Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Hello pals,

It's been just more than a month since my brother and best pal left for the Rainbow Bridge and I've been pretty sad. As I know a lot of you have too. But mom and dad have been spending lots of time with me and persuading me that Jakey would be very disappointed if I didn't buck up and, especially, if I didn't continue his blog -- our blog actually, Barkalot BOYZ, but you know, he was the older brother and the writer and all that stuff so I kind of deferred to him on lots of important things.

But now I have something really important to tell you. That is, important to a certain segment of the US population and not so important to others. 

Our team, the St. Louis Cardinals, is going to the World Series.

That's pretty important here in our family. BUT WAIT, that's not all. Two of our bestest pals -- Agatha and Archie -- are also going to the World Series. Yep, last night a grand slam in the seventh inning clinched it for the Boston Red Sox so us dogs will all have, as the saying goes, SKIN IN THE GAME!!!

This is how it happened. To get to the World Series, our team had to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, the home team of three more of our bestest pals... Scruffy, Stan. and Laciecakes. That was really tough  because, while we wanted to win we didn't want our pals to lose either (Except for our dad, whose blood flows Cardinals red and maybe Gussie and Teka's dad too). But once we did win, we dogs -- Gussie and Teka and Scruffy and Stanny and Aggie and Arch and me and for sure Angel Jake -- all got together and decided we would put all of our terrier energy and tenacity and persistence into having both of our  two teams - the Red Birds and the Red Sox -- win. And they did. So now we are back to wanting to win but not wanting our pals to lose... but whatever happens, WE'LL ALL STILL BE THE BEST OF FRIENDS!!!


Bouncing Bertie said...

World Series? Oh JH don't get me even started. I really think it's time you renamed the whole competition to something more geographically appropriate.
Oh yes, and may the best team win!
Toodle pip!

Gus said...

Well, my dad bleeds Cardinal Red too. So I AM NOT MENTIONING BOSTON until it is all over. I just hope no one tells him whhere I am takin' the Gussimobile this week. I could get grounded!

Dexter said...

I fear that we will be on opposite sides of the diamond on this one as our beloved Red Sox are also in the world series.

I know it still stings to not have Jakey around, but the blog must go on.


Dewey Dewster said...

Well Just Harry.....we really don't follow baseball much but here is hoping that the best team wins! Red is a pretty color....bright and cheerful and all if yer team wins, everyone should be really cheerful....especially in yer house. But shouldn't ya be rootin fer a Florida team now? Just askin'........

Dewey Dewster here.......


Go Red Birds.

Essex & Sherman

rottrover said...

Glad to see you, Just Harry! Keep it up - you'll find your voice!


Molly the Airedale said...

Today is our dad's birthday and he's already put in his pressie order to the RedSox!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Asta said...

Dawling Just Hawwy( i know yoow all gwowed ip and have a big boy nam of j.Hawold, but yoo awe my sweet Just Hawwy fuwwevew...but I di gwess. Ummm, i just want yoo to know that youw angrl bwuddew Jakey is smiling down fwom the bwidge(it's twoo, ai've seen him in sum pink clouds) and is so vewy pwoud of yoo fow contonooing yoow blog..he will sit on yoow shouldew and help wif it.
As faw as baseball..i want evewyone of my fwiends to be happy and win, but I will cwoss my paws that uoo get uoow wish
Amoochie kisses

How Sam Sees It said...

We aren't much on sports here - but we will help cheer on your team!

Jake left around the same time Sam did - do you think they are hanging around at the bridge?

Monty and Harlow

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Good luck all.

GizmoGeodog said...

Hiya JH...this is my first time stopping by, so I didn't know Jake, but I do send good thoughts and hope he's enjoying things over the bridge...I like to meet all the Florida dawg bloggers cause we have so much in common...Good luck to your Cardinals!

Kess And Her Mama said...

We've been missing from the blogging world for a while. So sorry to hear about Jake's passing. All we can say is that he had a good life with your family and that's what matters!

All the best to your team.

White Dog Blog said...

JH it is marvelous that you have taken pen in paw to continue this wonderful blog. We are totally confident that your voice will be as skilled and your stories as vivid as Jake's was...just different, more JH-ish!

Whoever wins, we are so glad to know you all will still be friends.

World of Animals, Inc said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us. We just love you with your Cardinals hat on. Hopefully, your team won and you can celebrate with some goodies. Have a wonderful rest of your day.
World of Animals