Saturday, September 24, 2005

My Best Friend

This is a photo of Eicko. My best friend for almost 12 years. He died Jan. of this year from a spine disease.

How I ended up with him.

My HEART's DESIRE was not to get a K-9 German Shepherd. He was my choice instead of a gun. One night after working the 3-11 shift at the hospital I was followed home. Basically chased by a guy who was high on crack who was a known felon. It was about a 20 minutes drive home, but the chase lasted about 10 minutes. Why he decided to follow me I don't know, but he must have seen me when I stopped for gas before heading home. He did not know that because of the long drive, another nurse I worked with always followed me home since my exit was first. She got the tag number, and called the police. When I realized the guy was seriously following me ( he had driven ahead and blocked the road) I went off of the side of the road headed back toward the city. I went straight to the police station. They escorted me to the country line, then the sheriff's dept. escorted me home from there. They both encouraged me to get a gun, saying this could happen day or night.

Instead I went to find the most well trained K-9 I could and money was no object. I looked at many, but the minute I saw Eicko, I knew. I took him home, sang and slept with him for the first two weeks. After that he never left my side. I took this photo will working in the front yard and letting Eicko " watch my back". I could of sworn he was smiling, so I took the photo.

I looked out of the den window tonight, onto the deck where he always had his eye on me. The other dog is there. I love him, but he will have a different place in my car.


Blogger Ranger Tom said...

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3:31 AM  
Blogger Ranger Tom said...

I know how it is when you lose a pet... They really are a member of the family.

3:31 AM  
Blogger Ranger Tom said...

Go here:

I strongly recommend all my archives... Plent of yuks...


8:48 AM  
Blogger Blogdreamz said...

The pain one goes through when they loose a love one even if it is a dog or cat because they are still a part of you and the family. I just lost my last cat on Christmas morning last year.

1:37 PM  
Blogger dreamgurl said...

Hi, thank you for your note. I will try to be careful!

I love animals, but it's always hard when we lose one. Heck, I still mourne for my first pet rabbit, who died eight years ago...

8:10 AM  
Blogger mrshife said...

Those are good links that deal with pet loss.

10:27 AM  
Blogger AndyT13 said...

I lost "My" dogs Lucy and Quizzy (mother and son) to my ex. We bought the female together and went through two litters with her. He was from the first. Anyway when we recently broke up I obviously lost visitation rights. I can't have a dog where I live now anyway or I might have kidnapped Lucy. She recently got spayed and had a breast removed due to doggie breast cancer. I can't even find out how she is because her mom won't return my calls or emails. I miss them every day. Still, I know I'll pull through. Life dictates that we go through love and loss. It's part of the equation like eating and sleeping. Eicko had a great life and was very happy. Try to think of the good things and not dwell on being sad. Plus the new pup needs training. :-) God bless.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Sydney said...

I didn't know that's how you'd come to get Eicko. I know you still miss him a lot. And I do know what you mean about that different place in your heart.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Cherish said...

I'm sorry for your loss, was just trying to familiarize myself with the whole blog thing, and saw the pic of your GSD. Then I saw that you were a psych nurse, and that you enjoy talkging to "different" people, boy do I have some stories for you! Looking forward to hearing from you.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Sydney said...

you gonna like update this puppy anytime soon? No pun intended ;P

9:14 AM  
Blogger Blogdreamz said...

You know, it's time to write a new blog Cindy. LOL!

2:56 PM  
Blogger Ranger Tom said...

Are we going to have to send the posse out to find you now?

6:51 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

i'm sorry that you lost him. seems like he had a wonderful life with you.

11:00 AM  

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