This is so hard for me to write...Our beloved dog Twister passed away in the middle of the night between Monday and Tuesday this week. She was 18 years old and Rocky has had her since he was 10 and she was 6 months old. She was not a dog...she was a real human person in our family. While Rocky has stories that date way back futher than when I was ever around...I can only write about my love for her in the 8 1/2 years that I spent with her.
I remember when she first moved in with us. She had been used to living in the country at Rocky's parents house, the first week she lived with us...we had let her stay outside all day and when we got home she was nowhere to be found. We thought we had lost her forever. Then she just showed back up and from that day forward we never let her out of our sight again.
This is where my strong bond with Twister began. I always would take her for her walks...we would race each other and at that time she would always win. Her kisses were the most slobbery kisses and while most people would say how gross...not me...I always wanted more. She always slept in our bed!!! That was her one bad habit. She never peed in the house or tore up anything...she just liked to sleep in bed with us and we loved it too.
When I was pregnant with Dalton every day during lunch I would come home and Twister and I would lay on the couch and watch our soap's together. I think she was the first to feel him kick! When we brought him home from the hospital she was so curious of this little boy but took him in as her own.
Her loves were Rocky...Me and Dalton...Sausage Gravy...barking at the mail man...laying in the sunshine...having right behind her ear scratch...kisses and more kisses...cuddling...rides in the truck and walks.
Luckily this weekend I had made gravy...she got to bark at the mail man...I slept on the couch with her...and Rocky and Dalton spent the whole day at home with her on Monday.
We didn't expect at all that she would leave us this soon...yes i know she was 18 but we just figured we would have a little warning...but we didn't see it coming. Tuesday morning Rocky found her asleep forever in our living room in one of her favorite places.
I know I could go on and on and on forever talking about her. But I can no longer see the computer screen through my tears. She will always hold a portion of my heart.
Twister Evans RIP 11-18-2008