It's Been A While

So, it's totally been a while since we've updated the blog. Blog posts are hard to come up with themes for. 

It's been a busy summer, punctuated by the death of our Boston Terrier, Joey who sadly passed away on August 28th. Joey had been with us since he was a six weeks old - a rambunctious terrier, full of life and energy. He was a wedding gift from some of our oldest and dearest friends. 

I'll never forget the first day we met him in May of 2005 - we were instructed to drive to Village Seafood in Bloomville for a surprise. Neither Jake nor I had any idea what we were in store for and when we got there we were greeted by a box full of Boston puppies. The minute we were handed Joey we knew he was ours forever. He made the funniest little snorty noises (he continued these his entire life) and settled in, nestled against my collarbone. That first day, after lunch of meatballs (we had no supplies as we were not prepared to bring home a dog), he picked a dandelion and put it between my toes. 

He was puppy full of life and energy. He loved road trips and being on them with mom and dad was the best. He loved to tear the plastic eyes out of his toys and leave fluff everywhere. He learned to climb ladders to get his toys off the highest rung. He broke both of his front legs and tore his achilles tendon by thinking he could fly. He loved to swim and play fetch. Our neighbors called him a Boston retriever. Chasing the lawn mower around the yard gave him a big grin. Going to the river and the beach and the job site and to Home Goods were awesome. Taking a nap in the sunshine was his favorite afternoon pastime. 

You know, our Boston was born on 3/17, St Patrick's Day. I always found something funny and ironic about that. He was always so healthy.Until his 12th birthday. Then after many months of tests and four vets in three different states, we learned he had pulmonary hypertension. It started with a weird cough and by the time we found out what was going on, it was too later for our precious boy. 

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by, sent cards and offered kind words. Our boy was one of a kind and will be missed more than words can express. 

RIP Jojo, joey, bat ears, munchkin, monkey, frog legs, guppy jaw, goose butt. We love you.