I don’t even know how to start this post or what to say. Recently our hearts were broken with the passing of one of our chihuahuas. Chewie was born in January 2002, and came to live with Shannon and I shortly after we moved into our first townhouse. They were about 3 months old.
He along with Bekka have been the fuzzy little lights in our lives for more then 15 years now. They were our babies long before we even thought about having real babies. Abby and Joey don’t know what it’s like not to have them in their lives. To say this has put a dark cloud over our home and a sad spot in our hearts would be an understatement.
Chewie was diagnosed with diabetes about 6 years ago. Six years of controlled feedings and daily needles have kept our boy happy and mostly healthy and most importantly a joyful little part of our lives. The last couple years as the age and diabetes took their tole on him were tough. He lost his sight 3-4 years ago. Thankfully he adapted and learned to get himself around quite well. Other then the occasional (scary) fall down the stairs, he was a good little dude.
Bekka has taken it fairly well, but doesn’t like to be left alone as much as she used to. When he was alive, she was happy snoozing all day in the bedroom with him. With him gone: if we’re home and downstairs, she wants to be with us.
We will miss you Chewie. You were a fantastic dog, and will forever be in our hearts. Rest in peace little buddy.