Thursday, February 5, 2009
Dogs On Thursday Special: R.I.P. Winnie Girl
I received an email from my brother yesterday morning letting me know that one of their dogs, Winnie Girl, passed away on Sunday of natural causes. She was a beloved mix-breed that had been a part of the family for close to ten years. She found them, my brother thinks someone just dropped her off, she was already spayed. Winnie Girl and his other dog, Pee Wee, became good buddies. They were typical dogs that spent most of their time outside but were brought in when it was cold or bad weather. My brother and his family live in Louisiana and they would often come home with him and his familywhen they came to visit-and to evacuate hurricanes. They were never any trouble at all and loved to go with him as he and friends rode up the mountain on four-wheelers and often camped out. There were occasions when they hitched a ride on the vehicle with him. Pee Wee, being an old dog himself, hasn't changed his behavior much due to the loss. She was a good companion to my brother when he works outside and on all those trips through the years. My brother noticed she had slowed down in the past few days. and up until the last twelve hours she was still eating, but with less enhusiasm. Winnie's most favorite treat was hotdogs which was the very last food she ate. My brother was with her when she passed. Good dog, Winnie Girl, we will all miss you when they all come home to visit.