Monday, January 30, 2012

Let's Do This Properly

I have avoided this long enough.

Mallow the deaf chihuahua was diagnosed with some complications months ago. We didn't know how things would go for her but she hung in here for a good while. She loved the heck out of her people and she was uber tolerant of even a complex costume. She was mistress of a thousand expressions and took no shit from her larger companions.  Recently she died and is greatly missed.

Meanwhile on another coast entirely a cat named Loki threw in the towel after 16 years of companionship to an old schoolmate of mine. Mia sent him off to Valhalla with a heavy heart but knowing it was time. (Sorry, no photo available. You'll have to take my word for it that he was a looker.)

In honor of Mallow and Loki please observe the tradition. My dog will probably be getting treats for jumping around and barking like a fool. It's what comes naturally to him and, as much as we need to get a handle on it, I know I'll miss it when it's gone.


  1. ugh, the past couple of years have been tough for pets. :(

  2. Anonymous1:03 PM

    so sorry. treats for sure.

  3. Oh, Mallow, little magic Mallow, you will be missed. And Loki, hail and farewell. (Luckily, no shortage of treats around here - feeling extra-lucky we're on this side of this tradition.)

  4. Man, your blog is bringing me down this week :( But I applaud your tradition of saying goodbye properly and awarding treats. Mallow was the best, I still can't believe I'll never see her again.

  5. Thanks for the memorial post- been meaning to comment for awhile. Man, she looks so young and healthy in that first pic. I miss her so much.

  6. You're welcome. I'm so sorry she went.