My dog has died this morning.

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Crappywife Fri 22-Mar-19 13:39:52

Let me tell you a little bit about him.

He was my first ever dog. A little Jack Russell. Not the best breed for a first time dog owner. He was the cutest pup I’d ever seen with his little brown patch face and fat stumpy legs. My young kids loved him. He was naughty. He ate walls after 2 hour walks. He pulled on his lead terribly. He steal other children’s footballs on the field they’d never get them back because he could dribble better than Wayne Rooney. It cost me £££ replacing them not to mention the embarrassment at the time. If he was let off the lead in a empty field he’d jump like a lamb and not come back till he was ready didn’t give one damn if it was snowing or raining I’d just have to wait. People would tell me having him around my kids was stupid because Jack Russells can nip. That dog adored his children. He spent hours and hours playing on the trampoline with them in the garden. Sat with them when they were sick and sneaked in their beds while they slept and he thought I didn’t know he just lay still under the duvet.

He grew older and behaved more gentlemen like. Still cheeky and occasionally naughty. He didn’t like the cold anymore. He loved nothing more than his bed. He still loved my now teenagers and even yesterday got up to greet them when they come home from college.

He died peacefully in my arms this morning. I held him and told him it was ok that he’d been the best boy.

Having a dog can be rewarding and hard and there were times I didn’t know if I could cope with him anymore. Today I’m so thankful that my little naughty Jack Russell died in my arms after living a full life, loved and part of the family he’d know his whole life. He will be loved the rest of my life he was truly a wonderful member of my family.

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MorvaanReed Fri 22-Mar-19 13:41:56


wizzler Fri 22-Mar-19 13:42:22

He sounds wonderful.
Thinking of you Op.

PutYourShirtOnMartin Fri 22-Mar-19 13:43:34

Best boy


fourquenelles Fri 22-Mar-19 13:43:37

A beautiful tribute. Run free little boy; you were the best boy.

goodiegoodieyumyum Fri 22-Mar-19 13:44:07

So sorry, he sounds like a wonderful dog.

JustMeTyping Fri 22-Mar-19 13:48:56

I completely feel your pain; my beloved dachshund also died this morning.
There are no words.....


Prequelle Fri 22-Mar-19 13:49:56

I'm so sorry. He sounds wonderful! Please share a photo if you want to. Thankyou for sharing his story, he will be remembered in the memories of those that knew him. Including us seeing this post

Milicentbystander72 Fri 22-Mar-19 13:54:42

What an amazing dog ❤️

Your best boy. What a lovely thing to say to him. He was your best boy.

My dog is only 4 and already such a huge part of our family life. I hope my boy has as much fun as yours.


rosie1959 Fri 22-Mar-19 13:55:12

Thank you for your post brought tears to my eyes
Hang on in there it will get easier but just occasionally some thing like your story will bring back memories
You were there for your dog to the end the only thing anyone can do

Milicentbystander72 Fri 22-Mar-19 13:55:20

Justmetyping thanksthanks

Hazlenutpie Fri 22-Mar-19 13:56:52

So sorry to read this. You must be absolutely heartbroken. As a fellow dog lover, I know how you feel. Love and hugs xxx flowers

HumblePi Fri 22-Mar-19 13:57:33

So very sorry op.
Your post made me cry. It sounds like he had the best life and family and knew how much he was loved.

anniehm Fri 22-Mar-19 14:00:14


Otterseatpuffinsdontthey Fri 22-Mar-19 14:01:22

Crappywife flowers
Justmetyping flowers
Everyone else who has lost a beloved pet flowers

Crappywife Fri 22-Mar-19 14:02:48

Jestmetyping so sorry for you loss too ((hugs))

Thank you all for responding.
It’s funny they take you heart any you don’t even realise it.

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LizB62A Fri 22-Mar-19 14:05:38

He sounds like a great dog
I'm sure if he could have talked he'd have told you he'd had a great life with you and your family flowers

adulthumanwolf Fri 22-Mar-19 14:09:20

wine to your best boy.

ProperRed Fri 22-Mar-19 14:18:16

This bought tears to my eyes, he sounds like a wonderful and very loved member of your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Placebogirl Fri 22-Mar-19 14:20:24

OP he sounds like my kind of dog. Or cat. Or kid. I am so sorry for your loss.

PollyIndia Fri 22-Mar-19 14:21:09

That brought tears to my eyes too. Sending lots of love. He sounds wonderful.

Slightlyjaded Fri 22-Mar-19 14:23:19

He sounds gorgeous OP. Do you want to post a picture?

chickensaresafehere Fri 22-Mar-19 14:27:29

I shared 18 years of my life with my last JRT,she was an amazing,loyal,feisty girl,so full of character. So I totally understand the JRT thing.
I now have another JRT & she is different,but just as wonderful as my first girl.
Sending hugs x

Crappywife Fri 22-Mar-19 14:30:16

It’s taken me ages to find a photo of him without one of my kids in it.
This is quite a old one but I love it 😊
My boy

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Notwiththeseknees Fri 22-Mar-19 14:35:43

I'm so sorry for your loss thanks and thanks@JustMeTyping too.

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