Thank you #missinghimmadly


Jill with ScruncherI wanted to send you all my love and thanks from the bottom of my heart for your kindness, love and support you have all shown me since January 16th…a day in my life I will never forget.

Our search for our beautiful boy continues with much positivity and strength that has come from your beautiful messages.


Jill and both her dogs!Thank you to all my amazing friends and family for your love and continuous support. QVC, your kindness has been more than I could have ever dreamed of.

We have had messages from all over the world such as Chicago, Dubai, South Africa and Texas from such kind people who have said this story has really touched them.

For someone who is not really into technology and social media, Scruncher was trending globally in the Top 10 and @JFTVQVC Top 10 in the UK..actually makes me smile. Thank you to you all who made this happen to get him out there using #missinghimmadly. Please continue to tweet and Facebook.


Moment of tenderness! Sweet dreams!









Larry and I had a break planned in March and we were in a real dilemma whether we should go or not. We were exhausted and needed time to think about our missing boy and time to rest after endless sleepless nights searching and coping with the stress and devastation, our heavy hearts ached so much that it was truly painful. Then the realisation we may never see him, cuddle him or kiss him ever again and that we never had the chance to say goodbye and thank him for eight amazing years of unconditional love and loyalty. It will never be goodbye, forever or never but until the next time we meet…

Jill with her dogsWe decided to take 10 days instead of three weeks. We spent time with Mr B as we all needed time to adjust our lives without Scruncher. Mr B is a very sociable dog and misses Scruncher dreadfully but is doing so well. We may have to consider a little friend for him as he would love that. We took 10 days away, my trip will be in my next blog shortly. It did us the world of good and it's great to be back focused, positive and stronger than ever. We will never give up looking for our loyal, beautiful boy but in reality life has to go on.

Jill and Scruncher cuddlingLosing Scruncher really brings home that nothing is forever and your life can change overnight.

We have always loved and lived life to the full and will still do that. It will never be the same without Scruncher but if we have a happy ending we will have one big party. Scruncher is a true legend and was loved by everyone.


Puppy loveScruncher, wherever you are and whoever you are with, we won't give up on you and we will love you forever with all our hearts. We miss you every second of every day. It brings me great comfort to kiss your beautiful face every day day and tell you how much I love you and miss you.

Sending you all my love and true thanks from me , Larry and Mr B!

Look out for my next blog: my trip to the USA, including a Broadway premiere, Joan Rivers and much more!

Jill xxx



  1. Kerry Evans March 27, 2014 at 3:27 pm -  Reply

    Jill, you have been so strong. I know it has been a very hard time for you all. Scruncher is often în my thoughts and I hope he is being well looked after wherever he is. I don’t know how I’d cope if somebody took our boy. Lots of love and positive thoughts. Kerry X

  2. angela dunne March 27, 2014 at 4:45 pm -  Reply

    How upsetting it is to read your latest blog, I really feel for you and I follow you on Twitter hoping to see some good news.I am sure he will return to you one day and complete your family again.
    It is so sad that so many animals, go missing or are stolen, but that said there are good organisations such as DoglostUk who really help and just by following them and tweeting helps reunite pets.
    Wishing you all the best in your search for lovely Scruncher.
    Love Angela

  3. Jean Pugh March 27, 2014 at 6:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jill,
    I have just read your latest blog, and I had a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes , I feel for you not knowing where your beautiful Schruncher is. It must be awful for you and Larry having to cope without him as they are so much part of your life and I know how much you love your dogs. I have several dogs and I love them all so much so I can understand the pain you are in. I am glad you both had a break and look forward to seeing your next blog. I wish you all the luck in the world in finding him and do hope he comes home safe and well soon. Give Mr B a big hug I guess he misses him as much as you both do. There are lots of people out there looking for him and hoping he is found.
    Love Jean xx

  4. Sue Wright March 27, 2014 at 6:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jill
    I am so sorry you have had no news of Scruncher – it must have been awful to have had him snatched away from you so cruelly. I bet you have been torturing yourself wishing you hadn’t taken him out that night but lets hope there’s a happy ending for both of you, and of course, Larry and Mr B! A new friend for the three of you is a good idea, although no substitute for Scruncher.
    I thought about you while we were in Florida last week and remembered you said you were away in March too. I wondered if you had postponed the trip but glad you managed to take a short break at least.
    Keep you chin up and I look forward to seeing you on air soon, you and I have the same taste in jewellery!
    Love Sue

