Sunday, August 17, 2008

My Neighbor Doggie Died :( ....


Her name was Lily and she was the cutest dog EVER!!!! (except for maybe Snitter of course )....She looked just like the dog in this photo, except her hair was graying because she was 15. She also had a fondness for chartruese doggie sweaters! :) Lily was sweet and tiny, weighing in at just 8 pounds-- about the size of a newborn baby :)... And she had the most lovely temperament too-- she just loved hugs and kisses, and was exceptionally needy and attention seeking-- my favorite qualities in a dog! :)

I had the privelege of dog sitting her for a week this winter, and we had so much fun! I would dress her up in her little sweater and drive around Savannah with her sitting on my lap. She enjoyed seeing the local sights, and going with me to pick up Matt when he was done with work. When we were at home she insisted that I hold her and comfort her at every moment, and I didn't mind at all :) One of her favorite things was to fall asleep on my lap while I sat at the computer, chatting on the Etsy forums :)

With Lily's advancing age she was having health problems, such as heart failure. I think she was having issues with her lung too. She would cough a lot, and her human had me gently pat her back and throat to help her coughing cease. Lily appreciated all the love and attention :) She was so much fun to spend time with! :)

Given that I live in an older building, once in a while since then I could hear her barking...(she did that when she was left alone and felt lonely)...I noticed about a week and a half ago, that I hadn't heard her barking in almost a week...(automatically this made me nervous)...A day or two after this thought, I ran into her human, and I asked her how Lily was doing. She said that Lily was so sick she finally had to be put down :(...

Everyone who knew and loved Lily misses her very much :(...She was so sweet and wonderful. I need to do something nice for her human, in honor of Lily :)

4 comments:

Helen said...

Oh how sad. That's the part of owning pets that I don't like. I am sure you will do some wonderful human thing in honor of Lily.

I have a parakeet about 20 years old, give or take a year, that I think will soon pass. But then I've been saying that for five years.

whimsicalpam said...

I'm so sorry. My golden, Jake, is 13 and I know that I'm fast approaching the end of our time together. There really are no words to express the feeling that I know is coming.
If they could only live as long as we do...
Great job on a beautiful tribute

Snitterdog said...

thanks you guys :)

Angela said...

It is sooo hard to loose an animal. I'm an soo sorry to hear about your loss! Such sad news. Call me if you need a friend to talk to. :)
*HUGS*
Angela