in memoriam

In Memoriam: J.P. Junebug


For those of us who love dogs deeply, we know that the loss of them can be as grief-filled as human loss. Yet, the wider culture doesn’t quite understand that. I want J.P. Dogs to be a safe place to honor that grief, and celebrate the beloved dogs who have lived in our midst, and who have made Jamaica Plain an even more amazing place to live.

With that in mind, I was moved to tears by recently receiving an unsolicited email from Junebug’s humans asking if I ever post about dogs who have died. Yes, most definitely. And I invite any of you whose J.P. dog has died, to send me your photos and your stories, so that we can create a permanent memorial to your dear dog on J.P. Dogs.

About this J.P. Dog:

Junebug, June for short, was an English Bulldog, who died a few years ago, 6 weeks shy of her 12th birthday, from a stroke. (Continue for more photos) (more…)

Delta (a Brookline Babe) & Beta (a J.P. Dog in Memoriam)

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Dogs: Once in a while, I’m gonna let the surrounding neighborhoods in, on a, you know, case by case basis. (I love throwing around the blogger’s prerogative.)

In this case I welcome to J.P. Dogs, a Brookline babe named Delta, an 18-month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, because well, just look at her. AND, because she’s the younger sister of a long-time J.P. Dog, Beta (the grey-ish, accidental poodle / terrier mix pictured above), who died in 2013 at 16 years old. (more…)