Jay Jay is a boy pug my family adopted 3 1/2 years ago. He was
full of life. He had been abused and had scars to show what he
had been through. He loved to get in the garbage can, mark the
couch and the bed skirts. After a few years, he stopped
marking and grew to trust my family. I had never loved a dog
as much as I love him. I don't know how my life will be now
that he is gone.
He was my best friend, as well as my kids' best friend. We
have other dogs, one pug rescue named Pig, and 2 Humane Society
rescues. Jay Jay was smart, beautiful, and if you were sick in
the night he would sit at your feet wherever you might be sitting.
I love him so much and am filled with more sadness than I thought I
ever would. I know you shouldn't have favorites when you have
pets, but I did and Jay Jay was mine.
He would have been 4 on June 30th. He died at 10:45 on June
24, 2005. I am so proud Trudy Loeffler gave me the opportunity
to take him and love him for as long as God allowed. He was so
rotten at her fostyer home she gave me the free pug of the year
award. That memory makes me smile. He slept with my 8
year old son every night who now carries his collar in his pocket.
I hope some of this grief passes and someone who has lost their best
friend suddenly reads this and can call or email me with help on how
to move on, as he was and will always be a part of me and I miss him
more than words can say.
My son now has no one to keep the monsters out from under his bed.
His sister pug, Pig, is so sad she is shaking and barking at
nothing. Our outside dog, LuLu just has been laying at his
grave, as they were all witnesses to his death.
I thank the Kentuckiana Pug Rescue for matching him with my family,
as he was loved more than lots of children in the world. I
feel as if I have lost one of my sons. Jay Jay, with love from
my family, grew to be smart, fat, learned tricks and lots of house
manners. And he learned how to trust. He knew he was
My family and I will miss him more than words can say and in his
memory, my husband and I would like to donate 3- small nylon yum yum
bones for all the new and scared pugs that KPR takes in.They are
bones my husband makes. They are safe for all dogs, unlike
rawhide. I know Jay Jay would want me to continue helping
other mistreated dogs like him because he accepted our new 8 week
old puppy well. So, I will be sending 30 small dog bones to
KPR for future scared rescue pugs.
A Very Sad Pug Parent.
Jay Jay Willingham's Family