Good journey, Joop.
August 9, 2005 9:10 AM   Subscribe

Good journey, Joop. "Joop was our handsome goodhearted 'boerenfox' (farmer's fox terrier). For three good years, he lived with us in the small town of Paterswolde, The Netherlands. We found Joop in 2002 in an animal shelter in Zuidwolde. Joop was a canine supermodel." The Dog Log shows Joop's life in pictures and his human's in words. Joop passed away August 8, 2005 from cancer and has quite a following on Being the owner of a 14-year-old dog, the display of support really touched me and the photos are beautiful.
posted by VelvetHellvis (10 comments total)
Animal shelter link is broken due. Sorry. Try this one.
posted by VelvetHellvis at 9:11 AM on August 9, 2005

I just lost one of my cats a couple of weeks ago. Orion was only six.

Beautiful site. Now I have to go cry.
posted by Sharktattoo at 9:12 AM on August 9, 2005

Touching. Nothing to add except that "Joop" is a common boy's name in Dutch, albeit somewhat associated with an older generation. It's pronounced "yope" (rhymes with "cope"). I've never heard that name used for a dog before.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:34 AM on August 9, 2005

Nice photographs, handsome pooch.
posted by carter at 9:51 AM on August 9, 2005

Thanks for posting this, I'd not come across Joop even though we're in many of the same Dog groups. Its always sad to lose a treasured companion and friend but the outpouring of support is touching and wonderful.
posted by fenriq at 9:52 AM on August 9, 2005

I've come across these pictures before. They're great pictures, and it's a reminder of my own recently passed on pooch.

Dogs are better than people.
posted by Eekacat at 10:20 AM on August 9, 2005

Aw! I've looked at these pictures before! What a cute dog! My guys and I will observe a moment of silence. :(
posted by redteam at 10:23 AM on August 9, 2005

Heart in throat, not the least because Joop looks a lot like my dog from a distance.

posted by gurple at 11:11 AM on August 9, 2005

Beautiful tribute to a beautiful dog.

(I have a soft spot for terriers. Imagine that. : ))
posted by SisterHavana at 1:28 PM on August 9, 2005

Hehe. What are the chances of Paterswolde and Zuidwolde appearing on Metafilter. I live a few kilometers away from there.
posted by Harry at 4:05 AM on August 10, 2005

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