Sunday, November 12, 2006

Goodbye Toby...

A friend of mine had to put his dog to sleep last week. He was the coolest Dachshund I have ever met and his name was Toby. He was also the fattest Dachshund I ever met...he weighed in at 25 lbs. and reminded me of a foot stool. You know how some dogs that you meet just make a special impression on you? That was Toby...he lived his life on his own terms, nose to the ground, always on the snoop. He was never to busy to roll over on his back for a nice tummy rub (which was everytime you went to pet him) or never to tired to chase the chickens in his owners backyard. He loved to burrow in blankets...I was often amazed at how he could tuck himself into his dog bed with a blanket so you couldn't even see him...I will miss Toby and I sincerely believe he is enjoying unlimited dog biscuits in Heaven.

3 comments:

Holly Stinnett said...

What a special little guy. I love your art piece and his mama will no doubt love this as well. Beautiful.

Gypsy said...

Oh what a special piece of art to remember Toby! That just warms my heart and you can see he was a wonderful little guy!

Anonymous said...

How cute & what a nice thing to do for your friend! Well, I must say, I happen to own two doxies that are actually obese. Maggie weighs 43 lbs & losing & Hank weighs 40 lbs & losing.I adopted them & love them so much. They make me so happy! I agree about the burrowing under blankets. They are so funny! Well, I know your friend will miss her doxie. My sympathy goes out to her. And, what a good friend you are!