I had to put my beloved little dog, LD, down today.
He gave me so much love and entertainment over the years.
There are soooo many stories.
One vet finally excused his obesity, by stating that he was simply big boned.
He sure loved to eat. One of his favorite places was McDonald's. When I traveled a lot (horse shows), LD would go with me. He would refuse his food so I would have to go to McDonald's. He had my number, didn't he?
At one horse show, they had a calcutta...we auctioned off our dogs and then raced them. All the money went to the AQHA Youth... LD came in second (small dog competition) winning quite a bit for the youth.
LD never met a friend...LOL...He was an ankle biter. In fact, we referred to his breed as a
I had one girlfriend that he really loved. He would sit very close to her, but she wasn't allowed to pet him...he'd growl...but, he really wanted her to love him.
My husband and LD were awful. He thought LD should be allowed to pick a neighbor's yard to do his nightly business...it was their special? time. After my husband's death, I wouldn't allow him this pleasure. That evening he sat on the patio step, nodding his head just like my husband would do when he was pissed. Later that spiteful little man, jumped up on my son's bed and right in the middle, did his business.
He could stomp...ever hear of a Chihuahua stomping???
He liked to go camping with me. Guarded the camper like a German Shepard or Pit Bull.
He was certainly the picture of a big dog trapped in a small dog body.
There are too many stories...in fact after 16/17 years, I've got a ton of them. I won't bore you with all his antics, but I'll never forget them.
We stopped at McDonald's on our way to the vet. He had two cheeseburgers and water.
He was really starting to suffer...he was deaf and blind. He was always falling and had a very hard time getting up. I kept him as comfortable as I could. I really don't think I could have done much more for the little guy, but regret having to do this, nevertheless.
I hated making this decision, and second guessed myself up to the last minute...but it was best for him, but certainly not for me.
He was his mommy's boy...
I'll miss you little man...