Monday, May 10, 2010

A Very Sad Monday

Early this morning, we learned of Jackson's passing. Jackson was one of our very first friends when we started to blog. He has had many health issues over the years but he was such a feisty little fighter! We are so happy that he has had his loving J's to take such excellent care of him! We will miss you and we will never forget you, Jackson!
After our morning walkie, we headed over to the Crump barn site. Our barn raising is mid-July so we don't have time to be slackers! This past Saturday and Sunday, Uncle Bill and Uncle Jeff and dad built a ramp so it will be much easier and a whole lot safer for people to get up on the deck to build this barn.This is much easier than jumping 4 foot in the Aire, mom! Come on up!It was barely 40 degrees this morning and VERY windy here!
Hang on tight to my leash so I don't blow away!What a view from up here!What the heck are you doing all the way down there, Mitch?

When we came home for lunch, mom checked the computer and we learned of Digby's passing. We haven't known Digby for long but we do know that he loved his family and he loved his brother, Wilf and he fought like heck to stay here on earth with them. He was such a handsome boy and way too young to be taken from those who love him most.
We were back at the barn site this afternoon and we can tell you that many tears have been shed today for both of these brave handsome boys and their loving families! Our hearts ache for you!Godspeed Jackson and Digby! You will never be forgotten! We love you both!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

What a Monday....Jackson, Digby and Puffy.

Barn raising sounds exciting. Glad you are snoopervisiny. Don't want anything to go wrong.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Sue said...

We didn't know Jackson, but we recently met Digby and hoped he'd win the battle. When the weather gets nicer this week, we'll have a group howl for them both.

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Wow, that is quite a view from the ramp. This is a very sad day to lose such brave and loved doggies.
Sally Ann

doyle and mollie said...

losing both jackson and wilby, such strong and brave fighters, on the same day whilst awfully sad its kinda comforting that they just may bump into each other...
loves and licks!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

A very sad Monday indeed. We didn't know either Jackson or Digby very well, but our hearts ache for their families - the loss is very hard.

Soft woos to all from the OP Pack.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Maggie Mae and Max said...

A very sad Monday indeed. It is never a good time to lose a furiend let alone two so close together. Luvins and puppy prayers are heading your way from me and mom. Keep us posted on the barn raising.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

A hard day for those left behind. My heart hurts for their families who loved them long and well.
We hope they are playing, roaching without aches or pains(and we hope Shamus is playing ball with Digby!)
Loved the pics y'all had from your walk.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We are so sorry to hear about Jackson and Digby. We know their families are very lost without them.

Your barn sure looks like it will be great!! That is very high!!

Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Remington said...

Our hearts have been filled with sadness today....but we are certain they are happy and playing at the Rainbow Bridge....

Two French Bulldogs said...

aaahhh so sad about Jackson. What nice thoughts
Benny & Lily

Dexter said...

A sad day in blog land. I visited Digby and Jackson to say goodbye.

It is cold here too. Momma wore her winter coat to go walkies this morning.


Sonic said...

Stay away from heights! Dogs can't fly, despite what the movies make you think!

It's really sad to hear about Jackson and Digby... not a good way to start the week...


the teacher's pets said...

Very sad Monday! Jackson's family will be in are thoughts and Prayers.

Stardust said...

I'm really sorry to hear about Jackson and Digby, it's sad... I'm sure they'll be missed. Meanwhile, let's spend every precious day meaningfully. Hugs.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,
I second the sadness for two brave boys!!! I feel so sad for the families left without them!!! I know so well how they feel....
I have 2 old animals that I am going to lose one day and I wish they could live forever!!!!!!
The construction site looks real good.
XXOO, Bambi & Fern

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Mom has leaked a great deal today -

We didn't know either of them furry well but that doesn't change the sadness we feel -

What we do know is we are lukhky to have each other during times like these -

We have a khandle lit -
I sat under my tree at dusk watching -
Mom has some AGJ to toast their furamilies -

Thanks fur the special post -


Sapphire said...

i'm sorry for the lost of your friends. all dogs go the heaven, and it's merrier up there now (:

Lorenza said...

Our thoughts are with Jackson and Digby's families.
Kisses and hugs

Golden Samantha said...

What a sad day. Jackson, Digby, Puffy and a Sibe named Sobaka. Run free brave, special pups. We are thinking of their families so much - rest in peace.
Big Hugs and Love xooxo,
Sammie and family

BRUTUS said...

So sad indeed! We've never met either of those pups, but feel saddened nonetheless! Maybe all that strong wind today was from them playing & tearing around joyfully on the other side of the rainbow bridge :)

Brutus the Frenchie


Hi Maggie and Mitch,

We really hate to hear the sad news about Jackson and Digby. Thanks for letting us know.

Riley and Star.

Teddy said...

Today was a very sad day. It must be hard to lose your very first blogging friend. Jackson looked like a sweet little guy.

We were following the story of Digby and were very sad to learn he lose his fight with the illness. I'm sure Wilf is really confused and missing his brother.


Teddy Bear said...

What a sad Monday indeed. We didn't know Jackson or Digby but when any one of us pups crosses the Rainbow Bridge it breaks our hearts. We will be sending lots of loving vibes to their families.

