Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Gizmo. Gizmo has been gone for one week. I didn't get the door closed and he got out.
Gizmo had 9 lives. I adopted Giz in 2002 when I moved to Atlanta for grad school. I moved into an apartment by myself and NEEDED a dog. I found him on the internet and I wanted him. That dog. They had him named Danny. That's a ridiculous name for this dog. He had been turned into the rescue 2x before I adopted him. One person was keeping him in a cage like 18 hours a day and another person had an elderly parent move in and bring elderly dogs and lets face it--giz is kind of an ass. Lets be honest... he was probably pissed if they were calling him Danny.
Gizmo became my dog. He flew with me. Traveled with me. Would jump up on tables while you were gone. Wanted to be with you 24-7. By "you" I mean "me." He loved popcorn. He had the highest pitch screeching bark I have ever heard. Ever.
Giz had some sort of terrible doggie leukemia (Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia.) Aka, he had to go to dog ICU. Twice. For a couple of weeks. This place had visiting hours. It cost a million dollars. He stole my trip to Italy. But it was ok, because he made it. I would never ever do this for another animal, but then again, I doubt I will ever love another one as much as I did the Gizzard.
We loved him. We desperately miss him. ALL of us. Griffin keeps asking if he is coming back or if he has gone to doggie Houston (heaven). Meyer occasionally in a high pitch voice says "WOO WOO WOO" which is his immitation of Gizmo's bark. Breaks my heart to know he is gone and even more that it was my fault. My 12 pound elderly dog didn't need to get out. I pray that someone has picked him up, carries him in a baby carrier as I think he'd love, hand feeds him, and has taken him to an all inclusive adults only resort. He doesn't love the kids. To be honest, I hope that he is somewhere planning to take over the world.
Giz. Gizmo. Gizzimoto. Gizard. Screech. Ta-ta. Evil ruler.
We love you and we miss you and we will never love another quite as much.