|Oct. 24th, 2006 11:02 am Good bye dear friend.|
Today I say goodbye to my dearest friend , Slick. A beautiful lab-spaniel mix with the friendliest disposition ever. Slick is old, and sick, so he is being "put down" today. I have loved that dog as much as I love my own son at times. So my heart aches with the memories and wet doggy kisses that I have left in my mind.
Slick came to my family as a wanderer at the lake. He wandered into our family with a bad case of neglect and heart worms. Who were we to shut him out? So he became my brother and a fixture on the lake scene. He used to love to fish in the lake. He's roam for hours chest deep in water looking for fish, rocks, sticks, frogs, anything to dive in and grab. He loved to dive under after a rock that was thrown, snorting and blowing water when came up....with the very rock you threw in. From all the rocks, he could get YOUR rock. It was amazing. He could dive head first into deep water after a stick, and then swim it back to shore. And to merely say that he "loved" squirrels would be a gross understatement.
Almost all of my friends and family have met Slick. And most of them fell in love with that sweetie. The "best dog ever" won't begin to tell you how much he meant to me and my family. A loss we will feel forever, and stories that will endure for a lifetime. Rest in divine peace, Slick. I love you.
As if this isn't sad enough, my mom's dog, Toby is also being "put down" today. For various reasons, all sad. Toby was a Lhasa Ahpso, and for the most part he was a pain in the ass. I did love him as much as he would let me, but he was a one person dog. And that person was my mom. She is devastated and heart borken, and I feel it for her. Rest in peace too, Toby. You were a good friend to a lady who needed it.
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That was a beautiful tribute, I'm so sorry you're losing such a sweet dog. And I can imagine how much Toby's loss will affect your mom. Gusto was a one person dog too, and when he left me it was heart wrenching.
I love you, I hope you can find some peace knowing that Slick will now be in comfort.
My mom just had Gigi put down last week too. Tough month for the furry ones.