"With the Passing of Gunnar, all the Brossart Brothers are reunited at the Rainbow Bridge ... (left to right) Buddy, Oliver, Dakota, Rudy, Jody, Jamie, Duncan, Trey, Lad & Gunnar. They wait for their last brother Griffin to join them."
Nicknames: He was named "Elvis" but we changed it to Jody
Birthday: September 15th 1975
Arrival Story: In 1975, we saw an advertisement in the paper for "Mixed Terrier Puppy." It turns out, the owner was related to my uncle's wife. She called, and they brought this little six week old puppy to our home. It was love at first sight. But my Mom wasn't sure she wanted him. The man was on his way to work and asked if she would at least keep him for the day. She did ... and by that night "Elvis" was Jody and a member of our family forever! Jody was THE SMARTEST dog we have ever had, before or since. He was almost human. Everyone who met him said he should be taken to Hollywood because he would become the next Benjii. He was also the most well-traveled dog, because our family enjoyed traveling more than anything and refused to ever leave Jody at home. HE WENT EVERYWHERE with us. When Jody was 9 years old (in 1984), he was diagnosed with acute leukemia. Even though we did everything we could (transfusions, etc.), he only lived for one week after the diagnosis was made. He left a void nothing could ever fill.
Bio: On Dogster, Jody was a career officer with the U.S. Army, serving as an Army Ranger in both Desert Storm and Iraq. When he retired, he tained to be a paramedic, which he finds very fulfilling. Jody is a married to Katie Scarlet and is the father to his three children ... Jordy, Tasha & Jimmy.
Tonight felt good. It felt really good. For the first time in a long time, I was back to my old job as a DJ. My cousin Kyoto is the owner of the new Friends Cruise Line, and he hired me on as the ship's DJ. This weekend is our first cruise. We're on our way to London for a Jack the Ripper Tour on the 122nd Anniversary of the first murder (August 7, 1888 5o August 7, 2010). It looks to be a thrilling time.
Tonight, I played the songs and everyone danced. The world passes by all paired up, you know. Seems like everyone is a couple. I am not. I sat there playing CDs with my two oldest children, while my baby, Jimmy, slept peacefully in the playroom.
The world can be a lonely place ... even when you're in the middle of a crowd. Two of the ladies (my brother's fiance Kayelani and my cousin's fiancee Brooke) asked me to dance with them each for a song. "Mercy Dances", I call them. I must have looked pathetic in my new role as Single Dad or something. But still, it was fun and I was glad that they asked. Looking around at all those couples and knowing that I was in a room filled with so much love, it sort of made me sad at first. But my sadness turned to thanksgiving before the night was over. I watched as my sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews all looked at their partners with so much love in their eyes. And I was truly thankful for what they have. I would not wish loneliness on any of them, and I find myself just finding a little happiness for myself in THEIR happiness.
And so as I go to bed tonight and kiss my Babies little heads, I pray the Prayer of Serenity just as I always do ...
"God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference."
Jody puts baby Jimmy in his crib for the night. He gathers Jordy & Tasha and tells them it's time for bed and their nighty-night prayers. It's Jordy's turn to pray, and Jody kneels at the bedside with his two little sweethearts, Jordy & Tasha. They all join paws as little Jordy leads them ...**
Hewwo God. It's me, Jordy Bwossart.
T'ank you for bwinging my cousin Jesse home. He was lost all week and evw'yone was so afwaid he was gone foreber. But he came home tonight, so T'ANK YOU!
And God, please be wif all my cousins and keep dem safe. And all my Aunty's & Unckies, too.
Be wif me and Tasha and help us to be happy and to be weal good for Daddy. T'ank you for our baby bwudder, Jimmy. We lubs him so much alweady. And please, can you come ober here and give our Daddee a hug? I t'ink he needs one wight now.
In Sunday School, Teacher tells us You are evw'ywhere. So I gots a favor to ask. God, will you go to my Mommy and whisper in her ear that me & Tasha lub her alot? I t'ink she might need to hear dat as much as Daddee need you to hug him now.
We lub you, God. Pwease watch ober us while we sleep.
**Jody remains in the floor, holding his little boy and little girl in a hug, wiping tears away at the preciousness of a child's prayer.**
Hi, I'm Jody. Welcome to my page. Or if you've been here before, welcome back!
Some things have changed on here, and the big difference is that now my children and I share a page. It just becomes too cumbersome when you have to switch back and forth to talk for so many. So from now on, Jordy, Tasha & Jimmy will park here on my page. That's alright. I love the company.
I'm a single Dad, just trying my best to do right by my kids and raise them to be decent, responsible furs. Of course, like me, my children are angels. So I'm really not "raising them", because they will never get any older than they are right now. But my priority is to make sure that each and every day is a happy one for them. That's what ANY child deserves. It's not easy being a single Dad. But what could I do?
Thanks for stopping by our page, and please visit us anytime.