Sunday, May 10, 2015

In Memoriam: Mikey Jones


This is a bittersweet Mother's Day for all of us at Gypsum Moon: Mikey Jones, beloved companion, little brother, soul friend, playmate, and quite arguably the world’s most all-around fabulous rockhound, left us suddenly this past Friday morning to cross the Rainbow Bridge.


Mikey was 14 years young, and spent almost every minute of those years with Kay. She adopted him when he just 12 weeks old, after he was rescued from a big horrible puppy mill in Georgia.


Mikey was a proud member of MAGMA, and loved going on digs. He had been to two Rockhound Roundups, and was always up for a gem show, or a camping trip adventure to mine for minerals. He'd fall asleep immediately in the car on the way home from events and sleep for hours in what came to be known as the Classic Beached Whale position...


Along with Kay and his other MAGMA friends, Mikey dug for gems in North Carolina at the Crabtree Emerald Mine in Mitchell County, the Reel Mine in Iron Station, the Glendon pyrite mine, the quarry at Bessemer City, the Little Pine Garnet Mine near Spruce Pine, the Garnet Hill mine near Raleigh, and he loved sluicing in and around Franklin.  He went with MAGMA in search of amethysts and more in Georgia, at Graves Mountain, at the Hogg mine, at JXR in Wilkes County, and at Six S’s Farm.  In South Carolina, Mikey went with the club to Diamond Hill Mine near Antreville many times, and he helped collect Savannah River agate in South Carolina, too.

When Mikey caught a glimpse of his reflection in a window, he didn’t see the same beautiful little shih tzu the rest of us saw: he saw Wolf, his real inner self, big and fearless, full of intuitive wisdom and determination to take care of his pack.


Like Wolf, Mikey reminded us to keep our spirits young and alive, to trust our inner strength and wisdom, and to put our packs, our framilies, first. Those are the things that those of us who loved him learned from him, and those are the things that give us comfort now, when the pain of the loss of his bright and happy spirit is heavy on our hearts.




Bright blessings,
CJ & Kay

9 comments:

  1. balling my eyes out for you. Mikey Jones was one lucky little dude. XOXO All of my love to you and yours.

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    1. Thank you, Nyss - we know you know <3

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss of Micky. I know he was family.

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    1. Sorry for your loss! I know Mikey was like your son and that you loved him deeply. Glad I got to see him and give him a few pats on the head last Tuesday!! He will be missed.

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  3. There are other awesome doggies in heaven you know ! Mickey Jones is ok, just made some new friends and will always look after you <3

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    1. Thank you so much, Myrthe - these are the hardest days, just getting used to him not being here physically. I know he's already watching and protecting us, just like always <3

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  4. I'm so sorry -- I know it will be a long time before you stop listening for him and wondering where he is. Thank you for sharing his story. He was a lucky guy to land with the two of you.

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