Sunday, May 25, 2008

Goodbye, sweet Brandy

Fourteen years ago, Che woke me up in the middle of the night coming home late from work with this scrawny mutt puppy by his side. Two of his coworkers were returning from Colorado when they saw a pickup truck in front of them pull off to the side of a busy Texas interstate and kick this dog out of the back to fend for herself. She was scared and bewildered, so they picked her up and drove her home to College Station with them. They stopped by work on the way to the animal shelter, and Che being the softie that he is, agreed to rescue her.

Brandy was so skinny you could see her ribs, and her muzzle was full of porcupine quills. But she was also the sweetest dog you could ever meet. She didn't take well to strangers (especially men) at first, but we think that's because she was abused as a puppy. We spent the next 14 years making sure she forgot about that life and knew nothing but love and happiness.

After Abbey died in November, Brandy seemed to decline rapidly. I think she missed her best friend, but today they're together again in a better place.

We love you Brandy, and we will miss you more than you can ever know. Rest in peace, my sweet beautiful girl.


Anonymous said...

Eva & Che -- I've been thinking about you all week. I lost myh first cat on Memorial Day weekend 17 years ago, and thre's still a pang. But know that Abbey and Brandy are back together now, and be glad you rescued her.


robyncz said...

Brandy was a lucky dog to have ended up with you and Che. I'm sorry for your loss.


KristiB said...

My heart goes out to you Che and Brandy. My condolences during this difficult time.
KristiB from the CL Boards

Robyn said...

Oh, Eva, my heart is breaking for you and Che. Hugs to you in this difficult time.

Unknown said...

Eva, I am so sorry you had to say goodbye to Brandy. It is never easy no matter how much you know it is the right thing to do.

Joe said...

What a beautiful girl. I missed your thread on the BB - I'm so sorry you had to go through this as well. As tough as of a decision it was, I know, and I'm sure you do too, that it was the right decision and both our pups are in a better place.

Unknown said...

We lost our Brany yesterday and it really hurts. Your words about your own Brandy lifted our spirits and I want to thank you.

Marty & Family