We don’t always see it coming, this sudden affection for an animal.
JoDee Wilson saw Circuit in an extra special way -- through her heart and through the hearts of four grandkids and their family.
Here are JoDee’s thoughts about a wonderful family dog.
“I have written a tribute to Circuit, the Golden Retriever, who belonged to my son and his family. Circuit passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2014. On Monday he wasn't feeling well. On Tuesday they found out that he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia for which there is no effective treatment. It comes on suddenly, without warning, and progresses rapidly.
‘Circuit came into their lives 7 years ago, just as suddenly as he left. An acquaintance had a puppy she said she could not take care of and asked my son and his family to take him. One look at Circuit and they were in love with him. I truly believe they were meant to be together.
“Circuit was a dog who loved everyone and everyone he came in contact with loved him. Gentle, easy going, so funny and goofy, patient and incredibly loving. I have enclosed one of my favorite pictures of him, with my youngest granddaughters, at Halloween. They frequently dressed him up for any and every occasion and he loved it. He had a small cowlick on the top of his head and they would color it different colors, of which he always proudly showed it off.
"He was always happy. He didn't just wag his tail, he wagged his entire body. He would sit and look at you and I thought it was as if a person was inside a dog suit... He could look right into your soul in the most touching and amazing way. I swear he was a mind reader and knew just what to do to make you feel better when you were having a bad day.
“He was loved by my four beautiful grandchildren (Morgan 11, Maddie 13, Tyler 18 and Kristen 20), my son and his wife, and this grandmother. My 20 year old granddaughter wrote me a note that said ‘We are all devastated’, which says it all.
“I had never known a Golden Retriever before and I just wanted to pay tribute to this amazing, beautiful dog named Circuit. And to express my gratitude for all the joy and love he brought to my son and his family. It was such a privilege and honor to have known him.”
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