Run free, my love.


Jake Holupka

September 27, 2007 – July 18, 2016

“I know you haven’t made your mind up yet, but I would never do you wrong. I knew it from the moment that we met, no doubt in my mind where you belong…

…no there’s nothing that I wouldn’t do, go to the end of the earth for you, to make you feel my love.”

I love you, bug. Forever. xoxoBT4A9988

78 thoughts on “Run free, my love.

  1. I’m so sorry you had to say “see you later” to Jake. We never have enough time with them. You love your boys so much and I know they love you. My heart is with you as you travel this road again.

  2. My heart is just broken for your loss of Melvin. I’m sure that my beautiful 14 1/2 year old girl (boxer) Noel is showing him how much fun he is in for at the Rainbow Bridge. ((HUGS)) for you at this time of grief (Noel just passed on a couple of days ago)

  3. My heart breaks for you and I am so very sorry for your loss. It has been sad, beautiful and at times, funny, following Jake’s story. Much love to you and may that dear little fellow rest in peace, knowing that he could not have been more loved xox

  4. Dear Precious Tracy, you are a stand for love and joy in this world. Jake is having a good deep sniff of his Melvin right now, and they are together, watching over you. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

  5. No more meatball factory? I’m so sorry. I got such a kick out of that little Diva boy! I hope your heart heals fast. You certainly have a big one so it may take a bit longer. 🌷

  6. I am crying that he is gone and laughing that he pooped when he ate! Jake I can’t wait to meet you in person on the other side.

    T Ho you are an amazing person and the world needs more people like you.

  7. Tracey – I am so so sorry to read this ……….. huge hugs to you across the miles, your love for him was so unconditional …. your have such a huge heart, and gave him the best life ever. (((HUGS)))

  8. I am just heartbroken for you. I’m sorry just isn’t sufficient. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Thank you for allowing us to follow along on your journey with Jake. You are the best momma a pup could ever have. You have taught me so much about focusing on the joy.

    As heartbroken as I am, for you and for those of us who loved Jake too, my heart is happy knowing the joy Jake felt when he was reunited with Melvin again. I know Melvin was just as joyful to see Jake. Hold on to that.

  9. My heart breaks for you… They really scored jack pot on this earth to have found you as their person. Thank you for sharing your journey. Your blog has helped me in so many ways. Sending you lots of love.

  10. I loved you like you belonged to me! You will be truly missed! I’m so sorry for your loss Tracey, I wish I could be there and give you a big hug and make things better! You are in my thoughts and prayers I will miss Jake so much but it comforts me to know he is with his big brother Melvin and my DannyBoy now!

  11. Tracey – our hearts go out to you. As Sachi said, “They really scored jackpot on this earth to have you as their person”. I can’t say it better. Thank you for sharing both Jake and Melvin’s journeys with us. I too have learned so much from you along the way. As a wise woman said, “Despite great loss, love lives on”. (Can’t say it better than that, either). Many hugs from Boise!

  12. Oh, Tracey. I’m so, so sorry. It is always, always too soon. I’ve been thinking about you and Jake every day, and now I’ll think of him with Melvin, being knuckleheads together again. Light and love and hugs and peace for you, dear friend.

  13. It’s so hard to see them go! We lost Chewie a few weeks ago and my house & heart have not been the same. Fingers crossed they are in a better place and we both find a new FBRN baby to welcome into our hearts.

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