  5. Linda Binns March 27, 2014 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    Dear Jill, I haven’t stopped thinking about you from the day you posted your blog about Scruncher going missing. Unless you are a dog lover nobody can understand the pain and anxiety you must be going through. My heart truly bleeds for you. I pray you may be able to find some sort of normality and strength now that you have had a little break and been able to clear your head. Wherever I am, I shall continue to be vigilant and look out for your beautiful boy. I have always enjoyed reading about your beloved Scruncher and Mr.B. I can think of nothing more joyous than to read of his being back home soon with you, Larry & Mr.B. Keep strong & love to you all. Linda B. x

  6. Sara A March 27, 2014 at 11:00 pm -  Reply

    Tears are falling reading your beautiful words about your beloved pet. I am sorry that he hasn’t returned yet but yes be hopeful that the day he may come back where he really belongs,
    Take care xx

  7. Michelle Gill March 28, 2014 at 10:41 am -  Reply

    Hello Jill, I really hope that you are reunited with Scruncher and I am pleased that you are finding the strength to carry on with day to day life.

  8. Anne March 28, 2014 at 11:55 am -  Reply

    Hi Jill
    Sorry you have not found your beloved Scruncher yet. I know it is heartbreaking and as you said not being able to say goodbye and thank him for being a loyal friend but he had eight very happy years with you and your husband and he knew how loved he was im sure.
    Will keep you all in my prayers.
    lots of love

  9. Jacqueline March 28, 2014 at 12:18 pm -  Reply

    Dear Jill ,larry and MR B
    Wishing you all the best in your search for Scruncher
    Never give up hope!!!!

  10. Brenda Brown March 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm -  Reply

    Dear Jill, I am so sorry Scruncher has not returned, I check every day to see if there is any news on your blog.. Some nasty people must have been watching you when you took him out for his walk and had everything planned especially if you took him same time every night. I hope and pray you get him back, I can’t believe how many poor animals are stolen.
    I sent an email to Larry sometime ago now suggesting Stewart Keeyes the physic medium who lives in Basingstoke I am sure he will be able to help you, I don’t know if you ever thought about it but it’s worth a try.
    Take care xx

  11. Virginia March 28, 2014 at 4:01 pm -  Reply

    Dear Jill,
    I sit hear with tears running down my face reading your newest blog. I have been checking your blog every day for news about Scruncher and I am so sad that there is still no news about him.
    But you must not give up hope. My friend lost her dog a few years ago and after 10 long month he was found and they got him back.
    I will keep my fingers crossed and pray that there will be a happy ending for you.
    Don’t give up hope and be strong for Larry and Mr B.
    With love from Virginia and Sam (my Golden Retriever, lying next to me having an afternoon nap)

  12. Beth Morton March 28, 2014 at 5:43 pm -  Reply

    Dearest Jill,
    By the time I got to the end of your blog, I felt very teary and had shivers – not for me but I am in awe of your strength and being a fellow animal lover your words really touched me.
    When I didn’t see you on our screens, I did wonder if you had left but did remember from a blog of a few months ago that you had a USA trip planned. I was delighted to see you on our screens this week but obviously saddened to come on here today and to see he is still missing.
    You really are an amazing person and I wish with all my heart that Scruncher is returned to you. However, hard as it is, you are right to keep moving forward (as painful as that must be) and every time I see a Bulldog, I do a double-take and check it’s not him. I am sure all the QVC viewers are doing the same..
    I am sending you, Larry and MrB a massive hug from me and may you continue to take care and do whatever is best for all of you.
    LOTS OF LOVE, Beth Morton XXXXX

  13. Tracey Maker March 28, 2014 at 5:59 pm -  Reply

    I have shared Sruncher on my FB page. I check QVC daily to see if you have found him. My heart goes out to you, positive thoughts and love being sent your way.