Teddy Bear

Cocorue said...

it's so sad for those left behind and we'ld like to think that it's a better place for our furiends who are running painfree and happy.


Angus said...

I'm sitting here this morning running through all our favourite blogs. We're just amazed by the warmth and tenderness shown to a little dog in the south of France. There again I guess Digby was areflection of whats best in all dogs - warm, humorous, mischevious, devoted and brave. Thank you.

Huskee and Hershey said...

It's so heartbreaking, isn't it... we feel for their families :(

We hope they are all pain free and running freely over at the Rainbow Bridge..

Princess Patches said...

We can't seem to get our eyes to quit leaking! We are sure there was a huge pawty at the Rainbow Bridge yesterday for their arrival, but we also know how much pain their families feel. We're crossing our paws for their peeps and Wilf!

We can't wait to see more pictures of the barn as it's being built!

Penny & Patches

parlance said...

What sad news. Two families grieving.

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

So sorry you lost your friends you two. :( I hopes they enjoying theirselves at Rainbow Bridge.
~lickies, Ludo

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We didn't know Jackson very well, but Digby was our dear furiend. Both of them will be missed as will Bonnie's Puffers.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

umekotyan said...

Good evening m & m
I am sad.
We do all both minds, and see the rainbow bridge of Jackson and Digby.
To the mind to the family of Jackson and Digby.

from loved ume tyan

Putter said...

O Maggie! We are so sorry to hear all of this very very sad news ... This is so very sad ... O ...:(

Love, Putter ...

Fred said...

So sad for these losses!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Maggie! You sure were a long way up there! I'm glad you held on tight to your leash!

And yes, we are very much sad about Digby losing his very brave fight. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing your dear furend Jackson but I will go over and give his family some good thoughts. What a very sad day.


violett said...

Wow, that is quite a view from the heights!
Do you want to fly to lern?

A verry sad Monday! I`m sorry for the lost of your friends

Your friends go over the Rainbow Bridge
....When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable...

sad greetings

Eric said...

Such a sad day wasn't it. Jackson and Digby then poor little Puffy too. Our hearts are kind of heavy thinking of their families. Sending you many wiry kisses Maggie and Mitch and wiry love of course. Eric xxx

Unknown said...

We are very sorry to hear about the loss of ur friend Jackson.wish we had known him. we are very sad about Digby's passing away too. we had known him not for a very long time, but we felt so much closure in spirit.

Btw,that view from the top is pawsome..
wags, Bud n Gin

Martha said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch
Monday was a sad day right enough and we are so very sorry for the loss of Jackson and Digby.
Still we know some great dogs that are already at Rainbow Bridge and we trust them to look after our friends until we meet again.

Your barn continues to look impressive, great view.
Martha and Bailey xxx

Ina in Alaska said...

We never knew Jackson but we know his family is broken hearted and we are so very sorry.

We recently met Digby and are so sorry on that front too. Lots of tears in our worldwide Pack!

Just swinging round to say hello to our friends in CT and wish you well. The weather has softened considerably and I plan to enjoy the summer by being outside more and less time at the laptop. Will visit and blog from time to time during the summer.

Sending love and happiness to you all for a great summer and a successful barn raising! xoxoxo

♥ Sallie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Jackson and Digby.

((((Big Hug)))))

Toby said...

It has definitely been a sad sad day. Jackson was one of our first blogger buddies. He will never be forgotten.

Godspeed Jackson and Digby!


Joe Stains said...

We are back to blogging and came back to such sad news. BUt that is when we all need each other most.

Sunshade said...

This is so sad Maggie, Jackson was one of the original bloggers.... he had been so brave for so long. In a way, its good that he is no longer in pain, but I feel so so bad for his family. I have never met Digby before, but will drop by to say our condolences.

BTW, Mitch had that "omg, how do I get to my Maggie" look on his face when you were way way way up high. STINKY gets that look too whenever he's worried about not being able to get to me.

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh our dogness! We have been so wrapped up in "getting ready for our VIPs' arrival" that we didn't even know until we just read your blog post that Bonnie's Puffers had passed in addition to Jackson and Digby. The big lump came right back up in Moma's throat and her eyes got all weepy again. It is so sad and so hard to lose a furry friend, especially knowing how sad it makes the families left behind.

We'll try to be in better touch ... but from now until the middle of June we have lots of adventures to look forward to. What's a dog to do?

We're heading over to Bonnie's blog right now.

Sadly written, but so thankful for our friends
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Persephone and Buster said...

how sad... we will light a candle for the two of them to find their way to the rainbow bridge..
the three blues...theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms.Blue

ScrapsofMe said...

Maggie, Mitch and the keepers of the kibble...thank you so much for your comforting words on our Bloggie. The ache in our hearts is being filled with the care and kindness of our doggie bloggie friends. So many dear friends lifting each other up in our times of need. Thanks so much,

Pam, Bonnie and the Mr.

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch -

We are so sorry to read about Jackson and Digby. We did not know Digby but we sent our concolences to Jackson's family. This is too much sadness for one day.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci