It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of the greatest dog we've ever owned. Rambler died at home as a result of a freak accident.
R.I.P. Ol' Man, we can never thank you enough for all you've given us, may your legacy forever live on.
Get'em Ram.....Until we meet again....
Fish died from complications associated with heat stroke while baying hogs early Saturday morning, August 4th. She ran about 75 yards after jumping a hog before she passed out. We didn't find her until nearly an hour later, partially under the root ball of a fallen tree and it was too late to save her. She will be incredibly missed. RIP sweet girl.
Gator died at home on August 5th, 2006 from unknown causes. His "smile" will be sorely missed at home and at work.
We lost May to complications of a snake bite she received while penning cattle. Once discovered, the venom had dealt it's ravages to her system and we couldn't get it stopped in time
to prevent major organ damage. May's loss is one that we'll surely feel when we go to the woods, whether looking for cattle or hogs. She was there, giving it all she had, every time. She
made it her own personal endeavor to prove, rescue or not, purebred or not, she had it, and showed it with flair. Her silly and playful personality, her zest for life and her hard working "get 'er
done" style is surely something we'll sorely miss.
We had mighty big dreams of Vette continuing the tradition of excellence, and she did for a short while. She BAYED - from A to Z! Vette contracted a fungal infection that attacked her brain, leading to a sudden and heartbreaking loss.
One of the cornerstones of J Cross Catahoulas, Summer will be incredibly missed. Her rock steady temperament, her unbelievable heart and drive is a notch on the bar with which we measure our pack. Successful in EVERY facet, whatever the task, she never once let me down.
Cinder was the last of the original J Cross hog dogs, winning 2 places at her first bay event and winning the belt buckle at her last, as well as the last of our original cowdog pack, it's a chapter that is quite hard to see close. After 6 weeks of battling illnesses associated with older working dogs, and ultimately kidney failure, Justin and I decided the last kindness we could give her was love enough to not make her suffer any longer with things she couldn't beat. "Let's go, Cinder, load up"
Hickory was an incredible hog dog, running a track like a hound, but having the heart and grit that was true to his bloodline. He began to show signs of not feeling quite right, and it we discovered that he had not one, but two types of cancer. It was one fight our gritty ol' dog just couln't win.
We lost Target due to kidney damage sustained when he was tossed by a bull. His dedication and over the top heart will be missed sorely here at Catahoulaville.
We lost Dare when she got loose at home and strayed into the busy road while we were gone. This sweet little package of dynamite is one we're surely going to miss.
His name, for us, speaks volumes. He carries with him the legacy of the best we've ever had the pleasure to own and work with. Legacy passed from complications due to heat stroke.