Baron & Jodi
Baron & Jodi

Today Schatz made the final and painful decision to let his beloved Jodi cross the bridge to hang out with her brother Baron.  We’ve watch our sweet Jodi-jane deteriorate over the last year and her deterioration was speeding up over the past few months and the last week.  Those who have visited here for a few years will know my photo bomber Jodi.  She’s a big black German Shepherd (yes, not a Labrador but a pure bred German Shepherd) posing in many photos with me.

Nose kisses

Liam had noticed yesterday morning that she had messed where she was lying and not stood up.  At dinner time, she could not get up from where she lay outside on the grass next to the patio.  We spent time with her, loving her, stroking her, and thanking her.  I thank her for all the times she’s smiled at me, for protecting our family, for keeping our home safe and letting us know when people were moving about out in the street.  For being my companion when I went out into the garden, whether just watering the garden, taking for photos or welcoming guests – she helped with all those duties.


Its going to take some getting used to not seeing her out there, but I know that we made the right decision for her.

Showing out sexy side 😉

Jodi, thanks for being an amazing loving and faithful pet, I love you and am already missing you.

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7 Comments on Crossing over the bridge

  1. Ashley
    16 June 2014 at 16:26 (8 years ago)

    I’m so sorry. Losing a pet is so hard. They are such wonderful, loving companions.

    • Wendy
      19 June 2014 at 20:44 (8 years ago)

      Thanks Ashley – I keep looking for her and then remembering 🙁

  2. taryn
    19 June 2014 at 02:22 (8 years ago)

    Sniffles all this side….. 🙁
    On a cheerful note I really like your hair on the picture where you are wearing the pastel blue skirt and cream shirt 🙂

    • Wendy
      19 June 2014 at 20:46 (8 years ago)

      Tanna, it was sad, she could barely stand up.

      That was when I had the highlights in my hair. Thanks sweetie

  3. Lynette Jacobs
    19 June 2014 at 07:12 (8 years ago)

    So jammer vriendin. Dit is altyd hartseer wanneer ons hierdie getroue vriende moet groet.

    • Wendy
      19 June 2014 at 20:49 (8 years ago)

      Dankie vriendin … ek hoop hulle wag saam met onse families en vriende op die ander kant wanneer ons daai pad loop. Ek kan nie glo dat hulle net ‘weg’ gaan, nie wanneer hulle so veel vir ons bedoel en soveel liefde wys.

  4. Lynn
    24 June 2014 at 16:48 (8 years ago)

    I sure am going to miss my greetings when I get to the house … it felt super weird yesterday driving in and not getting a smile!!!

    RIP gorgeous Jodi Jane!!! I sure am going to miss you like crazeeeee!!!!! Say Hi to Baron!