Friday, 25 May 2007


"Paws off you two, these stones are all mine"

I think I may have mentioned in the past that I'm very fond of stones. Whenever I go for a walk, if I see a stone I like the look of I'll attempt to carry it home with me. I tend to like BIG stones best, and they can be very heavy to carry in my mouth. Sometimes they don't quite make it home with me and so I leave them on the pavement for other dogs to find. The stones that do manage to survive the journey tend to end up in my garden. When J1 & J2 are sitting outside in their deckchairs, I like nothing better than finding my stones and throwing them at their feet. And then barking. Loudly. Inevitably, some of them get confiscated but you'd be surprised at how many other stones you can find in the garden by a bit of digging and rooting around. I don't think this habit particularly endears me to J1 & J2 but I like to think it keeps them on their toes.

Anyway, the reason I'm telling you this is because it turns out that I like stones so much that I've grown a few inside me! They're in my bladder to be precise and although they don't hurt at the moment, they've got to come out. This means another horrid operation but I don't know when it will be yet. I'm hoping that once the stones have been removed they'll let me keep some as a souvenir so I can show them to you. I know you can't wait to see them!


Tealeaf said...

Sorry to hear you are poorly Jackson.... Hope it's all over and done with soon and you bounce back to denude the beach of stones...


Ruby Bleu said...

Oh no operation. How scarey for you. I'm worried. Everything will be ok, right? I better watch out for stones just in case I have to have an operation too.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Butchy & Snickers said...

Poor Jackson,
Too bad the stones had to get inside of you. We bet they will let you keep them, just be sure to ask ahead of time. (even on surgery day) You're probably dropping the stones at their feet cause you want them to toss them for you, that's what we do with toys, hehehe. We bet you will need a certain food diet now to prevent more stones, but it should still be tasty food. Lots of Schnauzers get stones too. BTW, do you know your pedigree background for several generations? We'd love to see if you are related to us. We have many champions from over there in our grandparents, etc. We are both related to Asta from NY & I Butchy am also related to Koobuss. If you have these, please email to us from our profile page ok?? Hope you feel ok today buddy.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Maggie said...

Gosh Jackson! You can LIKE stones but you don't have to EAT them! Another operation is sure no fun! This is horrible news!

Love ya lots,

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Jackson, It sounds like you should be a geologist! It's good to see a photo of you having fun. You look like you're leading a parade of doggies. xxx Asta down under

Billy said...

Mom remembers when her dad was operated for gallstones and he had them in a jar in his room and they were small kind of squarish smoothed brown stones...totally amazing!

Well at least you'll get a souvenir of this operation yuck!

You know we wish you the best dear one. Let us know when it will be.

We are thinking of you here:)

BIG hugs and love from Billy Boo:)

Oscar Airedale said...

I still love the image of you stoning J1 and J2!

That's such bad luck about the kidney stones Jackson, you really don't deserve all this ill health. You are such a trooper coping with it all now, you litte terrier you!

Oscar x

Joe Stains said...

oh no, this is bad news. surgeries are no fun. I am sure you will end up ok though. Will they give you the stones to put in your garden when you are done?

Simba said...

Poor Jackson, I hope you get well soon.

Simba xx

Gus said...

Jackson, we hope that you are feeling well enough to go find some outside stones before they take the inside stones out!

Boo said...

jackson, can you just got it out by operations like hooman? mom told me some hooman actually pass the stone through pee pee.

have your mom found out what cause you have the stone? is that you accidentally ate some stone?

wet wet licks


Asta said...

Hello Jackson
What a bootiful place to be running with Molly and Seamus..your stone collection must be awsome..the sooner you get the ones inside you out, and put them on the pile, the happier I'll be..meantime know I'm thinking of you and sending smoochie kissesASTA

Marvin The Dog said...

Jackson! I am so so so so sorry to hear about your on going health problems, I do hope you get better very soon. We will be thinking of you. Love and healing licks to you poor chappie xxxxxxx Marvin xxxxx

Take care and look after yourself, love and big hugs to Jackson from Jeannie xxxxxxx

wally said...

Quite nice of you to try to grow your own stones to play with but I'm not sure it's such a good idea. I hope your surgery goes well!


ps. I saw an episode of Barking Mad once with a dog who was mad for stones! Curious...

Blue said...

Hi Jackson
It's good to see out & about enjoying the beach.
My 'One True Love' loved pebbles too. So, much so he swallowed one off Brighton beach & it lodged in his intestine, so like you he had to have an operation. His went well as I hope yourS will in due course.

A big hug

PreciOus said...

Oh Jackson,

Do get well soon.. Be brave and you can win everything! May the mighty doG above watch over you and bless you with good health.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Jackson. I love your picture walking at the beach!
I am so sorry about your health.
You'll see that surgery (not fun thing, I know that!) will help you to feel better and ready for more funny things to do!
I am praying for you.
Have a nice day.

Ruby Bleu said...

Hey Jackson...
I tagged you for the funny caption game. Check out my blog.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Stanley said...


Think of your operation as a chance for some good "ME" time, and a lot of sympathy from your hoomans.

You sound like a pro on the surgery front, but I can't wait to hear you're up and running again on your beach.

Goob love to you,

Loui (and his mum!) said...

Poor you Jackson!
Here's hoping you get over your troubles very soon and get back to some serious stone throwing pretty soon!

Loui xx

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

My Lucky had bladder stones, only she was lucky that special food cleared it up!

Nice looking beach there!

Bussie Kissies

Amber-Mae said...

Oh Jackson, are you okay already? Been drinking enuf water like I told you so??? It's very important that you do so... Get well soon!

Sending you MORE hugs, licks & love all the way from Malaysia,
Solid Gold Dancer

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

That is not good news. We hope the stones will come out soon.

Boy n Baby