30 July 2008

Praying for Jackson

We found out this morning that our pal Jackson, the inspirational founder of the Substantial Wires Club, has received bad news from the vampire vets yet again! Jackson has a tumor on his lung, and we are all waiting anxiously to hear about the next round of tests, and whether they will be able to operate to help him. Please head over to Jackson's blog and take all your best healing thoughts and prayers along.
Scruffy, Lacey and Baby Stan posted the picture above this morning, showing prayer flags flying over Mount Everest, and many other doggies are posting stories about him too. We really want to help, but he is very far away from most of us (he lives in the UK) so we are doing the best we can by spreading the word about his illness and asking others to take a smile with them when they visit.
Muzzer is still in Tempe, working on selling the store. Gotta tell ya, I'm kind of glad she is there and not here. I just can't handle it when the woman starts weeping. She told me tonight on the cell phone that lots of people in the bakery where she is eating (good food and wifi connections too) are going to visit Jackson because they have seen her sitting there at her puter and weeping.
I will build a church in the wildwood
Where all of the doggies can pray
For friends and family far and near
And loved ones, far away
And I know that the powers will listen
And hear their pure sweet pleas
And bring their dearest wishes
And lift them from their knees
The dogs will have the wisdom
To know the answer's true
E'en though it may not be the one
That they would ever choose
So honor all the animals
As they petition raise
And wipe their tears and heal their fears
Make safe their loving days.
And here is a Navho prayer that Scruffy, Lacie and Stan also Posted.
House made of dawn
House made of evening light
House made of dark cloud
Dark cloud is at this house's door,
The trail out of it is dark cloud
The zigzag lightening stands high upon it
Happily, may I walk.
Happily, with abundant showers, may I walk
Happily, with abundant plants, may I walk
Happily, on the trail of pollen may I walk.
Happily, may I walk.
May it be beautiful before me.
May it be beautiful behind me.
May it be beautiful below me.
May it be beautiful above me.
May it be beautiful all around me.
In beauty it is finished.
Many more years of Beauty for Jackson and his Js


Asta said...

GussieThank you
You aways know the wight things to say to help us thwough these things..
my love and pwayews awe being sent acwoss the oonivewse
I hope ...
smoochie kisses

Lorenza said...

Gus and Teka.
I am so sad to hear the news about Jackson. Paws crossed for him.
Thanks for sharing those prayers. My mom is going to print them out and say it and say it again and again.
Kisses and hugs

Blue said...

Yes we're all hoping & praying in our own way, nobody more me.

Pats & pets
a weepy

Maggie and Mitch said...

Not a moment goes by that we're not thinking about Jackson! We're praying so hard for him!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Maya and Kena said...

Hi Gus!
We are so sad about Jackson's test results!
But we are praying hard fur him.
Beautiful poems!
Lots of licks,
Maya and Kena

Agatha and Archie said...

Well ya know how we feel....Love and a million kisses A+A

William Tell said...

We are praying for Jackson and his family, too. He's a special guy.

William Tell

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Sweet Gussie...

We loved the poem you posted...absolutely bootiful!

Um...the Navajo prayer was Ag and Archie's to give credit where credit is due...it's wonderful too, isn't it??

We keep thinkin' and thinkin' bout Jackson all day long...

Barkin' at ya, Sweet Gus!

Laciegirl XXOOXXOO

Joe Stains said...

We are sending 340950439860945 healing vibes to Jackson, poor dude.

Asta said...

I'm hoping Muzzew got home all wight..Sweet dweams

Jackson said...

Thank you Gus. Wirey hugs, J x

Eric said...

Gus, what a bootiful poem.Thank you. I'm doing my best to make sure all the zen from over the pond is going in the right direction and sending as much from here too. Eric x

Jake of Florida said...


Glad muzzer got home safely and that she's connected with another WFT owner who knows a good vet and groomer. (We fear you're in for it, though, pal!!!)

Jake and Just Harry

THE ZOO said...

that wuz beyootiful. we hopes he gets better soon.