Saturday, August 02, 2008

In Memorium; Countess Precious VonSturrm Heinlein, 1991-2008

She was my daughter's "baby," but the whole family loved her dearly and enjoyed her "wild and crazy" personality. She was a purebred, miniature daschund with a very noble heritage.

She had, in her 17th year of life, developed severe arthritis, poor circulation, lung problems and incipient cancer. She was gently released from her suffering, today.

My daughter always teased me and said that I treated that dog like I did my grandchildren...I guess I did, but Lord, she was just like her name...totally Precious.

Her remains will be cremated and my daughter has a little, black urn with a plaque. Now, if I can just stop crying..............

Well, my whole life isn't about adoption!

8 comments:

maybe said...

I'm very sorry for your loss, Robin. Losing a beloved pet is awful.

Rest in peace Precious.

triona said...

I have a dog Naomi (Mimi) who is 13 and suffering from neural degeneration. She hasn't walked in over a year, and we're afraid we're going to have to make that final decision in the next few weeks. *sniff*

Here's to good dogs everywhere.

Robin said...

Thanks, Ladies. There'll never be another one just like her. My daughter's Dad, my ex, even shed a few tears. Pets get under your skin and into your hearts.

Jodi said...

My thoughts are with you guys in the loss of your Precious. There is nothing in the world as loyal as a dog. I wish you guys peace in knowing that precious was well cared for and loved, and probably pampered to death!

The Improper Adoptee said...

I'm really sorry about adorable Precious Robin and pets ARE like our kids and their deaths are juat as devastating. Losing a being you love so much, and who brings so much joy is really one of the worst things on earth. I'm still not over pets I lost over 20years ago and never will be. I really beleive we ill be with our pets again in another realm, so this isn't goodbye forever, just a temporary separation for awhile. I;m sorry though for the pain you will feel missing her until then.

Anonymous said...

Don't you think you should contact her birthmother since she is an ADOPTED member of the family. Geesh!

Robin said...

But, but, but... she was an orphan....actually that's true. She was 17 so I doubt, very seriously that her "birthdoggie" was still living. LOLOLOL Doncha just love throwing that "b" word around?

Jane said...

oooo She is SO CUTE precious in fact which I can see is why you gave her that name!
My doggy is approaching her aging years lots of senior tests coming her way and lots of $$$ to keep her well.
But she was my first baby and I love her to pieces.
sending you big (((((hugs)))))