Farmcliff Jack Russell Terriers




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Farmcliff Peewee
Long Hope Minnie

For those who knew
Long Hope Mickey of Farmcliff

by Bob Franklin

Mickey left us last night and went over the Rainbow Bridge. He would have been 10 next March. We have been aware for 2 years now that Mickey had a heart murmur (extensive tests had revealed three leaky valves). He had been given 1/2 of a baby asprin daily ever since so he was able to continue doing what he loved and did well and that was race. In the last month or so, Mickey developed a dry cough and a recent trip to the vet revealed that he had all the symptions of congestive heart failure.

Mickey and several other dogs in the JRT world against whom he raced many times became legends to many of us. Duke, Thomba, Deegan, Bugsy and Sez Who were his primary running competitors over the years. Mickey got 2nd in both flat and hurdles for two consecutive years at JRTCA Nationals and as such never was a National Champion racer. However, Mickey did win the Over Stakes Race at JRTCA National for three consecutive years. I have no idea how many racing championship awards Mickey won, but it was many. Mickey even placed 2nd in the Veteran Dog Conformation class twice at JRTCA Nationals. Mickey wasn't a terribly good GTG terrier, but because of his performances in racing and conformation, he won numerous high-point-terrier awards over the years.

Some of you will probably remember Mickey best for his "power pees". He could stand there on three legs for several minutes peeing while most who witnessed this act would eventually disolve in laughter. Then there were the many times when I had Mickey on lead in a conformation class, waiting to race or do GTG and suddenly my pant leg would feel warm. Mickey would be quietly "marking" his master by peeing on my leg. There are others of you who occasionally helped me race Mickey who had similar "markings" when you weren't paying attention.

Although Mickey never received a natural hunting certificate, he did plenty of hunting during his many walks with me in the woods. On his chalkboard were a raccoon, an opossum and many squirrels.

We buried Mickey down by our race track where he can root for the future generations of JRT racers who will learn to race and practice on his favorite place.

Genie and I shall miss Mickey terribly, but we have so many great memories that we will always smile when we think about him.


Pedigree of Long Hope Mickey

Farmcliff Peewee

Height: 12"
Coat: Rough
Color: Tri

Reg # A368-92
Whelped: 8/29/1991

BAER UDR Unilaterally Deaf - Right

Breeder: Bob & Genie Franklin, Glastonbury, CT


North Country Pinnochio

13" Broken Tri
Reg # 159-91A
Whelped: 7/23/1989

BAER Normal

Breeder: Norah W Risley (VT)

Riverview Flare
13" Broken Tri
Reg # 162-87A

Tag of Windermere
10" Broken Tri
Reg # 39-86E

Riverview Little Stitches
10" Broken Tri
Reg # 98-86A

The Hollow Pippa
13" Smooth T/W
Reg # 156-89A

The Hollow Webster
14" Smooth T/W
Reg # 01-87A

Tanya of the Hollow
12.5" Broken T/W
Reg # 164-87E

Farmcliff Gretel

12.5" Rough Tri
Reg # 48-90A
Whelped: 1/18/1989

BAER Normal

Breeder: Bob & Genie Franklin, Glastonbury, CT

The Hollow Pedia
12.25" Broken T/W
Reg # 32-87A

Blencathra Trimmer
14" Broken Tri
Reg # 60-85A
Woodluck Eclair of the Hollow
13.5" Rough T/W
Reg # A27-85

Farmcliff Blaze
12.25" Broken T/W
Reg # 32-87A

Joshua of Farmcliff
13.5" Rough T/W
Reg # A10-85A
Foxwarren Ticket of Farmcliff
13" Smooth T/W
Reg # E124-84
Long Hope Minnie

Height: 14-7/8"
Coat: Broken
Color: Tri

Reg # A378-92

BAER Normal

Breeder: Nellie Neiwola, CT


Breeder: Ruth Merrill

Mr McGregor

Bosco (Palmer)
Blencathra Chicory


Jayne's Opie Ramah

Windy Hill Hot Toddy of Long Hope
13" Broken T/W
Reg # A144-90


Breeder: Nancy Dougherty (PA)

Foxwarren Todd
13.5" Smooth T/W
Reg # E227-87

Dodger of Foxwarren
13" Rough Tri
Reg # 461-85/Gb
Foxwarren Cleo
12" Broken T/W
Reg # 151-84E

Foxwarren Twig

Rebel of Foxwarren
14" Smooth T/W
Reg # 275-83GB
Contessa of Foxwarren

Breeder: Nellie Neiwola, CT


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