WE adopted our wonderful furbaby Luigi when he was 3 months old. He was actually going to be adopted by another person, who decided that he did not want him. It was his loss, and our gain. Luigi was a beautiful puppy. He was very friendly, fun, and a comedian. He was smart as a whip. He had a very high vocabulary. So much so, that we had to spell words in front of him. He caught on to that though, and we had to learn to communicate in a way that he would not understand. Not easy with a dog as smart as Luigi. His instincts were on point. He just always knew. I do have to admit that I was not number one on his best friend list. He loved his daddy so much. He followed him everywhere he went. He was just like a little boy who wanted to do everything daddy did.|
His favorite activity was going to the dump in Daddy's truck to take the recyclables. He also loved to play in the backyard with daddy. He loved to play with sticks, and would proudly find the biggest one he could and run all over the yard with it. His ball was the love of his life. He and his daddy would play fetch. The only problem was that Luigi didn't want to let the ball out of his mouth. In the back of our yard, there was a pond that was huge and filled with ducks. Luigi was fine with the ducks until one day he saw his dad feed them bread. Luigi was not happy about the ducks getting bread and him not. There was a white duck family of 4 that we lovingly named The Whiteys. Luigi learned Whitey's name quickly. If you were inside the house and said there goes Whitey, Luigi would jump up and want to go see his bread enemy. Until the day he died, if you said the name Whitey, he would turn his head in the cutest way letting you know that he knew who Whitey was. We also teased him with saying quack quack. Luigi was very active and jumped on everything. He actually walked on the arm of the couch up and around the top to the other side. He was very talented. He would run around in circles in such a rapid and agile way, that we named it getting his hump on. He would run and run, and then jump on his dad, jump off and repeat. It was funny as heck, even though he hurt his dad's chest sometimes. His favorite song was Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas. That song ALWAYS got him going. He loved playing with his stuffed toys that we called babies. Luigi loved his babies. When we went out and came home, we were greeted with a very happy Luigi with a baby in his mouth. He always brought us a baby. Luigi was the best watch dog ever. No one, and I mean no one, was allowed to be in front of our house. If you dared to walk by, you were met with barking and growling. He despised the mailman and UPS guy. The UPS guy seemed to get a kick out of it, as he did bark back at him. LOL
Luigi's second best friend was also not me! LOL He loved his Nauna. When he was not with his dad, he was with his Nauna. They would hang out together all day long with Nauna's cat Bella. They had a very special relationship. As soon as daddy left, Luigi was off to spend the day with Nauna. He never let on as to what they were doing together, but my guess would be gossiping about the neighborhood. Luigi knew every person or dog who went by in Nauna's room. The only people he never barked at were the garbage men. That lead me to believe that Luigi was a garbage man in a previous life.
I was Luigi's third favorite person. I love him and miss him dearly. I taught him to do all kinds of tricks when he was younger. He would sit, give paw, speak and get into a seal with a balancing a ball like position to get treats. He would do all the begging he could to get a treat. I was his treat girl.
Luigi had a brother who died suddenly and unexpectedly in December 2015. His name was Teddy. They were very good pals. Teddy was mellow and calm. He died from a rare cancer called hemangiosarcoma. It was a very difficult time for all of us. Teddy was my best friend. We adopted 2 dogs to play with Luigi, Angel and Georgie. Luigi acted like a puppy again. Angel played with him and so did Georgie, but ultimately, Angel was his best pal. They would sleep together every night. They were so close. Running and chasing each other.
On July 2, 2017, Luigi became very ill. It was sudden and unexpected. We took him to the emergency vet. After examination and many tests, we were dealt quite a blow. Luigi's liver was filled with cancer. A tumor in his liver had ruptured and his belly filled with blood. Once again, we heard the word I hate most in this world! Hemangiosarcoma. We were in shock and disbelief. Luigi never showed any signs of liver cancer. He acted perfectly fine. As I write this, I am in total disbelief. On July 2, 2017, Luigi went to The Rainbow Bridge to be with his brother Teddy.
It has been a very hard time for all of us. The tears have fallen from our eyes daily. Angel got sick on Wednesday. She had severe diarrhea. We took her to the vet. He examined her and told us it was from the stress of losing her best friend. She was given medication and a special diet for a few days. Both Angel and Georgie act depressed. We are all depressed.
Luigi, you are so loved and so missed. We take solace in knowing that you are with Teddy. I hope that you are playing and having fun. You are both so missed. WLYTWATNSABBBBB Until we meet again.