A Special Moment with Jack

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I just read about a Blog Hop being sponsored by BlogPaws called #RecipeforMoments that encourages you to share the story of a ‘special moment’ you’ve shared with your pet. I tend to write about that all the time as I frequently share special moments or adventures I’ve had with the dogs, but the one I thought I’d share was a moment I had with Jack this past week.


He had an endoscopy on Monday, another in a series of tests he’s been having to see if we can discover the cause of his stomach problems. For the first time, he was nervous at that vet and shaking a little, so I felt extra bad leaving him there.The test went fine and the results came in on Friday. I’m happy to report there’s no signs of cancer, but definite signs of IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease). I’m not too surprised, Jack is kind of an anxious dog – he has mellowed considerably since he’s been with us, but he lived anxiously for years and who knows what he was fed – given he was 25lbs overweight when we got him from the shelter.

Anyways, not writing about the diagnosis…


They bring him out from the back when I go to pick him up and he was in full steam “get me out of here”, a little wild eyed, pulling his leash…and I’m questioning whether they actually gave him anesthesia he’s so alert.  He drags me to the car, jumps in the front seat and gives me a look that says “Home!”.  Off we go.

We live about 7 minutes from the vet. I didn’t have the heart to make him get in the back seat so I left him where he was…he’s panting like a freight train and sitting up watching the road and I hear his words in my head saying “Hurry up”.

About half way home, he stops panting so I look over and see this face.

He’s practically asleep, can barely stay upright and is  just looking at me like I just saved him from the jaws of hell.

Jack HATES being cooped up and I know they had him in a kennel – I heard him barking. He was so relieved to be out of the kennel, on his way home and so thankful that I rescued him once again.

I almost stopped the car to give him a big hug and promise him I wouldn’t take him back there, but I know he will have to…but in that moment I just gave him a good behind the ear scratch and told him that I loved him and hoped that would  be enough for now.


Jack’s story is a part of the #RecipeForMoments blog hop hosted by BlogPaws. Link up below to share your story of the bond you share with your pet.

Five random U.S. winners who link up their blog post will win a Nature’s Recipe® lightweight collar camera to capture special moments from their pet’s point of view. See BlogPaws for official rules and details.

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  1. Hes a good dooooog!

  2. Poor Jack!
    I love this moment! I’m so glad that so many of us take the time to see these special moments with our dogs.
    Glad to hear that there are no signs of cancer, but sorry about the IBD. I know you will give Jack the best care!
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  3. So sweet – both of you 🙂

  4. So glad to hear there was no sign of cancer. Poor anxious boy. He’s lucky to live with someone who loves him so much.
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  5. This made me giggle, and also made my heart melt. How sweet.
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  6. I am like Jack and can not stand being in a kennel. I know that the further away from the vets office you get , the more relaxed we can get. I sure hope that Jack can find food and medication to make him feel better. I know that Jack knows his pawents love him with all their hearts.
    Thank you for sharing this story with us.
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    • Thanks Carma – luckily he’s not too sick from this and we’re hoping some simple medication will do the trick.
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  7. Poor Jack! I am so glad the test results came back with no sign of the “big C”. I bet he was ready to go home – what dog wouldn’t want to scurry out of the vet’s office. I bet he was so relieved and comforted just by being in the car with you.
    *Cairn cuddles*
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    • It was amazing how quickly he just settled right back into his anesthesia haze…
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  8. That was a very sweet moment and I am so glad he didn’t get the C results. IBD can be managed. I hope all goes well in the days ahead. Hugs to both of you!
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    • Thanks- he’s not real sick, so I think we’ll be fine.
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  9. Poor Jack. That is a great story. I can imagine him trying so hard to stay alert because he wants to make sure he is going home. 🙂
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  10. I am so sad he is feeling bad but also relieved it’s not cancer! I’m sure you will take extra special care of him and get that tummy fixed up!
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