He really started it all here at Bullmastiff Fort. I’ve been trying to prepare myself for this dreaded day, but you really just cannot. How do you say goodbye to a dog you have spent so much time with? I spent more time with Jack since I only had one other when he was brought home as a puppy... I don’t think I’ve ever had a dog that I would describe as a “peacemaker“! Jack did not like the other dogs fighting, and would break them up! He was always the most dominant, and the others would obey him, and the skirmish was over before it really had begun.
I also love the way he would worry about me. I can’t describe the expression really, but he seemed to know to watch me if I seemed nervous- - maybe a knock on the door at night. He would always try to gauge my reactions to certain situations as if to say: “If you’re scared, just say the word, and I’m ready!” I’ve never had a dog so “in tune” with me....
A dog like Jackson doesn’t come around very often at all. I don’t like seeing his empty dog bowl, I have his collar hanging up on my bedpost, ( I’m starting to cry now), and I’ll even miss his big body taking up half the living room floor; where a million times I’ve
had to step just right so as not to step on a paw or his tail. But I think most of all, I’ll miss his watchful expressions- -the ones that told me he’s watching me- - the ones that said: “I’ve got your back”! I sure am glad I got to spend a LOT of quality time with him these past few days. I am so very grateful that God chose him for me to share 10 years with!!!
Im attaching some pictures of my boy...I still called him “puppy”, until his last breath!