15 years ago I had a different idea of what a dog should be when she was brought to me near naked, shivering and nipping, saved by her boy. Not really what I had in mind for a life partner but not much trouble so,
I said she could stay until we found her a home.
We tried to call her Bunny and she thought we were dumb she knew she already had a name and she understood at least 3 human languages. I suspect she also knew guinea pig and cat.
She was given her own space her own things and she learned to trust us and fit in. She considered it her job to sleep across my late husbands belly as he watched football on Sundays. In spite of the fact of her 3lbs she mothered us all and LOVED babies! Even after they out grew her. She loved her Boy, She loved her girl… and then in turn their babies.
Over the years she comforted better then a hot water bottle when a person was sick, Defended against wild animals surprising mice, opossums and rabbits with a bite more then once. So far as I know she never reach a squirrel but it wasn’t because she didn’t try. As a muse she posed for art, inspired study sessions by providing company or, a sympathetic ear for a broken heart. And helped us gauge who were a better people. If somebody can be evil to a tiny thing I’ve no use for them either.
She also was a bouncy tid bit of pure joy when we returned who loved a good joke even at her expense. And love to lord it over a certain adoring puggie suitor while he loved her up with kisses and hugged her for naps. She helped us watch what we ate by stealing more then her share of treats left within her reach saving us all the extra calories. I have no idea what I will do with her costumes or her other cherished things.
She was my companion even after her eyes clouded and she spent most of her time in her furry bed with her quilts and favorite dolly. And I had to warm up her food And I had to leave on NPR so she wouldn’t bark… one well informed old Chihuahua. She was never much trouble, even her old age and death.
If I were to make a marker for her grave I would use a quote from one of my favorite authors ~
“A person is a person no matter how small.”
2000 to 2/24/2017
She WAS a dog and Whata GOOD dog!
February 24, 2017