Mum came home from work yesterday to tell me some very sad news.
After a very short battle, my friend Gizmo has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. His vet thinks that he may have had a brain tumor they did not know about.
If you never had the pleasure of meeting Gizmo, you really missed out. He was a real character who had a knack for wriggling into the heart of everyone he met. He could be the most stubborn Pug you’d ever met, but he was also one of the sweetest.
After months in rescue he finally met that right family and it was love at first sight. They loved him because of all his wonderful traits and despite his bad ones. They even loved him when he peed on their Christmas tree.
Mum and I ran into him at the dog park just a week after he’d been adopted and it was very obvious to both of us that he was just over the moon with his new family. Where he’d been somewhat independent when he lived with us, he was stuck like glue to his new mom. From day one he was in love with his new sister, even if she wasn’t into playing chase and didn’t always know what to do with his “I’m a lover not a fighter” ways.
I am really broken up by this sad news. I saw him just a couple of months ago and he was still happy and vibrant. That he is gone has just knocked me sideways. I am comforted in my knowledge that he was loved by a family who were committed to giving him all the love and care any dog could ever hope to have. I send all my love to his family who are now left to pick up the pieces.
I love you Gizmo and I know that we’ll meet again on the other side.