Sadly and so quickly, our darling maltese poodle, Tammy, passed away earlier this evening. Perhaps I am biaised, but I think this is fault of all doggie owners... we think our pets are beautiful. We used to get so many compliments about her good looks, it was unbelievable! Not only a beauty to look at, but a wonderful nature as well. We A-D-O-R-E-D her, she was like our child. I swear she could understand everything we said... we often laughed and said that all she must do is open her mouth and talk, now wouldn't that be something! She loved it when people came to visit and would jump and greet them as if she hadn't seen them for ages. We used to laugh and say "now calm down Tammy...", as she got so excited.
A lot of people call maltese poodles "yapping dogs", that may be the case, but Tammy was an excellent watchdog... she could smell trouble a mile away... She somehow knew when we were coming to visit as my Mom would often say "she heard you coming before you even got here", as she'd always be at the door when we pulled into the driveway, ready to greet us with a lick, a happy little dance and a yap! Oh Tammy, my heart is absolutely broken... we are going to miss you so very much!
I'll never forget how Kendall used to dress you up in the most weird outfits when she was younger and you never, ever complained... you just sat there, like a little doll, allowing her to dress you up in these ridiculous outfits, sunglasses and all... just so that we could have a laugh! You will forever be in our hearts and we just feel so blessed as a family to have had you in our lives, even though it was only for 11 years. You brought such a lot of love and laughter with you.
My Mother is heartbroken and devastated, as are we all, because as a housewife she spent most of her time with Tammy and nursed her through this very short illness... which started just before Christmas 2010. She will miss her the most. Thanks Mom for the wonderful care you took to ensure that Tammy was so well looked after and loved, especially this past week. Little did we know that it would end this way!
Rest In Peace dear Tammy... at least there is no more pain, which was so unbearable for us to see... thank you so much for the happy times, we'll never ever forget you!
[Edit] Thank you to my dear friend Deidre who brought these beautiful Tulips for me, to work today (20 January). They really made my day. Also for the special jewellery bookmark given in memory of dear Tammy. Thank you also to all my dear blog friends for your wonderful messages of love and support... much appreciated. hugs Sharon xx