| In Memoriam
|Our dear Maggie died Thursday, April 16 2009
We are heartbroken. She was not as active after the death
of her constant companion Dewey. Maggie began having
seizures several weeks before her death.
Dewey died in November 2008.
Maggie was a gift from my friend
Debra Clifton at Stillwater Jack Russell's.
She was my first show terrier, and my best teacher. It was
Maggie that I took to my first Fun Day at the Carolinas Jack
Russell Terrier Club, back in 1997,and it was Maggie who
got me hooked on all the fun things to do at a dog show.
She loved to do go- to- ground ,racing, and conformation,
but most of all, she loved being with her family here at Long
Creek. Maggie taught me about true love and devotion.
For you Maggie, my heart aches for we miss you so much.
I hope you knew what an impact you had on my life.
|We are grateful to Dr Livengood and her staff at Pfafftown
Animal Hospital for all their help with Maggie during her illness.
Thanks for being there for us when we needed you.
|Silver Valley Dewey of Long Creek
August 20, 1993 --- November 12, 2008
|Silver Valley Dewey was our very first Jack Russell
Terrier and our favorite little boy. Dewey came to us
soon after we got married and was a major part of
our lives. Dewey went to work with Rick every day
when Dewey was young. He introduced us to all the
good and some of the bad things (chasing cats,
chewing up furniture) associated with the breed. He
made us fall in love with him as well the Jack Russell
terrier breed. He was the beginning of our love for
these little dogs, and he was the inspiration for our
kennel. Dewey had many happy years here at Long
Creek, and he taught us important lessons during his
stay on earth. He was highly intelligent and full of
mischief, but he was mostly all about true love and
undying devotion. Dewey suffered in recent years
from congestive heart failure as well as kidney
failure. On Wednesday November 12, Dewey died
here at home in bed. His favorite dog companion
Stillwater Maggie was lying by his side. He simply
went to sleep. I was there with him at the end. If you
have to lose a dear friend, I guess this is the way to
do it. We are greatly saddened by his death, but he
will live on in our hearts. He never won a show ribbon
in his life nor did he ever attend a show, but he was
our most beloved and true companion. Dewey was the
first terrier and everything we are and do for the
Jack Russell started with Dewey. Rest in peace my
|Long Creek Salem
July 19, 2001 --- April 25, 2008
|Sired by Loblolly Jinx out of Loblolly Brillo. Salem was my wild, lovely
girl. Although she was not especially fond of showing, she did well
in many shows. She was a multi-conformation winner and placed 4th
in Nationals. I retired her early, and she loved to sleep in the
computer room while I worked. She was one of the prettiest terriers
that I have ever bred. My dear Salem, I will always remember you.
Rest in peace my beloved one.
|Long Creek Bebop
April 15, 2000 to July 10, 2008
|Bebop was the spitting image of his grandsire George Jones.
He was owned and dearly loved by Jerry Leonard of Pleasant
Garden, NC. Bebop was sired by Troon Quarry Cassidy and
his dam was Loblolly Brillo (George Jones daughter). Bebop,
you will live on in our hearts.
|Loblolly Nugget of Long Creek
January 27, 1998 --- July 20, 2006
|"Fast asleep. Singing birds in their leafy cover cannot wake
nor shake her the gusty blast
Under the purple thyme and purple clover
Sleeping at last""
From "Sleeping at last" Christina Rossetti
|This great terrier was not only an outstanding show terrier, but a dear
member of our family.
She excelled not only in the show ring but as a producer of both
conformation and performance terriers. She is dam to Long Creek Bristol,
Long Creek Gotcha, Long Creek Lacy, Long Creek Sara Beth, and Long
Creek Favor. She will be sorely missed by all of us here. What a great little
Nugget, your legacy lives on here at Long Creek.
|George Jones of Long Creek
December 23, 1992 --- April 25, 2002
|George was our foundation stud. A multiple conformation winner and true
companion, George will always hold a special place in our hearts. He was an
incredible terrier with personality plus.
|I could list all your show winnings here as a tribute, but that is not necessary.
You were special without all those ribbons, for you were part of our family.
|You live on here in your wonderful offspring. Nugget has inherited your little "pleasure grunt" whenever she is rubbed. Her daughter,
Bristol, does the same thing. Brillo has your wild twirl that she does whenever she is excited and her daughter, likewise, carries on
the wild twirl whenever she's wound up. You and your offspring have produced some wonderful terriers, and for that we are indebted
to you. Most of all, I am grateful for the opportunity to have known you. You were certainly an awesome personality. My husband was
your favorite human, and it was only appropriate that he was there with you at the end. You slipped away quietly on that spring day.
You left this life with the same quiet dignity as you had lived it.
|This page is dedicated to the wonderful terriers who have added joy to our hearts
and contributed so much to the foundation of Long Creek Jack Russell Terriers
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|Loblolly Brillo AKA "Taterhead"
January 27, 1998 --- November 1, 2012
|Long Creek Bristol
September 29, 1999 --- October 16, 2013
June 11, 1996 --- April 16, 2009
|Long Creek Hogan
September 29, 1999 --- July 4, 2013
|Long Creek Pirate
July 30, 1997 --- September 27, 2014
|Fox Run Chat of Long Creek
December 22, 1998 -- August 19, 2014
|Silver Valley Calamity Jane aka CJ
December 28, 2001 --- February 12, 2015
|CJ was dearly loved and is greatly missed
by the Ingram family of Winston Salem, NC.
CJ was a Loblolly Jinx daughter.
|Long Creek Trance
September 23, 1999 --- May 23, 2015
|Long Creek Eli
September 26, 2010 --- November 29, 2015
After months of declining health, our dear Bliss left this world behind. She was the most beautiful creature that I have ever known and her beauty was inside as well as outside. She was sweet up to the very end, and though she was very sick, she wagged her tail and nuzzled me. Her liver as well as kidneys were failing, and the vet gave us only one option. I can not possibly express the depth of our grief as she has been such an important part of our lives. She did us proud with her many show wins. She was Best Open Terrier numerous times and was 2006 Nationals Reserve Best Open Bitch. Bliss was once described by Bob Clough as "a crackin' bitch" and was honored with a photo in his book. Indeed she was a good girl, but most of all, she had the best temperament I have ever seen. After her retirement, she traveled with us to shows and was used in the child handler classes. Bliss was never snippy or grouchy with the children and she was so easy to handle. She just wanted to have a good time. There have been some warm, beautiful days recently and I am glad she was able to enjoy going outside. She loved to stretch out in the grass and soak up some sun. It will be hard to go through the season without her. I recently found an old video of her and my Pirate playing together in the yard. It brought back such wonderful memories of her time here with us. I like to think that once again they are together, still playing their game of tag. We will always miss her, but her memory lives on in her son Blitz, grandson Chester, and great grandson Brew. She will always be loved by us and we are grateful to have had her in our lives.
Thank you Bliss for teaching us so much about life and how wonderful it is.
|Long Creek Bliss
March 3, 2003 - April 1, 2018