This is copied from Jim’s Website here.
We set up this news post to announce that another chapter of The Aeronaut’s Windlass had gone live on Jim’s site, but something much more important has happened that demands this week’s spotlight. We are heartbroken to announce that Jim’s faithful and beloved dog, Frost, passed away today after a long battle with cancer.
Frost, short for “Frostbite Doomreaver McBane Butcher,” had a heroic streak worthy of a dog many times his size. Jim has often claimed Mouse is based on “what Frost thinks he is,” and this doggy assessment is totally justified. You may have heard Jim recount the tale of how Frost defended Jim’s son from a bear, or how he fought off a coyote. We hope the afterlife has sufficient bacon.
We encourage folks to make donations to Missouri Pitbull Rescue in Frost’s honor.
So sad for him. Losing a beloved pet is do hard.