  14. Fay Grimes March 28, 2014 at 6:56 pm -  Reply

    Dear Jill , Although I am not a dog owner now I must say I understand your pain totally.Since I first read that Scruncher had gone missing I have looked each day on your blog and on Twitter for any news of him.i really do hope that one day you will be reunited with your beloved Scruncher. At the moment I am ‘Nana’ to my daughters beautiful Cavachon ..Lillie ! I love her so much and I know she feels the same about me! I Lillie has been in the family for almost 3 years now and none of us cannot imagine life without her.please try to remain positive and look forward to Scruncher being back where he belongs.

  15. Marie March 28, 2014 at 7:58 pm -  Reply

    I send you all my love and pray you will be reunited with your gorgeous Scruncher You are being so brave I will continue to look our for him on my travels
    Marie x

  16. janice reeves March 28, 2014 at 8:49 pm -  Reply

    Hello Jill, I just want to say I am not even a dog owner and having read your blog, I just want to say I feel for you and your husband, the time since January must I would think has dragged by for you both I do hope that you do get some positive news about your beloved dog, I am keeping my fingers crossed for good news.

  17. Maureen Green March 28, 2014 at 10:33 pm -  Reply

    Dear Jill So sorry to hear your beloved dog is still missing. You have been so brave on TV and my heart went out to you. It’s good you have had a break and that you have come back stronger. Your blog has had me in tears our pets are our family. Hope you are reunited soon. Stay strong. Xx

  18. Jan Fardon March 29, 2014 at 12:03 am -  Reply

    Hi Jill as a dog lover with two dogs of my own, I know how stressful and painfull this time had been for you since Scruncher was taken, it’s heartbreaking it truely is. As my family are grown up and I am alone my two boys Oliver and Benji are my constant and loving companions and babies. What really concerns me is the number of dogs(and cats) on Facebook who are being taken whether they’re out walking in parks with their owners, lured in some cases in broad daylight by strangers who steal their toys and lure them away, or take them from their owners gardens…..This was unheard of until a year or so ago, but sadly it’s occurring throughout the country. Pets do go missing, but never before as they are now and never being blatantly taken…it makes me feel quite nervous sometimes about taking my boys out , I do hope your beloved Scruncher is retuned to you soon, safe and sound and wondering what all the fuss is about……xx

  19. Sandra Morgan March 29, 2014 at 8:25 am -  Reply

    I’ve just read your latest blog with tears in my eyes – everyday
    I log in to see if your Scruncher has been found yet and every
    day I am so disappointed.
    I hope that he will be safely returned to you and Mr B soon.
    Don’t give up!

  20. sarah acutt March 29, 2014 at 2:11 pm -  Reply

    stay strong jill,my friend had her dog stolen over 2 long years ago,this year GREAT news they were reunited….although a very thin sad looking boy,with poor skin and bad teeth,but with lots of love,good bath,and lots of great help from the vets…..benny is nearly back to his normal self ,just older…………..
    however it was the microchip that brought him home….!
    never give up…

  21. donna March 29, 2014 at 2:53 pm -  Reply

    Never give up hope. Scruncher will come home to you.

  22. Vanessa Bond March 29, 2014 at 4:36 pm -  Reply

    Having just read your blog I just had to write and say how moving it was I couldn’t help crying even though I have children my pets are also my babies I really feel for you and your husband and pray you get your baby back take care xx

  23. marilyn jones March 30, 2014 at 4:14 pm -  Reply

    Dear jill,
    as a spiritualist who has an affinity with animals I would have to say that the word Dorking keeps popping into my mind.l have done so many different types of animal spiritual works since I was a child ,l have every faith in my guide and guides who have helped me for over fifty years so should anything that has the slightest connection to that area crop up please take it sereously.

  24. Louise March 30, 2014 at 6:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jill
    Even now, I still think about Scruncher, and see tweets, so people are still being supportive. We used to breed boxers and, when a workman left the garden gate open, they escaped and were missing for only a couple of hours, so I can understand what it must be like for you all, each minute must seem like ages. We have always had multiple boxers, and currently have two, and one without the other would be so lonely so, unquestionably, Mr B will know something is amiss. I have no doubt he will be being so well cared for, most likely with a new family. Whilst this doesn’t make it easier to bear, it is comforting in a sense. You know that, for 8 years, you did the best you possibly could for him and, if like me, your dogs are your babies, will have spoiled him rotten. I really hate to refer to them as ‘my’ dogs; it makes them sound like possessions, and they are, imo, not. They are my family.
    I’m sure work has been something of a therapy for you, and Larry also. He will be missing you, as much as you miss him, but he would not want to think he was the cause of any upset. This may sound far fetched, but I honestly believe it.
    Take care, Jill. I know you will be enjoying Mr B.

