My parents' other chihuahua, Penny, passed away today. She was almost 15 years old. :(
When I was home last November she was still mourning the loss of her brother, Sebastien, last August. She cried herself to sleep each night. It was the saddest sound in the world.
I'm not much of a pet person, but Penny and Sebastien were the sweetest little dogs anyone could ask for.
Sebastien was the more placid one, while Penny was the daring sibling. Eight years ago when my parents had moved and the fence hadn't been built yet, my dad made a pen so they could run around outside. It was only about two feet high because he figured that was at least four times their height. Lo and behold, we caught Penny literally scaling that fence, one paw atop each opening. She thought she was so clever, obviously so since she outsmarted my dad. Ha!
Another time, a tarp had fallen over the picnic table that was in the pen. So she just climbed that tarp and jumped outside. Poor Sebastien was left behind so he kept howling and howling. I came downstairs to see why he was making such a fuss and discovered her gone. But frantic shouts of her name and she willingly came home.
As they got older though, they were content to just plod around at home.
I'll always think of Penny and Sebastien so happy together in my parents' garden.
Going home just won't be the same without them.
1 year ago today,
2 years ago today, Stevens-Crawford Heritage House - Oregon City - Oregon.
3 years ago today, Naan (Indian Leavened Flatbread).
4 years ago today, Lien Hoa Chinese BBQ Food To-Go - Westminster.