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    My Friend Jake

    Jake was born as a mix breed mutt on a pit bull breeding farm. His only purpose was to be a bait dog for the training of pure bred pit bulls for fighting. They pulled his front teeth so he couldn't bite back with any real damage.
    16 years ago he somehow escaped or was rescued and we met. He liked my wife but not me very much at first. We believe it was because male men were his handlers and they were very mean to him. They for some reason shot him 3 times with a pellet gun. They pulled his ears and hit him to try to make him mean so he would unsuccessfully try to fight the trained pit bulls.
    We became friends. It took a bit. I understand why he didn't trust men. It only made me that much more determined to make him forget.
    15 months ago the Vet told us he only had weeks to live, not months. He defied those odds and walked a mile every morning until today.
    The unconditional love we experienced these last 16 years was extra special.

    He died in my arms this morning.
    I miss him dearly.
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    OMG! I am sorry for the loss. You are a good man to invest in a poor battered animal and your love broke down his historical distrust. God bless.
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    I am sorry for your loss
    Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect. -- Woody Hayes​

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    Im sorry to hear that Benjamin, that just sucks and something all dog owners have to endure, hang in there and maybe think about saving another dog.

    My closest friend will be 15 in may, I literally dread it
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    Something I have said before and have too many times wished it could be... In a perfect world, our dogs would never grow old.
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    We you gave him a good life. Feel good about that.
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    I'm so sorry.
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    Dogs dont live long enough
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenjaminO View Post
    Jake was born as a mix breed mutt on a pit bull breeding farm. His only purpose was to be a bait dog for the training of pure bred pit bulls for fighting. They pulled his front teeth so he couldn't bite back with any real damage.
    16 years ago he somehow escaped or was rescued and we met. He liked my wife but not me very much at first. We believe it was because male men were his handlers and they were very mean to him. They for some reason shot him 3 times with a pellet gun. They pulled his ears and hit him to try to make him mean so he would unsuccessfully try to fight the trained pit bulls.
    We became friends. It took a bit. I understand why he didn't trust men. It only made me that much more determined to make him forget.
    15 months ago the Vet told us he only had weeks to live, not months. He defied those odds and walked a mile every morning until today.
    The unconditional love we experienced these last 16 years was extra special.

    He died in my arms this morning.
    I miss him dearly.
    I'm so sorry for your loss. You brought joy into the life of that poor abused dog and in turn you were repaid a million times over with 16 years of love and loyalty. He will stay in your heart forever.
    "The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”
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    When you feel up to it give all that love left over to another rescue. Jake would wag his tail at that idea I'm sure. You are a good human being Ben.
    " I'm old-fashioned. I like two sexes! And another thing, all of a sudden I don't like being married to what is known as a 'new woman'. I want a wife, not a competitor. Competitor! Competitor!" - Spencer Tracy in 'Adam's Rib' (1949)

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