India Jade

9/3/03 – 1/20/09

9/3/03 – 1/20/09


India Jade

9/3/03 – 1/20/09


Let me catch you up.  Back in 2002 we had a Basenji named Russia, who, just before her first birthday, got horribly ill.  After spending thousands of dollars on her, she died.


We loved her very much, and she was such a custom dog, that we decided to get another Basenji.  I found India in Seattle, and we were thrilled with her.  She had her share of health problems too though, including a weird abscess that came and went for most of her life, which occasionally had to be drained by the vet.


India, like all basenjis, couldn’t bark,  but she loved to tell you things with her little yodels.  She had a mind of her own, and liked to tell everyone how to mind their business.  She had such curiosity about everything. 


When we moved to Arizona, India and Columbia lived with my in-laws for a while, as we were staying in an apartment and building our house.  Once we moved into the house, India and Colo moved in with us.  But India wouldn’t stay.  After having spent so much time in the huge yard that my in-laws have, India just wasn’t happy to stay in the yard.  She dug out of every cage, dog run, and yard we tried. 


So last year, in January, Bobby’s brother Shain adopted her.  India was very happy living with Shain.  She enjoyed having a person who could spend time with her, and she had lots more space to roam, and a new “sister” (Rodeo, a pure breed blue heeler) who bossed her around and put her in her place.


About 2 weeks ago, India started acting odd.  Shain took her to the vet, and after much prodding, they finally diagnoised her with Valley Fever.  It was an advanced case, and the last few days have been very rough on her.  She’d been very ill.  Bobby and I went up to see her on Sunday.  She was sickly, but at that time we thought she was on the mend.   I wish I’d known it was the last time I’d see her.  We petted on her and told her we loved her, and that she should get better.  Instead, she took a turn for the worse, and started vomiting.  She couldn’t keep the meds down, and finally passed last night. 


Rest in Peace India Jade.  You were a good dog.  We loved you very much.  I hope you understand that we gave you to Shain to keep you safe from cars, coyotes, and other things that could have gotten to you outside our fence. 


You will always be remembered with love.   


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. amykoi
    Jan 21, 2009 @ 10:12:50

    I am so sorry. Obviously you and Bobby are responsible pet owners and did the right thing for India, so don’t be hard on yourselves.


  2. chigatana
    Jan 21, 2009 @ 10:41:03

    Aww man… That sucks. I really liked India. She was such a cute dog. Sorry to hear about her, guys. And, like Amy said, she was probably happier where she was then penned up.


  3. Laura
    Jan 21, 2009 @ 11:40:48

    So sad! I’m so sorry! ((HUGS))


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