Four years ago, we welcomed this cutie pie into our home. She was supposed to stay with my cousin but she did not get along with the other dogs in their house so she was brought to our care. She was named Twinkle but we renamed her Peachy because she was a Japanese Spitz. (Spitz. Pitz. Pitzy. Peachy. Yeah, we are not that creative with names.)
Look how cute she was! She blended well with the stuff toys.
She was so small then and she would sleep soundly on my lap while I work.
Sometimes she slept on the chair beside me.
But whenever she was awake, she was busy. She was often on a hunt for rodents in the house. She would do whatever it takes to hunt them down.
She would also do whatever it takes to beg for food.
We could not resist these puppy dog eyes.
She could pirouette to catch her food.
Oh, the things she did for food!
She would wait patiently whenever we were busy in the kitchen.
She was a very photogenic dog.
She made me look better in photos whenever we took selfies together…
… even though she sometimes rolled her eyes at the frequency of the selfies.
She really brought joy to our lives.
The sad truth of having dogs in the house is that there are no happy endings. There is always a rain cloud hovering over for a possible downpour- a possibility of saying goodbye to them early because they live shorter lives than us humans.
That possibility became reality yesterday.
Peachy was not feeling well last week. It might be caused by something she ate. We sent her to the vet last Saturday. We visited her Monday and she was sleeping. It was quite a different demeanor compared to the last time she was confined where she was pleading to go home. Two days after, we got that dreaded call from the vet that she did not survive.
And our heartaches began. Tears would flow every time we remember her.
Farewell, Peachy. Thank you for the happy years you shared with us! Joaqui, Blessy and Ate Karen miss you so much.
No, we all miss you! We love you!
“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” – John Grogan, Marley and Me