It was a sad weekend around here. Our little dog of 14 years died of congestive heart failure. We adopted her when we lived in Utah. She was born in early February of 2001.
It’s the Japanese Chin you see in her though.
When he went to work, she would wait for him at the door or the window.
Blossom always loved her walks with her man.
Gus had to fish her out of a green slime covered canal that ran alongside this trail once when Blossom jumped in chasing grasshoppers! The sides of the canal were too steep for her to gain her footing and pull herself out. We never let her off leash after that!
Gus and Blossom at Beus Pond in Ogden 12-31-2006
This is at Sacred Heart Park, In Andover, MA where we lived for 2 years.
Blossom loved that park.
We took her with us everywhere.
Blossom crossed this country several times as we moved from west to east and back again. She flew in a plane twice, and rode in the car as we drove across country three different times.
This is Blossom a year ago today riding on the luggage cart in the hotel we stayed at in Little Rock, AR. Little did we know then that this would be her last move. We almost lost her in August of 2009 when she was attacked by a much larger dog in Arizona and almost killed! Grabbed her by the rump and would not let go. Gus had to fight the bigger dog off.
We babied her and took her for treatments at the vets.
Like all dogs, she loved to sniff.
I can only guess at what that little pug nose of hers told her!
Blossom loved to ride in the car with us and if Gus and I were riding together he would be driving and Blossom would sit on my lap and stare at his with utter adoration! As she got older we could not leave her home alone for as long as we used to, so in October when I drove to Connecticut to visit my mom, I brought her with me. This is her in the back of my car on October 14, 2014.
You brought Gus so much joy.
He will always love his “Little Dog, Little Dog.”
Blossom July 18-2014
Blossom’s last picture January 20, 2014
Many thanks to the Dr. Amy and her staff at the Topsham Veterinary Wellness Center in for all their care and compassion in Blossom’s last days.