Dedicated To My Dog Pepsi

Thank you to everyone who made such nice comments about my kiddies! You’re all very kind. Anyways, on with today’s post. Every time March rolls around it reminds me of so many beautiful things coming back to life. Lovely flowers blooming, luscious green grass growing, dogs barking and playing in the park. March is a bitter-sweet month for me. It was this month 2 years ago that I lost my dog to diabetes. It was also this month that we celebrated his birthday every year. His name was Pepsi. Yes I know, what was I thinking naming my dog Pepsi? I’m sure the hubby’s just glad I didn’t try naming my kids Coke and Sprite.

Anyways, this sweet little Miniature Pinscher (AKA Min Pin) brought so much joy and laughter into my life the moment I brought him home from the breeder. Pepsi wasn’t just a dog to me. This may sound crazy, but he was like my little son. I babied him like any mom would baby their own child. I didn’t want him to have to go out in minus 30 degree (celsius) weather to relieve himself so I even went as far as training him to go in the bathtub. Since he was a small dog he would just jump in, do his thing and then jump out (of course we would clean it right away). I know that sounds ridiculous to some people but that worked well for us. At times he would get so tired from his walks that I would carry him the rest of the way home. Sometimes I don’t know who got more exercise, him or me. He had his own hamburger bed but he was allowed to sleep with me in my bed whenever he wanted as well. There’d be times when I woke up at the edge almost falling off and guess who would be all comfy in my spot? (sorry about the blurriness)

I’ll always remember those fun, stress free off-leash park days. It is quite true that pets help relieve stress.

Camping trips will never be the same without him. Thanks for keeping me warm little bud.

He was definitely mommy’s little boy. I’ll always miss snuggling with him.

He loved playing with his buddies Mocha and Toffee.

Okay sometimes he was a little bully, but what fun is a playdate without a little roughhousing?

Making the decision to let go of this cute little face was the hardest, most heartbreaking thing I ever had to do by far. He suffered with diabetes for a while before I finally said it was enough and made the decision to end his suffering. It got so bad that he actually went blind and started bumping into everything, the poor little guy. Sometimes I wonder if I made the right decision. I didn’t even have the strength to bring him in to be put down. I got as far as driving him there, said my goodbyes to him in the car, and then Gary had to take over. So in a way I never felt that I had closure from the whole situation. Maybe this post will help bring some closure for me.

Dogs see no colour, they don’t care how much money you have, they don’t judge you based on outer appearance, and they don’t expect their meals to be extravagant. As long as you give them food, shelter, and a little love, they will return that love ten times greater. They are extremely loyal; I mean does your hubby (or anyone else) run to the door wagging his tail (if he had one) jumping up and down waiting to greet you with a huge smile every time you get home? If he does, wow, tell him to come teach my hubby. By the time I found out my dog had diabetes it was too late. For that reason I would like to help other dog owners be aware of the signs of diabetes. These are the big signs that I overlooked:

  • excessive drinking
  • excessive urinating
  • frequent accidents

In order to truly enjoy life and all its beauty, I believe that one must be free of all suppressions. The more you’re willing to let go, the closer it will bring you to freedom and happiness. So today I am attempting to let go of my guilt and dedicate this post to my boy Pepsi. RIP sweet boy. You gave me the most memorable days of my life. No other dog could ever take your place. You will forever hold a special place in my heart ❤

What do you love doing with your pet(s)? Do you have a memorable time you would like to share?



17 Responses to “Dedicated To My Dog Pepsi”

  1. 1 line that divides us March 11, 2010 at 4:36 am

    “The more you’re willing to let go, the closer it will bring you to freedom and happiness.” – well said. I love this post!

    For some reason, I never knew Pepsi passed away…sorry leeqs. I know how much you loved him.

  2. 4 Light Delight with Tou Tou March 11, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    oh snuggling with the puppy is soooooo nice and fluffy 🙂 I love their warm bodies!!! I hope I can have one when I live by myself 🙂

  3. 5 actorsdiet March 12, 2010 at 3:47 am

    *sniff* dogs rule.

