Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Tribute to Jake, a World-Class Rescue Labrador


We read this morning that a black lab named Jake, a hero of the World Trade Center search for survivors after 9/11, died today from cancer. In addition to his work there, he had helped save many people after Hurricane Katrina and had performed other acts of bravery in his 11 years. And imagine this, he was adopted as a 10-month-old disabled puppy - abandoned on a street with a broken leg and a dislocated hip.
I guess I was attracted to the story because of the name, but beyond that is Jake's example of how we canines make such a difference in the world. We are brave and loyal. And we always speak the truth, unlike many humans out there.
How can some humans enjoy dog-fighting when so many of our kind make the world a better place? It is a puzzlement. A sad puzzlement.
Jake the Wire Fox Terrier

7 comments:

Koobuss said...

To Jake the Labrador,

Well done, Jake. You were such a fine example of all that we canines can be. Thank you so much for everything that you gave us.

What a shame that heros have to suffer.

Our deepest regrets,
Koobuss and Family

wally said...

Yeah, the apes should aspire to me more like us. Jake was a pretty amazing guy.

wally.

Gus said...

Yeah, but you know, the humans who love us and honor what we can do are not usually the ones who set us to fight one another. So, while you have a strong and valid point, I feel you need to acknowledge the good side of humans. Please?

Oscar Airedale said...

Jake sounds like a phenomenal dog, I bow my head to him. Run free at the bridge brave hero.

Licks
Oscar x

Jackson said...

Jake the Lab was one cool dog! J x

Lorenza said...

I heard about Jake. He did a great job his whole life. He was an example not only for us, but for humans too!
Have a nice day
Lorenza

Stanley said...

Hey, boyz!

I posted about Jake too - he was an amazing pup! I can't imagine all that he must have seen in his life. Somehow I think that the hoomans who met him were just a little bit better for it!

Way to honor the hero Jake was!

Goober love,
Stanley