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Jobie Morris gained his angel wings on October 23, 2019 as a result of injuries sustained from sleeping wrong on October 8, 2019. Despite valiant efforts at rehabilitation, he was unable to overcome them. He had a peaceful end.
Jobie came to Miles City, Montana at the age of 4 days. There, he met his future adoptive mom and she was with him to the very end. Nontraditional from the start, Jobie was a failure at leash training and, instead, conquered the world on his own terms. Jobie's greatest success was the love and joy he spread to others wherever he went--whether in person or electronically. Among his accomplishments were acting as a therapy animal, being a model for Crocs knee pads on eBay, being a published author (Dear Grandma . . . Love, Jobie: Letters from a Black Angus Terrier), having an art gallery on the web (RedBubble.com/people/JobieMom), playing with toys, dressing up to send greetings, and stealing the hearts of people internationally (all of whom he considered family because family is not about blood, it's about love).
Jobie's favorite scripture was:
1 Corinthians 13, New King James Version
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love I am only a resounding gong or clanging cymbal resounding in the wind. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and can understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have faith, that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I give all I possess to the poor, and surrender my body to the flames,  but have not love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love has no fear; it does not worry; love keeps no records of wrongs; never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, darkly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
To err is human. To forgive, bovine (although, to the end, Jobie didn't identify with that species).
Jobie is survived by his mom, JobieMom (Karen Morris), his grandad, Bus Morris, and an immense family comprised of other relatives and friends.
Burial has already taken place in the Yellowstone Valley at the place he has called home for the last 9 ½ years.