Dogs, each and everyone has captured our hearts. All have been one of a kind.
Muggy came after Tiny in Far Guys family.
Here he is dressed in a sweater sitting next to the most coveted spot in the house. That heat register was a spot where my sister in law camped out and also my children. They would grab their blankets and hog all the heat coming out of that register. I am not sure who bought this sweater for Muggy but it hung on the back porch for a long time after he died.
He had a good long life, what could be better than for a dog to keep you company and on your toes for many years and then succumb to old age.
The last time I saw Muggy I scratched his ears…his mind was gone and his body was failing and it was time to say goodbye. I think my father in law sat by the cardboard box lined with blankets and towels that was Muggy’s home for days before the end came.
How do you sum up the good life of a dog?
Far Guy remembers how Muggy slept next to him with his head across his neck.
He was Far Guys Dad’s dog and was very protective of him…if you walked by and slapped him on the knee the dog would go ballistic.
The time he pooped on my foot during a very formal dinner.
How he loved to bare his teeth and growl at me and chase me from chair to chair yapping his head off.
The story about Ray coming to the door and making the mistake of opening the door to the kitchen…Muggy lept as far as he could and hung on.
Muggy was sent to the basement the day we got married because the house was full of company. He ripped out a toe nail and bled all over the basement..everyone was late getting to the church.
He was happy being tied out to the clothesline where he could run back and forth and bark.
He always wore a harness. He was a tad gassy and could clear a room, and also became the scape goat for anyone else with a little gas…blame it on the dog.
No, he could not jump up on a chair by himself…someone who shall remain nameless helped him.
Muggy was a Chihuahua, very spoiled, much loved and much missed after he was gone.