On Wednesday evening we had to put our little Shih-tzu Gizmo to sleep.  It had been a long time coming as you know and it was very clear that the time was now.  Knowing that made it an easy decision.  That little dog was my very first canine love affair.  We had dogs when I was growing up, but they always loved my mother best (the hand that feeds them).  Mo came into our lives at a point when the girls were young, but not babies anymore. He became my third child. 

In truth, he really was a little bastard – barking and biting everyone’s ankles, peeing in the house, aggressive with the other dogs – but he loved me.  Worshipped me.  He was always wherever I was – followed me everywhere – if we were in the den and I needed to be in the kitchen, he came.  Run downstairs to move laundry along?  there he was.  In the bathroom?  Little Man Mo.

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  1. So sorry Ann, RIP Mo.
    It breaks your heart when they go, life wouldn’t be complete without them. I tried 2 1/2 mos without, it was awful.

  2. I am so sorry, hun, it must be so hard for you … Mo sounds like he was a great little ankle biter … I have a 14 year old cock-a-poo who is grumpy and growls, but I love her just the same, so I know how you feel about Mo and his habits. {{{{{hug}}}}}

  3. I will always have fond memories of Little Man Mo leading the pack and sounding the alarm that he was in charge! As little as he was he made a big impact. God Bless him.

  4. Oh,I am so sorry, Ann. Dogs are such great friends. I’m sure it was so very hard to let Gizmo go.

    Even with all the work, the love they give makes it all worth it. I’m glad you have another dog around right now for solace.

  5. Oh Ann, I am so sorry for your loss, and I will be thinking of Gizmo today.

    Your little man will still watch over you now more than ever, and may he and Hobbes meet one another and play together whole and happy.

    My heart breaks for you Ann, and if you need anything, please don’t hesitate.

  6. Ann – I’m so very sorry. I have a little Lhasa Apso that reminds me a little of Mo – a complete pest, but follows me everywhere. Our hearts go out to you. Those little guys can worm their way into our hearts. I’m glad you have a peace about it.

  7. Oh Ann, I am so sorry. Sorry seems so trivial in situations such as these. He lived, he loved; you loved. Sounds like a complete life to me.

  8. I’m sure Mo knew how much you loved him and he was very lucky to have someone like you to care for him and help him in his time of need. Even when you know it’s the right decision it rips the heart out of you. What a loving thing to do. Hugs to you all.

  9. Oh, Ann, I’m so, so sorry about Mo. Big, big hugs for you and your family.

    DH had two black kitties when I met him — Daisy & Cutie (they were sisters). We had them on the west coast, we had them in the midwest, we had them through three births and beyond. They were the girls’ first pets — the only pets they knew for a long, long time. Absolutely heartbreaking when they passed, but oh, we share such warm loving memories these days when we run across pictures — we share it in a glance, we don’t even need to speak. That’s something you’ll all have. 4-ever.

  10. The little guys bring so much to our lives. They are like our babies…perpetual two year olds. You’ll remember him always as you do any first love. Hugs to you, dearest.

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