I guess you must be wondering why I haven't made the call for everyone's "Uncle Jack Armageddon/Celebrity Death Ghoul Pool" guesses... sigh.
For reasons yet to be explained to us, Uncle Jack will not be visiting us this year.
Seriously, I know.
I'll wait until you're done howling with abject sadness.
Uncle Jack has visited us every year since I was a wee little fluffy puppy, and frankly I have no idea what we're going to do with ourselves this year. Oh sure, the humans are still taking the time off and all, but still, there won't be any of this:
For those of you who aren't a regular reader (shame on you) every time Uncle Jack visits, a famous celebrity dies. I'm still not sure my friends in Australia (Huffle, Opy) have ever forgiven him for killing off Steve Irwin.
Uncle Jack also brings along some sort of horrific natural catastrophe (Katrina is one fine example), and something in the human house usually breaks (attic fan, telephones).
I'm not sure if the earth has been notified that Uncle Jack won't be visiting (there's two hurricanes approaching the East Coast)... hmmm. Perhaps we should hold the ghoul pool and the natural catastrophe pool, and the what will break at the human's house pool. Maybe all these years it really wasn't Uncle Jack... maybe the HUMANS are the cause!
Regardless, we'll miss you Uncle Jack. Wish you could visit this year, but we understand. We'll just save up the claw for next year.
P.S. We haven't told Spineless Bionic hip/knee puppy Sam that Uncle Jack isn't visiting. We're seeing how long he stares out the window. For all we know, he's staring at a bug.