R.I.P. Tiger, 1998-2010

A couple of months ago we lost Lucy, our German Shepherd. See Goodbye Lucy (May 14, 2010). But she’s still living on the farm and we can visit her from time to time.

But this morning we lost our dear sweet bulldog, Tiger. For real.

She’d not been well the last couple of days, but gamely rallied for pee breaks, tackling the stairs (slowly) to join the other dogs for a trip out back. Last night, with some encouragement, she managed to hop up into her favourite chair to go to sleep.

This morning I found her under the bed. She was gone.

Sadly, my wife Lynda is out of town, but Doreen (my mother-in-law) and I saw Tiger off to the vet, and arranged for her cremation. On the ride home, we recalled when Tiger was just a little puppy, and we were sitting on the deck at our old house, playing pass-the-bulldog, handing her around from person to person like some precious artifact… which of course she was…

There is a limit of three dogs per household in our municipality, so we had to license Tiger under Doreen’s name, since she lives in a different municipality (albeit just down the road). So I’m glad she got to see her off. They were the best of friends.

So very sad. Going to miss her so much….

Tiger

5 thoughts on “R.I.P. Tiger, 1998-2010

  1. Kris

    I’m so sorry to hear about another loss for your pack. Poor Tiger. Twelve is good for a bulldog, but doggie lives in general are just too damned short.

  2. Elizabeth

    I am sorry for the loss of your dear friend. Thanks for sharing a bit about her here. I love the image of passing her around… These pups are such huge parts of us and offer such love. They leave us far too soon. Love to you, your family and a shout out to Tiger.
    Elizabeth

  3. Susan G.

    What a sweet face. I’m so sorry you’ve had two losses within such a short period of time.

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