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Goodbye Sweet Crosby

When I first met J, my current roomie, she advised me she had many pets.  Specifically a number of cats and three dogs.  Chihuahuas.  I thought crap, chihuahuas – little annoying barky, bitey things.

But, I was wrong.  Each has proven themself special in their own way.  All have unconditional love.

One of the dogs is Crosby, a tiny, tri-color Chihuahua long hair, who can pretty much fit in one hand.  She’s quite old – 19 years(!), old for any dog.  And is deaf, blind and has no teeth.  She pretty much resembles the letter Q face-on, with her tongue playfully hanging to one side.

And, when I moved in a year ago June, Crosby adopted me.  For some reason, she likes being around me.  And she’s very quick and stealthy – one minute she’s asleep in the living room, the next laying immediately behind my heels while I make breakfast.  So stealthy that I’ve almost broken my neck suddenly noticing her proximity and trying not to step on her.  And she likes sitting on my chest looking around while I’m in the recliner.  Not as though she can see much.  And I have to hold on, because she’ll try to jump off, as though it’s 6 inches high.

And when you let her out with the other dogs, she will do her business in about ten seconds, then turn around and bark incessantly to be let back in.  And she won’t stop until you do.

But now, she’s begun losing her footing, stumbling about as she walks into things.  And she sleeps most of the time.  crosby 2She doesn’t seem to be in any pain, but she is having more-and-more difficulty with the daily stuff of life.

So, the decision was made.  Yesterday.

I’ve lost previous pets, but she wasn’t even mine to lose.

Goodbye Sweet Crosby.  Who am I gonna trip over now?

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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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14 thoughts on “Goodbye Sweet Crosby

  1. “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” – Will Rogers

    I second that emotion.

    {{{hugs}}} to all of you.

    Posted by Tomi | October 1, 2013, 7:56 am
  2. It a tough decision, but I’ve seen worse situations be allowed to carry on far longer than they should have. There’s guilty feelings either way and certainly no easy answers. I’ll spare you the worthless platitudes. They really don’t help.

    I do have other thoughts on this, but it isn’t something to be said today.

    I feel for you and her owner.

    Posted by Matt formerly Tall Tree Short Rope | October 1, 2013, 8:11 am
  3. What Matt said. It’s a hard thing for everyone concerned. Sympathies to you & Roomie.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | October 1, 2013, 8:49 am
  4. +2 to Matt’s comment. It sucks…ain’t no other way to put it.

    Posted by KM | October 1, 2013, 9:34 am
  5. Sorry to hear this gfa. My condolences.

    Posted by keads | October 1, 2013, 10:07 am
  6. Sad to hear, but better now than later when they are in real pain. My condolences…

    Posted by Old NFO | October 1, 2013, 8:48 pm
  7. condolences Guff.
    It’s a crappy decision to have to make. The right thing to do, but it doesn’t make it any less painful.

    Posted by kx59 | October 4, 2013, 6:52 pm

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