Yesterday I had to put my boy Jake down unexpectedly. He was about 9 years old and the emergency hospital discovered 6-7 tumors in his spleen and liver. He was bleeding into his stomach. The vet said there was no way to safely remove all of them. Earlier in 2017 his older rescued sister Mara had to be put down for the same reason. I am sad to have lost both of my wonderful shepherds. They grew up together and were best friends. They were also my best friends and were with me through the loss of my girlfriend. I know they are back playing together and happy. Here is a picture of the two of them together. Mara is on the right and Jake is on the left.


Michelle Hoogerwerf