This is probably going to be one of the hardest posts I’ve ever had to write.
Just so you know, today is 05/10, but I didn’t want to post this on the same day, and mostly I just want to get all of my emotions out while it’s all still fresh.I got Little Dog nearly 9 years ago from two of my closest freinds. He was their aunt’s dog, but I fell so hard in love with him that she let me have him (after my mom said it was okay). Thus began our story.
Ask anyone that knew him and they’d all tell you the same thing: he is the SWEETEST pup to ever walk this earth. And he truly was. He was soft and quiet and playful and just full of so much love and light. He was my best friend, for over 8 years.
Little Dog’s original name was Paco, but I didn’t like that so I renamed him Raine, because it was raining the day I brought him home. My brother thought that name was dumb, so he decided his name was Stupid Dog. I railed against that pretty hard and my brother ended up calling him Little Dog, and we both thought that was brilliant, so that became his name.
Everyone thought it was a funny name, and some people just didn’t believe it, but he was my little dog.
He loved naps, cuddles, and sitting on my lap during car rides.
We never knew how old he was. I estimate he was 3 when we got him, which would’ve made him 12 or older. Chihuahuas are supposed to live until they’re 18 or 20. My dad thinks it’s possible he was around that age anyway.
I don’t want to go into too much detail about how he passed, but I will say it’s better that he’s passed on instead of continuing on how he had been the past few days. I took him to the vet this morning, and after talking with the doctor about all of our options, the one that made the most sense was putting him down. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do, but I know it’s much better for him, in the long run. And I’m very fortunate to have people in my life who are going to be there for me and who know how wonderful of a dog he was.
Little Dog will be so deeply missed, but I am so thankful for the time that he gave me, and I know that I will get to see him again one day, whether it’s in heaven or whatever is after this world.
Now I want to share some of my favorite pictures of him.