If you missed part one you can find it here.

Sure I have had pets die, but this was the first time I had had a ringside seat. I watched in horror as the life slowly drained from Pup. She no longer had the power to yelp. A sound that I will never forget. She just lay there, her breathing getting shallower and shallower. It stopped, the end had come.

It was hard to reconcile the sight of a lifeless carcass with the rambunctious little shit that I had known for 7 months. Jan came outside and saw me just looking at the Pup. She did what I couldn’t do, she cried.

To be honest with you I didn’t know what to do. Clearly Pup could not stay on the deck, but I somehow could not find the will to move my friend.

Jimmy came to the rescue “Don’t worry I will take care of her”. Jimmy is a fine guy and was the only other member of the Pup’s fan club. One day he turned up with a doggy jacket for her, boy she did not like it haha. Doggy Jackets do not look good on Pitbulls.

Back to the plot. Jimmy got the lawn tractor, put Pup in a bag and in the trailer. As he drove off to the woods I assumed the story was over.

10 minutes later the Lawn Tractor and Jimmy were back, rather than hide Pup in a nameless grave in the woods, Pup would be buried with honor in the backyard. There is a hole about 30 yards from the house. How it got there I have no clue. It was one of Pup’s favorite hang out spots, so what better place?

It was time for something weird, and weird we got! Jimmy was in the hole making it deeper when he says “where did this come from?” and tosses a frog out! Neither of us saw it jump in, so where it came from is a mystery. Of course we might have discovered a new species, the tunneling frog!

Egyptian Pharaoh’s were buried with their wealth. We decided to do something similar. Jimmy tossed in the pair of shoes that Pup always wanted to chew. The other thing she loved to chew was beer cans, so I put one in. As an aside, I have a beer can fragment on my desk, a reminder of my little friend. I suspect that Pup used beer cans to keep her teeth clean.

I am sorry to lose my little friend, but I also know that she lived her short life to the max. I hope she enjoys the shoes and beer can in the afterlife.

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