In memory of Nelson
Monday, 17th of April 2017
The love and devotion Nelson's Mum shows for her doggie family is obvious in her words and photos. She wrote to us about the post she made on her own Facebook page, allowing us to use her material in memoriam for a recently passed Chihuahua Rescue Victoria rescue, Nelson.
I tried direct messaging you on facebook. But if it doesn't work, here is my post and all the photos. As I mentioned in the message, I was very emotional and there are a few swear words so I hope they don't offend you and I totally understand you may want to remove them if you put anything up on your website.
Thank you for introducing me to the best friend I ever had.
Nelson was adopted out in 2005 to a wonderful and caring forever home. His adoptive Mum reached out to us on Sunday, 22nd of January 2017 to let us know that Nelson passed away on Tuesday, 17th of January 2017.
Nelson was my best friend, a one eyed Chihuahua with a really bad attitude. He was adopted 11 years ago. My baby. I'm not ashamed to say it (given that I'm unable to have a human one). I found him dead on Thursday evening, not even twenty minutes after he gobbled his last meal.
I'm not after a pity party but somehow blabbing this out to the world is helping my grief. I've had to euthanize other fur babies, but finding the love of your life dead, it's changed me. I did mouth to snout and CPR, to no avail.
Thank you to Erskineville Sydney Animal Hospital. In particular, thanks go to Baz the vet for trying to resuscitate him, even when it was never gonna do anything; and thanks for walking me to my car with my baby, hugging me and sending me flowers. Thank you Annie the vet and others for your love and support. Thanks to friends for stopping my crazytown CSI paranoia, for checking on me and just letting me know I got a friend, and for the party that helped me forget my pain for a few hours.
Adopting this rescue dog changed my life infinitely for the better. He saw me through two breakdowns, a serious breast cancer scare, a REAL serious scary town cancer diagnosis and treatment, a gastric operation that I thought was going to kill me and so many other hard times.
My darling Nelson, you will be in my heart forever. I love you my bubba and one day I'll see you again, but for now, you've got all your old dead girlfriends, Mr. Fancy Pants and Tippitoes, Nifty and Bazza for you to torment and be top dog over, even though you're the tiniest.
Nelson's Adventures in brief
Here are a few select memories from the treasured collection of photos that Nelson's Mum made available.
If you would like to, say a few words for Nelson on the Facebook post for this page.
Awwww I do love my ear scratches.
Wotchoo lookin' at Willis?
I know you get a great laugh out of tormenting me, but for mercy's sake... mandarin peel as a hat? So lame!
Nelson and girfriend No. 3 Flossy Flo.
You messing with me?
Kangaroo Valley cabin holiday with Mum. I'm by the fire watching Bold and the Beautiful. Life is good.
What is this obsession you have with tormenting me? I'm totally fine with my one eye disability. If you're gonna subject me to a fake eye, could you at least have got a lifelike one and not from the $2 shop again!
Just enjoying the pool garden outlook at Summer Hill.
Mum you promised to get me one eyed Ray Bans!
FREEEDOM! Just gotta keep an eye out for the local dingoes. Tea Gardens camping trip 2016.
Sand dune doggy.
Girlfriend No. 2 using Nelson as her winter warming water bottle. I found them like this a few times every winter.
I learned how to do it - I can go up the stairs! From about 5 years ago when the arthritis set in and he could no longer jump up on the couch.
Nelson with girlfriend No. 1, Missy the Muppet.
I loved when he pricked up his ears like this, whenever I'd say 'walkies' or 'you want some cheesey poof'? Nelson loved cheese. I used to roll up any medication in a cheesey poof ball, but he still managed to eat the cheese and spit the tablet out! Then I would face the terror of all Chihuahua owners - putting your fingers in a mouth full of needle like teeth, at serious risk of digital amputation.
Despite all the carry on, he never once bit me. We "discussed" the biting issue early in our relationship and it was made clear to him who was boss. OK, it was a one way conversation, but he apparently understood it. Hence I still have 10 fingers!
Nelson having a run in Tempe
Locket to remember Nelson.
Thursday, 23rd of March 2017
Inside of the locket to remember Nelson, containing some of his fur and ashes.
Thursday, 23rd of March 2017
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