Hearts are broken in the Saile-Peterson warren...
Our beautiful sweet Jinny has flown away.
She died in my arms at 5pm yesterday evening.
She passed away of old age.
She was 10 years old. Her passing was difficult but very quick.
She was one of the founding members of our 'Tough-Nut" team.
She was simply amazing & awesome.
She not only leaves us but her best buddy Jaks who will miss her madly.
She spent most of her last days on her beloved window bench watching the snow fall,
soaking in the warm rays, and taking in sunsets and sunrises. She really loved that bench & it's view.
Jaks gave his girl abunch of kisses just minutes before she passed, he got to say goodbye.
We are going to miss everything about our beautiful blue-grey digging queen.
Especially her summer time pop corning and zooming around the yard.
Watching her dig her burrow for hours on end.
Seeing her rush to us every single morning for her breakfast.
The way she'd push Jaks out of the way to get to her daily orange juice treat.
I can't imagine looking up from my desk and not seeing her sweet little face.
I am going to miss how she would grab the bottom of my pants
and pull on them when she wanted attention.
Or when she would strongly nudge me when apparently I was in the way.
How when I would be squatted down, she'd sneak underneath me
and push up with her head knocking me over...that was a special game of hers.
I am going to miss watching her take care of her Jaky boy.
She was sweet, she was gentle, she made us laugh...she filled us with joy.
And she sure did love her Daddy.
We're going to miss her so much.
There's going to be a very empty place on that window bench of hers...
under my coloured pencil desk....
stretched out in the rays of the sunlight...
by Jaks's side.
We love you Jin Jin....we'll take good care of your buddy, we promise.
We hope your with sisters...don't be too bossy this time around with Noodle!
Love you baby....our Jinster. Love you forever.