Tyger -Beloved (1978-1996)

Wire Fox Terrier/Chihuahua
Picture of Tyger -Beloved (1978-1996), a male Wire Fox Terrier/Chihuahua

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Home:The Wilderness, VA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Tyg, Holy Terror and P.I.T.A.

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog

August 3rd 1978

Me, he loved me, and peeing on my suitcase when I left for college.

Strangers, the doorbell, getting anywhere near his food, and my dad's friend Vinay

Favorite Toy:
A rubber ring, he'd hang from it for hours.

Favorite Food:
He was a Mighty Dog kinda dog. See, there's even a picture of him in his Superdog outfit.

Favorite Walk:
Walk? He ran, anywhere he could. Especially, those full-tilt circuits through the house where he'd lose his footing on the linoleum and skid through the kitchen.

Best Tricks:
He once warned my mom that the door was open, other than that he didn't DO tricks.

Arrival Story:
When I was 7 I lost my tomcat, Smokey. When I was 8, we went to the pound to find a dog. The one I had chosen, a pretty little cocker bitch, had been adopted under my nose. I saw the pound guy this leading this little black ball of fluff, wasn't 5 pounds, away on the RED leash. When the lady at the counter told me he was the runt of the litter and no one wanted him, I said, "I DO!" And we spent the next 18 years just loving each other, except when he peed on my suitcase when I went to college.

Tyger was a weird breed. The vet said he was a wired hair terrier, schnauzer and chihuahua mix. But he was my heart and soul from the age of 8 until I was in graduate school. When he died in 1996, I cried just like a baby.

Forums Motto:
Tyger - Fear my symmetry!!!

The Groups I'm In:
Pets from the Past, President Isabel's BSL Task Force, ^*^Over The Rainbow^*^

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Desire of a Dog to Eat "Bad" Food?? - SUPER LONG

Home Town:
Hobart, Indiana

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August 27th 2005 More than 11 years!

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I Was an Only Child; He Was an Only Dog

My Life

January 25th 2007 8:34 pm
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My name is Tyger. My girl adopted me when I was just a little pup from the shelter in Hobart, Indiana in 1978. My girl was 8, an only child, who lived on a farm miles outside of town. It was just her and her parents most of the time, since there weren't many neighbors, and it was difficult for school friends to come out that far.

So, it was me who played in the creek with her. I was the one that played hide-and-seek with her in the big red barn, and sledded with her on the hill at the back of the farm. I let her dress me up in doll clothes, and give me special "hair styles." I'd sleep at the foot of her bed - keeping a constant vigil over her

We grew up together. And although she no longer wanted to go climbing through the creek bed under the roadway, or play dressup doll with me, I was there.

I was there when she got her first crush. And I was there when he broke her heart and I absorbed her tears as she held me for comfort. I was there when her grandfather died, and then her grandmother. I saw her first prom. I got to ride with her in the brand-new convertible she got for graduation, our hair blowing in the wind. I saw her off to college (and peed on her suitcase every single time she left for school, a habit I continued when she went to graduate school).

I grew weary after I turned 18. I could no longer hear or see, but I knew she loved me still. She was all grown up, 26 years old and living in the big city in her own apartment, she had friends and a job, and a pretty decent boyfriend I didn't attack when she brought him home.

I had done my job.

I passed silently to the bridge in May 1996 while I slept at the foot of her bed.


December 14, 1959

December 13th 2006 11:57 pm
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Happy Birthday Vikki.

Were you still with us, we'd spend the day telling you how amazingly wonderful, indescribably and insanely incredible you were.

We will never understand why God decided He needed you more than we. But may He bless your child and temper her pain with sweet memories.

My girl will mourn still.

I have already met you at the bridge, and know that a joyous reunion awaits you and my girl someday.

Until then know that there is one person here that remembers her confidant, her partner in crime, her soul mate, her babysitter----her "sister."

Rest in peace our darling love.

Victoria Anne Negrelli Verplancken

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My Tail of Devotion for Tyger -Beloved (1978-1996)

July 10th 2006 2:56 pm
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You were a pup that no one wanted. I was a lonely little girl. And together we lived a lfetime of love.

You taught me patience. You brought me joy. You eased my pain when I was hurt and made me laugh when it was the last thing in the world I felt like doing.

It is because of you that I know unconditional love. It is because of you that I can experience peace.

It is truly humbling to know that with all the love and caretaking I gave you, nothing can equal what you gave me in return. I owe you a debt that can never be repaid.

You will always be in my heart, little one, now that you have gone, just as you were my heart while you were here.

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