We rescued Blake from a young man who did not want him anymore, after he had been in 2 homes prior to that. His age was approximately 3 and he was described as a Lab/Golden Retriever mix, which is pretty consistent with his appearance and demeanor. I know everyone says, “I had the best dog” but Blake truly was the best dog. He would never touch anything in the house that was not his, but knew which Christmas stocking was his when they were hung and would glance back and forth at me and the stocking. He was the most incredible companion- we probably walked over 500 miles together. He brought me through a very serious surgery and was so gentle and slow walking with me at first after the surgery. He intuitively knew he needed to go slow at first. He travelled to 6 states with us and hit many trails throughout the West. He also loved the beach more than life itself! He would “high five” when I said “Touchdown 9ers” or “Touchdown Chiefs” but not any other football teams (Believe me, this was tested by our friends.) And there was something about saying “Forrest Gump” that always got his attention and excitement but we never figured out what it was. He was a true companion and a character.
A donation was made in Blake's memory and the memorial was created on December 25, 2019.