Monday, September 22, 2008

A Sad Goodbye...

Well as some of you who have been checking in and revisiting to see any new news... you may have figured it out. I've not been on line b/c we drove back home to Texas earlier this week. It was a sad good bye to all of our family Sunday when we spent the whole day making the rounds to go bye and see everyone one last time before leaving.....

Jackson enjoying a "double foot back rub" from the twins while cruzin to Kentucky.



But the saddest goodbye was the day before - Saturday. Early Saturday morning Jackson, our little miniature Schnauzer, was hit by a car on the road in front of my dad's home... killed instantly. :(

What a terrible thing to have to deal with... but Nora did better than I thought she would. I waited until later that afternoon to tell her about him.

However for Daddy and I, it's been more difficult.... we have 9 years of memories of Jackson... and telling David who was still in Texas..over the phone...wasn't easy either. We've had Jackson for almost as long as we've been married. He was our first child.

These are a few photos taken of him during our travels evacuating during hurricane Ike this month.
always curious to see what the babies were playin...

Jackson waiting patiently for his turn at having a treat..


These five pics were taken the last time I stopped to get everyone out of the van for walking, changing, feeding, and reloading on the way to KY. Jackson was so excited to look out the back hatch to see where we were - and he was up in Olivia's lap - which she LOVED! :) I'm so glad I took these pics... but wish I had made a short video to capture her loud laughing!!!






and there is no doubt that Jackson loved visiting my Dad's home as much as we did!!! He even used to get all worked up and barking if you even mumbeled the words, "Do you want to go to Kentucky?" You never had to ask him twice... he was always ready to go! His registered name was even "Travelin' BoJackson"




Jackson running behind Papaw and Nora on the the four wheeler.

...and this last photo... is where we laid him to rest... under the pear tree... he's hard to see but just infront of the wheel barrell...



Jackson you were such an important part of our family... and the BEST pet we ever had! So many people loved you very much!!! We will miss you so much and never forget you!!
To everyone who understans our sorrow, thank you for you prayers.
Saint Francis, patron saint of animals..pray for us.

5 comments:

JudyL said...

Oh, Bonnie! I'm so sad. As another one who considers my pet a big part of my family, I can't imagine your pain over this loss. Whew . . it's been a tough few weeks for you all!

Anonymous said...

Bonnie,
I have thought a lot about Jackson and really do hate that this happened. I told everyone at work and we have a lot of dog lovers and they understand too. You would have thought he was my dog too, but I know how much you all loved him and that hurts too.

Love,
Kathy

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear that Jackson has gone to Doggie heaven :( BUT YOU KNOW THAT IS WHERE HE IS! I know that is where he is!

You are all in my prayers and I do
know how it feels.

I am so glad that he got to stay with Poppa in Kentucky, so you can visit when you go home.

I luv you all!
Janice

Anonymous said...

I remember Jackson! This is so sad...our condolences. It's terrible to lose a pet.

Blessings,
Kim

Kimberly Melvin said...

Oh, Bonnie & David. My heart broke when Tricia told me the news. I know he was your "boy" ~ what a special pup he was. Pebbles will send a special prayer up to Jackson. He is in good company ~ our precious Gidget has been in Puppy Heaven since 1994 ~ I know she'll look after him. Love, Kimber