If you’ve been following Funky Junk Interiors for any length of time, you’ll recognize my canine model in many of my photos. This is our dear sweet Jenna.
Jenna left us today. She passed away after an emergency surgery. (continued with video)
2 days ago we were startled with a flipped stomach (common occurrence in older barrel chested dogs), so I raced her to the vet at 3am. I was given the choice to put her down or save her. After being told her chances were good, I chose life.
She stayed in for 2 days and was released yesterday. But she just couldn’t hang in there. For whatever reason, God took her out of her pain today and is now at peace.
Jenna was a shepherd husky cross discovered from the pound. She was scrawny and had just had a litter of pups. But I just knew she was the one. She adored us the moment we met her. Her eyes and gentle nature told me so.
At the time, we primarily desired a dog for security reasons. But the joke was on us, for she barely barked twice since the time we’ve had her. She was just one of those timid personalities that loved you to death.
And her name should have been Shadow. I barely made a move without her attached to my hip. My mom commented one time, “You don’t even realize it any longer do you? The way she follows you or watches you eat?” Nope. I just expected it. It was as natural as breathing.
My sweet girl landed in more photo shoots than I even planned on. But I smiled each time she’d wander into view. Her presence just added real life into any shot.
Below is a video tribute to how much we adored having her in every facet of our lives. We were so very blessed to have landed THIS dog. She was tailor made for us in every way.
Words can’t defy now much I will miss my shadow.
Love you girl, we are missing you!