Friday, March 15, 2019

Hiro, 2006-2019

Hiro died on Monday March 11. My son arranged for the vet to come to the house and he and his housemates carried Hiro out to the backyard. They surrounded the dog and petted him while the vet performed the euthanasia. Needless to say, my son is devastated and I am pretty sad too. I'm sure Hapi picked up on my mood and has been a little subdued the past few days.

I had to laugh the other day though, I was walking with Hapi downtown and a fellow stopped to ask about her.

"Is that a husky?"

"No, she's a malamute."

"Seems kind of small for a malamute."

"She's a small malamute."

Most people comment on how big she is, someone thinking she is small is pretty unusual!

"And her fur is funny."

"Some malamutes have long hair, some have shorter hair. She's the long-haired kind."

"Malamutes I know have fur this long," and the fellow indicates about a foot with his hands.

"Huh," I said.

He shook his head at Hapi's oddness. Or perhaps he thought I didn't know real malamutes.


Rain Trueax said...

So sad to lose a beloved family member but sounds like he did it the kindest possible way :(.

Wisewebwoman said...

What a lovely farewell to that gorgeous family member. So sad for all of you.