When we left for work this morning he was spread out belly down on the cool kitchen floor, just a couple inches away from the food and water dish. When we got home this afternoon, he was in the same spot, and our cat, Persephone, was sitting next to him and whining.
His name was Gizmo, and he was an eighteen year old cockapoo/terrier mix. He was a dog of many tricks, his favorite one being grabbing bunny slippers from under the bed, dragging them in front of company, and giving his best imitation of Ron Jeremy on Viagra. He also figured out that the catbox was a hellova lot closer to his bed than the front door(which took the cat quite a while to get used to, believe me!) He was friends with all the local cats, and I suspect that he had some sort of mutual agreement with the local squirrels. To the best of my knowledge, he never bit anyone or anything his entire life, and if a thief snuck in holding a pizza box, Gizmo not only would let him into the house, he’d show him where we hid the valuables.
He buried him in the part of the garden he loved to dig up, next to the hole in the fence he loved to slip through.
With his favorite bunny slippers, of course.

:frowning: I’m sorry. He sounds like a sweety.

Czarcasm I’m so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a great friend.

Oh, Czarcasm, you have my condolences on the loss of your beloved pet.

I am finding it hard to type this, as my eyes are all blurry from reading your goodbye to Gizmo.

I am so sorry, Czarcasm, for the loss of your sweet dog. Very, very sorry. :frowning:

Bright blessings on your darling pet, he sounds like quite a character. Thanks for sharing your memories of him and trusting us with your grief.

Czarcasm, you have my sympathy. It’s been over two years since I buried my faithful yellow lab and even though I love the “new” dawg, I still miss that ol’ yeller bastid.

I feel like this when I think of him, still.

My condolences, Czarcam. I know how it feels to lose a longtime pet. I still mourn for the old, yellow mutt I grew up with.

I’m so sorry, Czarcasm. It’s been just over a year since I lost my Zeke, and there are still days when the wound feels brand-new. It’s a hard, hard thing to say goodbye to a buddy.

It sounds like he was quite a character, one of those dogs who, in your memory, will always be talking like Jimmy Stewart, or smoking cigars, or watching “Batman” reruns. (Somehow I always picture Zeke climbing trees, even though to my knowledge she never did that.) Know that you gave him a good life, and he understood that and loved you back.

Oh, that’s really rough. I lost my dog earlier this year, and I know it hits you really hard.

But it sounds like Gizmo had a long (18 years!) happy life. Burying him with the bunny slippers was a great idea; it’ll give him something to do in Dog Heaven.

I’m sorry, Czarcasm.

My dog is named Gizmo, too, so this thread caught my eye immediately. He’s a 10 year old Norwegian Elkhound.

Eighteen years is a darn good run but it’s never long enough, is it?

In a way, you and Gizmo were lucky. No long drawn out decisions, no trip to the vet - he just slipped away in the company of a friend and in the home he loved. No one can hope for more.

Gizmo sounds like one of the all-time good dogs. Condolances from the zoo household and a wet slurp from JoetheRottie.

I doubt very much they’ll allow that in Dog Heaven. :slight_smile:
Right now the cat is running around the house, mewing loudly. She knows something is wrong, and she is very upset.

I’m terribly sorry to hear that, Czarcasm. My thoughts are with you on your loss.


It sounds like he was a great dog with a lot of personality. I’m sorry for your loss. :frowning:

My condolences, Czarcasm. Even the cat misses him; he must have been a Good Dog.

I’m so sorry for your loss Czarcasm. It sounds like Gizmo had a great life surrounded by much love and fun. I lost my Jake (a cocker spaniel) 7 and a half years ago and I still miss him. I’m also sure Jake is taking Gizmo under his paws in Dog Heaven and showing him the ropes right now. That’s just what he would do.

Again, sorry for your loss. :frowning:

My heartfelt sympathies to you, Czarcasm. Sounds like Gizmo had more character than a lot of people I know, and he enjoyed his life with you.

I am sorry to hear of your loss. You have my heartfelt sympathies. It is so hard losing a beloved pet and Gizmo sounds like he was a sweetheart.

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a pet is a deep sadness. I know that nothing that I can say here will lessen your grief, but none-the-less, know that you are in my thoughts.

Sending warm thoughts your way.