Thanks to all of you who sent me great doggie name suggestions. Several of them were names I had thought of myself. My husband, oddly enough, has a very definite opinion on this subject. Who knew? After much back and forth -- up and down -- and all around -- we came to a compromise.
He said I could change the spelling to "J A C K I E" so everyone who read her name on her tag as "Jacque" would not call her "Jock". I started calling her "Miss Jackie" this morning just because it flew out of my mouth, and I like that. I have said it so much now, she is becoming Jackie. She is the sweetest dog. She let me take a wet wash cloth and wash her eyes and her mouth tonight.
I'm concerned about leaving her here alone as Jerry and I ARE going to have to leave to go to Chemo and to Kingfisher to take care of his deceased Mother's affairs. We will take it a day at a time -- just like everything else.
I don't DARE ask Tammy or Phylly to come by and check on her. I would come home to find her eating milk bones in my bed!