Sunday, November 30, 2008

We Will Miss You, JJ


Early yesterday our son, Josh, called to tell us that his buddy, basset hound JJ, had broken his chain, ran into the road single mindedly (as hounds will do) and then was struck by a car and killed.

Little JJ was a sweet and funny dog--a beautiful example of a practically perfect basset hound with the those soft and lovely "Dumbo" ears. Josh used to joke that he was "God's little joke." We all loved JJ, and we will all miss him--Josh the most--but the rest of us too, including Trinity (who adored him, for some reason and loudly squealed, "JJ!" as one of her first words) Trinity's family dog, JJ's " big brother dog buddy," Rex will miss JJ too. The joy of those two dogs when they were together made all of us laugh-- big, leggy half great dane Rex, and stubby-legged little JJ excitedly running around him in circles, ears flapping.

Josh is here today celebrating a late Thanksgiving with the family. It's a sad day for him, but we thank God for the joy JJ brought Josh and others in the three years he spent in this world.

9 comments:

Jan said...

Sorry about JJ.

I love your Advent blog header.

much2ponder said...

Very sad...that dog was so lovable too. It's sad:(

Singing Owl said...

Josh was doing pretty good today, and then suddently during dinner Trinity stopped what she was doing, gazed intently at him and said, "Uncah Josh, where JJ?" He said, "JJ is at my house." Kris said, "No, we need to tell the truth even if she doesn't know what it means.." So she said, "Trinity, JJ died." OF course, that means nothing, but Josh started crying, and when Trinity saw the tears in Josh's eyes she got very serious. Josh said, "JJ went bye bye to Heaven. JJ is gone." Trinity looked at Josh, sadly and said quietly, "Poor JJ."

HeyJules said...

Please tell Josh that I am so sorry for his loss.

Psalmist said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Our four-footed friends leave a hole in our hearts when they depart this life, that's for sure. I'm praying for Josh as he grieves.

Jeni said...

Losing a pet is the equivalent to losing a human family member for the hole it tears in the heart. My condolences to your son -and the rest of the family as well -over the loss of a beloved pet.

Ruth said...

I'm so sorry to hear about JJ. That stretch is a dangerous one given the number of cars and the speeders on it. My heart goes out to Josh and everyone in your family.

Anonymous said...

Pets, and especially dogs (I think anyways), was one of the best ideas God had. I am very sad for all of you in the loss of JJ. Hopefully, Josh will soon get another dog, not to replace JJ but to bring him a similar joy and comfort that JJ did. However short, I'm sure that JJ's life was very good.

nightmare said...

My sympathies. Losing a pet hurts.