Northbound Jack

Picture of Northbound Jack, a male Chihuahua

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Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Jack, Jackie

Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

His family, being on stage, babies, winning

Anyone who showed any aggression towards kids, any kids, not just his own. Woe to one who would yell or hit or grab a little person in Jack's presence. He had an uncanny sense of character, and if Jack didn't like a repairman, I never hired him again.

Favorite Toy:
An orange squeeky football

Favorite Food:
people food, especially cheese

Favorite Walk:

Arrival Story:
In May of 1994, as I was waiting to turn left onto the northbound freeway onramp, I saw a small yellow dog in the intersection dodging cars. He turned and headed off onto the freeway onramp. I opened my car door and called, "Hey puppy!" and he turned, walked up to my car, and hopped in like he was waiting for a ride. He was covered with fleas and was underweight & scruffy. When I brought him home my husband said, "Oh my god, what's that!?" I posted a "Lost Dog" poster and prayed no one would answer it. The vet thought Jack was 6 to 9 months old, but he looked much older. With good care and a stable home, Jack gained weight and lost his hardened look and became a pampered lap dog.

I'm posting Jack's picture and bio on dogster as a tribute to one of the best, most courageous doggies ever. Jack died in June 2001, at age 8, after being fatally injured by a coyote. Jack lived for 9 days after his attack, but after 3 surgeries and the best medical care, I had to let him go. I am still bereft without him. Jack won first place in 4-H dog obedience at the Santa Barbara County fair in his first competition. He perfomed in a professional theater production of Annie at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, California, where he proved the addage that there are no small parts, only small actors. He had a small, crossover, 20 second role as a pound mutt, and he also joined the cast outstage for the finale. A couple of weeks into the 6 week run, Jack started singing "Tomorrow" in the finale. He howled along with the cast for every performance thereafter, and the audience left the theater wiping their eyes in tearful laughter. He became a bit of a diva after that. Jack was kindhearted, highly intelligent, athletic, loyal, and beautiful. Jack's death was mourned by everyone who knew him, and he will be remembered as a dog who comes along once in a lifetime, if you're lucky.

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January 31st 2004 More than 13 years!

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