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sucks. Big time. I knew it was coming soon, you just never know WHEN. My sweet Jade has been with me for 1/2 of my life. In 15 years I’ve never come home and NOT had her there. It’s so weird seeing her bed, her nose smudge on the back door…

Jade has been a constant through all the major milestones in my life. I have never seen a better dog with my boys. She told us when there was a problem and wouldn’t leave us alone until we saw it. When Jared was out of town she would sit up awake ALL night at the end of the bed making sure I was safe. She almost never barked, (almost) never got into any trouble – minus the jumping the fence and eating a pound of See’s mixed chocolates.

Later in her life she’d still follow me around but would stop and freeze in the most random places like this in the middle of a game

She will always be a big part of me and my life. I love you sweet girl and miss you terribly.


Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.


  1. I know that hurt, and I really am sorry for you loss..it's been about 5 years for me since my sweet Dottie died. SO grateful for that time and what a good dog she was. She was DEFINITELY a beauty!

  2. Oh Allison, I know all too well how your heart breaks for your sweet dog. I miss my Taz so much. I have cried numerous times for him. They were our "kids" before our human ones arrived. Hugs to you!!

  3. Sweet Allison, I know what you are going through. I am so sorry to read this. Rest in peace beautiful Jade.
    Lots of hugs

  4. I am so sorry Allison … This is one of the hardest things to go through in life. I've been through it a few times and it doesn't get easier with each one. I hope she is resting in peace and that you find comfort . xoxo

  5. So, so sorry for your loss, Allison – she was a beautiful dog! That''s such a long time to have with a friend – so glad that you have so many memories and photographs.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. We have 2 dogs & I cannot even imagine. Sending virtual hugs.

  7. My heart breaks for you right now. I can't imagine the day I have to say farewell to my scout. Thoughts and prayers!

  8. Ooooh I'm so sorry. Losing beloved pets is one of the hardest parts of life. My deepest sympathies to you and your family!

  9. I just read your post. I am so sorry for your loss.

  10. My heart breaks for you…so sorry for the loss of Jade. Hugs to you and your family.

  11. So sorry to hear. Prayers are being sent your way. We love our boys & when the day come for them to leave us, our hearts will be broken. Sending hugs.

  12. So sorry for your loss. I know that Jade will always remain in your heart. She sounds like a wonderful dog.