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25 April 2021 - 9:47 am
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Thank you so much Stacy, he was so beautiful, we had a good weekend together last weekend. It was so strange, he seemed better than he had in a while, more energy than he’s had in a while. We had a little adventure to a park he loves. No one else was there, and he found a soccer ball to destroy, one of his favorite things, he used to like to push it with his nose like a seal with a ball. We had so much fun together just enjoying the beautiful day, the whole park to ourselves. I can’t believe he’s gone. I don’t know what to do with myself. I’m so glad we had one more good weekend together, I just miss him so much.

My beautiful boy

One good weekend

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25 April 2021 - 12:39 pm
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((((hugs)))) I’m so sorry about Jake. You did everything and beyond, you loved him with your heart and soul and he knew that he was your everything. He was blessed to be able to leave so peacefully. It’s so hard to reach that point in life together. We are usually responsible in the end for helping them transition, and it really hurts to acknowledge that, but you did right by him when he needed you to the most. Jake left this world with the person he was meant to be with, his mama who will always be a better human because he was in her life. A true love story, one that will never fade.

I wish that nobody ever had to feel the hurt you are feeling right now. Your grief is just beginning and it will ebb and flow, and some days will be worse than others. When it feels like the tears will never stop, remember this: cancer will never define Jake, it will never steal memories of the good times, or take away his legacy. He was so much more than that, and always will be.

Be good to yourself, and lean on us. We are here for you, sending our deepest condolences and love across the miles. 

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25 April 2021 - 1:17 pm
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Jerry I can’t thank you enough for the kind words, the support and love I’ve found here through everything. I couldn’t have gotten through the hard times without everyone here, and I come here now because I know I’ll be able to get through this with that same love and support you all have given me. It’s just so hard right now thinking of all the what if’s, what could I have done different, did I do enough, could I have done more. I know it’s not helpful to think that way but my mind keeps going there in my grief. I miss him so much and just want one more kiss, one more tail wag, one more car ride, but I know deep down he was hurting and gave me the look that he was ready. I told him to tell me when that time came, and he did, I just didn’t want to see it. Thank you so much for everything, I’m trying my best to think of Jake feeling good, on all 4 legs, running around playing in heaven. He was such a beautiful soul, and you’re right, I am a better person for having had him in my life, I was blessed. And I’m grateful for all the adventures we had together, my boy was amazing. He will always be amazing to me. He was a wonder weim : )

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Others have spoken with such love and eloquence.   Right now, I can only cry….more like sob.  This hits my heart so hard, all of our hearts.

The one thing  I can pull myself together to say, is that the  beautiful  week end you had with your boy was not  a coincidence.   The beautiful  soul of a dog has no fear of their earth life ending, they know their energy continues on in a different dimension.   So Jake gave you, and gave hi self, those .lovely moments that week end to carry in your heart furever.  He KNEW you loved him enough to free him from his earth body that no longer served him.  On a Soul level he was excited and happy and looking forward to his transition.  So his way of saying thank you for everything were these beautiful  memories………..

Surrounding  you with love and a knowing that Jake is able to be Jake again💖💖💖

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie 

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Oh my gosh, you are so welcome and we are always here for you so when you feel strong enough, let us know how you are doing OK?

And I just want to add that of course you are second-guessing. That’s all part of the grieving process and you’ll do it a million times. I know I did. Even today, almost six months after saying goodbye, there are times when I catch myself wondering if we had done this or that, would our Wyatt still be with us? It’s human nature. Then I have to catch myself and remember that’s not being More Dog, it’s not living in this moment, so I stop. But that takes loads of practice and right now, it’s your time to let all these months of worry and caring for Jake just pour out of your heart and soul however it may. It’s an exhausting process, but you will wake up one day and smile instead of cry when you think about him, I promise.

Hang in there and know that we are all holding you in our hearts. 

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Hi there,

It’s been a rough week, emotions all over the place, bursting into tears randomly to the point I have to excuse myself at work so no one sees me losing it. I’m doing ok but it comes in waves, my whole daily routine is different. Each morning I’d get up an hour early so that I could take Jake to my mothers, I’d pick him up after work, at night we go out for a walk, go out again one more time before bed, maybe 1-2 times in the middle of the night to go potty again. I keep waking up looking for him, then I remember & it crushes me a little. My apt is so empty, coming come is really hard at times. My mother is just as devastated, she spent her week days with Jake, and often helped me take him to his doctor’s appts. I know this change will take time to get used to, and each day Im a little better, but my goodness I miss him terribly.

But something happened this week that shocked me. I know how it will sound and I understand if my story isn’t believed but it happened and it’s real.

I work at an outpatient surgery center, I do pre-op, patient recovery, OR work etc., but on this particular day I was in pre-op, meaning I get the patient ready for surgery by going through their health history with them, addressing any questions or concerns they may have, getting their vitals, starting an IV & preparing any meds or antibiotics that are ordered. I was getting a young woman in her 20s ready for surgery, and we clicked right away because I told her we’re both Aquarius babies born in January, she said we’re both feisty trouble makers and we laughed. I thought she was very mature for her age, well spoken, like an old soul. She was very sweet and apparently intuitive. I finished getting her ready and started helping another patient right next to her.

