I have so many fond memories with Jeffy. I think of the times when he was a puppy as I first got him and how he was tiny enough to fit in an Easter Basket. Then there's him running off to chase a rabbit or squirrel. Or running out from the backyard only to stop when another pet owner pet him. Then he has even run through stores and vets to avoid grooming or other not so fun things. He has blessed our whole family with so much joy and life and vitality. Jeffy has been a little star with his own Instagram over the years and helped me through some very tough times with my mental health. I don't know how I will heal from this apart from knowing I was incredibly blessed to have him for the time I did and hope I gave a fraction of all the love and joy he brought to my life.|
Today would have been Jeffy's 12th birthday. He was such a light in everyone's life and still is today. There are so many birthday memories Jeffy spent alongside his human family as well as our Shihtzu "Muffin" and our cat "Skippy" - (up until 2018 when she passed on). He was always enthusiastic to eat his cakes from the town's local "bakery" and would at least try the homemade dog birthday cakes I would make. His presents would always be in these big birthday bags, some with "BarkDay" on it and other general birthday bags. He loved to stick his little nose into the bags of presents and take out every toy and treat he could find with his baby mouth. He went through the presents like a toddler, tossing them to the side for a while and continuing to "open" more gifts, occasionally stopping when there was a treat. His 11th Birthday was the last year where he could celebrate with treats. He was found to have diabetes shortly after and was put on a strict diet. Even still he kept his love for food, waiting at the dinner table and happily eating up the portioned size "weight management" dog food. This latest up until his final days, enjoying one last turkey dinner before his passing. He has celebrated so many holidays with us and been an absolute angel, always patient, loving and wanting to make others happy. I only hope I was able to make him as happy and gave him birthdays that brought that same amount of joy to him. He loved his birthday trips to "sonics", dog parks, and drives around town where he would look out the window, looking for animals. I hope his 12th birthday while not here can be happy where he is now at peace and out of the pain he was in. Happy 12th Birthday Jeffy, I love you and miss you as does your whole family. Have the best birthday and get all the toys and treats you like.