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Tuesday, May 6, 2014


CHEWY: 05/14/01 - 05/03/14

Sometimes there just aren't any words to describe utter heartbreak, but I had to find them. Despite all the love and amazing moments I spent with my beloved fur~baby Chewy for nearly 13 years, I had to make the bravest and hardest decision of my life. This past Saturday on May 3rd, my Chewy was put to sleep due to heart failure. The following pictures were captured minutes before he passed and it's almost as if he knew and even then, he tried to comfort me, licking my tears. I made sure to be there for him, comforting him, hugging him until he fell asleep. I didn't think I would have the strength to do this, but I just couldn't let him go alone, scared, with people he didn't know. He deserved better and I made sure he got it.

My baby's health was rapidly deteriorating and he struggled to walk and breathe as his tiny belly filled with blood the past month. I just couldn't bare to watch my little 5-lb. fireball degrade to a mere slug. It was then that I decided to call the vet and end his suffering. I don't think I ever cried so hard, or suffered such torment as I wrestled with this decision, but it was the most humane and selfless decision of my life. Chewy deserved better and I just hope that someday this pain I feel, will ease.

Chewy's last "photo dress-up on May 3rd

Chewy, 4 months old September 2001 
By my side after my ankle surgery December 2012

Chewy had quite a few fans on social media and was always such a good sport, putting up with my craziness as I dressed him up for every event and holiday possibly imagined. He was the king of photo-bombing, ending up in many product placement pictures as I tried to write my reviews, sometimes delaying my deadlines (sorry guys.) If I took pictures, he had to make it all about him, that is until I wanted to photograph him and then we had a problem:

He wasn't always all smiles... SAY CHEESE!

Photo-bomb KING! 

Chewy, thank you so much for all the smiles, laughs, snuggles and never-ending kisses. I took you everywhere with me. You were truly one-of-a-kind and definitely much more than just a pet, you were my lil buddy. You will always be in my heart. We will all miss you.

~Evelyn Lugo

1 comment:

  1. This made me cry :*-(. So sorry for your loss...