Friday, November 20, 2009

In Memoriam: Myles (1998-2008)

Yesterday, LIN commenter Rachsky's Pomeranian, Myles, suffered a ruptured gallbladder and tragically died. Myles was ten years old and Rachsky rescued him three and a half years ago. I only met him once, but he seemed to me a happy and mischievous boy who adored his owner. Just three weeks ago he snagged honorable mention for his giraffe costume in the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade and took home the coveted bone-shaped cookie cutter prize. Since all dogs go to heaven, something tells me that Myles is in the big Louis Vuitton bag in the sky, eating a steak doused in peanut butter. Rest in peace, Myles. Please keep KC and Pretty Boy company. We'll miss you.

"I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time?"

--Sir Walter Scott

4 comments:

megan said...

ugh, awful... so sorry to hear about this. our thoughts are with you, rachsky!

rachsky said...

Thank you for your kind words. Myles was such a good boy, and he trully enjoyed his day at the parade with you and Perry. Here's hoping that he is rolling in LV bags, and eatting pizza slice after pizza slice, after being pampered at the groomers.

subdividedkid said...

that's a beautiful quote.

Liza said...

So sorry Rachsky! I can promise that KC will do his best to look after Myles.