As my regular gentle readers know, I adore Jennifer Lawson, The Bloggess. When the video of the pug who sang, “Batman,” first came out, I was shy to link it in honor of her pug, Barnaby Jones Pickles, because I didn’t want to look like I was doing it for the traffic instead of the fact that I can’t see a pug now without smiling and thinking of him. I am doing it now because I just learned on Twitter that Barnaby Jones died a couple of hours ago of an allergic reaction. He was still a young dog and is gone much too soon. My heart goes out to Jenny and Victor and their daughter, Hailey. All dogs go to heaven, and I imagine Barnaby Jones is there now, grinning from ear-to-ear.
No other dog will be like Barnaby Jones, but there are more dogs in our animal shelters than homes to receive them, so Jenny, I hope you get another dog very soon and save its life in honor of the dear departed. Saving the life of another dog who would die without you will help you more than you may imagine.
Wolverines, Barnaby Jones! Wolverines! And, um, Batman!
If you are unfamiliar with Jenny’s work, a good place to start is this new post in which she deftly sums up the blogging gestalt at her advice column, Ask The Bloggess. At her primary blog, The Bloggess, meet Barnaby Jones, ninja pug, and see the hidden picture of the furious rabbit in his forehead.