Friday, December 16, 2005

Sad Dog News

I'm very sad today because last night my family dog (who we got when I was a teen and lived with my dad) got hit by a car and was killed. :( We had him for almost 13 years and so of course we were all very attached to the little guy. He was so cute and friendly - loved every person and dog he ever met. We called him The Ambassador cause everytime we took him on walks, he had to run up and meet everyone. His name was Aladdin (after the Disney cartoon.) But everyone called him Al the Pal.

The only thing I can say is at least he didn't suffer. Still, I will miss him very much. It's like I never got a chance to say goodbye. To hug him one last time. It's very sad and my whole family is pretty torn up about it.

That's the one thing I don't like about dogs - they die too early. I'd like it if they lived the same lifespan as people so that you could have one dog your whole life. My own dog, Molly, is going to be 10 years old in May. I hate to think of her as a senior citizen. She's been with me through so much over the last nine years. Through different states, homes, jobs, boyfriends, etc. she's always been there. I can't imagine a day when she's not by my side.

Anyway - RIP Al. You were a very loved dog. We will miss you.



Shannon McKelden said...

Aw, I'm sorry, Marianne! He looks like he was a great dog.


Anonymous said...

((((((((((((Marianne))))))))))))) What a sweet woofie.

merlinsmuse said...

Oh, Marianne, I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. It's never an easy thing to lose them, but even harder when they've been part of the family for years.

My guy, Sumo, is now 11 years old. According to all statistics, he's already outlived the average rottweiler lifespan by a couple of years. It's hard to believe he's old though, because he still acts like a puppy.

Anyway, as you said, at least Aladdin didn't suffer, that's a good thing.

His photo is absolutely adorable. If anyone's interested, I've got photos of Sumo here:

Merry Christmas

Gabrielle said...

Oh, what a sweet little pet! So sorry to hear about losing him.

Diana Peterfreund said...

Oh, no, Marianne! I'm so sorry to hear about your faily dog! He looks like such a sweetie, too.

Cathy -- I had no idea that sumo was REAL! That's fabulous!

TJBrown said...

Sorry to hear about your family's puppers. It is amazing how attached we get isn't it?

The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

So sorry to hear about Aladdin. :-( He looks a lot like our family dog when I was growing up. It's always SO hard to lose them. After all, they really are members of the family. Thinking good thoughts for you.


merlinsmuse said...

Hi, Diana. I'm surprised you remembered. :-) Yes, I based Sumo on my own pet because I love him and figured, what the heck.

I've been working on your suggestions, by the way, but have been taken over this past week with a new idea for a book that has had me researching, creating, and getting ready to start writing anytime. I love when a story just kind of appears in your mind. It makes it so easy to write it that way.

Thanks again for you help, Diana and have a Merry Christmas. That goes for everyone else here as well.


Amy said...

So sorry about your pup! :(

Marianne Mancusi said...

Thanks everyone for all your kind thoughts and words. I really appreciate it. He was a special little guy and will be missed.