Hey Doug, it’s me, Jake. How’s it hanging homey?
Your legs seem to be doing better. Only one dog can own wonkalicious and that is me, brother. You’re going to have to get your own nickname. I was thinking you could own zoomiezombie!
I have been sending you some high fives from Heaven. You try to chase birds, in flight! Dude, you are awesome! You run, while they fly, and then you ram into the fence. Hahahahahaha – oh brother, I really wish I was there with you, we would destroy those birds.
I also really, really, really appreciate how viciously you bark at Bob #2. I mean s/he runs when you ram up against the window at her/him. You and I both know that you would crap yourself if s/he ever saw you without the protection of the window. But good for you brother, you make me proud.
We noticed that you are finally not a spaz in the big bed. That bed has a really beautiful history of naps with her (she called them migraines but they were naps), we were starting to think you were going to darken our legacy, but you finally calmed the F down.
Things here are great. We miss her, a lot. We send her signals that we are there with her and she catches every single one. She is so smart. Melvin and her talk all the time. He says it is his joy and purpose, on earth and in Heaven, to be her guardian angel. I love her too, but I keep pretty busy making sure this place stays bumpin! I greet all the new dogs like I own the place!
We added a few to our gang recently, Sally – I know how much you love her brother, she’s here and she’s doing great. She is my spirit animal. She and I will probably get married. She is just impossible not to love. Massey is here, I used to fence fight him but come to find out, he’s a cool, chill dude. He’s running (he is so fast) and jumping and keeping an eye on his family. Guinness is here now. That dude is so awesome, like I secretly watch him so I can learn his moves. He’s still pretty focused on letting his mom know he’s ok and that he’s with his sisters. I have a feeling he and I will get leather gang vests at some point (Sally will totally get one too). Diamond just arrived. Corbin leapt over like six hundred dogs to meet her! She lived the longest of all of us and she said that despite all her years, all she recalls is the love over the last few years with her mom.
Hey Doug, that time of year is coming up, the dates when she found out that Melvin and I had cancer. Those dates still haunt her a little. She tries really hard to forget them, but she can’t, because they are linked to us. So on February 9th and March 3rd – be extra saucy or snuggly. Keep her mind focused on joy. We are counting you. Don’t let me down bro.
We still have bets on you. You are such a wild card. I think you will still turn out like me. Weird legs, troublemaker, badass. But Melvin thinks you will be soulful, like him and Max (boring!). Either way, we made a really great choice in sending you to her. We can tell you love her like we love her. And it’s ok that she loves you every bit as much as she loves us. Love is supposed to live on. We only want her happy and safe.
Ok brother, I gotta go, my peeps need me to start this day with some Jakey funk! Keep chasing the birds, I’ll be right next to you, hoping you catch one!
hero mentor brother, Jakey.