Tuesday, May 13, 2008

She's Gone

About five years ago, we were given the gift and responsibility of a dear fur child. Seems she was living with pit bulls and got a bit too big for her britches. Finally, after she stole food from the pit bulls one too many times, she was attacked, and needed a new home. So, with the promise that she would always be an only dog, we were given Kitsune.

She brought a lot of joy to our home. She liked to talk back, you see and her myriad of grunts and groans and sneezes became the second language of the house. Many times people who called could hear her trying to join in the conversation in the background. She took a lot of joy in anything that came her way (with the exception of Moonie cat. She could handle Pit Bulls but was terrified of Moonie) and I treasure every day we had with her.

She started going downhill this past winter, and, today, we let her go. The end of her suffering was the final gift we could give to her. The memories she gifted to us will be with us always.

Here are some pictures of her time with us.



6 comments:

AlisonH said...

What a beautiful dog! I'm glad you gave her a safe and loving home to belong to.

ColorJoy LynnH said...

She was such a good dog, I loved her, too. Thanks for the photos.

Lynnie

rozewolf said...

Love and hugs to you and Oscar. Fair passing across the Rainbow Bridge for your furbaby.

Rhy

Jan said...

I'm so sorry for your sadness, but thankful that Kitsune had a good life with you two and knew love.

The first time I saw a picture of her smiling, I knew that she was one happy dog.

THinking of you,
Jan

Karen said...

I just got here, courtesy of Renee's new KAL. I am sorry to hear of your loss. I own (or is it I am owned by?) a Shiba also (black and tan male named Pippin). He doesn't vocalize all the livelong day, but let someone start playing the piano (or some other instrument) and he generally has to sing along. They are such curious creatures!

Diana Troldahl said...

Thank you everyone, I appreciate your heartfelt words more than I can express.