today was one of the worst days of my life. my dog passed today. i rescued vinny when he was 5 and he lived until 15. i have to say vinny was the most awesome dog, so much on his mind all of the time. he was a rat terrier, with that comes a ton of humor, love, anger, loyalty and concern.
our house is so lost without him, as am i. he would never listen, bite and beg constantly, but he was the best dog in my eyes. i loved him so much. i didn't want to leave for a night without him, i couldn't wait to see him when i got home and listen to his welcoming howls. his unconditional love was so warm and he had been through so much with me... he has been cross country twice and had even been to the grand canyon. his nicknames were endless...porky, pig, piggy, moosh boosh, bud, vincenz, vinny boombatz.... he was a true italian stalion. the biggest rat terrier around, all muscle. i will always have a place in my heart for you vinny, you were my baby for the last 10 years. when i rescued him when he was 5, i was so excited to take him to piedmont park in atlanta. i let him run free, so happy to have my own dog and then he started to attack some submissive dogs and peed on my back. this was the first couple of days that i had him. i thought to myself, "wow, can i handle this dog!!" and then it was like a bolt of lightning hit and we fell in love. no matter the numerous humps, bites and growls to others, vinny was always a loyal pup to me. i am so hurt and sad now. we have been sniffing his pillow like it is a fresh flower, even sniffing his chew toy. today was an end to an enormous part of my life.