Seventeen and a half is a ripe old age and Jess has certainly earned her rest. She leaves a big hole in all our hearts and many years of memories.
We got Jess in June 1999 at five months old when she came from the dog pound to be speyed as part of our student surgical training programme. Once she passed the hell years of ages 1-4, she settled into a great companion. Saffy joined the family in 2003 and later we moved back into town. Poppy arrived in 2010.
I think Jess grew more beautiful with age- her coat got thicker and her beautiful plume of a tail was more luxuriant - it all brought out the side of her that must have been Spitz/Keeshond/Husky rather than the Border Collie/Foxie cross she has always been registered as.
Not sure how Poppy feels about being an only dog - just a bit clingy so far, but I miss my trusty guard dog and companion.
Run Free Jessie Puppy xxxxx