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Goodbye, Sweet Jackson

Today is a sad day for our family.  My mom woke up this morning to find that one of our dachshunds, Jackson "Jack Jack", had passed away unexpectedly in his sleep.  He was just shy of 5.5 years old and was one of the sweetest dogs you'll ever meet.  In fact, he was so sweet that he was called Precious more often than he was called Jackson.  We always told him he was "the sweetest one" of the bunch, and he was.  All he ever wanted to do was snuggle.  He'd climb into your lap and lay his head down on your chest just like a baby because he loved being close to you.  He always took care of his brothers, Barney and Parker, making sure that their ears and faces were always clean.  He had the appetite of a dog 4 times his little size and always tried to keep us with his brothers even though he was always a few steps behind.  He was a precious soul.


To us, our dogs are family.  So to lose one of them is so incredibly hard.  

Jackson (on the right) with his brother, Parker, when they were puppies.
They loved the warmth and hum of the printer when they were little :)


Parker and Jackson


Always snuggling...




Sleeping on the couch with Jon



Playing tug-of-war with Barney


Sweet Jackson
 September 11, 2005 -- January 21, 2011

A friend of mine said this after her dog's passing "I had no clue what all he would teach me...Looking back he taught me to always be happy to see those you love, approach each day and each new experience with enthusiasm, never underestimate the power of praise, play every chance you get, don't be afraid to show your joy, when you are happy - show it, wiggle and wag, take lots of naps and always stretch and yawn before you get up, never turn down a car ride with someone you love, be loyal, don't hold a grudge, when someone is having a bad day - nuzzle him gently, sleep in any position you find comfortable, protect and defend those you love, what you look like doesn't matter - it's what is in your heart and most importantly enjoy every day to its fullest - even if you are sick, in pain, or blind."

I couldn't have said it better myself.  Jack Jack definitely taught us all of that, and we will miss him dearly.
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  1. I'm so sorry. These shining gurus always leave inexplicably soon no matter how many years of lessons they give. As much as hugging can happen in text, consider yourself tightly hugged.

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  2. Thanks so much, Tracy. I really appreciate that :)

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  3. Aw, Sweet Jackson! :( It's amazing how much we LOVE these little gifts, isn't it? I will keep you in my thoughts and hope your days get easier! :) I'm still missing Weebs EVERY day!!!

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  4. Thanks so much, Tarayn! It is amazing the impact they leave on our lives. I still think of little Jack Jack every day.

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