Levi came into my life at a time when I had no business being a mama to a puppy.
I was recently divorced and working two jobs with little time to care for a puppy.
But there he was.
He loved me unconditionally even when I had little time for him or when I was in a bad mood.
Boy did he blossom when I met and married his new “dad”!! He required so little.
He had one favorite treat, one favorite toy, one favorite game.
All he wanted out of life was to spend time with us. He watch at the window every day for us to return from work.
He passed away unexpectantly in the middle of night at the age of 9. He apparently had a tumor that we were unaware of. Both my husband and I thought our hearts would never heal.
We realized quickly, however, that we could not have a home without a yorkie.
We began the search for a new baby and ended up coming home with 2 little yorkie boys (we couldn’t separate the brothers, could we?).
The “boys” are now 4 1/2 and we just learned that Salty is dying from a congential liver disease.
He had a portosystemic liver shunt that was surgically repaired last summer and now he has been diagnosed with this issue.
We have been trying to manage his disease to give him some additional time but we know we are on borrowed time.
We have been told to “enjoy him” for the little time he has left. He is such a strong and courageous little man.
We know that Levi will be the first to greet him when it is his time to go but we are devastated that we will have to say good-bye again.
Levi took a huge piece of heart with him. Salty will take another piece.
But those are pieces that would have remained untouched had these 2 wonderful little men never been in our lives to begin with!!