Jack (fka. Chet)

Hello! Back in 2006 I adopted Jack (fka Chet). For the last 12 years he has been a major part of my life. As I was just an adult when I adopted him, we have literally grown up together. When I decided to move away to attend college there was no question that he was coming with me. For two years we lived in Southern Missouri, right by the Mississippi River.

He just turned 14 years old in August, but he still acts like a puppy. This year alone we’ve done a few 5k walks for charity, been on a riverboat cruise on the Chicago river, and attended the Dog Days game put on by the Chicago White Sox. He goes to day care three days a week where he still keeps up with the younger pups. He even has his own Instagram (well, he technically shares it with his kitty siblings) – beanie_n_beezy.

Thank you for giving me my best friend.

The pictures below are from:
-At the Dog Days game
-Having fun by Lake Michigan
-At daycare. Photo credit to Best Friends Pet Care in Prairie View, IL
-With his sister Kassie, who joined our family during our time in Missouri”

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