Monday, 10 May 2010


One of my first blogging friends, my number one all time hero Jackson, left us behind today.My heart's heavy with sadness for him and his J's. Jackson my square cousin.

I'm really going to miss your handsome foxy face.

Hope you know your smart observations . . .

and devilish funny ways always made me laugh and smile.

Your bravery through way too many bad times . . .

and true terrier tenacity in making the best of life was inspiring.

Those fox trotting debonair airs . . .

and your perfect fashion sense made this dog- a-blogging boy downright envious!

The substantial club you founded. That I yearned to join. More importantly. Your substantial heart and friendship. Thank you. Thank you.

Then there's all those admirable achievements. Champion stuffie destroyer! Promise I'll do my best. Try not to let you down.

Count my blessing I actually got to meet you sniffer to sniffer my special chum.

I'll miss you like mad. Run free Jackson my hero. Fast as the wind. One day I'll come by,give you a game of chase. Until then. Know you, our foxy leader, is king amongst kings of the wiries. An all round proper perfect square.

Wiry love Jackson. Your pip squeak pal. Eric xxx


Jake of Florida said...

Pawfect tribute from one square pal to another!!! We're so glad your sniffers got to make contact!

Our wirey world has big paws to fill!!

Sad sad wirey woofs!!

Jake and Just Harry

Sunny,Scooter(sometimes Jamie) said...

Hey Eric, Even though we are not wires, we have so many wirey friends and recognize the leader that left us today. We are so glad Ami and flat Asta got to meet you and in turn y'all got to meet the King of Wires in "dawgson". We think you gave a pawsome tribute. We will look for the new bright stars tonight in the heavens.
Sunny&Scooter (who has had a crush on Asta forever....)

Sunny,Scooter(sometimes Jamie) said...

pee ess We also love Petey's post because it makes us smile through tears.....

ScrapsofMe said...

Well said....pawfect in every way.


TwoSpecialWires said...

Well, Eric. You did it. You made Moma start sniffing and wiping her eyes again. You took us right into Jackson's life. And gave us a tour of that square dog's mark on life. You made us smile. Wag our tails. Tear up and look with cocked heads at Moma, trying to figure out what she was thinking. She's been hold Olde Soul close, listening to his stories of Jackson. Trying to sniff some Jackson sniffs right out of Olde Soul's remnants of fluff. Listening for gentle stories of their time together. Feeling just a bit more connected, knowing Olde Soul was snooter to snooter with Jackson just a few short weeks ago.

Sad days like this are hard. But it helps a wee bit, knowing we're not alone in our sadness.

Kisses to the wind. Hoping some of them will make it over the pond, and others up and over the Bridge.

Love you wirey ones.
Jake and Fergi, MomaSally and NinaGirl xxxxoooo

Petey said...

Truly the King is dead, long live the King! What a noble fighter to the end, and as I told the Js', ever the gentleman, sparing them a heart-breaking decision. Sleep well gentle soul. Eric, I think you're just the wiry fellow to take on Jax's crown....

Your pal,


Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful tribute to Jackson!
Our thoughts are with his family.
Kisses and hugs

Agatha and Archie said...

OH darling friend, that was a wonderfull tribute to our beloved leader.....We think that at midnight we should all take a stuffie and do just what Jax would want us all to do...A billion wiry kisses

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

It's been a day fur all kinds of leakings here today -

Furst Digby -
Then Jackson -

I sat out tonight under my tree at dusk to watch fur their stars -

Mom lit a khandle -

And now she has some AGJ to toast to all -


doyle and mollie said...

oh eric your word are full of love we are so sad too jackson was one brave dude!!! loves and licks

houndstooth said...

That was a lovely tribute! I'm betting Jackson is sitting at the Bridge somewhere smiling.

It's a sad day! I've read of three dogs passing today. These sorts of days are tough!


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Eric...

Oh Eric...

We are devastated...two friends in one day. We knew it was coming...but one is never prepared.

We loved your post...that pic on the sands...Square and Sea...

My flat self heard Jax whispering to you the day we visited...secrets of the ages? Wisdom being passed down from old to young?

Step up to the plate have substantial paws to fill...

The Terriers bow in remembrance to Jackson...

And bow toward Eric...(Lacie appears to stick her out tongue, but maybe she found some peanut butter on her beard?...)

Remembering and respectful barks,

Scruffman, Miss Lacie and Stanley

Asta said...

mypawfect Squawe sweet.
Such wise wowds, and you awe the only one of us who was close enough to get the whispewed messages..pawhaps he told you how he wanted you to cawwy on in his name
my heawt is heavy today..i keep looking up to the dogstaw( I looked so many times in the past wishing fow his i look to see if he's winkng down on us)
Thank you fow youw twiboote..
all my smoochie kisses
youw felllow sad squawe

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful tribute, Eric. The tears have started here again today.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Bruce said...

I'm sending my love your way Eric. So sorry you lost such a good buddy. He might be gone, but he'll never be forgotten.
your cat pal,

Toffee said...


Thank you for bringing a smile to my teary face. While I did not have the op-paw-tunity to know THE King as pawsonally as you I still feel the loss to the DWB world and the giant "hole" left behind in our hearts.

Thanks for showing me pictures of the good times so that I can smile through the tears.


Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie said...

Sweet Eric,
Such a wonderful tribute to our wirey leader. We sure wish we could have sniffed him in pawson. Katie is hoping that when you met Jackson he passed on some puppy wisdom for you to share with her. She hopes she can become a wirey leader someday. We just know that Angel Snickers is thrilled to be with Angel Jackson now. Mama can just see them romping in the wind, with tails held high.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

Gus said...

Eric: Once again you have done a wonderful tribute! Jackson had such a big heart and a wonderful life with his Js despite his illnesses..and we envy you because you got to be nose to nose with him and breathe his air.

We will all carry a little part of him in our hearts forever.


Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Eric, we are sorry to read about your friend.
Too much sad news this week.
That was a very nice tribute to Jackson.
He sounds like a dog who terrier tenacity just like yourself.
We do know Jackson will have some great doggie companions waiting for him at Rainbow Bridge.
Take care
Martha and Bailey xxx

Bobby said...

Great tribute to Jackson, spoken well and with true feeling. I am sure he will be running about with his furends, I gave John a big lick from you true true I really did first time ever.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

This is a beautiful to an obviously great pal. We're sorry we never knew him.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Joe Stains said...

We are back to blogging but back to bad news. We are sending lots of fun vibes over the bridge to Jackson because I imagine all he is going to be doing is having TONS OF FUN.

Dewey Dewster said...

Geez Eric....

Ya always had a way with words...'n ya topped yerself this time fer's with great sadness that we say goodbye to our pal Jackson. He was one very special wire and he had 2 very special J's to love and care for him. We will all miss him.....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Blue said...

A terrierific post thats had me in floods of tears again.
We all shall miss him so, so much.
I'm glad you finally got to meet.

Love, pats & pets

Clive said...


That was such a lovely tribute to Jackson. Very well pawed ...

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

This was a swell tribute. You are such a sweetheart. We love you!!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

umekotyan said...

Good evening eric
I also share the sadness of jackson.
There is always a life with the friend.
It thinks of his family's mind.

from loved ume tyan