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Jupiter family leaves tennis balls for other dog owners

Jupiter’s dog beach is popular spot for canines

Kiera Lynn, a 14-year-old pit bull, loved chasing yellow tennis balls on Jupiter’s dog beach.

So when the reddish brown and white 55-pound dog passed away May 26, her owner Lauren Webb wanted to share that memory with other dog owners who bring their pets to frolic on the sand north of Marcinski Road.

“Kiera Lynn was super athletic. She loved to chase the balls and play Frisbee. She would do back flips,” said Webb, a Jupiter native. Webb also brought Kiera Lynn’s brother, mother and grandmother to dog beach.

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After Kiera Lynn died, Webb had her body cremated. She and her family took the urn with Kiera Lynn’s ashes to dog beach.

“We wanted to give her one last visit,” said Webb.

The Webb family placed a white plastic laundry basket on June 24 on the sand at the bottom of one of the wooden steps at the beach. They filled the basket with 36 new tennis balls.

On top of the basket Webb left a sign, with a photo of Kiera Lynn, asking dog owners to take one of the tennis balls and have a blast with their pets.

“Remember to live each moment just like your dog: with unconditional love, loyalty and happiness,” read the sign. Attached to the sign was the hashtag #for kiera lynn.

Webb left the basket for about three weeks until the yellow tennis balls were used up.

One person left a green tennis ball in the basket; another left a green Frisbee. A few pet owners took photos of their dogs and posted them to the hashtag.

“One lady posted ‘We all love our pets.’ It was beautiful sharing memories with other dog owners,” said Webb, who works with a financial consulting firm.

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Alexandra Seltzer contributed to this story.



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