Alyx (1990-2003)

Cocker Spaniel
Picture of Alyx (1990-2003), a female Cocker Spaniel

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Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Little Girl, Cool Tuff, Mama's Girl, Princess

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Rainbow Bridge
Riding in the car, chasing lizards, snuggling, and doing tricks for treats

She was a very easy going dog and didn't have any

Favorite Toy:
Tug-toys and tennis balls

Favorite Food:
She liked to sit in a chair at the table at dinner time with her own plate of whatever I was eating (small/selective portions for her of course)

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere and everywhere......she was always good to go!!

Best Tricks:
Sit, Sit Pretty, Shake, High 5, Turn-around, Roll-over (to the left and to the right!), Bang-yer-dead, Give Kisses

Arrival Story:
I had always wanted a dog of my own, and my parents never would let me have a house dog while I was growing up. So, when I went off to college and got a place of my own, my little sister found Alyx and gave her to me!! She was by far the best present I've ever got!!

Alyx was a wonderful dog! She was perfect in every way. She loved people and she got along great with other dogs and animals. She was very loyal, but she had a streak of independence too. She was so easy to take care of. Never a problem one. She loved to go on trips in the car, and I took her everywhere with me. After college, we moved to Arizona, where I discovered that her mission/obsession in life was to chase lizards!! We moved around alot in Arizona for about 8 years and she always adapted well to her new surroundings. She loved to snuggle on my lap during lightning and thunderstorms, although she wasn't afraid of them. We would sit together and watch the lightning out the window. When Alyx was 10 years old, we moved back to Oklahoma. About 2 years later, she started getting sick. The vet was having a hard time diagnosing what was wrong with her, other than she had congestive heart failure. I finally suggested that we have her tested for Coccidiomycosis (Valley Fever) since we had lived in Arizona for so long and that is a fairly common disease out there. Her test came back positive and we began an agressive treatment for it since it was already so far advanced. Unfortunately, the medication affected her liver and kidneys, and she began losing alot of weight, her hair was thinning badly, she was developing cataracts, and she finally got so weak that she could hardly stand up on her own. Then she got so sick that she had to be in the hospital for about a week on IV's and stuff. I went out every day and stayed with her as long as I could, just sitting with her and holding her. She was so frail and seemed to just be withering away before my eyes. She was on so much medication that she didn't seem to really even be aware of what was going on around her. They let me bring her home for the weekend, and told me that she probably wouldn't make it more than a day or 2, but I wanted her to spend her last days at home with me and not in the hospital. Once I got her home, I just sat and comforted her and held her as much as I could. By this time, she could no longer control her bladder, she wasn't eating or drinking hardly anything at all, and she was unable to get up and move around on her own. As much as it hurt me to see her that way, and to know how terrible it must have been for her (mentally, emotionally, and physically) to be in that condition, I knew that it was time for her to go to the Bridge. I had the vet come to the house on Monday morning after her last weekend at home with me. We sat in the rocking chair where I had spent so many hours rocking her and holding her and I held her in my lap through her last few breaths and then I sat there for awhile longer just holding her and rocking her. She was the best little dog ever and I still think of her often and have lots of wonderful memories of her and all of our many adventures together. And I know that she is romping and playing and happily chasing lizards to her heart's content at Rainbow Bridge, just waiting until we meet again.

Forums Motto:
Mama's Little Angel Alyx

The Groups I'm In:
FebrezeĀ® Pet Odor Eliminatorā„¢, In Memoriam, The FURminatorĀ® Group For Dogs

My Favorite Word:
"PIZZA!". Whenever Mommy would say "Pizza!" I would run to the oven and sit down in front of it! Even if there wasn't a pizza cooking, I would still go and sit there anyway!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
November 3rd 2005 More than 11 years!

I Was In The:
2006 Valentine's Day Party!
Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Ollie (In
Loving Memory)
KobiGrayson - at
Rainbow Bridge
EmilyTyler - CD RE
Sis - CD RESabre
Mama Kitty

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To Alyx -- From Mommy

A Little Poem

November 3rd 2005 11:09 am
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My Best Friend

This dog of mine is my best friend
She's always got an ear to lend
When I'm down in the dumps, you see
She's always there to comfort me
She cheers me up with all her tricks
Then jumps in my lap to give me a kiss
She's small and black with curly ears
Yet there is nothing that she fears
She'll stay by my side until the end
Because, after all, she's My Best Friend!!

In Memory of Alyx

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