Just wanted to have a place to post pics of the dogs (dachshunds), and their friends and humans, share some feelings about our dogs and life with them.
Today is April 1st, but yesterday I made the decision to put down our oldest doxie Yoi, who was almost 17. We had her for only 3 years, but I think we were able to give her 3 good golden years--as best as she was able. We think she had dementia of some sort, nothing was diagnosed, but often she would walk around lost, or walking in circles as of late, stand in a corner or behind a door or crawl under the hutch or the futon. Yoi wasn't an affectionate dog, tho I picked her up as often as I could, giving her a hug, an ear rub, a kiss on the head, a belly rub. She and our other old doxie, Muffin Man, just don't like belly rubs. Our newest addition to the family, Maisy loves them as did our first doxie, Josie who we put down about a year ago due to health issues. Some dogs are very outgoing friendly and some are not. I bet Yoi
was more of a lover when she was younger.
I guess I'm drawn to the older doxies who need someone. It was a very hard decision to put her down but I knew in my heart that she needed peace and rest as she was heading down hill health wise and quality of life wise. I held her in my arms to the very end, rubbing her head and talking to her. Took a lot of pics of her yesterday and while talking to my friend Patti, she suggested I do some paw prints before going to the vet, so as some of you know ive been into rubber stamps as my job/life for over 20 years, so I pulled out a black ink pad and stuck her paws into it. She tolerated it well and now I have 2 small pages of her paw prints. I got a collage frame today at wallyworld and am gonna put in some pics of her and put it in our living room. Will do the same with Josie's pix. Time to take down the pictures i took in colorado years ago anyway :)
Here is my favorite picture of Yoi. More pictures coming soon.