Saturday, March 28, 2009
My friend, Mary, from Ohio emailed me last night on how to set up a blog like this one. I emailed her back telling her how and can't wait to see how she does with hers. Hey- Mary- if you didn't get the email- call me and we can do it over the phone!
Our Jersey didn't work out here, but she has a wonderful new home and they renamed her Gypsie.
They really love her and she is doing good!
The lady has had 2 other Shih Tsus and knows their traits and what she will be like- so that will be a lot easier on all of them adjusting.
Ruthie is bonding with Horatio and they are both asleep in the rocking chair now.
This is Knuckles when he was a little guy- listen for the big bang at the end- he was always easily distracted by the birds outside. This was as hard as he could ever play- I know they always say rest in peace- but I hope he is running and playing like he never could- and the bangs don't hurt anymore.
The top photo is all our kids- Doug, Tiff, Craig holding Knuckles and Ruthie
This morning, we lost our beloved Knuckles- he was born with congestive heart failure and was on water pills twice a day for awhile now for an enlarged heart.
He had a normal early morning and after eating and getting his morning pill- he retired to my bedroom for a nap. His heart quit beating and he is now free to run and play like he never could do with his frail body.
He was 2 years old and should never have lived that long. He liked ice cream- chocolate was his favorite and had acquire a taste for BBQ pringles.
When he was a baby, he loved swimming in the bird bath-and in another post I will find the video of him playing with his favorite toy- a little duck, who soon after the video- had no stuffing left in it at all.
I named him knuckles because when he was a baby- he had white knuckles- but he grew out of that and then people wondered why I gave him such a dumb name. But he liked it.
Craig and Ruthie buried him with the rest of our extended family in the back yard- and Steve had to go for a drive alone.
We bottle fed him- he was the only one in the litter to make it here- and the ones who come in alone bond the best with the humans. That he did do. He will be forever missed.