The Frost is on the Jobie Pumpkin
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+856) one month ago


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, [2] 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.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9324) one month ago
Karen, I’m so sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed Jobie’s posts, they were often a welcome change of pace.
You take care.
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+856) one month ago
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Thank you, Hal! We always enjoy your posts and have great admiration for your thoughtfulness. We are happy if we brought some joy to you.
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Posted by David Schott (+14026) one month ago
Very sad news, Karen. I am sorry to hear it.

Thank you for sharing Jobie with us over the years. He will be missed.
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+856) one month ago
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Thank you, David! Sharing Jobie was always a joy and we were always thankful for those that enjoyed our slightly offbeat approach to life.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+9729) one month ago
Jobie was one of a kind. They broke the mold for him. Hugs.
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+856) one month ago
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Thank you, Amorette! Jobie's one disappointment was always that you didn't want a kiss from him!
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Posted by Dick Ellingson (+237) one month ago
This is terribly sad news. My sympathy to you, Karen. We already miss Jobie.
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Posted by Oddjob (+189) one month ago
Sorry to hear your Jobie has passed, Ms. Morris. His posts always brought a smile to the day. Thanks for sharing him with us.
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+856) one month ago
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Thank you, Dick! I miss Jobie terribly, too, yet at the same time, I feel so blessed to have had him for as long as I did!
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+856) one month ago
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Thank you. It was a privilege and honor to share him! Jobie was a part of Miles City and of milescity.com--even had the T-shirt to prove it!
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2549) one month ago
The holidays and the changing of seasons won't be the same without Jobie. Thanks for sharing Jobie all these years.
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+856) one month ago
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You're welcome, Bob! Jobie was not something I ever planned on (who could have imagined someone like him?) and I admit that I, too, will miss the photo shoots and sharing the cards. He was a true professional when he saw the camera come out. We had a lot of fun and it was a joy to share that!
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14056) one month ago
Karen:

My condolences on the passing of Jobie. Losing a great pal like Jobie is never easy. I wish you peace and comfort in your time of sorrow.
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+856) one month ago
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Thank you, Richard! Jobie truly was the best pal anyone could have wished for!
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+13478) one month ago
It is indeed a sad moment. Jobie truly was one of a kind.

I can't think of any words to say, so I will leave Jobie a fitting tribute. The greatest cow song of all time.

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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+856) one month ago
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Thank you, Gunnar! Jobie always appreciated your sense of humor! Yes, I told him lots of things and I suspect he understood most . . . just a bit of confusion when it came to "cow" topics since he really didn't identify with the species (not all bad as he could have easily bested any fence around)! The final tribute is delightful!
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1423) one month ago
So sorry to learn of this. I always enjoyed the updates, the creativity and the love you shared on MC.com. I wish you peace in this time of sadness for you.


FH
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+856) one month ago
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Thank you! There was, indeed, real love . . . I don't believe I ever saw Jobie angry in our entire time together! I believe that love transcends time and shall never die. Still, it does feel empty without him physically here . . .
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Posted by Ingird Emilsson (+198) one month ago
I’m sorry for your loss. I’ve always enjoyed the pictures you posted of Jobie.
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+856) one month ago
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Thank you! It was always a joy sharing Jobie with friends like you!
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