It is with a heavy heart I write this…

Our first dog Jeager died today.  We have had him for 10 years and he was our first ‘baby’.  The second I heard the words from Chads mouth I burst into tears and haven’t really been able to stop crying since.

Chad buried him in our yard.  It took about an hour to dig the grave.  Colton was outside with us the whole time and was very easy going about the whole thing.  I am not sure he understands it at all.

But he did say, “We have to call Grandpa  Dennis and tell him Jeager’s dead.”  Not sure why.  But we did just that.

So…I know this sounds corny, but go hug your pet ok?  Even if its just for me?

I wish I could just go and give him one more hug and ear rub…

Have a blessed week.



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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. I am sorry to hear that your Jeager died. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. You have my sympathy and prayers.
    Love Stacy

  2. amanda, i am so sorry to hear about your dog. i know that our pets aren’t just animals… they are family. my dog is getting up there. she is 7 and the life expectancy for her is about 10 yrs. i haven’t ever had a dog to die, but we have had horses to die. so i know just how you feel. i hope that you will feel better soon.

  3. Hi Amanda,
    I am so sorry to hear that your beloved pet died. I love our dog so much; she gets lots of loving attention every day…shucks, every hour! Pets add so much to our lives, and it is hard to lose a part of the family. Julie

  4. So sorry about your dog! I can’t imagine how hard that would be. We’ve only had our dog for two years and he is such a big part of the family. Hang in there…

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your beloved pet! It’s never easy losing a loved one, especially a loved one of the furry variety! I know what you’re going through, I lost my cat of 16 years when I was in high school.
    I’ll be sure to hug my Benny and Lulu tonight in memory of your pup!

  6. Amanda, Chad, Colton & Parker,
    I’m so sad to hear about Jaeger. I remember when Chad first got him. He was a member of the extended Rettke dog family. He’ll be missed.

  7. So sorry to hear about your dog. You’re going through enough right now! Will be praying for God to heal your heart and wipe away your tears.
    God Bless

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