23 July 2010

My Gizmo and Tiger RIP

My Gizmo was my beagle/Pomeranian mix furbaby. We received him when he was a mere 18 months old (he was the runt of the litter and the owner could not take care of him anymore). It was love at first sight for both of us. This was back in 1996. I was in high school and up to that point had only had one other dog (Baby) and was timid and quite frankly scared of dogs. That all changed the day we drove home with Gizmo on my lap and the dashboard of Daddy's ugly gold El Camino (no he does not have that anymore thank goodness). He was all of our dog but his love and devotion when tested always laid with me. He would not let anyone new near me; he laid with me when I would suffer through migraines or other sickness, he was a little stinker always running away but coming back. He would jump in my bed full of stuffed animals (I was a teen girl!) and hide, it would be so hard to find him and sometimes he would sleep that way. He loved to run, hunt, play, and cuddle. He was always so excited when we came home from school, work, or from just being gone. Although he never did learn to walk properly on a leash he was so full of spunk and love you forgave that. Well after almost 16 years of life and 14 years of being with his people and being loved and loving my Daddy had to put him down yesterday. He was suffering and my Daddy did the correct thing but it still hurts so much. It is amazing how much an animal can hold of your heart. I am 12 hours away and my heart is breaking. I wish I could have held him once more but when we were home in May I sort of knew, so I spent lots of time with him. I know that he is in a better place now but my heart hurts. I hope he is in Doggy Heaven chasing rabbits, swinging on swings, and with his brothers that we lost Tiger and Brownie. I hope they were waiting for him when he crossed over. I love you buddy. I will NEVER forget you. With all my love Rest in Peace Gizmo.

Caitlyn trying to feed old Giz. She was barely 1.5 here I think.

My amazing brother and Gizmo back in the 90s
This is how he chilled and relaxed!
My baby!

As he got older he got bigger and browner LOL!

I love this picture! This is Gizmo and Tiger begging for food (or is it Brownie) They looked just alike!) I love their tongues!
These are pictures of Tiger. My Daddy bought him for me when Brownie passed away in fall/winter of 03. I loved him so much, he was so fluffy and looked hilarious when we shaved him for the summer. He passed away earlier this year. We are not sure why but I think it had something to do with the accident that took one of his eyes a few years back. I miss and love you Buddy, you and Gizmo better be taking care of one another!


  1. Oh Crystal I am so very sorry. A couple years ago when we had to have our best friend put down at the age of 14 1/2 a good friend sent me a card with this poem in it and I wanted to share it with you.

    My best friend closed his eyes last night,
    As his head was in my hand.
    The Doctors said he was in pain,
    And it was hard for him to stand.

    The thoughts that scurried through my head,
    As I cradled him in my arms.
    Were of his younger, puppy years,
    And OH...his many charms.

    Today, there was no gentle nudge
    With an intense "I love you gaze",
    Only a heart thats filled with tears
    Remembering our joy filled days.

    But an Angel just appeared to me,
    And he said, "You should cry no more,
    GOD also loves our canine friends,
    HE's installed a 'doggy-door"!

  2. I'm so sorry. Pets really do hold a big part of your heart.

  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. Animals touch a special part of us and their loss is felt deeply. I'm so sorry.

  4. Crystal I am so sorry. Your post has me in tears. I have three canine children of my own, I can't imagine not having them. I hope you can find peace in knowing that Tiger and Gizmo are together,just this side of heaven in Rainbow Bridge.

  5. I'm sorry for your loss Crystal!! Reading this just brings tears to my eyes because I know how you feel. I lost my beloved puppy a few years ago and I was hours away when my Dad had to put him down too. How I wished I could've given him one last hug, but I know he's waiting for me in heaven :)
    Take care!

  6. So sorry that you lost your little friends. I know what it is to lose an animal you love like a member of the family. Prayers are with you, sweetie!
    kim xXx

  7. I just read, honey. I'm so very, very sorry. I can't imagine how you feel right now. My thoughts and heart go out to you!!


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