Today we lost our Blackjack. Our dogs got out of the yard on Tuesday 3-14 because a windstorm damaged our fence. We found our females but Blackjack eluded us. He was spotted dead on the side of the road today. My husband and I are just devastated. Blackjack was a lab/chow mix and he was just the sweetest boy. He had some aggression in him and I used to get upset about that. Now that he is gone I'd give anything to have him freaking out at the window because someone is walking by the house. Although we still have our 4 cats and 2 other dogs there is a large gaping hole in our hearts. Blackjack had a rough start in his life. He was abandoned in a dumpster as a puppy. He had been abused and wouldn't allow anyone to come near him when he was rescued. They thought they would have to euthanize him. However, one day the vet's daughter came by and started talking to him and won his trust. We adopted him in the Spring of 2002. Actually, my husband brought him and Keno home one day. I had told him not to bring "a dog" home so he brought two !!!! How he loved to tell this story ! My father-in-law came to me one day, concerned about Blackjack. He had black spots on his tongue and my father-in-law thought he was sick. Actually, the pink & black tongue is a chow trait. He had the curly chow tail too. Today my husband says he never wants another dog .. the pain of loss is so great. I, on the other hand, hope that we can take in another dog that no one wants. Blackjack had nearly 4 years with us and I hope he knew how much we loved him. I hope that he is in a place that is warm and safe with lots of toys and treats for him. A cat or two to snuggle with would be nice too. We love you and miss you Blackjack and we are so sorry you are gone.
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3/18/06 at 4:10pm