To be honest, I've put off doing this blog. I know people have noticed that I've gone a bit quiet of late. So, I reckon it's finally time for this tragic tale to be told. As much as it is full of sadness, it is also full of hope and promise. Early in the new year is a good time for the post.
The Sad Tail
I'm not used to little dogs. For the last 25 years, I've only owned a German Shepherd and my two Husky dogs. Of course, when My Rozie and I got together, she had two dogs as well - half Silky Terrier and Maltese Terrier. What a cafuffle! The little buggers very quickly worked their way into my heart.
In October 2012, I lost my little dog Shozie to mouth cancer. Terrible disease but I proudly nursed the little girl and gave her as much love as I could towards the end. She slept for a few hours every night in dad's arms watching telly.
Her brother, little Louie, seemed to understand. He really stepped up for me and became pretty much my best mate. On 29 November just gone, he finally lost his battle with old age. He just couldn't stay with me any more. It really broke my heart to lose him. I'm even shedding a tear as I type this blog.....
My little bubbas:
The Tail of Hope
Fast forward to two days before Christmas. I hit the hydroponics shop at 2.30 pm looking to pick up some clay balls for the indoor aquaponics set-up I am making my vegetarian son (the fish will be ornamental). The damn shop is shut with a note "Back a 3 pm." No worries - I just need to kill a half hour.
Off I drive up Pickering Street. Hey, there's Puppy Palace. I'll go check it out for a half hour.
I walk in and there, right in front of me, is a lone puppy - half Silky and half Maltese! There are other people in the shop looking at other puppies but he spots me and start to bark and whimper. Like a fool, I ask to nurse him. I get one lick on the neck, a whimper and he promptly goes to sleep with his head on my shoulder and neck.
It was fate, I tell ya!
So little Bobbie has joined my family (also called Bob Dog or, when I am really cross, Robert Cumberland). I know he is black now but he will turn silver/grey. Here he is:
I hope to get 15 years of joy out of this little guy as well.
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