  25. Jane Bayford March 30, 2014 at 6:59 pm -  Reply

    Oh Jill I am soo sorry to hear your beloved Scruncher has still not returned, he and you all are in my prayers and hope you will all be reunited soon. I check your blog often hoping for good news and will continue to do so. Jane Bayford xxxxxx

  26. Anita March 31, 2014 at 2:02 pm -  Reply

    Jill, I regularly check to see if he has been found and my heart sinks to read he’s still missing.
    I cannot imagine your pain. Dear god in his mercy may reunite you two.
    Time must have frozen for you.
    I pray for you and him to be safe and home soon-keep visualising it as a future event-it WILL happen.

  27. christine fury March 31, 2014 at 5:36 pm -  Reply

    Dear Jill +Family
    i must say i agree with all the beautiful comments lovely people have sent you,like them i kept checking your blog for updates hoping there would be good news,when there was no updates i even rang customer care to see if they knew anything.I am so sorry you are still without your beautiful boy.please keep checking dogs home in person as they are so busy they dont know weither he’s there or not.keep your chin up lots of luck.

  28. Lesley March 31, 2014 at 9:23 pm -  Reply

    Jill, I am yet again fighting those tears , you and Larry have been so strong after the most awful time. Like you my bully (Millie ) is the centre of our family and the love she gives is immense . So I can feel that physical pain you have had to face sine Jan16th – stay strong I have read so many stories of dogs reunited after so long apart since I have been retweeting Scrunchers story . We will continue to make him too hot to handle and I like so many will keep my eyes peeled(even so far away) at all Bully’s – just to check it’s not your boy.
    With Love

  29. Nina Lendon March 31, 2014 at 10:47 pm -  Reply

    I have just read your blog with tears in my eyes. As a dog owner myself I keep checking your blog for news and am sure even though I love my dog as much as you clearly love yours, I will never be able to truly feel what you are going through. It must be truly unbearable and you are all in my thoughts and I am willing him to be returned safely to you. You have been amazingly strong throughout, I cannot believe that I would cope so well. Stay strong honey, never give up, I’m sure he is out there feeling exactly the same way about you. With lots of love, Nina xxxx

  30. Valerie April 1, 2014 at 10:48 am -  Reply

    Cannot think of words to comfort you I am on dog number 7 now and I do think a pal for Mr B is the way forward to ease the pain. You are going through the same feelings as me since my husband passed away. Love and cuddles to you all Val in Kent

  31. Sophie April 3, 2014 at 11:22 am -  Reply

    Very sad story.
    I am a big believer in keeping dogs on leads at all times, no matter how well trained they are or their nature. It is the responsible thing to do to protect them and yourself.
    Hope he is safe and well and he returns to you in the future.

  32. Christine Brown April 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm -  Reply

    Jill, my heart goes out to you, I cannot imagine the loss you are feeling but so happy you still have Mr B I am sure he feels the loss. I know how my boxer dog James Brown (I feel good!!)was when we lost his big brother Charlie Brown, he had a poorly heart but the vets kept him going until one snowy day he was out playing with his brother and he came in and just went to sleep, James just lay beside him. It is the unconditional love our pets bring into our lives. I read you may be considering another little pooch, I am sure you will know if it is right or not. Like everyone else who has commented my heart and thoughts are with you Larry and Mr B. Take good care and I love seeing you on QVC I missed you recently you have a lovely sense of humour and a very professional presence. Take good care xxx

  33. Tracey Maker April 7, 2014 at 9:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi just seen on FB that an Alsatian has come home after 18 months. Just went up to a car at a junction put his paws on the window and seemed to beg for help. Luckily the lady was dog friendly took to the vets had a chip and a call was made. The owner is overjoyed.
    Hope eternal xx

  34. Susan Ewan April 8, 2014 at 4:09 pm -  Reply

    Jill, your blog made me very tearful. It must be a nightmare for you and your husband. I pray you get your boy back soon. X

