Friday, January 23, 2009

Rest in peace, Beautiful Girl....

I just received an email from Chris, the husband to Meg, an employee at Animal Farm and, best best friend to Jane, informing me that Jane was put to sleep on Wednesday, as her physical problems were causing her great suffering.

Jane was an amazing dog, who carried herself with such grace, and deeply touched everyone she met. Not surprisingly, she chose Meg as her person. When they first met she was a volunteer, and now she's an employee of AFF. Jane recognized Meg was her soul sister, and this post is as much for Meg as it is Jane. I have all the respect in the world for you Meg, Jane was so lucky to have crossed paths with you!

I truly look up to people who dedicate their time and love to these amazing dogs. I realized how much Meg loved Jane when I saw her brought to tears as she opened a Christmas gift from AFF; a coffee mug with Jane's pics on it... She and Chris really wanted to adopt Jane, but they had another female dog, and the two were not compatible. Even though over time Jane became incontinent, Meg and Chris would have still taken her if they could... These are the type of people I love, and the world needs more of!

So on Wednesday, January 21, Meg held Jane's hand as she passed on, out of her broken body, to a better place. I am certain that when Jane is ready, she will return, and she will have the fabulous life she so deserves. I don't think she has any regrets, however... she touched so many people -- and that's what's so important to this fabulous breed. Sacrifice just comes as second nature.

Rest in peace, beautiful girl, and thank you Meg, for all that you do.

With Love,

For more on this story, you can see Animal Farm's Tribute to Jane by clicking here


Chris said...

Thank you so much for all the love, caring and support you have given to Meg and I. The photos that you sent of Jane are beautiful. I really appreciate you sending those. The people of AAF truly gave Jane so much care, love and attention. Thank you AAF!
Rest in Peace Jane!

Lisa Tatsuko said...

It's my pleasure, Chris, tis the least I can do.

Beth said...

Beautifully written Lisa. She is sorely missed. Meg and Jane were lucky to have each other.

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