That’s when she called my name and asked to speak to me. I figured she had a question or concern about her surgery but she says no, she needs to tell me something. So I get closer and ask if everything is alright; she says yes, then asked, “Did you lose someone recently? A pet……..your dog?” I stared at her for a minute before answering yes, and that’s all I could say. Im shocked as I’d not spoken of Jake to her or to anyone I worked with that day. I ask how she knows this, and she says it’s just a gift she’s had since childhood, that she can feel energy and hear things. That she’s always been spiritual. Then she asks if my stomach has been bothering me and if I’ve been eating enough, I answer yes, I’ve not been very hungry this week, I just didn’t feel like eating; she says I have knots in my stomach as I’m carrying my stress and my pain there. She says that today, I need to go to a quiet place after work and talk to him, cry, feel how I feel and embrace the emotions, that he’s ok, he can hear me and that doing this and talking to him will help me feel better. I’m still kind of staring at her in disbelief. I’d not said anything about Jake, she couldn’t have known my dog was a boy, she couldn’t have known any of this. I almost cried and wanted to hug her but of course with covid I can’t, and I didn’t want to be unprofessional. I thanked her profusely for being so kind and for telling me. I couldn’t believe what she told me. I was also curious what she’d say after surgery while still under the effects of anesthesia. 

Now when she gets out of surgery it got better. I wait to check on her once she’s a little more awake and ask how she’s feeling, if she’s having any pain, or if she needs anything like another warm blanket. She opens her eyes and I realize she’s still loopy but she says, “I saw him when I was asleep, his little short tail is so cute and I love his big floppy ears.” Then she falls back asleep, and Im standing there shocked again with my mouth wide open, mask on of course. I let her rest and don’t see her again until she’s being discharged. All I could do is thank her for what she told me, that I will do what she suggested and hope it heals me a little. She says, “God gave me this gift so I can help people. Funny thing is, my surgery was originally scheduled for last week, but for some reason it was changed to today, now I know it’s because I was supposed to be here today for you. God knew that you needed help and that we were supposed to meet. God bless you and take care.” Then she left. I had to excuse myself and cry a little. I did what she told me to do that night, and since then I actually have felt a little better. I’m still breaking down when I get home but not as often during the day. I’m just in awe that this happened but I’m so grateful. I didn’t make this up and my other coworkers witnessed it, they knew about Jake and overheard the whole thing. Wow, is all I can say. I miss him so much.

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SPEECHLESS!!!!!     OMD!!!!   LOVE THIS!!!    YES!!!

The way all this unfolded  is definitely  driven by Jake’s energy and his need to connect with you and let you know he is still with you.  No,  not necessarily  “with you” in the earthly dog form, but with you in spirit form  ….an energy form that ajqke has achieved  as an enlightened  Soul. 

The fact that he communicated  to you thru that enlightened hooman Soul on that day and in that way….yrs, it was all definitely  guided  by Jake from a dimension  that is not for us to underdtand.  It is for us to trust though and accept though. 

No, the way all this transpired should not be questioned or dismissed, but rather embraced with an understanding that our energy,  once  free from earth clothes, CAN  communicate in different ways and thru different vehicles.   And Jake definitely signed you up for Master class in communication  across dimensions!

I am soooo glad you took the time  to Chronicle this here.  I know your emotions are all over the place and your waves of grief will still pop up for a long time to come.  I also know uou can find so much peace and comfort in what transpired with that young girl….that. young girl with the wise and enlightened  Soul.

And make no mistake about it, you are on a path of Soul’s growth chock full of life lessons as you become more and more enlightened.

If not being too intrusive, how has this experience  made you feel inwardly on Soul level, or a heart  level?  Do you feel more comforted and more at peace knowing Jake’s energy form  has “spoken” to you….or spoken to your heart?

Surrounding you…and your Mom….Jake’s love and eternal light💖

Hugs

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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WOW. I’m choked up after reading this, chills running up and down my spine. INCREDIBLE! And I believe it 100%. It’s as authentic as authentic gets. Just amazing.

What a gift for you, for Jake, a present from the Universe to help you get through the toughest time of your life! After all that you have been through during the last year as a health care professional, I cannot even imagine how hard it’s been to cope with Jake’s passing. I truly believe this woman’s arrival was so perfectly timed that there is no way it was a coincidence. I mean, her surgery getting rescheduled, your being in pre-op that day, everything….I’m just stunned, and so elated that you were able to find comfort from her deep connection and spiritual energy. It’s undeniable. This was completely on purpose.

And from up above, Jake is smiling, knowing his mama is feeling just a little better. We all are really.

THANK YOU for sharing this story. I’ll always remember it.

Sending you much love and comfort for more healing….xoxoxo

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