One evening on the year 1995, Michael Russell received a call that may change everything about his life; his wife, Joy, had been in a car accident. As the man’s wife was wheeled for an x-ray, out of nowhere she had a stroke. Twenty-four hours later, her life support was turned off.
Jabu is a large Rhodesian Ringback and always stayed by his master’s side at this time of great grief. The dog that came from South Africa (named after Jabulani which is Zulu for Joy) gave his owner companionship and joy when all the man could ever think about was isolation and depression.
The man called his relationship with the dog “friendship” but in fact it was something more.