Monday, February 14, 2011

Farewell friend

Last week we said goodbye to Jackson, our 9 year old doberman pincher.  Although we knew this day would come, it came quickly and unexpectedly.  In fact Ethan, Emma,  Jackson and I would take our last walk together just a few hours before he died. 
He was our baby before we had our human babies.  He was loving and gentle.  I have to admit that I was a little nervous about getting a doberman when Bryan first suggested this breed.  However, one look at this cute little face and all my reservations went out the window.  We got Jackson a few months after we were married.  Although he looked mean to those who didn't know him he was a gentle giant who loved snuggling on the couch (and even in bed, when Bryan wasn't around).  As our family expanded Jackson happily welcomed Ethan and most recently Emma with curious sniffs and warm kisses.
For now we are left with a big empty spot on the living room floor and an even larger empty spot in our hearts.