It's strange not to see her, or hear her yipes to be picked up or put down. Nobody is telling her to quit licking -- the carpet -- or even the air. It was incessant, the licking. Constant licking. Rarely did she lick us, just the air around us. Right now, I'd like to hear that licking sound.
|Maddie - 6 weeks old|
Maddie joined our family in September, 1998. She was about 2 pounds and so itty-bitty at six-weeks. We compared her to a Beanie Baby and a pop can!
|6 weeks old|
A couple days after Maddie came home with us she got very sick. For several days and nights I would feed her every 2 hours a special puppy formula through an eye dropper. She slept in a basket next to our bed at night. We also put karo syrup and cake mate (yes frosting) on her little gums to get some sugar quickly into her body for energy -- (sugar is quickly absorbed through the gums). Within a couple weeks Maddie was eating on her own, and acting more "puppy-ish" -- however, she was never a naughty puppy. She trained easy and fast - and never damaged things -- she was so small she really couldn't do much damage.
Maddie drew attention everywhere we took her.
Her size and cute factor were too hard for people to resist.
Animal lovers, particularly pet lovers/owners know that it doesn't take long -- like minutes -- before our pets weave their way into our hearts and lives
Protecting, welcoming and loving us unconditionally.
Day after day. Week after week.
Year after year.
DIY Guy once teased me as I made a soft cushy bed for our first puppy when we were newly married. He said, "all a dog needs is a newspaper to lay on". From that day on, all our dogs have proven him wrong as they look for the softest spot in a room to lay down.
Maddie would make her bed on anything that was low enough for her to climb up on. Or in.
A pillow, a sweatshirt or jacket left on the floor - even a purse.
Yesterday we said good-bye to our Maddie
and good-bye to her long pink tongue
She is missed.
especially by me.
|last week (Feb 28)|
How long before I can go a day without crying?
Time heals. I know.
But time seems to be going so slowly right now.
Gabby is doing a good job comforting me
She greets me with doggie smiles when I come home -- and cuddles up next to me each night.
It's like she senses I need comforting.
C'mon Gabby... time for bed.....