It is with a heavy heart we announce the loss of Moose, our Great Dane. Great doesn't even begin to describe the impact this large, floppy dog had on our family, friends, and all our customers from Erie, Colorado to the Western Slope of Colorado. Please join us on our journey as we celebrate the life he lived and the memories we will carry forever.
I brought Moose into my life spring of 2014 and with that Moose did not leave my side for the rest of his almost 8 years. Moose met my parents, sisters, nephews and nieces and boy was he a hit, I had volunteer dog sitters lined up for years.
6 Months after Moose and I met, we bought Jeeps Unlimited in Erie, Coloardo. An exisiting Jeep parts yard that had been around since 1984. Moose and I went from living in a 200 sq ft bedroom we had built in our garage to a nice apartment in Broomfield close to our new shop. What an upgrade with balcony views over looking the Boulder flat irons but better yet neigbors and other dogs Moose could play with.
2 Years after Moose and I met our adventure took the biggest turn of both of our lives. Moose got the apartment to his self one evening while dad went out on a date, about a month later Moose met Kiera. They say Great Danes usually have one person. I think Moose had a few between myself and my sisters but when he met Kiera that definition was redefined and from that day forward it was no longer Moose and Me, it was us 3. Moose, now wouldn't leave Kiera's side....didn't matter where dad was.
Eventually, we got Gunnison to help keep Moose company but Moose did not like to share the spotlight especially with Momma. Kiera and I got married in 2017. At the tim,e we were driving back and forth to California for Jeeps so often we wanted to find a place inbetween, a place our puppies could roam and be free, a place we owned (we never owned the property in Erie). God smiled on us once again and we found our home. Our puppies now had 7 acres, a ditch to play in and a endless supply of bunnies and squirrels to chase.
In Spring of 2020, we welcomed our 3rd angel, Thomas, into our family. While the world paused and braced for Covid, we excitingly welcomed this little boy into our world. Once again, Moose was sharing Momma's spotlight but quickly figured out he had a little brother to play with and look after. Our family of five enjoyed quiet times at home, camping trips and working hard in our yard and building our business.
It is now Winter of 2021. However, it feels like just yesterday when I was driving Moose home with me on the day I got him in our Mustang (He got car sick the first ride home, thank God for leather). I am remembering all these years with a companion that never once left my side, never once disappointed me and trust me we had some trying moments. He was the best friend, the best fur-son, the best companion a person could have possibly ever asked for.
We love you Moose and we will never forget the love you showed us, our family and all our customers.
God called you home and heaven gained one all-star of an angel. We look forward to seeing you again someday.
Our Erie, Colorado Jeeps Unlimited Location. Moose was able to come to
work each and every day
My family opened their arms to Moose.... and their shoulders
All my neices and nephews grew up with a larger than life puppy
Perks of owning a Jeep junk yard and doing your own deliveries to the coasts,
down time Moose and Gunnison get to play in the ocean for the first time.
Light of the heavens always seemed to shine down on Moose
Didn't matter if we it didn't have wheels, Moose wasn't missing this ride
Oddest thing, when he knew he needed a bath I would find him sitting in here.
Long day at the garage, Moose could find a place to sleep anywhere
And fit even on a little Wrangler YJ rear seat
Or even in a box, yes I came home (we were living in our garage at our first
parts yard) I found Moose in my shipping area, snoring away
He loved his CJ's
At first he did NOT like to share the spotlight with Thomas Wesley Isham - June 2020
But he quickly realized Kiera wasn't leaving Thomas' side and figured out
he might as well love on Tommy too
Once a Jeep yard dog, always a Jeep yard dog
We love you, Moose will miss you so much