We have had our black and white doggy Jax, for 6 1/2 years. He's been a good dog. We've nursed him through parvo, and he has been a fierce protector of our kids.
Well, as he has gotten older he has gotten more aggressive. He loves us and would do anything to protect his family, but there is something off with him lately. The last two days he has been fighting with our other dog, and when Andy went out to stop them Jax bit him.
So tomorrow morning we are going to put him down. We can't take the chance of him biting one of the kids. He's a mix between a Border Collie, and an Alaskan Husky, and has been one of the best dog's we've ever had.
I am so sad, but I know it's for the best. It's hard for all of us. He has been a member of our family for so long. It's funny how you get so attached to an animal who can't talk to you, but is always there to greet you with a wagging tail, and goofy slobbery grin.
Sleep in Peace Jax, Sleep in Peace.
I guess I didn't make it very clear that Jax was a one family Doggy. Every since he was a puppy he would take after people who were not part of our immediate family. He would not even let extended family members get anywhere near the back yard.
I also mentioned that he has not been himself. He has not been eating well, and just sleeping alot. He wouldn't even join the other dogs at the fence when someone was walking by to bark at them, which was his favorite pass time. So when he started getting more aggressive towards even us, we knew that something was wrong.
This was not a decision that we made lightly, and it's not just because he had bit Andy while Andy was breaking up the dog fight, it was because there was something very wrong with him, and even after the fight was over, Jax kept coming back at Andy.
That is not our Jax. Him and Andy have been through everything together, and were the very best of friends.
We weighed out all of our options, and this was the very best way to go for everyone, although it was very very hard. It's not like we just dumped him off at the shelter. Andy took him to the vet and held him in his arms while they put him down.
Jax will forever be in our hearts, and we will always love him. He is a member of our family. He is the first pet that Andy and I got as a married couple, and we love him. Andy has been packing his collar around in his pocket. This wasn't easy, as Jax has helped us through some pretty tough times.
But it also wasn't fair to let him suffer. We are going to miss him so much.