I've added a few new pictures, and since last blog post I've had to say goodbye to my grand old lady, Fixi. She got to be 15.5 years before things turned bad and she had to say goodbye. I honestly thought she would turn at least 17 years, because she was so fit and seemed in great health until the last. But suddenly lightning stroke, and within a week things went from normal to no more Fixi. It was rough, she was a friend for over 15 years and an important part of my life. Life without her is a bit more empty and she took a piece of my heart with her when she left.
Queen Fixi with attitudeMaybe not the prettiest picture, but definitely part of her personality. You do not mess with Queen Fixi, or she'll tell you what she thinks about it.
She was always my protector, even though she was tiny. But in her mind she was as big as anyone else around her, and her "mom" was . her everything in life. Oh, and food...don't forget food...food was always super important and the only thing that sometimes made her a bit upset over me...
Fixi kissesFixi loved to kiss me, just fast, small kisses whenever she could sneak one in. It made her happy, I think, to be able to do so.
No doubt she was a very special dog and I will deeply miss her. I still have her son, Basse, but it isn't the same as having Queen Fixi in the house.
Two good friendsThis picture is from our last day together, and I'm happy I was able to get these done before she left us.
Thank you for the time together, Fixi, I will never miss you...and always have you in my heart.
Goodbye my friend.Words can't describe how much I miss you.
I know this post seems a bit sad, and it is. But I thought Fixi deserved a blog post, and in many ways it feels good to show her "to the world". The pretty boy I have after her is the kindest little angel, I've called him Fixi's gift lately. He is a grown 10 year old sheltie, but after Queen Fixi left us he has stepped up and seems he is trying to fill the gap his mother left. He will never succeed, it is too big of a gap...but he doesn't really need to either, because he is deeply loved just like his mother always was. We got enough love for all the dogs in our lives, its just that some of them leave a bit bigger paw prints in our hearts, and take away a bit bigger pieces of our hearts when they leave.