Thursday, January 8, 2009

R.I.P. Squirrely

We have experienced a loss in our family.

Last Christmas, Rocco the Wonder Dog received a squeaky squirrel toy as a gift from his Aunt. It was a wonderful present. The squirrel, who we named "Squirrely" (we're really clever and original when it comes to naming things), even  had the same coloring as Rocco. It was love at first sight, and Rocco and Squirrely became inseparable pals. They spent hours together, and Rocco was very possessive of his little friend, as any human who tried to wipe the spit off Squirrely soon learned.

Alas, Rocco may have loved too fast and too hard. The other day, after a serious shaking from Rocco (a favorite pastime for them, it seemed), Squirrely ripped open. We might have been able  to save him, but Rocco had eaten most of his chum's cotton stuffing.

It was a beautiful relationship, while it lasted, but Rocco still has his filthy tug-of-war sock and rubber hot dog (which  used to squeak until Rocco swallowed the squeak thing) to console him, so he trudges on. Still, there will never be another Squirrely for him.

Unless I can get to PetCo today.

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Blogger Black Canary said...

Poor Squirrely! Of course, you know if Rocco ever got close to an actual live squirrel, there would be a much different outcome..

January 8, 2009 at 11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, Rocco! He loved not wisely but too well. Still, there are other squirrrels in the K-Mart, and sometimes, just when you think you will never love like that again, one pops up in your mailbox.

Aunt P.

January 8, 2009 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Maggie's Mom said...

I could see that the relationship was doomed from the start...

January 8, 2009 at 5:08 PM  

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