I lost my Angel, my pit bull that I had with me for almost 13 years. She passed away on March 8, 2013 and I really miss her.
I got Angel when she was only a pup of about 2 months. At first when I took her for a drive, she would sit on my lap and help me steer. As she got older, she grew too large to sit on my lap, so I had to have her sit on another seat. I guess she was insulted that she couldn’t help me drive, because after that, she would never sit in the front seat.
The first two years, she was a little kid growing up. She destroyed two mattress, a coach, living room chair, my cell phone, the back seat of my truck and many other wondrous tasty things. Then a miracle happened, she turned two years of age and quit chewing everything in sight.
Angel was always great with kids, they could sit on her, pull her ears and she would just lick the children’s faces. She loved most people, but every once in a while, she would growl at someone for no apparent reason.
She was pretty tough, thinking about the time, back in August 2009 when she fought off a coyote. You can read about this experience in her life on another of my posts at Dog Dreams and Angel
I think she had a great life, getting massages almost every day and three dog treats a day on top of that. Maybe that was why she was so mellow.
She passed away while I was in Argentina. I cut my vacation short in order to be with her when she passed but I was several days short of being with her. She passed away due to an intestine that was ruptured and a large cancerous cell that affected her vital organs.
All I can say at this point is that I miss her dearly and I’m sure there is a reason that Dog spelled backward spells God.