Friday, April 14, 2017

R.I.P. Meeshka

1/6/2001 - 4/10/2017


The worst part of blogging for dogs is how to end things.  You try to maintain a very happy, funny atmosphere because everyone has problems, they don't want to read about them, they want to come here to read happy funny things.

But there comes a point in a dog's life where things aren't happy or funny, and that usually happens as they get older, start having issues.

We had a tough time after Sam passed trying to find a new normal, and see the funny in things, but the reality was that shortly after Sam passed, Meeshka was diagnosed with bladder cancer, and took a turn for the worst.  Although she was never her normal self afterwards, there were still glimmers of her each day.

On April 10th, 2017, those glimmers had faded and we held her in our arms and allowed her to peacefully pass.

Meeshka was my muse.  Through her blog I was introduced to a whole bunch of wonderful people who I call friends, gave me another world of creativity through cartooning and blogging, and enriched my life not only because of who she introduced me to, but because she was one of the most funny, infuriating, maddening, adorable, willful, and special dog I've had the pleasure of knowing.

Thank you for coming along for the ride.  Loki is doing well, adapting to being the "only dog" and is surrounded by toys and chew bones and love.

The final update to this blog will be his passing, which we hope won't be for a while, but please start at the beginning of Meeshka's World and enjoy her life again.