Hello friends of Angus, Adrienne here- I thought that I should hack into Angus’ blog and tell you what has happened …I will be posting photos over time. The following is a compilation of several things that I wrote over the last week………………..
This was my status on Facebook the other day...and today is the day. =(
"Not such a good day so far- I am typing with one hand because Angus bit me again. I think that this is the last time. (if you know what I mean)"
Well, after a LOT of discussion, (for months now) I think that Dad will take him to the vet around the corner to put him down. We think that Angus' own Vet would try to make us feel like very bad parents. This has been a VERY hard decision to make. =(
He will be 12 at the beginning of March..that is old...his teeth,eyes,ears, bladder or kidneys & joints are going, and everything scares him, you can't cut his hair or bathe or brush him.(the list is longer- terriers are stubborn you know- it only gets worse the older they get) I think the reason that Angus bit me today is because his hair (I guess) got caught in the leash when I tried to take it off.
He also walked off the side of the porch on Monday night- got his neck stretched. He knows that you walk to the edge and steps appear. (But Dad did not realize that!) Angus knows- he voluntarily told Mom and I good bye last night- gave us kisses...and he told Perla good bye this morning and kissed her too. (and he does NOT go around kissing people!)
Angus McGregor McKee R.I.P. March 9th, 1998 - January 13th 2010
When will the tears be gone? I am guessing when the sweetness of his life dulls.
I never thought about his getting old- he has always looked and acted like a puppy- except for the last year and then really down hill in the last month, and faster in the last week.
Angus was a really good friend of mine, a best friend really. I told him almost every thing, (talking to him all the time- Mom would say “what?“ & I would say “I was talking to Angus!“) and he helped me cook, do laundry, play the piano and sew, to name a few.
(Fergie Cat knows that I am sad tonight and is being very sweet….)
I used to sing special songs- “our songs” to Angus…I could tell that he liked it. He loved to play “peak-a-boo”, chase, and squeak toys! (he loved to fetch over and over again) His “tricks” were to shake hands, “Joyful Jennifers” and “Stick ’em up- bang, bang”.
Angus had a huge vocabulary, and his favorite baby sitters where the Bulloks.
If he really loved you and thought of you as family, then he would ask you to take him out-- --I think that his most favorite person was Rachel Hale.
I’ll leave you with our favorite quote about him…
”Mrs. McKee, you have a cute dog” - Isaac Rockett
Goodbye old man……I will pretend that you never bit me……
“I love you in the morning and in the afternoon, I love you in the evening, and underneath the moon…”