Jake has been gone for almost two years now. I stopped crying over his loss a long time ago. His pictures pop up in my memories on Facebook on a fairly regular basis, and I love seeing his happy face and his Berner smile. Today his face popped up in my memories and it just made me so sad. I miss him something fierce for some reason. I miss his calm demeanor. I miss his quiet elegance. I miss his staunch loyalty. I miss his face. Tears have been shed for him today.

I love Mack. But he’ll never be Jake.

I miss my big boy.