Oh Jake, my big black curly bear, how you were loved. Dumped at the Humane Society after (we were told) spending your whole life with one family for 7 years, I’ll never understand how they could ever have let you go. But from the day we brought you home to be brother to Aidan, we determined to fill your days with love and joy and walks and balls and water play and treats. I wanted so much more time than the four short years we were blessed with, because you were the very best boy, with the sweetest disposition and those brown eyes that healed every soul who looked into them. Aidan misses his bubba so much. I miss you even more. You are loved, present tense, forever. Full stop. Run free with Evan, Katy, Ian, Lady, and Shelby now. I’ll find you when it’s my time.