Just like his namesake, Jake was cool, and there was no better friend.
Depending on how you looked at it,
he was 100 pounds of bone, teeth, and muscle, or a big old goofball. His
favorite games were frisbee and "scare the crap out of whoever's at the
door." He was the combination of gentle and intimidating that only a
fearless dog can be. We're talking about a dog who learned to swim because
I was rowing away in a boat and he just couldn't stand to be away from me.
Here are some pictures of Jake when
he was a puppy.
The mighty J-Man in his favorite spot with his favorite toy
Jake at home, Christmas '98
Jake in Maine, August '99
Jake hanging out watching the Superbowl, January 2001