Phoebe and three other Jack Russells

I am off to visit Pheobe today which got me thinking about three other Jack Russells that brought great joy and comfort to my life.

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Eight years ago, I spent a blissful summer, studio/house/animal sitting for friends who had a place about a half an hour outside of Brussells.

There were three Jack Russells, a cat and chickens….but this is about the dogs.

First there were the Angel Pups – just a year old and the dearest little creatures one can ever imagine.

The Angel Pups –  who never left my side – whether in the garden…

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or in the studio….

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or in bed…..

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And then there was dear, beautiful Jessie.     Very much on her last legs, to the point that the vet had been alerted should anything happen while I was looking after her.

It was a time when I needed nurturing….and so perhaps my levels of compassion were stronger than normal – but I completely focused on making this little dogs last days the best ever….

When my friend returned, they were shocked to see that Jessie looked ten years younger:)

Jessie died six months later and was buried in the garden….

Pencil/watercolour sketch of Jessie.

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I hope all my friends in the States enjoy a lovely Memorial Day weekend, and those of us in the UK a creative bank holiday…. surrounded by Magical Hummingbirds. 🙂

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A Bientôt

34 thoughts on “Phoebe and three other Jack Russells

  1. Mary

    Thank you for the holiday wish. Oh I just love Jack Russells – beautiful dogs and it goes without saying your paintings are amazing in expressions and fabulous brilliancy.

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  2. snowbird

    Awwwww….what gorgeous critters, you can’t beat a dog or two for a little nurturing! How wonderful that you gave Jessie so much love and tlc. I loved this post and your painting of course, they always bring a ray of sunshine.xxx

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  3. archecotech

    Really like this post. We recently decided to add a new member to our household, she’s a beautiful little Jack Russell. She’s a great pup with great coloration and personality. A very sweet dog indeed.

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Thank you so much for this comment. After Belgium I became a huge fan of Jack Russells…such intelligent, affectionate little creatures….Enjoy your new addition. Janet

      Reply

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