Hi! I'm Jacko, a Fox Terrier/Chihuahua cross - Maree by Maree  Clarkson

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Camera : Kodak EasyShare C195 – taken in my garden in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa

Hi there! I am Jacko, a Fox Terrier/Chihuahua cross, living at Ga-Sethlong, a beautiful home on a small-holding on the edge of the Cradle of Human Kind in Gauteng, South Africa. I was born on the 1st September 2005, to a healthy litter of 7, with 3 brothers and 3 sisters. This is my story.

When I was about 4 weeks old, I remember catching a glimpse of the world for the first time – a confusing array of brothers and sisters and blankets (up until then, it was my Mother’s smell that guided me to her warmth and that wonderful, warm and satisfying taste of milk).  There were strange goings-on, with faces popping in and plenty of oohing and aahing. For a couple of days this carried on, but this was home and was comforting in a strange way.

Then, when I was 5 weeks old, in the dark of one night, a hand grabbed me from my Mother’s side, whipped me into a bag and swiftly I was spirited off to a strange and unknown world. I was beside myself! Where was everybody? Where was my Mother?! I cried all night long, getting a couple of smacks in the process, to my utter horror!

  1. You can read the rest of my SAD story (but with a beautiful happy ending!) at Jacko’s World here and see the sketch Maree did of me HERE

Me on the lawn in the garden – not ANOTHER photo shoot!

(Also in this series : The Heart of a Home,
A Special Sanctuary,
Where and How Do You Do Your Art,
Bath Delights and
The Cozy Heart of the Home and
Mommy Bobby and her clutch of 10 and
Mommy Bobby – doing what chickens do
and maybe a couple more!)


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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    A lovely Postcard, just in case you have a nice female Chihuahua you can send it to!
    Do you think this will help Hagar to run around again?!
    Lekker storie van jou mooiste ou hondjie Maree!

  • Aaaaw, thank you for your lovely comment Liz, and I’m sure Hagar would love to meet a beautiful young lady! Try the ‘Lonely hearts’ column in your local newspaper!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 3 years ago

    What a cute dog!! looks a little like a jack russell…. nice capture, my friend..

  • There might be Russell there as well Barb, but the mix is great, he’s a real darling! Pleased you like it, thanks a lot!xx

    – Maree Clarkson

  • emmy2
    emmy2over 3 years ago

    Very cute!! Nice capture!!!

  • Thank you Victoria!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • annieannie
    annieannieover 3 years ago

    i love all your art whatever road it takes
    thank you for being such a loyal member of bloopers
    xx annie

  • Thank you for such beautiful, heart-warming words Annie, and your group is one of the bet on RB! Whoot whoot!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 3 years ago

    1 Dec. 2011.

    Whoot, whoot Jacko!

  • Oooooeeee! Baie dankie aan almal wat gestem het, ek en Jack is ekstaties! Blaf blaf!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesover 1 year ago

    I love Jacko and your story! I had a Chihuahua/Jack Russel mix that looked just like your Jacko except his little ears stood straight….I lost him suddenly after only 4 short yrs…loved him dearly…sorry, your story just brought him to mind…

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