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The Most Wonderful Dog in the World (Except for Yours, of Course)

by Juliette
(Woodside, CA)


My beloved Aussie Jackson left Earth on Monday, November 6, 2009, at 10:30 in the morning. I have loved (and lost to old age) many animals, but nothing prepared me for saying goodbye to my amazing friend, "son," resident clown, and beachcombing companion.

Born November 27, 1995, Jacks was a big boy with a big heart -- and to the end, he had the constitution of a dog half his age. I loved his eyes. They were a rich cinnamon brown, and the joy and life I saw there never failed to melt my heart. We went everywhere together.

Jackson loved nothing more than inviting me to play, and I was always ready. Tug, chase, hide-and-go-seek, and more. He also loved his toys (his toybox would put a human child's to shame), and especially liked getting new ones. Until his last year, he always carried a toy on our walks or in the car. Imagine, if you can, a 63-pound Aussie walking down the road with a 2 1/2-foot-long stuffed alligator in his mouth -- needless to say many a neighbor was reduced to helpless laughter.

He was a once-in-a-lifetime dog.

Oh my little boy, my little boy... how I miss you.

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Jan 15, 2010
Beautiful Boy
by: Dave (Karmas Dad)

I loved your story about Jackson and am sure he will be waiting for you across the bridge. They never really leave us. Good luck in your search for a new baby.

Oct 04, 2010
I'm so sorry
by: Wilda

We had a 5 year old Tri-color boy, who laos left us at 5 years of age. He was 65 pounds, of sheer joy, (when he wasn't having seizures). I really am so sorry, he was beautiful, and clearly a joy. I pray you be able to heal soon, and perhaps welcome another Aussie boy in your life someday. We plan to get another, although the thought at times scares us,but how could we not> there's nothing like an Aussie

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