Saturday, September 27, 2014


Jan 2 2004 - Sep 27 2014

I am devastated to say that my true and faithful companion Jesse passed away in the wee hours of the morning.

I was just getting ready for bed, and Jesse didn't jump up to go outside for his evening business. When I called him he staggered a bit. I think maybe he had a stroke. His hind end more or less gave out.

I lay on the floor and held his paw and gently petted him and he just slipped away.

Jesse has been my constant companion. My most serious dread, as a senior, was that I would pre decease him and he wouldn't know or understand why I left him. My heart, while heavy, is relieved that he was loved, fussed over, played with, spoiled and heaped with attention from the beginning to the end of his years. I thank God for the blessing of Jesse's devoted company.

Rest in peace my friend. I'll see you on the other side.


  1. I am very sorry to read of the loss of your dear companion. Loving him was your great gift to him. I know how hard it is when we have to let go. I'm sure you have many happy memories.

  2. So sorry to hear of the loss of your companion. May time help heal the pain of your loss. Jesse will be waiting for you on the other side of the rainbow bridge. Blogless Mary Lou

  3. Doug I am so sorry to hear about Jesse.You will certainly miss
    him but what great memories.My favourite picture of him is him watching TV while you closed toes on socks.
    Rest in peace Jesse, you were one lucky dog.

  4. Oh no, Doug! I am so, so sorry to hear about Jesse. This is such sad news, and I wish I could say something comforting to help ease your pain. Just know that I am keeping you in my thoughts.

    Jesse was obviously much loved, and if it's any consolation, he left peacefully with you holding his paw. Jesse knew just how much you loved him.

    It's still not fair, though. Godspeed, Jesse.

  5. Doug,
    I searched out your blog to see if you were coming down to Guelph for Fair November this year and was shocked and saddened to hear about Jesse. What a tremendous loss for you. He was such a faithful companion. And he had such a wonderful life with you. I am so sorry.
    I'm also sorry not to see you at Fair November. But as far as weather and travelling this was a good year not to come. I am wearing a pair of your socks as I write.
    All the very best,