"We had to put my wonderful canine partner of 11½ years down this morning due to a ruptured cancerous spleen. He had been to the vet a few times since Thursday and x-rays, blood tests and now ultra sound showed the problem. There was nothing to be done.
Jochen was a strange, quaint, and quirky dog like no other I have ever lived with. He enriched my life immeasurably and our life's journey together was a gas.
My excellent last memory of Jochen is when last Saturday after training I let the two boys out of the trailer and together we wandered over to see what Peter was doing at the edge of the rubble pile. I watched Peter pulling out weeds, looked up and saw Jochen jumping around on the rubble pile like a young gazelle!"