I mentioned, there were a total of four “notes” and a
poem strategically left behind by Michael C. Rupport. One
of those notes, involves Mike’s best pal, his dog “Rags”.
some point after Mike
finished his last The
Lifeboat Hour radio
7PM on Sunday, April 13, it is clear he spent some time with
“Rags” . No one can tell you the exact amount of time or at
what point in time after 7PM — and before Mike took his life, that
he did this, but Mike made sure “Rags” was OK.
owned an old, barely-running white Lincoln. Before he took his life,
he placed “Rags” in his car, he made sure there was air and said
“good-bye” to his beloved dog, his pal, and companion. He left
the above note inside of the car on the dashboard where it could
be easily read by anyone approaching the vehicle.
can only deduce this was probably the last thing Mike did with
another living thing before he completed his last detail (yet to be
shared) and took his life…
can also only deduce, that in Mike’s wisdom, he did not want “Rags”
to witness his death nor be left with his body and possibly — as
an ex-LAPD Narc cop, he didn’t want “Rags”
traipsing around the “crime scene” that he had
carefully set-up and left for the authorities.
Martin with “Rags”, Friday, April 18, 2014 IMAGE SOURCE: Jessica
Martin, Mike’s close friend and the man on whose property Mike had
lived — also the man who found Mike, had not really had a chance to
bond with “Rags”. Mike had only been back in California and at
Jack’s since late February and Jack doesn’t live on-site at the
property himself where he would have had constant contact with the
dog and a better, quicker opportunity to bond.
day of Mike’s death, in the afternoon, Jack was out visiting
with Mike at the property. The two spent time together talking and
according to Jack, Mike did not seem to be anything other than how he
always was. He says Mike wasn’t acting weird or angst ridden or
anything like that and that in fact he seemed “peaceful” and
told me Mike didn’t say or do anything to indicate what would
happen a few hours later.
Moment In Hindsight
Jack left the property, RAGS wandered right over to Jack. Jack
stooped down to give him some attention. He and “Rags” were
face-to-face, “Rags” had finally let down his guard and warmed-up
to Jack that day.
told me, he looked up to find Mike watching him with “Rags”
intently with a very peaceful look on his face; he said he and
Mike made and held eye contact.
hindsight, Jack, feels this was a much more meaningful
and poignant moment then he’d known or could realize at the time.
It is not likely a moment he will ever forget.
believes it was that second of eye contact was when Mike knew his
“Rags” would be OK without him and would be loved and taken care
of and that “Rags” would be OK with Jack.
Is “Rags” Now and Where Will “Rags” Go?
literally and legally Willed “Rags” to the woman he loves,
Jessy Re. Jessy Re is in another state so, for now, “Rags”, is
with Jack and will remain with Jack and his family until Jessy Re can
take him back to Colorado.
Jack and Mike’s last Attorney of Record, Wesley Miller (also a
Mike’s close friend and business partner), have been in contact
with Jessy Re several times.
is more than happy to have “Rags” with him. He has a new best
friend as you can see in the image above taken Friday, April 18 at
wanted me to tell all of you that “Rags” is doing just fine
although a little forlorn. He also wanted you to know – as per
Mike’s note, he is “protecting” him and that “Rags”, says