In memory of dear Barnaby Jones Pickles

by CynthiaYockey on August 20, 2010

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.

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Peter August 21, 2010 at 3:34 am

Ah, foo. He was a good boy.

CynthiaYockey August 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm


You are a pug lover, I know, and mourning your own recent loss of your dear pug — my condolences to you and Linda Lou.


Jenny, Bloggess August 26, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Oh my God. I so needed to see this.

Thank you, sweet friend.

CynthiaYockey August 26, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Jenny, Bloggess,

You’re welcome, my dear friend.


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