Our Jefferson, bug a love.

by Sheryl Palermo
(Hillsboro, OR, USA)

The day we brought you home

The day we brought you home

The day we brought you home
The day we sent you to heaven

We adopted Jefferson when he was 15 weeks old from a local shelter. I knew the minute I saw him that we were destined to be together. Clear blue eyes and soft red fur. He was perfect for our family of 4.

Camping, swimming, cuddles on the couch. It didn't matter where you were as long as we were there. Hiking in the forest, playing at the park, as long as we were with you, it was happiness galore.

Then 4 months ago at the age of 8, we found out the lump in your throat was more than you could take. Lymphoma they said, stage 4 at least.

We put you on medicine to extend your life, we couldn't let you go without a fight. We visited all your friends and places you adore.

a few days ago you wouldn't eat, you started to shake when you stood to pee. You didn't want to go anywhere or do anything. We knew it was time to let you go in peace, the hardest decision a parent has to make.

We loved you till the end and as you took your last breath, we could feel you sigh and sense your relief that the pain was at its end.

You will always be in our hearts our bug a love, the nickname we gave you when you just couldn't get enough. You followed us around and were always on our lap. Like a little bug attached to a plant.

We hope you are in peace, as we hope to be soon as its hard understanding why we only had 8 years with you.

Jefferson Maxwell Nov 26,2004 - Sept 11, 2013

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Sep 23, 2013
Beautiful Jefferson
by: Diane

It hurts so bad to lose our furbabies, please know we are all thinking of your sorrow and will help in any way. Sometimes it helps to just know there are others out there that share in your sorrow. Nothing helps but time to ease our broken hearts. We want to remember the good times, but in order to do so we remember the bad also. Good luck, have peace knowing Jefferson knew he was loved. RIP beautiful Jefferson!

Sep 13, 2013
by: Anonymous

He was so very cute and sweet! I'm so sorry for your loss. I have lost many furbabies over the years, and I know how hard it is to lose them. I am comforted, though, to know that I will see them again someday!

Sep 13, 2013
Our Jefferson, but a love
by: Doreen U.K.

Sheryl I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved Jefferson. It is often said a dog is for life, but sadly even pets have a limited life span and some don't even reach the age of doggy years.
But it is still good to have had pets even though we lose them. We could spend a lifetime living with different pets and feel miserable when they die. But if we focus on them and the love and happiness we want to give them it will lessen our pain. These pets will have been Blessed to be loved and cared for in the family who chose them. Often we think we will never recover from our loss, but we do.
I hope you will recover from your loss of Jefferson and be blessed with other pets to enhance your life and the life of your choice of pet.

Sep 13, 2013
Never forgotten
by: Courtney

This is so perfect, what a great way to share your story and love. Love you guys.

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