Sunday, November 24, 2013

Our Gal Penny

Friday was a sad day at Chez Sluggy. 
Our elderly Chihuahua, Penny, left us for the Rainbow Bridge.


We got her at the local shelter in Spring of 2006.
At that time she was already 10+ years old and showing her age.

 

She was my youngest son's dog technically, but as he became a teenager, he sort of lost day-to-day interest in her.
As I was the one home with her the most, she bonded to me as well.


The shelter we found her at was not a no-kill facility and she had been there a week already with no interest because of her age.


I like to think that we gave her a second chance at a comfortable life.


She was a pain at times, especially her habit of wanting to do her business on newspaper(I think she was trained as a young pup to go on papers and never got to go outside). 



She hated the feel of grass on her feet when we got her but being around the rest of our dog pack, eventually she began to act like a real dog.  Once she got use to being outside, she enjoyed laying on the deck when the sun was beating down on it in the Summer.


The last few weeks her sight, hearing and ability to stand/walk, plus non-stop infections and loss of bowel control signaled that she was going downhill quickly.  She wasn't in constant pain yet but that day was fast approaching.


So her mom and dad were with her holding her at the end.


I whispered into her ear for her to keep Peanut and Mango(our other dogs who had passed away before her) company once she crossed the bridge to wait for us.


We went to a brew pub that afternoon and raised our glasses to the memory of Penny.

R.I.P. Penny
Abt. 1995-2013

Sluggy

12 comments:

  1. So sorry about your fur baby passing away. You gave her a good life.

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  2. Oh my gosh. I'm so sorry!!! That was so wonderful of you to give an older dog a loving home. It's so hard to make that final decision, but I guess they let you know when it's time. How sad. I know I have to face the same thing soon and I'm just dreading it. My heart goes out to you.

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  3. I'm so sorry Penny is gone.

    Is your new heating unit working yet? Even though it is cold in this house, YOU paid MONEY to have heat, so I feel for you...lol. At least I did not shell out big bucks and still stay cold.

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  4. I am so sorry. But you gave her a wonderful life and I am sure she will be waiting when you get there..

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  5. I'm so sorry, Sluggy. I know what it's like to put a loved one down. She had a wonderful finish to her life, thanks to you and your family. And as hard as it was, at least she's at peace, in no pain any more.

    Peace <3
    Jay

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  6. I am sorry for your loss. She looked like a very funny dog with a good personality. She had a great life with you and that is what counts.

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  7. So sorry about Penny. Losing a pet is very hard.

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  8. I am so very sorry. Having lost our beloved Thing 1 in August, I understand your heartbreak. You gave her a wonderful life and I know she was thankful for you all to the end. Dogs may not be our whole life, but they make our life whole.... hugs and much pup love to you.

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  9. I just got to this. I am so sad to hear this, but know you gave Penny a wonderful second life. She looks like a happy doggy.

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