  4. 6 Leah March 12, 2010 at 4:51 am

    I’m so sorry about your dog! Pets become family, and having to let them go is awful.

    I spoil my dog too. Its just so hard to say no to her cute face. And she was abused, so I feel bad for her and just want to make her life perfect.
    I think I’m doing ok though, since she’s the most loving dog I’ve ever seen. Right now she’s fast asleep on my lap snoring away. She’s too big to be a lap dog, but she doesn’t know that.

  5. 7 sophia March 12, 2010 at 5:21 am

    I’ve lost a few pets before, but I never really had such a bond that you had with Pepsi…I’m sorry for your loss! I didn’t know that dogs get diabetes, too!

  6. 8 Stella March 13, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Very sweet looking little pup, and I don’t think your’e weird for wanting him to be comfortable! When we love something, we want the same for it as we do for ourselves. You are a good witch (smile)!

  7. 9 Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce March 13, 2010 at 6:17 am

    aww pepsi, i’m sorry he’s no longer with you! but it looks like he had a really great life, and i’m sure he loved you very much. funny thing–my first pet ever was a goldfish named pepsi! i thought i was the only weird one in the world who would name their pet that, i guess not 😉

  8. 10 Kristen @ Change of Pace March 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Aww poor punkin… I’m so sorry about Pepsi. I love how happy my dogs are all the time. I think it’s amazing that I’ve never seen my dogs sad or angry. They just seem happy and content all the time 🙂

  9. 11 diigee March 13, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Hey LeQuan! Great to see you on here (and quite the surprise!). Vancouverites LOVE their dogs. And food. You would fit right in (no, Gary did not make me say that). Thanks for sharing recipes, I’m looking forward to trying them out. 😉

  10. 12 lauralei March 14, 2010 at 12:25 am

    your min pin is adorable – it reminds me of mine – a little red min pin named Cricket – she lived 14 years and died on my birthday in her little dog bed. She was the best dog and I still miss her:)

  11. 13 Ameena March 15, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    I’m so sorry about Pepsi…what an adorable dog and a cute name! He looks like he was such a proper member of the family. So glad you have so many great pictures to remember Pepsi by!!

  12. 14 Ms. K. March 21, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    This post got my attention as I scroll down looking at the food. I guess besides being a foodie, I am a furball lover. Glad that Pepsi have such a loving family.

  13. 15 Jessie March 11, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I’m so glad I have this chance to meet Pepsi through your beautiful post, Leeqs. I can feel you love for him in every sentence of your post, and I know the pain of losing him is still with you. I hope writing this post really does help you get some closure – you gave this little dog a wonderful, rick life, full of love and play and everything he needed. Hugs to you, LeQuan *huuuuuuuugs* xoxo

    • 16 LeQuan March 11, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      Hey Jessie!

      Thank you for taking the time to read this. I’m not sure if you noticed, but this was actually an old post. I was organizing my blog and came across it and just wanted to share with my FB friends as I know many of them have dogs now. You know as well as I do that dogs become a member of your family, your child in fact. That was the hardest thing I ever had to do, but I know it had to be done. If only I could’ve caught it earlier. Posting this did give me a sense of closure, a way for me to say goodbye :(:::: I know your Madeline and Bonnie also mean the world to you as my boy did to me. Cherish the times you guys have together. Dogs can’t speak, but if they could, I’d bet they’d be telling us everyday how much they love us. Let’s do the same for them :-). Have a great weekend, Jessie. Don’t forget to spend some QT time with your fur babies also. Huuuuuugs back sweetie.

  14. 17 ryan September 9, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Funny thing, my dog is actually named pepsi too. She is a small rat terrier, about the same size. She is going downhill and it is such a hard thing to witness. She has been there for every facet of my boyhood and growing into an adult. Its tough, but she’s still around so I am trying to make the most of every moment. Time just moves too quickly

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