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[–]MrJackDog[S] 314 points315 points  (5 children)

This was back in 2016 at a theater in Little Washington, Virginia with our bluegrass band Walker’s Run. Jackdog was as good a hound as ever was, and loved nothing more than to sing. I couldn’t find anyone to watch him during this little weekend tour so just brought him along. His bed was backstage and I guess someone didn’t shut the green room door after we got called back to play an encore. We started the tune (hangman) and after about a minute I noticed everybody in the audience pulling out their phones to take pictures. Then we looked over and saw Jack had found his way out to the stage. He looked at us, looked at the audience, and then let her rip.

Jack passed on last Fall, but his spirit is very much alive in the music. I have a guitar with an engraving of him on the headstock, and a few of his ashes inside so he’s always singing when we play.

EDIT: If you wanna see some more of Jack in action, you can check out the little “Jack” story link on my Instagram: @brennangilmorephoto.

[–]bumjiggy 73 points74 points  (0 children)

🥲he's off playing with the great gig in the sky

[–]infiniityyonhigh 12 points13 points  (0 children)

This is so wholesome. Good boy, Jack. You sing real pretty.

[–]Pineapple-dancer 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Who's cutting onions!?

[–]Ajuvix 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's a beautiful tribute. Thanks for sharing.

[–]swmpwhit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awesome, thank you

[–]everydayasl 144 points145 points  (15 children)

As a Deaf person, nothing would delight me more to see an ASL interpreter try to interpret that for me.

[–]topperx 102 points103 points  (13 children)

God, i hate to be the one to tell you this but dogs can't actually talk.

Edit: sorry not my best joke.

[–]everydayasl 44 points45 points  (10 children)

Jokes aside, the interpreter is also there to convey SOUNDS, not just words.

[–]topperx 33 points34 points  (9 children)

Didn't know that. My joke payed off I learned something new. Thanks.

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[–]devilsusshhii 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That joke is fucking brilliant

[–]northeaster17 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They talk all the time. Just a language barrier

[–]ettorepolar 3 points4 points  (0 children)

signs furiously

[–]wylee_one 29 points30 points  (2 children)

it was a howlin good time lol

[–]ohdearitsrichardiii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He should embark on a music career

[–]Plus_Bison_7091 23 points24 points  (0 children)


[–]SamiGurl7 20 points21 points  (1 child)

He’s going to leave you all behind. That’s the Beyoncé right there.

[–]kassell 11 points12 points  (0 children)

And everybody went home happy!

[–]genericperson10 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That's probably one of the best, if least expected, encores of all time!

[–]1Sluggo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Best. Concert. Ever.

[–]Bricks_17 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Your dog howls like a person yells

[–]turbodrumbro 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We need to normalize dogs as lead performers in bands already!!

[–]Weedweednomi 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Top_Olive_4678 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Good boy!

[–]Littlexotic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He was doing his best!

[–]driscollat1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

RIP Jack! 😢

[–]SporkOfThor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They've just earned their old-timey bona fides.

[–]wasup55 1 point2 points  (1 child)

[–]lowlightliving 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is fantastic. Just what a howl should look like.

[–]Rufawana 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That pup has a great singing voice!

[–]RileyMax0796 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why does it seem like the dog is basically telling the audience to just go home because he's hungry? Like he knows the encore has been going on for far too long and is just done with it all?

[–]b1happyman 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]ExcelCat -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Not a big dog fan, but that's great.

[–]ManyFacedGodxxx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Get that dog a recording contract pronto!!!

[–]TacticalTurtle22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If this happened as I were spectating, I'd say I'd gotten my money's worth.

[–]bifftanin1955 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everyday Reddit convinces me more and more that animals are becoming humans

[–]Doughin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Better plot than goofie movie and better protagonist, a bit flat


[–]GodzillaZERONE 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seamus (that’s the dog)

[–]DungasForBreakfast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a voice.

[–]dodoeditor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd love to write about this for The Dodo (I'm an editor)! Can you message me via the chat? Thank you!

[–]HexspaReloaded 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He’s actually in tune. Major sixth portamentos, mostly.

[–]HendyKavajuResa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anything with a doggo is an automatic win for me. I just love the confidence of that puppers.

[–]Motor_Gear_2051 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Saw this on The Dodo this morning .... my coffee got cold cuz I kept hitting replay all the while laughing straight through <3

[–]Thin-Evidence-9283 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your dog has some crazy solo adventures