Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Jill, our Jack Russell Terrier passed away and we all feel sad.

Jill was our Jack Russell Terrier. She passed away today, Wednesday, October 28 around 7:30 in the evening. In dog years, she was 84 years old. 

I felt a wave of sadness envelope me. She was our long-time family pet who provided us endless laughs with her playfulness and her being hyper-active. She was always a bundle of energy who bounded around and up and down the house. The pitter patter of her steps was most welcome when she'd enter the room to look to play or cuddle up. 

No house mouse was safe with Jill (or Lougee, my Dalmatian/Labrador who is my personal pet) around. It turns out even thieves. Yes, thieves.

One time after we arrived home from lunch outside, we found the gate to the house open. We closed the gate and now it was ajar. The door to the Mercedes Benz was also open. We all got down from the car expecting the worst as the front door was open as well. When we got inside, there was no one. No soul. Nothing was lost or stolen.

Jill was there with her tongue out and looking very much excited to see all of us. We never did find out what happened. We kind of figured Jill and whatever poltergeists we had at home scared off whoever intended to rob us.

In the past two years, Jill, older now, lost sight in her right eye. She also had some cysts. My brother, Robin, who was closest to Jill, had her operated on. She got better but age got the better of her. 

A few weeks ago, after Rob took her out for her customary walk, Jill lay down on the side of the road. This was the first time that ever happened that she got tired and couldn't walk any further. Rob carried her home.

Today, Jill, at 84 years of age, passed away while at the vet.

And well, we all feel really bad. She was more than an animal to us. She was a part of our family.

She will be greatly missed.

Thanks for all the laughs and good times, Jill. You were a cool pet. 

Hope to see you in the happyeverafter.




My brother will have Jill cremated tomorrow, Thursday. So that way, Jill will still be at home with us.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Those commemorative Pope Francis coins!

Was gifted with the commemorative P500 and P50 coins of Pope Francis' historic visit to the Philippines. I didn't even know this was available so I am so thankful that I have these.