She came to us at a very sad time, when my children needed someone to love and someone to love them as well as fill a void. My wonderful mother arrived at our home in Ohio with two adorable puppies! She said she bought them both and wanted us to have one. They were a boy and a girl from the same litter of boxer/pit puppies. The children chose the girl and named her Jessie.
|Caught on the bed!|
|Hiking in the Adirondacks|
Even as she grew older, Jessie loved to play and romp, especially outside. We used to go for long walks along the West Canada Creek. She enjoyed running through the trees and tall grass and sniffing the ground as any good dog does. She always left cats alone and completely ignored other dogs. But, when it came to birds.... they were a temptation beyond resistance! One time, on a walk, we passed a small farm. Jessie took off running toward a flock of chickens. Before she could be caught, she made it into the hen house where she was dragged out with feathers in her mouth! Thereafter, she was dubbed the "Chicken-Chaser!"
|Jessie and Ben|
|Jessie with her best pal, Butter.|
|In the sweater I made her.|
|She REALLY hated her picture taken!|
|In our favorite place on the West Canada.|
Rest in peace, my sweet Jessie. You have perfectly fulfilled the great measure of your creation. I will see you on the other side.....
April 14, 1996 - June 9, 2011