family.

Anke said...

She is the reason why I had to stop here.

Thank you for sharing all these storys an pictures. I will miss her like you do.

Lovable Lily said...

We just found your blog and are so sorry to hear about your beloved Jane. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Hugs,
Lily Belle

Alexa @ A Life in Drive said...

Sarah - I am so, so sorry. I have loved following your blog for a couple years now and it won't be the same without Jane. I know that she's been your muse and source of inspiration. Best wishes to you and your family.

Jill said...

Oh, sweet Jane! I will miss you, and I know the unbearable missing your mama will feel. The only thing I can offer on that front is that even though it feels like you won't be able to bear it, you survive, the love and need of your other dogs is such a help if you can let that in. This section from a poem by Mary Oliver helped me when I lost my Obi:
To live in this world

you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to read this news.

I competed against you and Jane in rally-o years ago and remember being struck by her big presence packed into a small, super cute package and the obviously amazing relationship the two of you shared.

Years later I started following this blog through a mutual friend and I've been pulling for Jane ever since. I've been touched and inspired by the wonderful care you've provided Jane and her resilience.

Thank you for sharing her story.

Heather in St. Albert

Anonymous said...

I loved this dog. I am so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

I have been checking your blog weekly for years, and after reading today I sat and cried for a while. I am so very sorry for your loss. Jane was extraordinary. I fell a little bit in love with her after finding your blog, because she reminded me of my own JRTx Kim. I fell all the rest of the way because she clearly had so much heart; it shone through in every photo and story you told.

Thinking of you all.

L x

Annieke said...

So sorry Sara... Rest in peace, lovely Jane...

opalmoonlight said...

I have been following your blog for a few years now. I have a little white jack russell named Opal that was born in 1999 too. My heart goes out to you and your family. I have enjoyed every post and photo of Jane. Much love- Emily and Opal.

sclmarm said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Jane! I follow your blog off and on and was cheering her on. My son moved out and took his Jacks with him. I missed the Jackness in my house so adopted one of my own. I can't imagine being without their larger than life presence in my life. Peace and comfort to you and your household.