Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2019-05-22
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Dog in Hawaii heading to Chicago in September for reunion
2013-09-11

facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


The long-awaited reunion for Sheryl Jans with her dog, Koki, who she has not seen in eight years, is set for mid-September, when the Boston terrier is bound for Chicago.

"Koki is coming home via cargo," the joyous Jans said. "She is too large to fit under any seat on an airplane. Evidently a dog needs to be able to stand and turn around under the seat. No dog can travel from Hawaii in cabin because of rules about rabies, from what I have been told."

The embargo is lifted mid-September for snub-nosed animals, such as Koki.

"I am still working out if anybody is traveling with her. Since she will be in cargo, there are hired pet-handlers whose only job is to handle the animals," she said. "It has been an emotional roller coaster. I haven't slept through the night since [late June when I learned where Koki was]. I keep waking up and thinking about [her]."

Jans, 46, who lives in north suburban Round Lake Beach, is a teacher in Lake County. An open lesbian, she is in a committed relationship.

"As sometimes happens in relationships, my [last] relationship ended after nine years, and Koki was 3 years-old back in 2005," Jans said. "I was going to take Koki with me, but my ex would not allow me to. She took Koki and ran her down to her grandma's [house], locking Koki in there. I was unable to get her, [and the] police wouldn't do anything. I had to concede that I could not have her.

"I was devastated. There is something heartbreaking over losing an animal you love. It is not like losing a relationship. It is easier to comprehend if the animal passes away, but if the dog in this case is still alive, it makes it more difficult."

Koki had been at the Kona Humane Shelter on the Big Island in Hawaii—and Jans was tracked down through Koki's microchip.

"Every few days I talk to the people who [are caring for] Koki," Jans said. "Koki is losing her [extra] weight, so she isn't so chunky, and her skin is clearing up.

"When Koki comes home, the first thing I am doing is taking her to the vet to be examined. I want to make sure all is well with her. She will be seeing the vet that she went to when she was with me [years ago]. Then, I am going to take her by my girlfriend's work, so she can meet her. I think it will be a quiet night at home, so she can be reunited with Rummie, [Jans' Himalayan cat], and [also] meet [my dog named] Kona, [and other cats named] Kai and Surf. My sister will probably be there, [too]."


facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Lightfoot signs first executive order 2019-05-21 - In her first hours after being sworn in as the 56th mayor of the City of Chicago, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot signed her ...


Gay News

Lightfoot sworn in as Chicago Mayor 2019-05-20 - Attorney Lori Lightfoot became the 56th mayor of Chicago the morning of May 20. Accompanied by her wife and family, Lightfoot was sworn ...


Gay News

Van Ness, Gadsby at Chicago Theatre in June 2019-05-18 - LGBT celebrities Jonathan Van Ness and comedian Hannah Gadsby will be performing in separate shows at The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., ...


Gay News

Honorary Pride Parade grand marshal named 2019-05-16 - PRIDEChicago has announced that the honorary grand marshal for this year's Chicago 50th Annual Pride Parade will be newly elected Chicago Mayor Lori ...


Gay News

Lightfoot names senior staff, finance positions 2019-05-15 - Mayor-elect Lori E. Lightfoot made the first announcement of key members of her administration's leadership team. The senior staff announced May 15 ...


Gay News

CEO to speak on food distribution issues 2019-05-14 - Beth Ford, president and CEO of Arden Hills, Minnesota-based Land O'Lakes, Inc., will speak on Thursday, May 23 at noon at a meeting ...


Gay News

SHOWBIZ Robin Roberts, 'Wicked Fun,' Fox shows, rock band Thunderpussy 2019-05-14 - Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts is receiving a special honor at the 2019 NBA Awards, Extra reported. Roberts will be honored with ...


Gay News

Windy City Times fundraiser to mark co-founder's 35 years in LGBTQ media 2019-05-14 - A celebration of Tracy Baim's 35th Anniversary in LGBTQ Media, hosted by Sharon Mylrea and a team of co-hosts, will raise funds for ...


Gay News

'Two Dykes and a Mic' on May 14-15 2019-05-13 - Rachel Scanlon and Mckenzie Goodwin will host the live stand-up comedy show "Two Dykes and a Mic" on May 14-15, at 8 p.m., ...


Gay News

WORLD Cuba cancels marches, 'gay panic' defense, lesbian UK politician 2019-05-07 - The organizer of Cuba's annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia marches on Monday announced they have been cancelled, The Washington Blade ...


 



Copyright © 2019 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.