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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:28 PM

56. I'm an old guy..

72 now. Here's my "no more dogs" story.

Back in 2013, our little 15 year old Jack Russell terrier Murphy became so ill that his quality of life was almost zero, with no chance of recovery. We did what dog owners do, and took on the responsibility of ending his pain and suffering. So So hard.

The emotional pain was so great for us that we decided we didn't want to go through that again. We had some special diet food left, and I took it to the Oregon Humane Society and donated it about a week later. Well, while I was there, I decided I would just go LOOK at the shelter dogs, not to adopt one, mind you, just to visit. You see where this is going, right?

As I was strolling through the kennel area, I passed one kennel with a little 10 year old Jack Russell named Joey. He looked at me, you know how they do, and kind of squeaked at me to stop and visit. So I did, but I didn't take him home. I told my wife about Joey, and she wanted to go see him. We went back, and spent some time with Joey in the family visiting area, and yes, we did take him home.

That was over 4 years ago, and Joey is sitting at my feet as I type this. He rescued us.

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