Our Special Dog Zeke by Olivia Sparks

zeke-blog“On February 18, 2017, the world lost a very special dog. Zeke was so intuitive to people, it seemed as though he were almost human himself. He was a Guelph St John Ambulance Therapy Dog at the Royal on Gordon, and was loved by everyone who met him. He always knew how to brighten someone’s day, and bring a smile to their face.

He was a forever puppy, and didn’t even know he had aged. His body grew tired far before he did, making it especially hard to know when the right time would be. I am confident he enjoyed his last day with us on this earth – going to the dog park to throw the ball one last time, picking out a brand new toy, and enjoying all the wonder of McDonald’s ice cream cones and hamburgers!

It pained us to lose Zeke that day, but I try to think back on all we gained in the twelve and a half years we shared with him. We will miss the constant squeaking of toys, the never ending games of fetch, and the hoarding of all the stuffies – but those memories help him to live on in our hearts every single day. We love you, Zeke.