Joe Ekiss 4/3/11 – 2/5/17 CH Ambrican Wishbones Giacomo

February 12th, 2017 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Joe Ekiss Lovers…I was one of those who loved Joe but no one loved him more than his family who had to help Joe cross over the rainbow bridge on 2/5/17.  Joe was not even 6.

Joe Ekiss
4/3/11   –  2/5/17

CH Ambrican Wishbones Giacomo

“He was the life of the party.
A Perfect Dog
Taken away too early by Lymphoma.

He was in chemo treatment and even though it looked promising at first he succumbed to the cancer just over 6 months after diagnosis.  He did not even come close to beating the odds.  It is an aggressive and awful cancer. Joey never suffered until the very last.

There is such emptiness in our home now. The immense grief is hard to bear.
He gave us such joy and happiness I can barely live with the sorrow.

A beautiful life cut short. Not even 6 years old.
Godspeed on your trip over the Rainbow Bridge little guy.
We miss you so much.

He came to us in November 2014 from Penny and Randy Frederikson.  He had been co-owned by Rev. Marshall and Mary Ruth Moore.
Bred by Joe and Sharon Mollica.”

Giacomo - Joe portrait

Joe, English for Giacomo was an Ambrican Champion – Wishbone Giacomo was born on 4/3/11 and came to the Ekiss family around the time of his new Mom’s birthday.

What a present indeed!!!

Giacomo - Joe

Here they all are soon after Joe arrived at his new home.  In the bottom right hand corner…Emily, his new sister and dear companion.  Emily was so happy to welcome Joe into the family fold…


The journey begins as Joe fits into his new family perfectly.  Joe was 3 and 1/2 years old now.

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He was adored and loved.  He bonded quickly and firmly with his new sister.


The family loves to travel in a big motor home and Joey thought he was king of the road!


It is so important to greet each day with joy and cherish every moment.


Because you just never know when those precious times will be interrupted by disease.  Damn you cancer…


You took Joey way too soon.  It’s not fair.


Joe, you made the world a better place and enriched many souls along the way.  The time your paws wandered this earth was way, way too short but your energy will live on in our hearts forever…

Joey leaves behind his Daddy, Mommy and sister Emily…


With dog speed and eternal gratitude we bid you passage across the rainbow bridge.  I ask those reading this that you please light a candle in Joey’s honor and memory…

Joe’s Daddy states,

“Also we lost Katy (Katherine Zeta) at 11 years old to cancer in June of 2014 shortly before we had Joey come into our lives. What a blessing he was because our sorrow was so deep. She should be looking for him over the Rainbow Bridge now.

Our other Basset Emily is 10 years old and she acutely feels the loss. First Katy – now Joe. She is very lonely again.  Sniffs around for him all the time. It’s hard to watch her as she seems so forlorn.”

More loving these gentle and majestic souls later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB with Joe and Katy…)


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