In Loving Memory of
October 19, 1995 - March 17, 2000
Floppy was a very special doggie. She came to live
with Snubby in the summer of 1996 when she was about 1 year old. The house where she was born had too many other doggies and she had to
fight them to get food. Because they were bigger, they usually won.
At first, she was scared of Snubby and she had to jump up on to the
table to get away from him. Soon, however, they became best friends.
Snubby would always share his food with her and the two would take turns
chasing each other around the yard. He would often end up being her
pillow when they would sleep out on the patio or in the Dogloo. The
two of them would enjoy walks with Mom and Dad around the block or, on
special occasions, to the Canyon. Floppy had gained a lot of weight
enjoying all the home cooked meals, so she had a hard time keeping up with
Snubby, but she tried.
Floppy became sick and could not eat. The
vet said that she had diabetes. She would have to start eating a
special diet and taking pills and getting shots in order to manage it.
Her eyes started to become cloudy and she could not see as well as she
used to. Mommie took good care of her and let her live inside her
apartment when she had to move to Hollywood and then Valencia. Floppy
guarded the apartment during the day and kept Mommie company at night.
Through much work on Mommie's part and many visits to the vet , the
diabetes was kept under control for over a year. Floppy stayed healthy
and had an enjoyable time living with Mommie during the week and coming
home to Riverside to visit Snubby on the weekends.
Eventually, the stress of fluctuating blood sugar levels and the insulin
shots were too much for her tiny organs to handle. She started getting
sick every few days and had to spend a lot of time at the vet. Early
on the morning of March 17, 2000, she went to doggie heaven where she is
running and playing happily with lots of other doggies. She is free
of the disease that she had been battling for so long.
We know you are much happier now and that
we will be together again with you someday. You could tell when we
were sad and you tried to cheer us up. We will try not to be too
sad now that you are gone - we know you would want us to be happy.
We will miss you!
We love you very much!
Snubby, Mommie & Daddy