~Being the Mother of a boy, last from son up...to son down~

Feared by many....Loved by few

Monday, July 13, 2009

Most normal people would think your first "major purchase" as newly weds would be a house or a car or even perhaps a washer & dryer...well Chris and I are much to different for that. Our first "major purchase" as newly weds came in eth shape of a little furry ball with a dark eyes and a not so wanging tail. Yep that's right, it was a puppy!

We bought her just 4 months after we were married from a pet store in the Augusta, GA mall. I remember carrying her out of the mall in my arms just like I remember carrying Kyle out of the hospital as a new born....she was in a since, of first child.

She was a Blue Chow Chow and for those of you who have a Chow or know anything about them will agree when I tell you the following things. You have to be a special person to love and raise Chow's. Their breed has more of a cat personality (ya know, I can live with ya or without ya kinda mentality). Well, that was our Daquiri. She always did things her way. When SHE wanted to do them and not a second before. Chris and her had several Alpha Male battles :O) She never played with toys. Her theory was "you threw it, you go get it". She wasn't prissy at all but very stead fast and strong willed and everything was her way. She would never give up anything without a fight.

She was also very pertective of the 3 of us!!! The first time my parents came to visit us in Georgia my mom woke up before everyone else and decided she would get up and make coffee....Daquiri on the other hand did not agree to this plan. She had slept in front of our guest room door all night and when Mom opened the door she just layed there and growled.....so Mom just shut the door and waited.

Then when Kyle was just an infant we had a yard sale. I had Kyle in his walker playing under the carport during the yard sale. Well, there was a man at the yard sale who had walked over and WAS going to speak to Kyle...but Daquiri was not too keen on how close the gentleman was getting to Kyle and took matters in to hear own paws and bit the man on his heel....YIKES!

She was always on guard, especially when Chris was not around. She was always my peace of mind when Chris worked nights. And I can honestly say I slept very sound knowing she was out there on patrol.

About 3 years ago her hearing began to get worse and eventually was lost all together. Being deaf made things even harder for Daquiri and harder on us to comunicate with her. But she was a fighter. Each time someone left the house you always had to go around and make sure were Daquiri was before you backed out of the garage. Well the one time I was in a hurry and didn't look for her....guess where she was???? That's right...under my tire!!! It was the most horrible noise I have ever heard and it broke my heart! Chris rushed her to the vet and she had to have surgery to repair her broken leg....her ego would have to heal over time.

I guess I could go one forever with stories about Daquiri but that would not bring her back. Daquiri gave up her long fight and left us on Friday night for "Doggie Heaven"....after 14 years our first "major purchase" was gone. It broke our hearts to see her go but we were all there with her to say goodbye. Daquiri was not liked by many because of her moody ways and bad attitude....but she was loved so much by the three of us!


Katie said...

Oh Trish, I am so sorry to hear that. Our first purchase was also a dog (well, my husband bought her for me as a surprise wedding gift but I think that still counts!). I know that an animal can have a special place in your family. I am thinking of you guys!

Tamela said...

aw, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sounds like she led a good life and loved her family very much.

Tiffany said...

I'm sorry about the loss of your dog. It sounds like you have great memories with her.

Christen said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dog! Pets are such a special part of people's families. It sounds like she led a great life.

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! I absolutely love yours!

E @ Scottsville said...

Awwwwwwww, that was so well spoken! Great Post, Trish.

(I'm heading up your way now to do family portraits. Get your matching attire on!)

Five Moms & A Blog said...

I know how pets can be a 'part of' the family. You'll miss her!!! Sadly, we ran over our pet a few years back... and ours didn't just have a broken leg. It was awful... and the WHOLE FAMILY was in the car to hear/feel it. Still sends shivers down me. =0(

Take care.


Nicki and Mathis said...

Loved reading this post. I don't even know what we will do when our "first newlywed purchases" pass away one day! They are definitely our children right now, and I can relate to so much of what you said in this post. Thanks for sharing... this was very sweet. Sorry to hear about your loss!

dan and jen said...

sorry :(

Aleta said...

I'm so sorry about your dog. Pets aren't pets, they are part of the family. My first ex and I had a Chow. They are very headstrong and very protective. As I read about your Chow, it brought back memories. When we divorced, the Chow went to my ex, because I bought the pup for him as a gift when we first dated. They are family members and loved. Sounds like you gave your Chow a loving home.

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