Well sometime last night after midnight, October 9-10, 2011, during the terrible storm that went through Alachua, Lil’ Orchid went to her final resting place. I wonder if her long time pal, Miss Lily came to get her, as they say dead family members do when a human dies. I would also like to think that there is a special little place in heaven – a doggie park, for our beloved pets to run in the grass and play for eternity.
We have fond memories of Miss Lily and Lil’ Orchid. They both came to us at the same time, from the same family, and have brought us such joy in their short, little lives.
It seems it was just last year, (maybe two) that our church updated their parish directory and all parishioners were asked to have their pictures updated at no charge. We were told that if we wanted to have pictures taken with our pets, dogs or cats, we could. I immediately wanted to bring all 4 poodles with us to have a picture taken. Rob only wanted to bring the larger dogs, saying the little ones would only be trouble in an unfamiliar place, but I insisted and he gave in. Well let me tell you, all 4 dogs were so well-behaved — we couldn’t have been prouder. We got our picture taken with all of them and purchased a package to give as gifts, and of course, kept one for ourselves. Rob has done nothing but talk about that picture and how happy he is to have a picture with all the dogs, but especially with Miss Lily and Lil’ Orchid, now that they are gone.
Fifi and Louie are now the only poodles we have and they are larger than Miss Lily and Lil’ Orchid, who were 7 lbs soaking wet. We will enjoy the two we have left, for who knows how long their little lives will last.