Monday, January 14, 2008

It was almost 6 years to the day from when this skinny little dog put her head in my coat when I bent down to greet her at the SPCA to when she left us. Excuse me for a few moments while I babble on about my Squizzy-Roo...

We brought her home and in the first week, she managed to find a trove of mini airplane-flight-sized booze bottles (some glass, some not) that we had received as a gag gift for our housewarming. We came home to the reek of booze, the detritus of broken glass and chewed up plastic and a wiggly pointer dog. I still don't know how she didn't cut herself with the glass bottles.

We gave her the back story of a washed up movie actress from the 20's and 30's who made some appearances on the Love Boat in the 70's.

She'd only come when you called her in a high-pitched sing-song manner.

She loved to daintily eat tomatoes off the vine and roll in the catmint.

She was a champion snuggler.

She was always cheerful, a comedienne, and quite the dancer.

I'm glad that we were able to make her acquaintance and give her a good life until the end. And mercifully, the end was brief.

An ear skritch, tennis balls, filets and martinis to Nora...cheers!

7 comments:

madre adoptiva said...

Big huge hugs to you and your little family, Ani. I know that Nora held a very special place in your family. I'm so very sorry.

emily said...

goosebumps, ani. and hugs.

*camerashymomma* said...

a happy life, you could see it in her eyes. cheers to nora and hugs to you.

Alicia A. said...

Awwww... so happy you got to know her, and sad she had to go.

angela said...

what a special girl.
thinking of you and your family.

Bean said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, she was lucky to have you in her life ((hug))

13mimosa said...

You know my most remembered childhood dog, a German Shepherd called Bruce, also ate tomatoes very daintily from the vine - I thought he was the only one! Perhaps that's a characteristic of all especially loved dogs as he to come to us from the RSPCA. Fond memories.