My fiance and I had been searching for the perfect dog for a while. One day I was on the internet and seen an ad for a dachshund mix puppy that needed to find a forever home. He was just the cutest thing we had ever seen. I showed Mike the ad and he agreed that we should meet him. I called the lady who posted the ad and set up a time to meet the next day. When we arrived, it was love at first sight. The lady told me that she had seen him in the shelter and decided to adopt him because he didn't have much time left. She knew that she would not be able to keep him for long because she already had two large dogs and kids so her house was pretty much full. We told her that we would love to take him. The rest is history.
We got Lucky when I was 15. Mom and Dad brought her home on Super Bowl Sunday. They had seen an ad in the paper for a 6mo old lab mix free to a good home. The people who had her had found her on the side of the road with a broken leg. Her mother had been hit by a car and no other puppies could be found. They took her to the vet and got her all fixed up and decided to keep her. They named her Cupcake (Cupy for short). A few months later, her owner was transferred out of state and they could not take her with them so they put an ad in the paper. Mom and Dad fell in love with her and brought her home. Dad didn't like the name Cupcake so we went back and forth for about a week on what to name her. One day, she got through her fence and went under the porch and ate a whole pannel of insulation. Thankfully she was OK so we decided to name her Lucky because she is lucky to be here. (it also rhymes with Cupy). The rest is history.
Precious Diamond Cook was born in mid-march 1994. I was 8 years old and had been bugging my parents to get a dog for a while. I will never forget when my Mom told me that the neighbors dog was having puppies and we could get one. There was only 2 puppies in the litter, one boy and one girl. The boy was huge and Precious was just so tiny she could fit in the palm of my hand. We decided to name her Precious Diamond because everyone said that she was just so precious and she had a small, brown mark on her head that was a perfect diamond shape. She was sort of timid but very loving and easy to train. She loved to chase cars (in our fenced in front yard) and chase her tennis ball.
When she was a few years old we decided to breed her. She gave birth to two very beautiful puppies but they were deformed and were only with us for a few days. We did not want to put her through that ordeal again so we decided to get her spayed not long after.
About a year or so ago, she developed arthritis in her hips. She was doing well until about a month ago. Then she started going down hill. She stopped eating and started to have seizures. We knew that we would have to make one of the hardest decisions of our lives. Last friday, my dad, sister and I took her to the vet. My mom couldn't stand to be there when we let her go so she decided to stay at work. I do not blame her at all as this was one of the hardest decisions our family has ever had to make. I held her in my arms all the way to the vets office and did not let her go until the vet told me that it was time. I will never forget the look of thanks and relief in my precious pup's eyes as she took her last breath. Up until then, I was not sure if we were doing the right thing but after she looked into my eyes I could tell that she was happy to be going home.
Letting her go was the hardest thing I ever had to do but I know it was for the best. I am still greiving for her but I take confort in knowing that one day we will be together once again.
RIP Precious Diamond
March 1994 - June 2008
Thank you for all the wonderful memories