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Jerry

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October 6, 2015:

 

He wasn’t exactly a football star. Never enough meat on the boy to be a Quarterback. He preferred the sidelines, cheering on the team while sitting on the lap of one of his many admirers while gulping down a ballpark frank…if he could get his paws on one.

 

Jerry was scooped up off the streets near Belleville by the folks at the Quinte Humane Society exactly 5 years ago. He instantly won their hearts. Jerry had a way with that, despite his fish breath. He had an effortless way with making you fall in love with him, plain and simple. Maybe it's partly in the way he would crawl into your arms while purring like a kitten. Maybe it was in the way he trusted you completely within seconds of meeting you. Maybe it was just those eyes.

 

Whatever it was, we definitely fell in love with him. You might say, he completed us.

 

This is the time of year we give thanks for all we have in this world. And so, we find ourselves giving very special thanks to YOU for making Happy Endings come true for beagles like Jerry.

 

Jerry was guessed at about 11 years old at the time he joined the BOB Family. He would have been adoptable had it not been for his heart trouble. Our vet estimated him at a grade level 4 heart murmur which is quite significant considering the worst is 6. He wasn't symptomatic at the time, but given his age and the severity of the murmur, he was a prime candidate for heart disease which ultimately requires medication and eventually sadly leads to heart failure. And so we committed to his permanent care, monitoring his heart and ensuring the best quality of life for as long as possible.

 

And so Jerry went to live in the country at Sheba's Haven where he fulfilled his bucket list…and then some. The bucket list for a beagle translates to the baddest possible things they can manage to do in their golden years. Just ask his saint of a caregiver, Catherine. Looking back with her unconditional smile reserved for beautiful bad boy beagles, she wouldn't change a thing.

 

Today, we had to say goodbye to our Jerry Maguire. Although his heart stayed relatively strong, he had other complications that affected his quality of life.

 

Saying goodbye to Jerry wasn't easy. How could it be? He had us at hello. And he still has us at goodbye.

 

Sept 9, 2013:

It's been a while since we gave you a pupdate on Jerry! That might be because he's just been fine & dandy at Sheba's Haven! Jerry came down for a visit last week to meet with our vet's for a check-up. It seems Jerry needs a little dental work so he'll be coming back for that shortly. The good news is that, aside from his teeth, he's as healthy as a horse and will likely continue to drive his perma-foster parents crazy for many more years! 

 

March 16, 2011:

Pupdate from Jerry's foster mom coming soon!!! In the meantime, just know that he's simply adorable and having a blast in his forever foster home! 

 

October 4, 2010 eblast:

Introducing Jerry Maguire...
 
He's not exactly a football star. Not enough meat on the boy to be a Quarterback. I kinda think he'd rather be in the stands cheering on his favourite team while sitting on your lap and munching on snacks anyway.
 
Jerry was scooped up off the streets near Belleville thanks to the nice people at the Quinte Humane Society. He instantly won their hearts. Jerry has a way with that, despite his fish breath. He has an effortless way with making you fall in love with him, plain and simple. Maybe it's partly in the way he crawls into your arms while purring like a kitten. Maybe it's the way he trusts you completely within seconds of meeting you. Maybe it's just those eyes. Whatever it is, he's scrumptious.
 
Once again, we have you to thank for saving Jerry. You make it possible for us to provide for him completely. Jerry needs a lot of provisions, and he needs them for the rest of his life. Guessed at about 11 years old, Mr. Maguire would have been totally adoptable if not for his heart trouble. Our vet estimates a grade level 4 heart murmur which is quite significant considering the worst is 6. Thankfully, he's not yet symptomatic but given his age and the severity of the murmur, he's a prime candidate for heart disease which ultimately will lead to heart failure. Medication will be needed in time to ensure good quality of life for as long as possible.
 
Providing a happy future for Jerry is all that matters to us. That's why we've found Jerry a permanent place with us.
 
Our thanks goes out to Nicky's foster mom, Catherine, for pulling out another bowl from the cupboard for Jerry. This is nothing new for Catherine who runs a very special rescue called Sheba's Haven out in the country where dogs with terminal illness get the chance to fulfill their bucket lists!
 
We don't know what's on Jerry's bucket list yet, but I have a hunch cuddles and snacks are at the top of that list...and not necessarily in that order.