  35. sandra Howard April 8, 2014 at 5:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jill
    My thoughts are with you, on reading your friend is still missing. I hope and pray you will be reunited very soon. I have 2 dogs. Rio is 3 years old this month and Dexter is 4 and a half months. We got Dexter after much heart ach from the death of our beloved Max he was almost 14 years old, he had a lot of health issues from being 18 months old one was heart problems and even though we were told he had a lot longer life than expected it still hurt like mad. It happened one morning in October last year 2013 I knew their was something wrong straight away when I came down that morning he was waiting by the kitchen door for me. the look in his eyes told me he was having trouble standing so I picked him up and gave him a cuddle I opened the back door as all ways for Max and Rio to go and do their morning business and as I put him down he ran back in straight to the living room and lay down in front of were I always sit his breathing was very laboured and then he started to twitch all over and kicking his legs about. I picked him up and had him on my lap talking to him and stroking him and he stop all this moving then went very stiff and pushed all his limbs out ridged. then relaxed I was in floods of tears and knew he was dying. I screamed at the top of my voice for my husband, we he got in the living room I had slipped down on to the floor so as I would not drop Max or if he started to kick around and I could not hold on to him. He is (was )A red and cream long haired Chihuahua with such tiny legs, his tongue was always hanging out the side of his mouth because he had a under cut jaw and it just did not fit in his mouth as he got older. I know it is different to losses a PET AS YOU HAVE. but the not knowing were he is must be torment for you both. Please except my true sympathy in your time of great pain, I know you have a another dog but you still hurt so much for Scruncher. We decided to get another Chihuahua as Rio was struggling to settle with out Max they went every were together plus Rio had never been on his own. He is such a sencertive dog, was off his food, he cried all night for weeks we were hurting so much and Rio was a worry. So that was why we knew we had to have another friend for all of us. Dexter was born one month to the day from Max passing away plus we wanted a black and white male. Dexter fit the bill in every way. He has a strong personality and has made a great friend for Rio. Rio is back to a happy playful young dog that was what hit him and us the most he just did not want to play any more and was a sad sorry looking dog. But he was back wanting to play most of the time as before. I hope you know me telling you about Max has helped me so much I know I have tried to be strong and not let my hubby see me upset so much that crying when on my own made me feel worse. So today is the day to tell him how much I still hurt. Max was with me all though my breast cancer which was the reason for buying him as I knew I would not be going back to work. All my work mates clubbed to gather and collected over a thousand pounds. This was my friend I was looking for to sit on my knee and listen to my every trouble and fear I had of my health Dexter will not and was not a replacement for max. He is our new friend and companion. Well Jill thank you for giving me a reason to let go of some of the trouble I’ve had talking so open. I wish you all the luck in the world in finding you furry friend. Take care, be kind to each other and stay positive. hope you find Scruncher soon.
    Yours Sincerely
    Sandra, Garry, Rio and Dexter.

  36. Susanne Fitzpatrick April 9, 2014 at 3:21 am -  Reply

    I confess I’m amazed you’ve been able to carry on at QVC the way you have since Scruncher went missing. If it were me, I wouldn’t have been able to keep up the happy façade, while inwardly being so traumatised.
    I hope whoever has him gives him back as it’s devastating when you have no closure (which I know all about, having been through it in a different sense) – leaves you feeling so bereft and helpless.
    Perhaps the decent thing will be done, to restore your faith in humankind again. I do hope so.
    Good wishes

  37. Laura Galek April 28, 2014 at 11:55 pm -  Reply

    This blog made me cry – although my pet rabbit Bryan died in June last year (after three very short years), rather than going missing, I still feel I understand how much pain you are in & how much you ache inside. It’s a truly horrible experience. There is hope for you though; your boy might come back one day and that would be brilliant. Stay strong & keep believing & praying.

  38. Tracey Maker April 30, 2014 at 7:59 pm -  Reply

    Hope eternal Jill . there are many sharing via Facebook including myself. Everything crossed he will be home soon. Scruncher and Josuah a lab missing fir a long while have stolen my heart. Let’s make them too hot to handle.

  39. Anna July 22, 2014 at 10:01 am -  Reply

    I was watching the Pampered Pets hour yesterday and thought of you. Checked here in the hopes that I might have missed some good news but sadly it doesn’t look like it but keeping my fingers crossed for you.
    There are some evil people out there.

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