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Giving Thanks for Jed

 

It’s been several days now since we lost Jed.  I was cleaning up a few things in my home studio when I found photos from when Jed first came to us. It was estimated that he was about 1 1/2 years old then but as he was picked up as a stray it’s still a guess as to what was his real age. He was such a gentle sweet boy…always happy…always wanting to please everyone.  It never gets easier saying goodbye to our dear pets but today we are trying to look back at all the joy and remember those good times.  I am sharing one of the first photos I took of Jed when he came to our home.  He loved laying up in the window seat watching everything outside.  And the other photo is the last I took of him right outside that same window, sitting in the sunshine.  He was a lovely boy.

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Saying Goodbye to Jed

 

We said goodbye to Jed yesterday.  He was such a good and sweet boy.  He didn’t often get the attention he deserved because Lincoln would get it all but he was happy to let his brother have the limelight.  Jed was steady and good.  We got him when he was pulled off the street as a stray in St Clairesville, OH where we found him in a shelter.  We drove in a terrible snow storm to pick him up because they were going to put him down.  He had been in a inmate training program at the local prison and his “trainer” was teaching him to jump up and bite.  We were able to convince the shelter manager that we could change the behavior…which we did.  He was too sweet to bite.  All he ever wanted to do was please us.  His favorite things were to run and play out at the cabin in West Virginia especially if he could find some cow or deer poop to roll in.  When we built the dog park he was delighted to chase the trains that came by each day.  When we adopted Lincoln he welcomed him as his long lost brother from the first minute they met.  They were quite the pair of short legged boys.  But this last year he really slowed down and over the past few months he has been declining.  His old body was just giving out where he couldn’t walk well anymore and finally he was having difficulty breathing.  It’s so sad to see our babies in decline knowing what happy, strong, healthy dogs they once were.  We are heartbroken here today.  Lincoln continues to look for him in all of Jed’s favorite spots.  It will take a little while but for now we are just trying to remember the handsome, sweet, smiling boy that was Jed.

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As promised a few days ago when we introduced the new Calico Cat Rag Quilt , here is the new “Dogs and Heart: Rag Quilt.  We love this one.  It’s a little harder to make than others we have been making but it’s worth the time and effort. And Jed wanted everyone to know that he was the inspiration for this design.   Scheduling a class now and will post the date soon.

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Today is Jed’s Day

 

Our sweet Jed often gets overpowered by his brother, the photogenic and wild Stinkin’ Lincoln.  But Jed, our sweet Jed, is the man!  He is the best boy….quiet and gentle…and getting to be an old guy.

Today is the 10th Anniversary of the crazy drive in the blinding snow when we went to get him.  You can read more about his story here.  We love this old guy with his graying  hair and sweet face.  He will always be the best!

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Nine years ago today we drove in a terrible snow storm to St. Clairesville Ohio to adopt our sweet boy, Jed.  Read more here.  He is just the BEST BOY!  (Of course, Lincoln’s crazy antics just make Jed look that much better.  LOL)   Happy Adoption Day Jedder Bean!

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Happy Mother’s Day!  You all know that my boys are my babies and of course, they wished me Happy Mother’s Day first thing this morning.  🙂

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The thing I heard most prior to having surgery on my knee was to be sure, no matter what you do, that you follow the Physical Therapy regime to the letter.  Every person I spoke to about knee surgery repeated this mantra.  So, of course, I took it to heart and have been diligent about PT….doing everything they have given me to do, every time they said to do it.  No short cuts even though there have been a few times I would have liked to slack on it.  But I can’t because I have a coach that lies right beside me and watches my every move.  And there is just no way I can let him down.

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