Died: November 16, 2006
Jac was my first little man. He was thrown out of a car window in my neighborhood. Knowing how I am about animals, my neighbor brought him right over to me. I was currently in school with a huge test in front of me, but this little man stole my heart.
We took him straight to the vet. He was shocked at the shape Jac was in. Mites had begun to eat his ears and nose, and the fleas were visibly jumping everywhere. The vet made a comment that haunts me to this day; "he is sure a lucky guy to have found you".
Nursing Jac back to health built an unsurmountable bond between us. I stayed the bathroom constantly bathing him and laying with him for days. Needless to say, my test didn't go so well. More importantly, we had added a new member to our family and I had several years of love to share with him.
I have an afinity to homeless animals, and would save them all if I could. I sneakily named him JAC after my husband (his initials). Who could say no to that?
We had 3 dogs and 4 cats counting Jac. He was always playful and willing to start a play session. We have videos of "bowling with cats" and Jac vs. the screen glass door" that I am sure that I will watch again someday.
One of our rescued dogs has an anxiety disorder. We had tried behavioral training, pet pyschology, drugs, ect. We truly thought she was under control. I left for one hour and came home to see my dog with severe scratches to her face and eyes. I immediatly loaded her up into the car to see the vet, and called a family member to check on the cats. I never ever dreamed that anyone would be hurt.
After getting my dog treatment, I called home. My mother was the one who had to tell me Jac was dead. That sentence still rings in my ears.
He is buried in my parents front yard. Holidays are hard, and I still spend time talking to him. I miss him more that can ever be verbalized. I didn't save him, I caused this by not being proactive. I hope that this reaches someone in a similar situation so that the pain I hold can be mine alone.
I miss you Jac